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Forum: New Member Introductions   02-17-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Poppy
Based on your arthritic flair, my guess is that...

Based on your arthritic flair, my guess is that for some reason you are having an inflammatory response - which is completely weird because a healthy, plant based diet is the opposite of the kind of...
Forum: New Member Introductions   09-12-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Poppy
As an old vegan I can tell you that getting old...

As an old vegan I can tell you that getting old is much better being vegan than not being a vegan. You have a certain "cool" factor that the old biddies who play bridge do not. And, because you have...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   04-22-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Poppy
I keep $5 bills to give to people asking for help...

I keep $5 bills to give to people asking for help - enough to buy some food, and I don't care what kind of food it is. Twice in the last two months I've seen grown men going through trash cans...
Forum: Physical Fitness   12-10-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,032
Posted By Poppy
If you eat seitan on a regular basis, you'll get...

If you eat seitan on a regular basis, you'll get plenty of protein.
Forum: Companion Animals   06-14-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,136
Posted By Poppy
Just another reason why dogs are so much better...

Just another reason why dogs are so much better than cats anyway! :)

Joking, of course. I have dogs (3, and all are vegan) because of my husband's allergies to cats. But on the rare occasion I get...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-03-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,381
Posted By Poppy
Since the vast majority of members on this forum...

Since the vast majority of members on this forum ate meat at one time, and since a large proportion of them will likely eat meat in the future (our recidivism rate is shockingly high), it's best not...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   06-03-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Poppy
She must not have known you've gone vegan. You...

She must not have known you've gone vegan. You should tell her, and the rest of your family. It will make things easier in the long run. Also, if they were traditional cookies, like chocolate chip...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-18-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 456
Posted By Poppy
Yes, I've heard of punk vegan, and no I'm not...

Yes, I've heard of punk vegan, and no I'm not one. I'm more of the Vera Bradley type of vegan.
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-18-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By Poppy
Yeah, I can't buy oreos because if I do, I run...

Yeah, I can't buy oreos because if I do, I run out of both oreos and Almond milk overnight.

Seriously, enjoy your oreos. You'll probably get tired of them before to much longer and move on to Ben...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-18-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Poppy
Honey isn't vegan. As for what's wrong with it:...

Honey isn't vegan. As for what's wrong with it: http://www.peta.org/about-peta/faq/whats-wrong-with-eating-honey/

Generally speaking, if humans can make money off of something an animal has that...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-10-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By Poppy
Imho, if your parents support your being...

Imho, if your parents support your being vegetarian, you've got pretty cool parents. If they do not support your going vegan, chalk it up to the fact that they love you, they want you to be healthy,...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   05-10-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By Poppy
Add salt, think of the atrocity of baby veal...

Add salt, think of the atrocity of baby veal calves, and remember that your taste buds do not rule you. Cheese is actually addictive, so cravings are not unexpected. But really, who's in charge...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   05-10-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,965
Posted By Poppy
I got peace of mind and a new attitude. Good...

I got peace of mind and a new attitude. Good luck!
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   05-06-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,049
Posted By Poppy
The main side effects I experienced going vegan...

The main side effects I experienced going vegan 12 years ago were peace of mind, happiness at finally living my values, and a sense of adventure that this was going to be a huge life-changing event!...
Forum: Companion Animals   04-06-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,331
Posted By Poppy
I'm not sure of your question, but my dogs...

I'm not sure of your question, but my dogs actually thrive on a vegan diet. They have been eating Natural Balance vegan formula for many years. They are 12, 11 and 9 and have no health problems. My...
Forum: Other Countries   04-05-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By Poppy
I use Happy Cow nearly every where I travel - and...

I use Happy Cow nearly every where I travel - and I travel a lot. It's been so helpful.
Forum: Pennsylvania   04-05-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 880
Posted By Poppy
I vist Philly from time to time. I envy your...

I vist Philly from time to time. I envy your proximity to Vedge and Blackbird Pizza!
Forum: Companion Animals   04-05-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,331
Posted By Poppy
No I'm not opposed living with companion animals...

No I'm not opposed living with companion animals - provided the human does it solely for the benefit of the animal and not for the benefit of himself. And doing it for the benefit of the animal...
Forum: Companion Animals   04-03-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,331
Posted By Poppy
Diabolic and cruel? Oh for crying' out loud....

Diabolic and cruel? Oh for crying' out loud. It's a shame we cannot have a discussion about differing views without condescending conclusions and exaggerations.:rolleyes: You must not be aware that...
Forum: Companion Animals   04-03-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,331
Posted By Poppy
Farm animals are bred to be turned into food and...

Farm animals are bred to be turned into food and byproducts - there is nothing humane or natural about their lives when they are in the food chain. If we didn't eat them/wear them/consume their...
Forum: Companion Animals   04-03-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,331
Posted By Poppy
I would never suggest (and didn't suggest) we...

I would never suggest (and didn't suggest) we release domesticated animals to fend for themselves in nature and become vermin. That would indeed be cruel. My opinion, as I very clearly stated, is to...
Forum: Companion Animals   04-02-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,331
Posted By Poppy
Yes. Owning pets is unethical. And I am someone...

Yes. Owning pets is unethical. And I am someone who spends a great deal of time, energy and $$$ supporting a no-kill shelter. But we humans, as a species, have absolutely no business keeping other...
Forum: Prince Edward Island   04-02-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Poppy
Why would we tell grocers not to stock GM salmon...

Why would we tell grocers not to stock GM salmon in stores? We don't eat fish, we're vegetarians. I try not to even have to walk by the fish counter. It stinks and it's gross. It would be far...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegetarian   04-02-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By Poppy
"Meat and potatoes" is the least innovative,...

"Meat and potatoes" is the least innovative, least flavorful way of eating I know! Thank goodness it's behind you!

What exactly did you not like in the Morningstar Farms meatless crumbles? It's...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   03-19-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By Poppy
Are you sure she even understand that "vegan"...

Are you sure she even understand that "vegan" means so much more than "no ham" but no butter, no milk, no cheese, no eggs…etc??? Cooking a holiday meal for vegans when you yourself are not vegan...
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