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I'm new to being a vegetarian, and I have some questions.<br><br><br><br>
1. What do vegans put on bagels? Is there a vegan substitute for cream cheese? I've tried margarine on bagels in the past, and it just doesn't work. I'm just too Jewish for that.<br><br><br><br>
2. Is peanut butter vegan? There were some ingredients on the jar that I don't understand - "mono - and diglycerides". Jif brand, if it matters. I guess there are lots of non-vegan ingredients that I won't recognize on labels. I'm not trying to be vegan, but if it's convenient...<br><br><br><br>
3. Does eggplant have any nutritional value? It seems like a good meat substitute to eat at Italian restaurants, but I seem to recall hearing that it's completely worthless nutritionally. Is that true? I don't remember where I heard it.<br><br><br><br>
4. Am I the only vegetarian in the world who can't stand the taste of hummus? I never understood why it was so popular, but now that I'm reading about vegetarian nutrition, I realize it's a major protein source. I'd rather eat peanut butter, tofu, soy products, or just about anything else.<br><br><br><br>
5. What vitamins would you recommend? Are most commonly available vitamins vegan? I've checked nutrition in them before, but never ingredients.<br><br><br><br>
6. Are all Yves prepared meals spicy or just the Thai one? I tried that one, because it was the only one they had at my grocery store, and it was too spicy for me. I don't like spicy foods.<br><br><br><br>
I'm sure I'll have more questions, but that's all I can think of right now. Thanks in advance...<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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Welcome to VB! I'm new too, so I cant really answer everything, but I'm sure I can manage a few <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm new to being a vegetarian, and I have some questions.<br><br><br><br>
1. What do vegans put on bagels? Is there a vegan substitute for cream cheese? I've tried margarine on bagels in the past, and it just doesn't work. I'm just too Jewish for that.<br></div>
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There is a soy based cream cheese... i tried one brand and i didnt like it, but i hear of one around here all the time that people seem to like... something "better then cream cheese" i forget the brand name, but someone will know! Tofutti or something... not sure<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br>
2. Is peanut butter vegan? There were some ingredients on the jar that I don't understand - "mono - and diglycerides". Jif brand, if it matters. I guess there are lots of non-vegan ingredients that I won't recognize on labels. I'm not trying to be vegan, but if it's convenient...</div>
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As far as I know it is. If you are concerned about the weird ingredients, try some of the natural ones out nowadays. you have to stir them more, but they taste the same <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
4. Am I the only vegetarian in the world who can't stand the taste of hummus? I never understood why it was so popular, but now that I'm reading about vegetarian nutrition, I realize it's a major protein source. I'd rather eat peanut butter, tofu, soy products, or just about anything else.</div>
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cant help ya there! I like it! actually i've never tried just normal hummus... have you tried the flavoured kinds? I like the lemon dill one or the roasted garlic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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1. <a href="http://www.tofutti.com/btcc.0.asp" target="_blank">Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese</a><br><br>
2. Some, if not most, peanut butter is vegan. Mono- and di-glycerides may or may not be animal derived. It's best to contact the company if you're concerned. If you look for natural peanut butter though, you shouldn't have a problem with those mystery ingredients. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
3. I'm not sure about eggplant... if you go to <a href="http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=22" target="_blank">this site</a>, you'll find lots of information about it.<br><br>
4. I don't care for hummus, either! You're not alone.<br><br>
5. You have to be really careful with supplements. I recommend <a href="http://www.myvitanet.com/vimi.html?gclid=CPuq4crb8IkCFQsEVAodajJpKQ" target="_blank">VegLife</a> brand, because they are certified vegan. If you're interested in them, shop around a bit online to find the best prices. I don't necessarily recommend the link I gave you, I just wanted to show you what they looked like and some of the supplements they offer.<br><br>
6. Not all of Yves meals are spicy. Here are their <a href="http://www.yvesveggie.com/products_family.php?family_id=16&page=1&pIdName=Entr%26eacute;es" target="_blank">other meals</a>.<br><br><br><br>
Hope that helps! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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1. What do vegans put on bagels? There are soy cream cheeses, but if you don't like those, you can use jam.<br><br><br><br>
2. Is peanut butter vegan? I'm pretty sure it is, but your best bet is to use a natural peanut butter...they're better for you also!<br><br><br><br>
4. Am I the only vegetarian in the world who can't stand the taste of hummus? I don't care for hummus either...I tried it after tons of people raved about it here, but yuck! Some people say to try different brands/flavors...but I won't be giving it another try for awhile.
 

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I didn't know there was non-dairy cream cheese, or I wouldn't have asked such a silly question. I'm surprised I haven't seen it in the stores, as I have been looking at things like soy milk and other substitutes lately. I'll make a point of looking again, now that I know what to look for.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for all the responses, everyone.<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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sometimes they arent always in with the normal cream cheese. i've been to stores where they have a 'natural' section and they've been there... but i've also seen stores with that seperate section and a normal cream cheese section that puts it someplace all by itself. i almost missed it!<br><br><br><br>
I'm gonna have to try that cream cheese too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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If you didnt like hummus try another brand before you condem it!<br><br>
I find that all asda ones are discusting (even the caramelised onion one which sounded amazing boo)
 

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1. Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese is amazing! I also will put tomato on a bagel with the Tofutti cream cheese for breakfast.<br><br>
4. Maybe try making your own hummus. Homemade with the herbs and spices you like- it is better than store brands!<br><br>
5. Check out veganstore.com. It's a website from a company called Pangea, and they have multivitamins that are vegan.
 
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