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Hello... I have a silly question, but it's driving me crazy.<br><br><br><br>
(I've been vegan for about 2 years.. never have eaten much dairy/eggs)<br><br><br><br>
Tonight in the canteen the menu said that the mushroom & pepper risotto was vegan, but I don't trust them, (they say that the brocolli & stilton sauce is vegan, too) . But anyway, it looked nice, and not really creamy, so I thought I'd try it...<br><br>
Question: Do you think I would know by now if it wasn't vegan?? Would I be sick?? I ate it about an hour ago... i mean, i have a bit of a sore throat, but maybe it's just my imagination.<br><br>
I m so paranoid.<br><br><br><br>
Bye<br><br>
PS I don't really expect anyone to reply to this.. i think I'm just being silly.
 

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Stilton is a type of cheese, so I think they're putting you on about that being vegan. There are vegan risottos because the creaminess comes from the starch in the arborio rice, but I wouldn't expect to find one on a military base, if that's where you are.<br><br><br><br>
PS: Some people swear they get sick if they have a little dairy, but I don't know about that. I think it's more likely you wouldn't notice a thing unless you ate a whole lot of dairy. Then you might get sick from the fat.<br><br><br><br>
PPS: The bigger danger with risottos is that a lot of them are made with chicken stock.
 

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no, I'm in university halls... after the summer I'll go self-catered, but for now I have to go catered.<br><br><br><br>
I think the creaminess was probably from the starch then, because it was "proper" risotto rice...<br><br>
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stilton is a sort of cheese. unless it's stilton <i>flavoured</i> sauce, i'd be very very dubious. even then i'd expect it to have whey powder or skimmed milk powder or something similar in it somewhere. i'd ask them to see the packet that its made up from, or check with them what vegan actually means to them- they might be mixing it up with vegetarian, or just saying what you want to hear (i know we think- heaven forbid- but it happens!).<br><br><br><br>
the risotto is a possibility. i've had a vegan rissotto before, (its the only sort of rissotto i've ever had, actually) and it was creamy, cos the rice is like that, its to do with the starch or something.<br><br><br><br>
but basically, anywhere that feeds you, if they won't show you the packet that the mix came in, or let you talk to whoever cooked it, and/or can't convince you that they understand what vegan means (don't tell <i>them</i> what it means, get them to tell <i>you</i> what vegans don't eat- thats a better way of finding out, than you telling them and them nodding and agreeing with you, while thinking 'la la la' would be) then you're really taking a risk, sorry!
 

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lol- I knew the stilton sauce wasn't vegan- i was just using it as an example to prove that these cooks aren't very reliable.. sometimes they're ok though.. it seems to be just the stilton that catches them out
 

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Sorry, we had an American/English mixup. Over here, a 'canteen' is usually found on a military base, while students at university usually eat in a 'cafeteria' or 'dining hall.'
 

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I accidentally called our canteen a cafeteria the other day and got some filthy looks. I blame the media <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whack.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whack:"><br><br><br><br>
I never trust what my canteen says, I've had a lot of problems with them since starting 6th form and they happily lie through their teeth about what's in the meals, so I gave up with them.<br><br><br><br>
But even if what you ate did have animal products in, there's nothing you can do about it now, so forget about it, and next time either ask, or give it a miss.
 

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If you have a school newspaper, that sounds like a right nice expose story for them. I mean, if they are lying to you, could they be lying to other people who have dietary requirements? It gives pause... I'm sure many parents would be interested in the Respectful way you have been treated there.
 
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