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Hey everyone ^_^<br><br>
I've recently begun the transition to vegan over the past two days. Giving up meat and fish is absolutely not been a problem for me, since a big part of becoming vegan was due to the disgusting processing methods to meat, like mincing it all together....urgh.<br><br>
The main reason I've decided to become vegan was watching the Earthlings video (anyone who goes to watch it now - it's a very upsetting, graphic documentary & not suitable for younger audience or people with a weak stomach!) and spending a lot of time researching animal/fish farming. I feel for the fish as strongly as I do for land animals so there will be no confusion as to whether I'm pescatarian or vegetarian!<br><br>
The only problem for me seems to be getting my hands on some vegan cheese. I've found a few websites online offering super cheap vegan cheese, then it gets to the checkout and the price is tripled by shipping! My local area doesn't have any health shops to my knowledge, I know there is a Holland & Barretts in a neighbouring town...worth a shot?<br><br>
I've always found animal milk gross, so got myself a nice carton of soy milk, however my stomach is now going crazy, really strange ache and bloating - anyone else experienced this? Am I also correct in assuming its just my body getting used to it?<br><br>
Well, apologies for the question-filled firstpost. It's great to be here amongst fellow vegetarians/vegans <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hi. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><br><br>
I think it's possible to make your own vegan cheese, so you don't have to spend a crazy amount of money.
 

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I think Holland & Barretts should have some....Redwood's vegan cheezly is what I buy, mainly mature cheddar stuff to make cheese sauce.<br>
I buy mine online, mainly at the Redwoods website..They do quite good fake meat too.
 

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Welcome!<br><br>
I'm don't think it's normal for your stomach to be upset by soymilk, unless you have an intolerance to soy. (Some people do have trouble with soy.) Do you eat other soy products?<br><br>
Maybe try having some again in different circumstances, to determine if it was actually the soy milk that made you feel bad. If so, there are other types of non-dairy milks that are really good too (though less protein-rich) like rice milk and almond milk.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Blobbenstein</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3085282"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think Holland & Barretts should have some....Redwood's vegan cheezly is what I buy, mainly mature cheddar stuff to make cheese sauce.<br>
I buy mine online, mainly at the Redwoods website..They do quite good fake meat too.</div>
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I also buy this.. but I find it quite bland in its original form so I rarely use it for anything other than cheese sauce or sprinkling over my 'sheperdless pie' !<br><br>
It seems to have a strange consistency which prevents it from melting over potato though, it just seems to retain its form no matter how high you crank up the oven!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/chef.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":chef:">
 

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In case the soy milk thing doesn't work out, it is relatively simple to make your own plant milk from nuts, oats or rice.... soak in water, then wring out the 'milk'. In the case of oats and rice and it also extremely cheap.
 

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Hi all thanks for the welcome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> My diet included a lot of carbs so I'm going to get checked to see if theres a wheat intolerance lurking about or whether its just my body adjusting. I've heard that the cheese replacements are pretty bland and horrible! Always worth a try, though!
 

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they're not as good as real cheeses, yet, but they can fill a craving, if you haven't had cheese in a while.
 
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