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8/17/14 7:58 A

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Hi, Kitchenwitch. I realize 3 months have passed, but I just noticed your request for a good tofu omelette. I have served the following to even non-veg friends and family, and they have liked it, so....???
2 oz tofu (I use firm for the extra calcium), chopped into small cubes (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup chickpea flour or cooked/canned/drained chickpeas (skins removed, if desired)
1/2 cup unflavored/unsweetened soy or other vegan milk, heated
Dissolve the flour in the milk, or process the whole chickpeas with the milk. Put this mixture together with the tofu cubes in a food processor or chopper with an S-blade, and blend until you get a texture that would be to your taste.
Cook as you would a regular omelette, though you don't need to worry about constantly tilting the pan for even cooking.

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6/16/14 11:32 A

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I downloaded a free vegetarian weight loss diet HASfit.com and it is paying off. I am on the 5th day and have lost 2 lb! Just keeping to a structure helps me so much. It was really hard yesterday at the family gathering, I did avoid the desserts. The rest was easy.

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I have gained weight too eating vegetarian. I think I add too much junk, like chips, even organic! So I have a new resolve to healthy eating... we can do this.


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6/5/14 1:04 P

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It is easy to gravitate towards those vegan comfort foods and convenience foods. When I started tracking calories on this site, it made a big difference. Also watching the documentary Forks Over Knives really sold my husband and I on a whole foods, plant based diet. It takes a bit getting used to, but honestly, I think preparing plant based whole foods does not take more time than preparing dead animals for consumption. And I feel 100% better than I did before giving up eating death.

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5/15/14 9:04 A

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i am vegan also. i have a full time job that is very stressful so when i get home i'm too tired to cook. i love salads so have plenty of them. i don't realy like processed foods so when i want something quick in the frozen food department i always buy amys entrees or soups. lots of her products are vegan and gluten free and not processed. they are just like home made and mostly organic.and they are low in calories but some of them have a high fat content. you have to read the labels which has come to be second nature to me. i spend more time reading labels than i do putting things in my cart. LOL!!!!!!!!

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5/15/14 8:58 A

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do you have a recipe for a tofu omelet that works? LOL!!!!! and tastes good too?

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3/13/14 10:50 P

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3/13/14 11:05 A

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hi lizbeth! :) i'm adding you as a friend because it seems to me we're the same age, ideology and maybe continent if you're also in europe? :D very happy to meet you! :) about non vegan cravings; dont worry, i know even really longtime vegggieheads get them from time to time.try a tofu omelet next time and if that fails i guess its alright to have a cruelty free egg if you can handle the idea.about time; id say stick to the basics, legume soups, pastas etc. Buy canned legumes if you want to save time or cook large batches of goods,freeze and reheat/add in recipes.keep it simple, fresh fruits,salads,some good bread on the table and less fats. You can do it!

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3/13/14 6:40 A

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Good Luck!

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3/13/14 3:00 A

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First of all don't beat yourself up over anything . To err is human!!! I have been Vegetarian for about 30 years and put on a lot of weight but thankfully I have managed to lose a lot now too. I became vegan only last year when I was diagnosed diabetic . The Vegan diet has reversed my diabetes completely so I will never go back to eating anything with either meat or dairy products again . Having said that I do think we should tread the middle way and not be too pedantic if we feel the need to have the odd egg occasionally as long as it is free range . Sometimes it helps , if we give in to a craving , to keep to our path of striving for good health. I like to experiment with my diet and try new recipes and meal plans . Arm yourself with some cookbooks such as " The China Study Cookbook " and look up some Vegan sites for inspiration . I think you should just take it a day at a time and enjoy the journey to better health through a plant based diet. " The China Study " by T Colin Campbell is about the best book on the science behind a vegan diet.

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I've been a vegetarian for over 3 years and in that time I was a vegan for about a year and a half. During that time I experienced some highs and lows. At times I felt and the best I ever have health-wise (new baking recipes! smoothies and salads! and i loved it too) and the worst (during one particular winter i got sick, felt very weak, and was craving eggs like crazy). Eventually, because of stress and honestly just becoming less passionate about the ethical side of veganism (though i still realize the food industry,like any industry, is full of exploitation not just concerning animals, but people as well) i did revert to vegetarianism. While at first I still ate healthy, I admit i've got into a junk food habit and it has led to considerable weight gain. How do I get back into the swing of things? I'm thinking of cutting out dairy again,because I'm slightly allergic anyways. My main problem is time. So many foods are rife with animal products,it's a bit of a nightmare. At the same time, this is something I would really like to re-dedicate myself to. Any suggestions or encouragement would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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