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Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   07-04-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
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I have found I am spoiled by burgers that don't...

I have found I am spoiled by burgers that don't bleed all over my pan (i.e. typical veggie and/or Boca vegan burgers.) I got the Beyond Burger for the 4th and although I'm glad I tried it, it's not...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   07-03-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Even with some vegan specialty foods (soy milk,...

Even with some vegan specialty foods (soy milk, some almond based ice cream, and the occasional mock meat) I find overall that veganism is the most cost-effective way for me to eat. There is no...
Forum: Companion Animals   07-03-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Is this the one you got? I'd like to get...

Is this the one you got? I'd like to get something similar but don't want the leather edge.

Smiling Paws...
Forum: General Food Discussions   07-03-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Add me to the non-marinaters. I find tofu soaks...

Add me to the non-marinaters. I find tofu soaks up flavors better after I bake it, so I slice it into half inch slices and bake at 350 until golden brown, flipping half way through. I also love it...
Forum: Ethnic Cuisines   06-29-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 915
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Ethiopian Berbere Lentils (Yemisir Wot)

I have been experimenting a bit with Ethiopian inspired cooking recently, and this was a huge success:

Berbere Lentils...
Forum: General Food Discussions   06-28-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Was thinking about hush puppies this evening. How...

Was thinking about hush puppies this evening. How about a cool, crisp slaw? Some cabbage, carrots, apples, just enough vegan mayo to tie it together with a touch of sugar, cider vinegar, and celery...
Forum: General Food Discussions   06-27-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Second the Gardein recommendation. I like to make...

Second the Gardein recommendation. I like to make fish tacos with them: tartar sauce, cabbage, pico degallo and some chopped up Gardein filets in a tortilla. Delicious!
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-27-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 323
Posted By AspiringBuddha
I just want to say, please don't stop taking your...

I just want to say, please don't stop taking your pills without a replacement or consulting with your doctor. Maybe you wouldn't even consider it, but as someone else who struggles with depression, I...
Forum: General Food Discussions   06-27-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By AspiringBuddha
I've used tofu literally weeks after the "use by"...

I've used tofu literally weeks after the "use by" date without any problems. I've never seen it bulge from keeping it in the fridge though. But generally I'd say if it smells okay, you're safe.
Forum: Featured Articles and Topics   06-01-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By AspiringBuddha
I find the farmer's market near me to be cheaper...

I find the farmer's market near me to be cheaper than every day prices of conventional grocers, but more expensive than I pay when I shop carefully and review the sales ads. But money is tight right...
Forum: Featured Articles and Topics   06-01-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By AspiringBuddha
I had it happen once when I first went...

I had it happen once when I first went vegetarian, and never again. I also hear calcium a lot, though.
Forum: General Food Discussions   06-01-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By AspiringBuddha
I like to make this super easy soup with it: ...

I like to make this super easy soup with it:

Lemony Lentil and Greens Soup (http://makingthymeforhealth.com/lemony-lentil-greens-soup/)

It has hardly any ingredients and doesn't look all that...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-31-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Some days I feel very depressed about the state...

Some days I feel very depressed about the state of the world and what that means for the future of our planet, our species, and the other species that share the biosphere with us.

Then there are...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-31-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Mashed potatoes! You can mash them with olive oil...

Mashed potatoes! You can mash them with olive oil and a touch of almond or soy milk. If you fancy something cold instead of hot what about a quick gazpacho?...
Forum: Women's Health Issues   05-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 132,322
Posted By AspiringBuddha
This is going to vary a lot by personal...

This is going to vary a lot by personal preference, so I hesitate to recommend something. What's good for me, as a 43 year old woman who does not plan on having children may be very different from...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-25-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By AspiringBuddha
For the most part, I have been unimpressed with...

For the most part, I have been unimpressed with vegan cheeses. I find them overpriced and unsatisfying. I would rather go without. If you like cheese on salads, you can substitute olives for some of...
Forum: General Food Discussions   05-24-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By AspiringBuddha
However, some brands of kidney beans contain...

However, some brands of kidney beans contain added sugar, if that is something that is important to you. But it will be listed in the ingredient list.
Forum: General Food Discussions   05-07-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By AspiringBuddha
How adventurous are your friends? If they're...

How adventurous are your friends?

If they're up for anything and you feel like going all out, you could try something like this:

Ethiopian Feast (http://www.spachethespatula.com/tag/ethiopian/)...
Forum: General Food Discussions   04-25-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By AspiringBuddha
If you don't like salads, and frankly it sounds...

If you don't like salads, and frankly it sounds like you don't, don't eat them? Why do you need to "get them down"? It's not as though salads are the only way you can eat vegetables or plant based. ...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   04-12-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By AspiringBuddha
There are plenty of ways to acknowledge the...

There are plenty of ways to acknowledge the hungry without giving them money. I try to always keep a healthy snack on me for my own benefit...an apple, a can of pineapple, a peanut butter sandwich or...
Forum: Frugal Living   04-11-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,397
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Split pea soup: costs about $1.75 for the whole...

Split pea soup: costs about $1.75 for the whole recipe, and is delicious and filling. It calls for vegetable broth but I just use water.

Taste of Home Veg*n Split Pea Soup...
Forum: Companion Animals   03-11-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,520
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Necter, you might be happier if you spent...

Necter,

you might be happier if you spent some quality time with a puppy. Maybe you could donate some time and vegan dog food to your local no-kill shelter.
Forum: Companion Animals   03-02-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,520
Posted By AspiringBuddha
Discouraging people from letting animals into...

Discouraging people from letting animals into their lives gets rid of one of the primary sources of empathy toward animals, and will damage the cause of animal liberation.

Not to mention, what do...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   02-10-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,280
Views: 178,545
Posted By AspiringBuddha
breakfast: baked potato topped with chili and...

breakfast: baked potato topped with chili and chopped onions
lunch: split pea soup, roasted butternut squash
dinner: (planned) sesame tofu with asparagus ginger stir fry and rice
snack: soy milk...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   02-08-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By AspiringBuddha
I'm sorry to hear your cousin is going through...

I'm sorry to hear your cousin is going through this.

Maybe soups? I understand that leafy greens are important for cancer patients and that tomatoes may mask some of the unpleasant mouth taste...
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