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Forum: Vegan Support Forum   08-16-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Symondezyn
Recently my husband and I had a similar...

Recently my husband and I had a similar experience. We regularly order from a nearby Chinese restaurant that blessedly has a fairly decent sized vegetarian menu. Of course you still have to specify,...
Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   07-17-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,296
Views: 191,686
Posted By Symondezyn
I hear the "plants have feelings" argument a...

I hear the "plants have feelings" argument a lot... way more than I would like to, especially considering it often comes from people I would otherwise consider to be intelligent *eyeroll*

Also,...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   07-17-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 183,441
Posted By Symondezyn
I totally concur with the ice cream cravings!! I...

I totally concur with the ice cream cravings!! I recently (accidentally) came up with the most amazing vegan dessert, that started as a smoothie but quickly became more like a frozen mousse (YUMMO!)...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   07-17-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 183,441
Posted By Symondezyn
The weather has been playing havoc with my...

The weather has been playing havoc with my appetite lately! Anyone else feel like eating is a massive chore when it's hot out? LOL
I eat very little during the day but then at night time my appetite...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   07-17-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Symondezyn
First of all, a big kudos to you for committing...

First of all, a big kudos to you for committing to a vegan lifestyle at such a young age. It took me a long time to get where you are, so you are already ahead of me by not spending decades of your...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   06-06-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By Symondezyn
At first you might feel awkward but it's really...

At first you might feel awkward but it's really no big deal; lots of people turn down food others have made due to allergies, or special diets... simply say, "no thank you, I don't eat eggs or dairy"...
Forum: Companion Animals   06-06-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By Symondezyn
I know someone with a cat named Wonton, and I...

I know someone with a cat named Wonton, and I think it's the cutest name ever ^_^ I also use the nickname Pea, or Peanut as a term of endearment for my girl cats ^_^
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-06-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Symondezyn
I'm not sure what type of situation you are...

I'm not sure what type of situation you are specifically referring to, but I received a gift basket awhile back that had a few items in it which contained dairy. I gifted those items to someone else...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-31-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By Symondezyn
As an ethical vegan, my personal decision to...

As an ethical vegan, my personal decision to avoid honey comes from the inability to know for sure how the beekeeper is treating the bees. Some beekeepers (particularly larger companies who are...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-31-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By Symondezyn
Because I came to veganism through the practice...

Because I came to veganism through the practice of ahimsa, for me it helps to think of (coming to veg*ism) as a stage of enlightenment. Not everyone reaches the same stage, and if they do, not...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-31-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Symondezyn
thanks, guys :) being part of this group has...

thanks, guys :) being part of this group has been, and continues to be, a blessing in my journey <3
Forum: General Food Discussions   05-31-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By Symondezyn
You can get it from vegansupply.ca :) I would say...

You can get it from vegansupply.ca :) I would say it's worth it for making an omelette or something, but don't waste it on baking ^_^
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-30-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 183,441
Posted By Symondezyn
B: kombucha; black tea with soy milk, 2 pcs....

B: kombucha; black tea with soy milk, 2 pcs. sprouted light rye toast with jam

L: kombucha; giant green salad with homemade cashew based ranch dressing, and slices of smoked garlic pepper tofu;...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-30-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Symondezyn
One Year Veganiversary!!

I just celebrated my one-year veganiversary this past Sunday, and it just happened to fall on the same day VegExpo was in Vancouver, so obviously we went! It was so great to see so many people...
Forum: General Food Discussions   05-30-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By Symondezyn
I know a lot of people like using a firm,...

I know a lot of people like using a firm, well-pressed tofu for their scrambles but I love it much better medium-firm, lightly pressed, and sliced thinly. Mixed with a slurry of soy milk, spices, and...
Forum: Beverages & Smoothies   05-23-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Symondezyn
1.5 litres a day seems like a lot!! ^_^ I drink...

1.5 litres a day seems like a lot!! ^_^ I drink tea regularly but I don't think I could consume that much and still maintain an effective sleep schedule :D
Forum: General Food Discussions   05-12-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,279
Posted By Symondezyn
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe cake mixes Mrs...

Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe cake mixes

Mrs Smith's frozen pie crusts

Cheemo garlic perogies

Dad's oatmeal chocolate chip cookies :D
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-12-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By Symondezyn
The only food I can clearly remember being...

The only food I can clearly remember being strongly opposed to as a child was oatmeal/porridge - I still hate it to this day LOL. I also went through phases where I would only want to eat one kind of...
Forum: Sandwiches & Burgers   05-11-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By Symondezyn
You could start with some thinly sliced smoked...

You could start with some thinly sliced smoked tofu, tempeh, or veggie ham, then add some micro greens or spinach. In place of cheese you could use other savoury items like grilled onions or...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   05-10-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,095
Posted By Symondezyn
I'm sure many of us can sympathize - I know...

I'm sure many of us can sympathize - I know cheese was a really tough one for my husband in particular. Non-dairy commercial cheeses can definitely help - he still eats those pretty regularly. For...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-10-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Symondezyn
I didn't have any skin issues after going vegan,...

I didn't have any skin issues after going vegan, but I did have other physical ups and downs which I attributed to a detoxing of sorts... everything went away eventually though, but I did find...
Forum: Vegetarian & Vegan Cookbooks   05-10-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,096
Posted By Symondezyn
"The Homemade Vegan Pantry" by Miyoko Schinner -...

"The Homemade Vegan Pantry" by Miyoko Schinner - INDISPENSABLE... this has been my very favourite and very most used/loved book since becoming vegan, and remains so to this day :D

All of the Thug...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   05-09-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,925
Posted By Symondezyn
Physical side effects: more energy, better...

Physical side effects: more energy, better digestion, some bloating for the first while due to increased fiber.

Emotional side effects: happier, more peaceful, but also experienced some social...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-09-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Symondezyn
The social aspect definitely is a challenge at...

The social aspect definitely is a challenge at first, but it gets easier, I promise!! At first, you might get teased or be asked lots of questions, so remind yourself every day why you want to do...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-09-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By Symondezyn
Some of the things you mention are things me and...

Some of the things you mention are things me and my husband share with you as well: we shop weekly, we don't drive (so we carry our groceries home walking); we are on a budget, we have cats and we...
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