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I am Angela. I am a 24 year old SAHM of 2 boys. I have been reading a lot about becoming a vegetarian and have took the plunge starting this morning. I am going cold turkey. I had been wishy washy about the whole thing. I really wanted to cut out all meat but didn't want to explain myself to everyone who asked....BUT I watched some video's and looked at some pictures on the PETA website and almost chucked!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"> That was the breaking point. So here I am!<br><br><br><br>
After my 2nd son was born I found out he had a milk soy protein intollerance so I could not eat any dairy products (he is breastfed). That was for the first 6 months of his life, then he outgrew the intollerance and I started eating cheese, drinking milk etc. I am going to make the leap to be a vegetarian and when I get that down pat, I'm going to go vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I loved the experimentation I did with the nutritional yeast and things like that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Anyways, looking forward to getting to know you all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:">
 

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Welcome!<br><br>
Sounds like you're on the right track- especially if you already know what nutritional yeast is!<br><br><br><br>
Oh, and here's VB's fav nutritional yeast recipie:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=25520&highlight=punkmommy%27s+nacho+cheese+sauce" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...o+cheese+sauce</a>
 

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Hi and also welcome from a newer newbie than you are :)<br><br><br><br>
When i became first vegetarian (about 15 years ago) i just had enough of meat and couldnt smell it anymore in the families fridge. So i became quite easily vegetarian- well, when you don´t like meat and sausage anymore, its easy to not eat it ;.).<br><br><br><br>
But if you should have a kind of craving after it, there are many products to replace meat, like from soy or wheat-protein. There you find kinds of "Schnitzel", sausages, "meatballs" for spaghettisauces etc- so nowadays its definitely not necessary anymore to eat things like that-even when you love it- made from dead bodies. Its all replaced by natural ingredients. What in my eyes is a big advantage for new veg(etari)ans now- in opposite to my time or earlier.<br><br><br><br>
And if you want to go the way consequently further to become vegan, now you also find different "cheese" replacing products.<br><br>
When you live in America - as far as i remember from travelling there- you live for that in paradise as your choice for shopping that in the supermarkets is way bigger than here in Germany. I needed to order so many things online, partly in Switzerland, before i turned to rawfood, as it seems we are a little behind in that point of development....*sigh*<br><br><br><br>
And a little secret: when changing nutrition, eat before you are hungry. Cause once that a bad hunger is in you its difficult to stay on the healthy way as then the bad cravings go often for the things "longtime used-to". When i changed from vegetarian to vegan some years ago i had like half a year all 4-6 weeks such a falling back to my "bad addiction" to animals milk cheese and chocolate- halleluja! But in the end its all a thing of habit. You get used to it and one day you will surprised realize how long its been that you have eaten last time meat or so.<br><br><br><br>
love, dolli
 

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Hi Angela! Is so great that you are here. Welcome. Going veg is a very smart move, for your body, the animals and the environment. If you ever need any help or have questions, just post. Nice to meet you!
 

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Hi Angela, and welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
Congrats on deciding to go vegan soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"> See ya around the board!
 

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THanks for the warm welcome. I'm still very much enjoying all of the new and exciting foods that I've started making <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
OT but does anyone know if "flaked yeast" is the same thing as "nutritional yeast"? I went to the HFS to buy some things and was in a hurry because the kids were getting grumpy so I grabbed a bag of what I thought was nutritional yeast but I got home and read the package and it says flaked yeast. It looks similar to nutritional yeast in texture but it's brown instead of the orangy color of the nutritioal yeast. It also doesn't have the cheesy smell of nutritional yeast. I am introducing it to my 8 m/o's diet and I'm not exactly sure what flaked yeast is so I want to find out before I give it to him. I know that he can have nutritional yeast. TIA.
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 
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