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Hey Everyone ,<br><br><br><br>
I just just started the vegitarian lifestyle a couple of days ago. After years and years of off and off Vegie I decided I wanted a healthy lifestyle and am staying this time for good as a vegitarian.<br><br><br><br>
Yesterday night I decicded to go the grocery store to pick up a few things for my family and look around and see what things were available for the vegitarian, The Supermarket/ Department store is we'll known and is all over the united states and sure in some other parts of the world .<br><br><br><br>
Anyways while I was looking around I only found one freezer for vegitarian food and I decided to buy the vegieburger , I went home and made it and it was not bad at all ! . Other then that there was one cooler for soy milk and that was it . Did not find anything like soy cheese or any other isles or sections for vegitarian. Not sure if I was looking in the right place.<br><br><br><br>
Also I was talking to my mother and telling her that I went vegitarian a couple of days ago. Anyways when i came back with her groceries and told her I was looking at the soy milk and asked her if she ever had it , she told me it was not good and pretty gross ! And then she went on to say that I should watch out , cause when i was a baby i could not have milk , cause i was allergic to it , but worse yet I was Allergic to soy.<br><br><br><br>
So I am afraid of trying soy. Do you think someone who is 28 years old now would be allergic to soy like when he was a baby. I never really had any soy in my life before , so not sure and what are the options if I cannot have soy.<br><br>
And if i can have soy , what is the best tasting .<br><br><br><br>
Thanks , and hope to hear from you all soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:"><br><br><br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br>
First of all, if you ate a veggie burger with no problem I don't think you'll have an issue with soy-those are generally made of soy.<br><br>
Second, my supermarket has the soymilk with regular milk (refridgerated and boxed), the vegetarian stuff in it's own small freezer case and they have a few scattered veggie items, like tofu and tempeh, in the produce section. My local markets don't sell vegan cheeses. If yours don't, you're not missing much trust me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
Check your phone book or happycow.net for health food stores in your area. HFS are your friend. Know them, love them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
They might even have vegan cheeses if you really want to try them.<br><br>
As far as what soy milks taste good, can't help you. They all taste like I'm sucking dirty gym socks to me. I didn't like rice milk either and I've never found almond milk so I can't comment on it. I've just resigned to living without milk. I make my own cheese using nutritional yeast.<br><br>
HTH<br><br>
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I think of allergies as hives, swelling esophogus, debilitating stomach cramps, and other various "medical" symtoms. You would know if you get these after eating something. Why not ask your mother what formula you were on. If it was not milk and not soy, I wonder what it was?<br><br><br><br>
Most larger grocery stores have a freezer area for meat anologues. Also check the are in the fresh produce section where they have won-ton wraps, polenta, & fancy refrigerated salad dressings. Usually in that area, there are veggi-slices, tubs of tofu, etc.<br><br><br><br>
As with any product, some people like one brand of soy milk, some people like another. You just need to experiment. Buy smaller boxes at first in case you don't like it.
 

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If you find that you aren't allergic to soy, finding a favorite vegan milk will just be a game of experimentation. Silk is a popular brand, but they have about a million flavors and I would suggest trying at least the plain & vanilla. I've not had a lot of experience with other brands, as I tend to drink rice or almond milk. If you decide that you want to try other kinds of vegan milk, I like Rice Dream for rice milk and Almond Breeze for almond milk.<br><br><br><br>
Happy experimenting! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Only your doctor can tell you if you are really allergic to soy or not. Go see your doctor and ask for an allergy test.<br><br><br><br>
Its amazing how many people mis-diagnose themselves with food allergies. In fact, the majority of people who say they are allergic to something actually haven't been properly tested.
 

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I actually thought Silk was one of the worst tasting soymilks, but it's the most popular. The best tasting ones I've had were usually store brand, I think at Kroger it was "Naturally Preferred." I actually prefer rice milk over soy. Or a mix of both for cereal because rice is pretty thin.
 

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I severely doubt that you've never eaten soy before. Soy is in so much stuff. Just read some labels, soybean oil, for example, is in tons and tons of prepackaged foods. Do you ever eat Chinese food? Soy sauce is used in lots of Chinese foods and that is... soy!<br><br><br><br>
Are you going vegetarian or vegan? Vegetarians usually do eat dairy and eggs, so if that is your goal then you don't have to worry about finding alternatives at this time. I personally don't like cow's milk, and don't eat things made of cows milk because it is difficult to digest, but I prefer rice milk over soy milk because I find it is lighter and cooks up better in my oatmeal.
 

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Vanilla flavored Soy Slender is great. They sell it at Publix and Walmart. It doesn't even taste "lite" a little bit even tho it has Splenda and I almost always hate things with Splenda in them.
 

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Vanilla flavored Soy Slender is great. They sell it at Publix and Walmart. It doesn't even taste "lite" a little bit even tho it has Splenda and I almost always hate things with Splenda in them.</div>
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Splenda leaves me doubled over in stomach cramps. Also, didn't they kill a TON of beagles testing Splenda?? I think the testing process in and of itself ought to make it count as NOT vegetarian!
 

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Soy is in EVERYTHING. There is soy protein in the bread you buy, the processed foods you eat - many babies have reactions to foods at early infancy (for instance, I was "allergic" to milk, and had to have soy formula) but once I was about 1, I was fine with all dairy (and still am to this day.)<br><br><br><br>
If you were allergic to soy, you would probably know already. Its a pretty difficult food to avoid.
 
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