SparkPeople Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking Team Messageboard Are you looking for vegetarian or vegan meal ideas? Do you have information about vegetarian/vegan food or cooking to share? Come join us! SparkPeople Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking Team Messageboard ideas for a "vegetarian" 12-year-old? My favorite 12-year-old is a committed vegetarian because she doesn't want animals to die for her. My problem is she's not particularly interested in completing her proteins and I worry that she's doing herself some damage going into her final growth spurt without eating well. She'll eat processed cheese without limit, and will eat peanut butter and freggies in small quantities, but most of her diet is refined grains, potatoes, candy and ice cream. She won't touch tofu, legumes, or meat su... Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:30:14 EST Jackfruit? Noticed they sell tinned Jackfruit in the local supermarket. It was in the tinned fruit aisle. But when I checked the info on the tin, it had a very low sugar content, and a suggestion that it could be used as a meat substitute. <BR> <BR> Have you used Jackfruit? Have they put it in the wrong aisle? <BR> <BR> I think I might buy a can and try a little bit - if it's sweet I'll serve it for dessert - if not I'll serve it in curry sauce. It might turn out to be another vegetarian meal I ca... Wed, 6 Feb 2019 13:32:01 EST Easter Dinner? Hi, just wondering if anyone has any Vegan Easter dinner ideas this year. Thanks! Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:03:10 EST Bouncing Many attempts to lose weight, a few successful even for long periods of time. Now, sadly, back up. Need to lose weight for health reasons. Vegetarian, but eat seafood, for over 5 years - no interest in meats. Help with meal planning..... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:05:28 EST What's your favorite vegetarian cookbook? I just got a copy of a cookbook my friend introduced me to. It's called "Lean and Luscious, Meatless." It came out in 1992 and the recipes are really simple, low calorie, and have ingredients that aren't hard to find. They taste good, too. <BR> <BR> I also love the old Moosewood Cookbook. As a wiser, more seasoned person, I know quite a few of the old vegetarian cookbooks, like Laurel's Kitchen, but I don't know much about any new cookbooks that are good. <BR> <BR> So, folks, what is YOUR f... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 12:25:13 EST Thanksgiving Does anyone have any good recipes to make for Thanksgiving? Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:54:05 EST newbie Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new here. I have been vegetarian for the past 13 years. I eat a mainly vegan diet now. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes and meal ideas and I'm excited to see what you all have to say! Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:47:54 EST New here Hello, I just joined SP a week ago. Taking it one day at a time to positive changes. <BR> <BR> ~ Leita Sun, 2 Aug 2015 21:49:54 EST Ketchup I have been thinking a lot about the ketchup we eat lately. Actually I've been thinking about the sugar it contains. I don't have access to any specialty type foods where I live and even if I did the cost probably would be more than I would want to pay for sugar-free and/or GMO-free foods. I am finally starting to see some organic produce. Any thoughts on this subject? Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:41:05 EST Introducing myself Hi! I have done spark people before, but signed up again to help me track my nutrition. I find this especially important as a vegetarian and while trying to lose weight. I have quite a bit to lose, but I know I can do it, especially with summer here - good weather, fresh produce. I teach college psychology and have 3 children. <BR> <BR> Carly Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:41:28 EST new here Hello, <BR> I am back again after a time away from SP. I wonder if I can stay with changing things in myself and my life to stay with a healthy weight and life style. <BR> <BR> I want to tell myself, "Be kind to yourself in the year ahead." This is where I need to start today. <BR> Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:35:18 EST Hello Just wanted to say Hi as I'm new to this team as I'm back to SP after a couple of years. Been a veggie for half my life and vegan for the last 8-9 years. While I successfully cut out animal based foods from my diet, I haven't (yet) managed to cut out processed foods although overall, my diet is probably healthier than most. I live in the UK, which is why you'll notice me spell some words differently to call cilantro koriander etc <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you and good luck ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 16:11:04 EST Cooking through Forks Over Knives Went back to being vegan today, and so far, it's going well. I'm also doing a new thing where I cook through the Forks Over Knives cookbook, one recipe a week. If you want to join in, I hope you will! <link> </link> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 00:30:26 EST Hello, new here Hi everyone, I just joined the team. <BR> I was a vegetarian for several years, but gave up on it after my daughter was born. It got to be too much work to make one meal for me, and another meal for the rest of the family. <BR> However, I'm ready to phase back into vegetarianism and eventually veganism, due to some new health issues I'm dealing with (mainly cholesterol), and also because of ethical reasons. <BR> I'm looking forward to learning a lot on this team! Have a great day! <BR> <e... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:17:05 EST New to this team :) Hi everyone, <BR> I have been researching a vegan menu due to health issues and realise the benefits will be outstanding. <BR> I am totally new to a plant based menu. <BR> I look forward to learning from your wisdom. <BR> Any and all advise is welcome. <BR> <BR> Where should I begin? Any recipe suggestions? Any good books? <BR> Thank you <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:37:17 EST My favorite simple and healthy vegan recipes Here are my favorite simple and healthy vegetarian/vegan/whole-food plant-based meals: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-healthy-meals </link> <BR> <BR> I spent most of my life eating convenience foods, plus my husband would cook sometimes. I am ashamed to say that I NEVER cooked. Then I turned 40 last year and found myself overweight and with high blood pressure. Fortunately I have turned that around... I am healthier than ever now because of what I eat. Of cou... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:31:39 EST Hello from Plibby Hello! I am new to this team but am active on other teams. I love sharing and trying new recipes. I became vegetarian 5 months ago immediately after watching Forks Over Knives and Vegucate. I gave up all meat, eggs, and cheese over the next couple of months, so now I have been a vegan for about 3 months. Now nutrition-focused plant-based cooking and eating is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing with and learning from you all! <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:18:22 EST free vegan e-books <link><BR>freebooks-20 </link> <link><BR>freebooks-20 </link> <BR> <link><BR>freebooks-20 </link> <link><BR>freebooks-20 </link> <link><BR>freebooks-20 </link> <link><BR>freebooks-20 </link> <BR> <BR> avaible for free for a limited amount of time only, so if yo... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:39:16 EST Where do you find your vegan recipe inspiration? For the vegans in the group...was wondering when you look for new recipe inspiration, where do you go? Is it strictly the web, cookbooks, cooking magazines? What magazines do you find useful as a vegan? <BR> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:59:17 EST This Vegan Needs Help with Protein I have recently joined a weight loss group. I am (I'm pretty sure) the only vegan in the group. And of course comes the protein concern...(I know, I know) <BR> It was requested at our meeting last night that we get 14+ grahams of protein at each meal. <BR> I generally have a green smoothie for breakfast (I added hemp seeds to it today), I drink almond milk in my coffee, I generally have a salad for lunch (I think I'll be adding some beans to that in future, and dinner is usually a carb like ... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:31:14 EST New vegetarian Hello. Thought I would introduce myself. Normally I just hide out and mostly scan for recipes. But figured I would be more outgoing. I am in person, just on forums I tend not to chat. I'm an odd duck sometimes. <BR> <BR> I work in IT, but making a swap to communications. I recently went to school and got my degrees, I'm a bit of an overachiever. I have an AA in Criminal Justice and BAs in Public Relations, Journalism and photography. I am 2-3 semesters away from a BA in Sociology also... Mon, 26 May 2014 15:00:39 EST HI! I've been a vegetarian since Oct 2013, and am a terrible cook, which I'm sure you know is a bad combination. I'm trying to eat healthier, but so far its been processed prefab side dishes and soup for me. I joined SP this month and am looking forward to this exciting journey! Fri, 9 May 2014 15:47:56 EST A Returning and Determined Vegan! Hi! I'm Tanya. Long Story Short... I'm a super busy wife and home schooling mom, who has indulged one too many times in fake food. I'm desperate to switch to a low fat, vegan diet for good, while also making running a habit. I NEED ENERGY and I'm sooooo tired of the excuses. This time, I'm making the change stick, period. I hope to learn some simple recipes here, to keep greens, and fruits as the focus. Sun, 4 May 2014 16:13:08 EST Nutrarian Diet Has anyone tried the Nutrarian Diet and if so how is it working for you? Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:12:38 EST Avid organic vegan! I love my fruits, veggies and greens. I was 100% raw and then I realized it wasn't the best for my body or emotions. 2 weeks ago I switched to about a 50/50 raw/cooked program and I'm doing great! Just need to stick to it. <BR> <BR> I have a lot on my plate of life and I'm getting more organized and focused. Saw this team on a Sparker's page and thought I'd join. I love making new dishes. I'm allergic to tofu and can't stand the thought of eating any quasi-meat/protein "food". beans... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:58:25 EST Allergic to Soy Are their any vegetarians or vegans on this team who are allergic to soy? Any new ideas would be great. I have been doing the basics for a long time but I would love to hear how you do it especially the protein and cheese/butter substitutes! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 11:09:04 EST Vegan cheese I love cheese! I love nachos! I love dip! So is vegan cheese as good as the real stuff? or should I just give it up? <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:56:21 EST Getting vitamin B12 I am contemplating taking out the last sources of B12 from my diet. Do most of you use supplements? Any suggestions for the best ones? I know as a vegan this is the main area of nutrition that can be compromised. Thanks in advance of answers. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:01:08 EST Recipes for one?? I live by myself...and I get sick of leftovers easily. It's hard to cook just for one, so I often end up cooking more and storing the rest in tupperware in the fridge. Usually I can eat something two days in a row and then the third time it's a major struggle to get myself to eat it. Does anyone have any good, easy recipes for one person? Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:33:50 EST Of Microwaves and Urban Legends This old urban legend is circulating on-line again. The claim is that a middle school student had 2 identical plants. She watered one with cool water which was previously boiled on the stove. She watered the other with cool water which was previously microwaved. The plant watered with the microwaved water eventually died. They claim her classmates tried the experiment again and the same thing happened. This story spread like wildfire and people wrote up different versions of it. Some v... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 18:18:24 EST Post Punk Kitchen Team Challenge Hi all. <BR> <BR> I am not sure how many of you are followers of Isa Chandra Moskowitz. But over at the Post Punk Kitchen spark team we are trying to start a challenge. The team has been somewhat dormant, so I figured I might find some additional folks on this team to join us. <BR> <BR> The challenge is to pick a recipe from Isa's "Appetite For Reduction" each week for everyone to try, then report back to the challenge group on your thoughts. Pretty easy challenge with the goal of getting u... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 08:41:20 EST Hi fellow Vegheads! Recipe time........ I recently started baking my own bread and found a great recipe I want to share with you all. <BR> It is AWESOME!! The first time I baked it, I used a pan I thought was big enough but wasn't and caused some extra work for myself. Tonight I made it on a pizza stone and it came out just perfect! Yummy.................enjoy <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> CRANBERRY, ORANGE RAISIN BREAD <BR> <BR> Serves 8 (makes 1 loaf) <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 3 tbsp olive oil (45 ml) <BR> <BR> 4 cups f... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 17:42:18 EST Looking for good spaghetti squash recipes I have a number of spaghetti squash from my CSA that I need to cook up - does anyone have some tested vegan recipes to share? Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:06:34 EST A wee bit of pre-christmas excitement - UNITY I just watched the sneak peak and I don't know about you guys but I'm pretty excited about this film and hope its gets finished soon! If you haven't seen it yet <link> </link> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:18:22 EST Creamy Vegan White Bean Soup I made this tonight and it came out awesome. It's a variation on a recipe I have from a vegan cookbook, but I like my version better. :) <BR> <BR> (makes one large serving) <BR> <BR> 1/2 yellow onion, diced <BR> 2-3 gloves of garlic, minced <BR> 1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary (stem removed) chopped finely <BR> 1/2 tbsp olive oil (or olive oil/truffle oil mix, which is what I did) <BR> 2 cups vegetable stock <BR> 3-4 tbsp cashew cream (or you could use your favorite non-dairy milk, just use more)... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:28:19 EST trying not to be a terrible vegetarian! Hi everyone! I became veg 10 months ago and since then I've found myself eating even more eggs and cheese than when I ate meat. This has lead to some weight gain...and hence being on SP. haha <BR> <BR> Hoping I can get inspired by some healthy recipes and make healthier choices. :) My number one goal is to eat more vegetables! Funny to be a vegetarian who doesn't eat many vegetables... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:47:56 EST new to the group I am new to the group and to the world of veganism -- I have been veganish for for about 6 months and I wanted to join this group to gain knowledge, recipes but i am noticing not too many post. Is this group still active? Sat, 9 Nov 2013 01:03:09 EST Cabbage I have two beautiful heads of cabbage I want to use. Does anyone have any vegan cabbage recipes to share? Sun, 13 Oct 2013 09:57:19 EST vege weight lifters? Hey guys, <BR> I'm new to the group, and vegetarian about a year now and love it.. also, I've just reactivated the "Vegan and Vegetarian body building and fitness" team, so if anyone is interested in general fitness or even body building, come check us out! <BR> <BR> All welcome, even if you eat meat :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=13088 </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 01:13:57 EST Hi, I'm Debbie <BR> Hello fellow Sparkers! I'm new to the site and am learning the ropes. This seems like a very supportive place to be and I want to share a little about myself , what brought me here and why this is so important to me. <BR> <BR> I am 1 week short of 63 years old and have a myriad of chronic diseases, some old, some new, some devastating and some easily manageable. First, type 2 diabetes using U500 insulin administered through an insulin pump. Hypertension, portal hypertension, pulmonary... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:33:55 EST Vegan replacement for one eggwhite???? One of the feature articles today was a recipe for microwave blueberry muffins. I love the microwave recipes for one serving, and frequently make the Single Serving Chocolate Brownie, which I found in the SP recipes (94 calories) <BR> <BR> I would like to try the blueberry muffin recipe, but do not put eggs in anything. <BR> <BR><BR>tail.asp?recipe=975928 <BR> <BR> I have a bag of Bob's Red Mill egg replacer from the health store that I use for re... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:43:49 EST Recipe: Peanut Salad with Fried Tofu Here's a vegan recipe which is packed full of fiber and protein. The different tastes and textures come together creating a fiesta for your taste buds! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2564955 </link> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:26:39 EST Vegetarian Indonesian Curried Bean Stew Recipe Here's a quick hearty healthy Indonesia Curried Bean Stew recipe ~ <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2563771&ff=1 </link> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:36:34 EST Made my decision in a matter of 1 hour Hi everyone! My name is Sandy and I live in NM. I do not know much about being a Vegan. I watched this show on Netflix last night called Vegucated(spelled something like that). All I can say is that it may have been educational but it was vile, disgusting and cruel. I couldn't watch the whole thing. I can't wrap my head around it and I cant get what I saw out of my head--I am traumatized for life. So, here I am, educate me on this lifestyle that I chose. <BR> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:21:05 EST Beyond Eggs Anyone have any feedback on this product? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 19:27:16 EST Newbie Hello! <BR> <BR> I am a new member and looking to incorporate more vegetarian meals into my menu. Sun, 4 Aug 2013 16:38:27 EST homemade soymilk and the remaining okara.... I have gotten a soy milk maker to help me in my vegetarian quest and am enjoying the convenience of being able to make it when I need it and not having to run to the store to get more. The only downfalls I have found are that the milk is quite beany tasting and I have lots of okara left over that I have no idea what to do with other than throwing it out....but I don't want to waste it. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any suggestions on these minor problems? <BR> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:02:24 EST Newbie Hi my name is Pat. I am a vegetarian and want to improve my eating habits. <em>30</em> I love to walk and love being outside. Sat, 8 Jun 2013 09:31:32 EST Looking for a panini maker........ Any suggestions? Thanks in advance, Pat Mon, 3 Jun 2013 13:28:32 EST Turnips I got a bunch of turnips (with greens!) in my CSA last week. Anyone have some yummy recipes to share? Sun, 2 Jun 2013 10:09:00 EST Want to eat less meat and healthy Hello! My name is Kirsten and I live in Kennewick in eastern Washington State. I have always loved meat but lately meat doesn't love me. I also would like to cut back on the amount of antibiotics, hormones, and chemicals in my food. I am also appalled at the harm mass meat production does to our environment. Additionally, I have had problems digesting red meats (pork, beef) lately. <BR> <BR> However, I am pragmatic. I live with my parents and usually eat a large evening meal with them one o... Fri, 24 May 2013 14:40:32 EST new chapter in my life i am wanting to become a vegatarian. i would like some help. especially recipes Thu, 2 May 2013 14:40:10 EST New Hello everyone, <BR> I have only been a vegan since August 2012, gluten free since June 2012. I am still learning new ways of cooking and it will be nice to be around like minded people (no one in my family is vegan) to support my efforts. I eat as many organics as I can get my hands on, I avoid alcohol, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and am 100% against GMO's. After many health issues a year ago I decided it was time to listen to my body and clean up my diet. So I try to live a clean life.... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:18:44 EST New Hi Folks, I'm Amy. I've been a vegetarian since seventh grade. So a good number of years (I'm in my late forties now!) My oldest daughter is vegan, so when she gave up dairy I cooked mostly vegan with dairy on the side for other family members. Once she grew up and moved away we went back to adding dairy and eggs to our diet. lately though I've felt my diet was too dairy heavy. Especialky if I'm restricting calories I tend to rely heavily on dairy to meet my protein goals. I've felt kind of i... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:29:26 EST Mock Tuna Salad I just made this tonight and had to post it; it was that surprisingly good! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>salad/ </link> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 19:06:33 EST New SP Username I've been thinking about changing my Spark username for a few months now. Chalk it up to mid-life crisis - or the glass of wine I'm enjoying - or the fact that I just watched the Monkees video in the link below. Whatever the reason, I'm changing my SP username to SweetYoungThing. I'm 53 - kinda "tough-in-cheek" but it makes me chuckle and I'm going with it. I thought I'd let people know so they weren't wondering who the "young" gray-haired lady was that was leaving messages on the team bo... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:58:41 EST Hey there, My name is Lori I am new to the forum and pretty new to Vegan eating. I love it and feel better but w/100 pds to lose i have a huge mountain in front of me and could use some help getting there. I look forward to learning about this team, getting new recipes and facing challenges. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 20:16:07 EST Flax Seed Omega 3 Supplements I'll apologize in advance if this is too personal a question for anyone. Here's the problem: I used to take Fish oil supplements for my Omega 3 but have switched over to Flax. I'm so glad to get away from the repeating taste of fish after taking them but I noticed my urine has a very strong, "funny" smell to it and is very yellow, even when I know I'm drinking enough water. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had this reaction to flax seed omega supplements? The bottle says they expire January 201... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 03:09:19 EST Vegan Peeps Came across this recipe/tutorial for vegan Peeps via Twitter: <BR> <link><BR>-organic-marshmallow-peeps-for-easter/ </link> <BR> The pictures of the finished product look more like blob monsters than Easter chicks, but it still seems like a fun project. (I wonder if they get deliciously stale when you leave them out for several weeks, like real Peeps do, lol.) Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:22:27 EST New kindle book from Sparkpeople <link><BR>kPeople-ebook/dp/B007C4WKH8/ref%3Dsr_1<BR>_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=13302881<BR>73&sr=1-3#reader_B007C4WKH8&tag=babyfitcom-20 </link> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:28:39 EST Vegan "No Butter, No Chicken" Butter Chicken If anyone loves butter chicken like my family, you have to try the recipe I posted in SparkRecipes. It was fantastic! My family just LOVED it! It's fast and easy after a long day of work. <BR> <BR> <em>369</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:11:37 EST Who is exercising every day? Six weeks ago I started a 90-day exercise challenge and I'm doing a DVD set I bought called Chalean Extreme. Right now I'm in the second month and it's getting more challenging. Today I am actually sore from yesterday's workout. I really love this DVD, so much that I ordered another one from Beachbody called Brazilian Butt Lift. I just really enjoy working out in my own home, but I desperately need heavier weights. <BR> <BR> What are you doing for exercise? Tue, 5 Mar 2013 22:35:42 EST Interesting link <link><BR>e-the-vegucated-challenge/ </link> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:02:29 EST Hi I'm Renee Hi everyone~I'm Renee. I've been working really hard to change my eating habits over the last year. I've tried to cut out meat before & got sick but that was probably because I wasn't eating healthy in the first place (this was before my weight loss journey). Now I've been cutting out mostly all meat-think it's been 2 weeks since I had any actual meat and I've cut way back before that. I'm making black bean burgers etc... to replace the meat & that is going totally fine. Even use it for wraps... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:15:04 EST new team leader Hi all I asked for a new team leader and VEGFAERY has graciously accepted Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:03:35 EST need new leader Hi, would any body like to take over or be a co leader of this team, thanks Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:21:02 EST Helpful website if you're new to V-gan <link><BR>fry.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Nice resource for all of us! Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:28:26 EST Hello,everyone I'm new on this team,thought I would try something new ( and that is to eat vegan ) I work in a kitcken,and I work the diet table there... And they have vegan's and Vegetarian's and also gluten free,,,I tried one of the garden burger and it was so good....So I went home and made my own veggie burgers out of pork-n-beans/corn/instead potatoes/onions and let me tell you they where so good..... <em>258</em> <em>485</em> <em>284</em> <em>373</em> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:47:46 EST Juice Master 1 week juice fast Anyone here doing it? It started today. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 22:17:38 EST Intro from new member Hi. I just rejoined Spark People a couple days ago in order to keep track of my nutritional intake. I was a Vegan from August 2010 until about 3 days ago when I decided to try being a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian instead. I can't drink milk, but have begun eating greek yogurt and free range, organic eggs (A friend of my daughter's has chickens that have been overproducing so she gives us hers sometimes and I plan to eat those when possible because I know the chickens are treated well). I was feeli... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:50:52 EST I'm New! Hello! I'm new to the Team. My boyfriend and I have been vegetarian for just under a year now and really loving it! We both love to cook and would love trying out some new recipes! Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:38:42 EST Newbie I am a newbie here. I am not a new vegetarian. I am a lifelong vegetarian. In fact I was born vegetarian. I come from India from a vegetarian family and never ate any meat my whole life. <BR> <BR> I joined SP to loose around 100 lbs. I am a perfect example that you can still eat unhealthy even if you are a vegetarian. I am trying to make healthier choices as much as I can. My biggest problem is the afternoon snack. That's when I tend to make the worst choices of the day. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:09:26 EST bread machine recipe? My boyfriend went vegan (somewhat raw) with me and controls his type II diabetes via his diet and exercise. He loves bread and we get him Ezekiel breads and wraps, however he misses when I used to make him bread in our 1 pound bread machine. Before I used to use white sugar and white flour, obviously, but now since we went vegan and stay away from processed foods like that, I was wondering if anyone had any good bread machine recipes for Ezekiel-type, low-glycemic, VEGAN bread? I've tried ... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:19:44 EST Well hello there Good morning to all. The hubby and I went vegan 2 months ago after watching "Forks over Knives." I feel great and I am excited to learn about all the amazing food choices I have now! Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:15:00 EST new to team Hi. I am new to the team. Happy to see one that is active. I am mom to 4 kids 2 vegetarian, 2 flexetarian. I have been vegetarian for 10 years and vegan for the last 2. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:52:15 EST Vegan cookie dough truffles From evil kitchen genius Chloe Coscarelli: <BR> <link><BR>ugh-truffles.html </link> <BR> ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:06:17 EST Hi everyone Hi <BR> I am new to the team and want to learn more about vegetarian cooking as well. I have never eaten a lot of meat and as I get older I really struggle with meat so I am working on meals that are meat free for me. DH is a carnivour no meat meanas he has not had a dinner. So I am looking for fresh ideas for me. <BR> I live in Milton Keynes in England I am married and enjoy cooking so here I am ready and willing to learn. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 04:29:41 EST organic vs nonorganic foods which is better organic food or not. I found this article in another team, it is long but very enlightening <BR> <link><BR>y-organics-can-feed-the-hungry-world-h<BR>eres-why </link> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 22:24:16 EST Newbie Hey all, I recently made the decision to make a lifestyle eating change but sometimes get overwhelmed by the choices. As I plan for my family, I trust that this group would be a good resource to help me in this new venture. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 23:55:05 EST buttermilk substitute? Revamping some favorite recipes and need help replacing the buttermilk. Any suggestions? Tue, 9 Oct 2012 19:02:48 EST Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls Baker Bettie: <link><BR>pice-cinnamon-rolls-and-maple-cream-ch<BR>eese-icing-vegan/ </link> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 22:30:32 EST This is depressing we are sold out again <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ds_Monsanto_GMO.html </link> Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:00:49 EST Weekly Weigh-In (Or Bi-Weekly) Anyone want to do a weekly or bi-weekly weigh-in with me? And we can post progress here :) Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:58:15 EST GMO WHO IS WHO IS NOT here is a good article about GMO food and who supports them that claim to be organic <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ceivers/ </link> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:38:25 EST uses for vinegar I found this in another team, one use is vinegar removes pesticides from produce heres the article <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2012/08/20/vinegar-as-non-toxi<BR>c-cleaner.aspx?e_cid=20120820_DNL_artNew_1 </link> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:53:45 EST shelf life for culinary oils Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> This link will show a short video that compares the use by dates manufactures put on culinary oils like almond oil and grapeseed oil and when they actually start going rancid. I thought it was interesting. <BR> <BR><BR>-shelf-life-of-cooking-oils/ <BR> <BR> Chris Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:22:18 EST Bought Tofu for the first what? I just bought firm tofu. What is your favorite tofu recipe? Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:41:08 EST Has anyone tried this recipe?<BR>il.asp?recipe=396 - Spicy Black Bean Burgers <BR> <BR> I made this recipe over the weekend. I am trying to get my non-veg hubby to like or at least tolerate some of the things I eat (he is so picky!). Anyways, we both agreed that this had great flavor, but he thought it was way to mushy. He said I can make it again, but I need to find a way to change the texture. Any suggestions? Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:04:00 EST what is your normal This is a very enlightening way of looking at diet <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ation-have-you-caught-the-extremetitis<BR>-bug.html </link> Fri, 6 Jul 2012 13:31:04 EST Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead The Joe Cross film "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" is available for free online viewing for a limited time <link> </link> It's the story of one man's journey to regain his health by juicing. Dr Fuhrman oversaw his diet and is briefly featured in the film. Some of the people he met along the way are unforgettable. I highly recommend spending the time to watch it. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:58:44 EST Meet and Greet! Hello sparkers! I'm April, 36 year old Florida mama to four amazing kiddos. I've joined spark to have a place to share and success, trials and errors and also where I can get a kick in the butt when needed. I've learned in adulthood that I have definite ADHD that tries to get in my way of tasks and goals that I really do want to complete. From housekeep to family schedules, and me time. With four children ranging from 1-12 finding time for me is hard. I wan something, need something that is a... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:08:41 EST Meet and Greet! Hello sparkers! I'm April, 36 year old Florida mama to four amazing kiddos. I've joined spark to have a place to share and success, trials and errors and also where I can get a kick in the butt when needed. I've learned in adulthood that I have definite ADHD that tries to get in my way of tasks and goals that I really do want to complete. From housekeep to family schedules, and me time. With four children ranging from 1-12 finding time for me is hard. I wan something, need something that is a... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:07:37 EST Organizing Recipes How do you keep your recipes organized. I know there's a way to keep a "recipe box" on this site, but I haven't had a ton of success with recipe calculator. I can't always find what I'm looking for, in the measurement I'm looking for. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:05:47 EST Berry Banana Bread Prep: 10 min <BR> Cook: 50 min <BR> Servings: 12 <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 3 large over-ripe bananas <BR> 2 Tbsp. lemon juice <BR> 1/3 C. vanilla soy milk or apple sauce (I used rice milk) <BR> 1/2 C. agave nectar <BR> 2 cups whole wheat flour <BR> 3/4 tsp. baking powder <BR> 3/4 tsp. baking soda <BR> 1/2 tsp. salt <BR> 1 C. berries (I used raspberries) <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 350F. Spray or wipe a 9x5-inch loaf pan with oil. <BR> <BR> Mix the soy milk with 1 Tbsp. of the lemon juice a... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:52:54 EST Chickpea and Barley Salad So I am very new to the vegan lifestyle. This is my second week. I also really dislike cooking, but I'm going to have to get over that with my new decision to go vegan. Here is a recipe that tasted great and most of all...was easy :-) <BR> <BR> Chickpea and Barley Salad <BR> Prep: 12 min <BR> Cook: 15 min <BR> Serves 4 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 1/3 C. Reduced Sodium Vegetable Broth <BR> 2/3 C. Quick Cooking Barley <BR> 1 (15 1/2 oz) Can Chickpeas (rinsed & drained) <BR> 1 Yellow Bell Pep... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:33:15 EST Enough calories I have begun to limit my simple carbs in an attempt to lower my cholesterol and triglycerides. My diet is already so low in saturated fats that there's not much place to go there. Likewise, while I could stand to lose a little weight, I really shouldn't lose a whole lot. <BR> <BR> I've been using the nutrition tracker, and it seems that I'm not getting enough calories to maintain my weight. As I said, that's OK for a little while, but it shouldn't go on forever. A vegetarian diet limiti... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:59:18 EST New to SP, experienced vegetarian I have been a vegetarian a long time, for the simple reason that I have never found meat palatable. I was delighted to find so many vegetarian teams, and I'm starting with this one. I cook 4 recipes in one day and freeze them in individual portions. <BR> <BR> I am on SparkPeople primarily because I need to get my cholesterol and triglycerides down. Since there are few saturated fats in my diet already, I'm trying to watch out for simple carbs, and increase my attendance at Aquacize. <BR> ... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:34:32 EST Lunch Box Meals I am very new to the vegan lifestyle (still in my first week). In July I have a convention and some continuing ed classes where I will need to take my lunch. For the classes, lunch is provided and I'm sure some kind of vegetable/fruit will be provided, but I will need to take my own main dish to eat. I will have access to a microwave for re-heating. For the convention I have to provide my own lunch with no microwave...just my lunch bag. Do you have quick/easy meals I can make for these events... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:36:12 EST list of top ten books for vegans found this online: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> i voted for the china study, but there are several excellent choices here Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:54:00 EST I'm New Woo Hoo! Hi All! I'm new to this team and to Sparkpeople. I figure the 2 things I use the computer for are facebook and data entry so perhaps this site will help me with my weight loss goals. <BR> I originally decided to become vegetarian for health purposes but the more I have researched the veg lifestyle the more I have learned about the horrors of animal cruelty and the environmental impact of the meat industry. I am currently ovo/lacto but am moving away from eating these things slooooowly. I am ... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 07:05:47 EST a positive step I just got this in my email, it is a step in the right direction <BR> <BR> <link><BR>mportant-news-break-proposed-ban-on-la<BR>rge-sugary-drinks-in-nyc.html </link> Thu, 31 May 2012 17:23:12 EST Brand new here Hi, I am Kim from Tucson Arizona. I am a native Texan and last summer we had to move to Arizona for my husband's health. I watched him go through a triple bypass surgery and recovery. I am in a yahoo group where alot of the members are vegan and have read what all they've had to say. after going to the dr myself and finding out my cholesterol was 400 and I was borderline diabetic I decided it was time for a change. At first, I was only going to do vegetarian. But I have been reading alot of i... Sun, 27 May 2012 21:37:29 EST pizza Hi I want to make my own pizza, no problem for me but my wife can't eat tomato. What else can I use for the tomato sauce Fri, 11 May 2012 17:25:30 EST Vegan parmesan Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have a recipe that calls for vegan parmesan. Has anyone tried it or know where to buy it? <BR> <BR> Chris Tue, 8 May 2012 16:34:16 EST GMOS I found this in another group, it is very disturbing <BR> <BR> We've been hearing a lot about Monsanto and his GMO Production. Have a seat because this is going to blow your mind the latest GMO creation is that of Human Genes spliced into rice. emoticon <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>n_ <BR> genes_Kansas.html <BR> <BR> NaturalNews) Unless the rice you buy is certified organic, or comes specifically from a farm that tests its rice crops for genetically modified ... Fri, 4 May 2012 14:26:44 EST Bring to Work Lunch -- Seeking Ideas Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to sparkpeople and a recently converted vegetarian (I do eat fish + dairy + eggs to be precise) based on animal rights/being humane. I am seeking ideas for bagged lunches. I'd like ideas for wraps (this week i tried arugula, goat cheese, kidney beans, onions, and hummus-- was pretty good!), things I can eat cold or just via microwave, salads (i get bored with mine, i'm not good at thinking of ingredients to put together). I am not big on cooking, so prefer easy and quic... Thu, 3 May 2012 16:21:01 EST Quinoa I have made this and didn't really care for the texture, is there a recipe or some trick you can offer to help make it a little tastier? <BR> I would be willing to try it again....pls help! ;) Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:41:52 EST Hello I am new to vegetarianism (if that's even a word). I am looking forward to finding great new recipes and to stop eating meat. It's a bold new step in my family's life, but I believe it's worth taking. So, I look forward to new recipes and people who eat the same way as I do. I don't have one friend who's willing to do this and help keep me motivated. So, thank goodness for this group!!! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:43:47 EST Dole Lettuce Recall IMPORTANT: Dole lettuce recall in 15 states <link><BR>eaking/chi-dole-seven-lettuces-bagged-<BR>salad-recalled-by-company-20120415,0,1<BR>502816.story </link> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:42:30 EST vegan athletes Hi, I found this article in another team about vegan athletes <BR> <BR> <link><BR>621/five-fit-female-vegetarian-vegan-a<BR>thletes </link> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 14:05:52 EST kimchee Hi does any dose know how to make kimchee, question, I have a hard time chewing and since cabbage is so tough I was wondering if I could slice in my food processor, would that ruin it if it was screaded like that Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:05:03 EST what are your Vegan cupboard "must haves"? Hi there everyone. i am just new to this group, and really very new to the plant based diet. It is hard for me to convert, but i really want to do this, so I was wondering just what are your "must haves" "always on the grocery list" type of foods. Like for my regular type diet, eggs bread milk.....! <BR> What is always on your list, or what do you always keep in the house? I live quite a way from grocery stores and maybe get to a good one every 2-3 weeks. <BR> Am really looking forwa... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:08:55 EST Getting Married I've been on the roller coaster trying to lose weight since I was 15 yrs old! My highest adult weight has reached 169 lbs. In November I found Dr. Fuhrman's Eat To Live and I am now a 90% Vegan. Dr Fuhrman refers to it as Nutritarian actually. I lost 8lbs in the first 8 days on this program so finally something that works! Now I have new motivation.... my wedding day. My fiance proposed on New Years Eve at midnight! :) We are getting married in May 2013 so I have a lot of time to reach... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:27:08 EST new group Hi I just found out that my coleader in my ENIGINE2 group has taken over leadership of the Forks Over Knives group, I was not doing any thing so she is reviving the group. come on over and see some good info here is the link <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=53155 </link> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:18:35 EST Raw on $10or less Hi I found this blog on eating raw vegan for ten dollars or less a day take a look <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 9 Apr 2012 13:36:24 EST B12 Hi I found this on another team and thought I would pass it on <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 4 Apr 2012 18:11:26 EST white rice another reason to not eat refined foods much <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es-more-white-rice-more-diabetes-risk.<BR>html </link> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 13:31:02 EST limited mobility Hi coach Jen just announced in the team leader team a new resource for those with limited mobility. here is the link. She said it is not in the drop down menu yet. Pass this around to those you know may benefit from it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>le_center_detail.asp?id=19 </link> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:58:56 EST Brand new vegetarian!! Hi all! <BR> <BR> I have been a vegetarian for almost 2 weeks. I decided to switch to a vegetarian/semi-vegan lifestyle after watching "Forks over Knives" because of a strong family history of cancer :( <BR> <BR> So far I don't miss meat at all and have noticed some increased energy. Unfortunately I feel like I'm gaining weight!! Is this normal or am I perhaps doing something wrong?!? <BR> <BR> I've been on sparkpeople off and on for years, but am re-committing to it to lose a little ex... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:28:16 EST Thought you might be interested... Heather Nauta, from the sites et is hosting the "Better Health Summit" this weekend<BR>mit?awt_l=H0Raw&awt_m=3XYZlHaf_ncRk1m <BR> <BR> It's on starting at 2:00 EDT, and today's guests are: <BR> 2:00pm Julianaa Satie - Intuitive Cooking <BR> 2:30pm Carolyn Scott-Hamilton - Healthy Travel Tips <BR> 3:00pm Jack Norris - Science Of A Vegan Diet <BR> 3:30pm Amie Valpone - Whole Food Recipes <BR> 4:00pm ... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 09:50:49 EST what is harder what is harder, being a vegetarian/vegan or being a clean vegetarian/vegan. I don't have to much trouble being vegetarian but some of the foods I eat are considered junk food because they are not clean I feel better when I stick to a veg diet but eat to much in the way of processed food breads and such. It is defeating the purpose of the diet. What do you think about this issue Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:17:15 EST Hey everyone! Hey, how's it going? <BR> <BR> While my husband is deployed this summer I decided to take on a personal challenge of becoming vegetarian. My first official day was Monday and I'm doing well. <BR> <BR> I think it's going to be a pretty easy transisition since I rarely eat red meat, just chicken and that's only about 3 times a week. I'll be trying lots of vegan recipes as well, but won't technically be eating vegan. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sharing recipes and insight! Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:05:15 EST new to this Hi Everyone! I'm Becky, my husband and I are taking real control of our lives and have begun a brand new lifestyle. We are now Vegans! Yay!! :) <BR> I am looking for some great recipes, tips, and support for all of this. My husband and I are in this together and doing this for our health and for our son. He is 6 months old and such a blessing! So I am also looking for info on vegan babies. I am really excited to begin this journey and looking forward to making great friends along th... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 13:25:18 EST Processed food this was posted in another group, i had to share <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=player_embedded </link> Sat, 3 Mar 2012 23:44:30 EST VEGAN MEALS can't post Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:43:32 EST Looking for Advice and Assistance I am very interested about learning more about adopting a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. I read a lot, and sometimes think that I read too much and should just listen to my own body more. I have some specific issues that make adopting a vegetarian lifestyle challenging, and would appreciate it if some other members could weigh in on some of my concerns. As far as choosing this lifestyle, I am an avid animal lover and that is a main reason that I would like to choose a kinder diet. Any help t... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:30:56 EST Where is everyone Hey Spark team!! Where is everyone..... <BR> Thu, 9 Feb 2012 04:06:27 EST Nutritional Yeast? Can somebody recommend a brand to buy? I have never used it before and don't know what to look for. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Tue, 7 Feb 2012 13:58:43 EST Hi Hello my name is Nicole and I have unfortunately become one of those vegetarians that eats nothing but snacks. My body has taken a toll so hopefully this will help me eat meals instead of munching. Mon, 6 Feb 2012 14:41:56 EST ok it's all about me. I am an architect living in PA. I have a lovely wife of 41 years, three kids and two grand kids. I love to cook. <BR> <BR> I am new to this group. I have been eating a mostly vegan diet since the first of the year, My wife and I have been making the transition together. I went through a week or two of craving meat products but am through that (mostly). <BR> <BR> I travel a fair bit and it is difficult when the crew wants to go to a BBQ restaurant. If you look though, you can generally find... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 20:18:20 EST Seitan virgin no more I finally got out my ingredients and Made seitan (wheat gluten) patties today. I was trying for a sausage like flavor. I got carried away with the seasonings, especially the salt. The texture came out about as I expected it but next time I will cut back on seasonings and add them in sauces or gravies instead. <BR> <BR> I had one recipe for baked seitan and one for boiled. I used the ingredients for the baked recipe but cooked it in broth instead of backing. I saved the broth for a future gr... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:54:46 EST Horses I just read that obama secretly signed a bill that will make horse slaughter legal in the US. That will not go over well. Most of the meat will be exported anyway because not many Americans will buy it Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:18:17 EST Vegan Scrapple? For those of you who know and miss scrapple, with some internet searching, I found a brand of vegan scrapple that's actually won 2nd place at ScrappleFest '09. Alas, it's out of production. I tracked down the maker, and she responded by email that she's relocated to the West Coast and will be resuming manufacturing soon. Watch her website: <BR> <BR> But can I wait that long? My roommate cooks up scrapple sometimes, and I sure do miss it. It's one of those things that o... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:31:53 EST Menu Planning In an attempt to have a healthier diet, I’ve decided to use the cookbooks I have on my shelf. I intend to use The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook, since it’s geared for pregnant and breastfeeding moms with young kids. I also have some other vegetarian cookbooks to use. I will include chicken or fish once a week for my kids, because they like chicken and fish, but my diet is nearly 100% vegetarian, making an exception every few months for a sushi lunch (please don't judge me for that). <BR> <BR... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 18:43:33 EST New to team Hi, <BR> I have been a vegan for about three years, and I am trying to eat a Nutritarian diet. My goal is to cut out most processed foods for my health and weight loss. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 19:26:22 EST PLEASE HELP!!! Ok, so I consider myself a strict vegetarian but I am not vegan. Even so, I try to reduce the amount of animal products like cows milk by drinking flaxmilk instead, and rarely use things like cheese--its not healthy, anyway. <BR> I think my one weakness in the past has been eggs. I use egg whites to get my protein in and fill up for very few calories. <BR> Yesterday, though, I watched this horrific documentary on egg "farms" where thousands of cute little chickens were kept in cages so tiny t... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 18:03:26 EST Non-Soy Meat Alternatives I won't eat soy products (tofu or TVP) so I am looking for other options. <BR> <BR> I just came across a ground meat substitute made from walnuts and cauliflower. It looks like it might work in recipes where the meat is cooked and then crumbled. I plan on buying the ingredients and trying the recipe tonight - I'll report back on that. <BR> <BR> Any other suggestions for faux ground meat? Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:14:20 EST If You Use SparkRecipes, Read This I posted the following on the SP message boards under the topic "Diet and Nutrition". <BR> The message is titled "Many Errors In Calculating Shared Recipes": <BR> <BR> "I'm getting a bit frustrated looking at the SparkRecipes. Many wonderful looking recipes... but many errors in calculating the nutritional value of a given recipe. My knowledge of calorie content in food is good enough to catch the big mistakes, but why is this happening? <BR> <BR> To check and see if a recipe or recipe ing... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:27:35 EST 9 year old vegan I found this cute video and had to share <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ear-old-vegan-video.html </link> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 13:25:59 EST addiction Hi I get the Diseaseproof newsletter here is a good one I thought you might like. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>y-challenge-dopamine-why-just-one-bite<BR>-doesnt-work.html </link> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:58:56 EST Hello I'm new here. I am slowly transitioning to a vegetarian lifestyle but really need help with recipes. I'm finally getting the hang of tofu though. I may not post often but I do read the boards. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 09:05:29 EST Healthy eating with young picky eaters I'm a single mom of a one and four year old.. and having a hard time balancing the needs of my diet with that of my unadventurous children. I also don't have time to prep two meals for both myself and my kids several times a day. Anyone have advice for cooking for the family? Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:21:16 EST Greetings Hello to all, <BR> <BR> My name is April. <BR> I'm new to the site but not new to Veganism. I became a vegetarian when I was still quite young and made the transition to vegan in high school. After leaving college I started going back to dairy and eventually meats. Although I have continued to eat vegetarian and vegan meals throughout the years, I have longed to more fully recommit. I felt healthier when I was veggie and had a clearer conscience as well. <BR> My husband is an omnivore but ... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:27:03 EST New Veggie here Hi all- <BR> My name is Gina- Trying to learn how to eat as a healthy vegetarian- pasta and breads obviously not the way to go! <BR> <BR> Excited to find this team- hope to learn lots from you guys! Thu, 8 Dec 2011 15:48:04 EST What's for Dinner? I started this thread in Calling all Veg/Vegans and was hoping to get a little more regular activity on this group since it is about cooking. The idea is to post what you'll have, or have had, for dinner and a link to the recipe if possible. I'm probably having leftover eggplant parm. <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=82670 </link> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:31:04 EST how do you say no I just read an article in another site about say no to offered food. How do you say no to offered food that you would rather not eat, not only non vegan foods but other unhealthy food you don't want Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:22:30 EST hospital food Hi, we all know the quality of hospital food and nursing home isn't any better. What is a vegan to do in a hospital or nursing home Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:19:46 EST Hi I'm Brooke. I just joined Sparkpeople today. I am a new vegetarian so I am still learning. I hate to cook but I just moved into my own apartment so it is time to learn! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 12:25:06 EST vegan food tracker Hi if you are a team leader or co leader and you would like a vegan food tracker go to the leader team and voice your opinion a member from one of the vegan has started a request their. The more people requesting will add weight to it Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:32:51 EST Hi there! Hi everyone! I just recently joined this team and wanted to introduce myself. <BR> My name is Ally (or Elphy), I'm 24 years old and live with my fiance in central new york. <BR> <BR> I was a vegetarian for some time in college. When I met my fiance 2.5 years ago I was just starting to eat chicken here and there. Well, in the course of the past 2 years I kind of "forgot" or pushed it out of my mind why I didnt want to eat meat to begin with. <BR> <BR> Recently, I've been trying to be health... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:59:45 EST cutting veggies Hi do you cut your veggies a head of using them, like cut today and use them the next day, will they lose value that way Mon, 10 Oct 2011 01:46:39 EST question what do you think, are veggies fertilized with animal manure vegan, wold you eat them. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:06:12 EST Yves Veggie Cuisine - Veggie Seafood Tuna Steak So I've had several of their products before and enjoyed them. The other day I was "feeling froggy" so I bought a new & interesting product from them called "Veggie Seafood Tuna Steak" <BR> I'm still not too sure what possessed me to buy it but I did. So now for a week I open the fridge, pick it up and scratch my head...what do I make with this?!?! I've not had fish (or any real meat) in almost 20 years and I'm totally stumped. What would one make with tuna steak? <BR> Any suggestions? Wed, 5 Oct 2011 21:48:27 EST Which kitchen appliance could you NOT do without? I have a blender that was my ex husbands mothers mothers blender (so it has sen its better days). <BR> What kitchen appliance do you guys feel make your vegetarian easier? <BR> Blender, crock pot, pressure cooker...something called a bullet? <BR> <BR> Which one is your best friend Wed, 5 Oct 2011 19:23:17 EST Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf I got this recipe on my Vegan Coach newsletter, plan to give it a try and thought I'd share it. <BR> <BR> Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf <BR> Yield: 8 side-dish servings <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup Earth Balance (or other vegan non-hydrogenated margarine) <BR> 2 ounces uncooked whole-wheat, spelt, or rice spaghetti*, broken <BR> 1/4 cup minced onion <BR> 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic <BR> 1 1/4 cups uncooked jasmine rice <BR> 2 1/4 cups vegetable broth (or 2 1/4 cups water and 1 veggie bouillon cube <BR> ... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 10:31:38 EST LF/LC protein options for the picky eater To start....Ya know how on places like Yahoo when you post a question they sometime say please no smarty pants answers? Well I gotta say it too. <BR> I grew up hating cottage cheese, after all it is curdled milk. <BR> I grew up hating oatmeal because it is slimy and gooey. <BR> I tried quinoa 2 weeks ago and didn't get past the first bite. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a protein source low in fat and carbs to round out my day. I plan my days in advance. I have percentages that I like to keep m... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:35:01 EST Amazing Vegetarian "Meat Loaf" Makes 5-6 servings <BR> Nutrition Info per serving (5 servings): Calories 336, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 7g, Transfat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Carbohydrates 42g, Cholesteral 111, Sodium 337mg, Dietary Fiber 11g, Sugar 9g, Protein 15g <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> .5 cup dry lentils <BR> 1/2 cup walnuts chopped <BR> 1tsp salt <BR> 1.25 cup chopped onion <BR> .5 cup ketchup <BR> 1tsp basil <BR> 1 cup rough cut oats (not instant) <BR> 3 eggs <BR> 2 tsp mustard <BR> 1 cup ... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:18:07 EST hello new to the team hi have tried being vegan before and always end up wanting meat, do not like tofu can you help me find some vegan food that will keep me satisfied and not want to eat meat. Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:50:14 EST Freezer Friendly Vegan Meal Ideas Needed I was searching for some ideas for vegan meals I can prepare and freeze. One of my main obstacles in keeping within my diet goals is food prep time. I have one day that I can cook a bunch of foods and the rest of the week I'm basically just grab and go. Lately I've been just eating whatever is vegan and around, which hasn't helped my weight loss attempt at all! Any help is appreciated. Also any super quick meal ideas would be helpful. (freezer friendly or not) Thanks! Sun, 18 Sep 2011 14:56:37 EST Vegetarianism on a budget? Produce here seems so expensive and I'm having trouble sticking to my vegetarianism because I'm on a tight budget right now. Any suggestions on how to stick to it and not spend a ton of money? Fri, 9 Sep 2011 08:23:56 EST Recommendation I was just introduced to Morning Star Veggie Burgers and Sausage Patties. They were not bad. Looking for feedback on any other recommended brands and foods to try. <BR> <BR> Cathy Wed, 7 Sep 2011 21:57:36 EST Fall what do you like about fall me I like the change in the season, cooler but enjoyable, just being outside Sun, 4 Sep 2011 14:10:59 EST Teen Vegetarian STRUGGLES Hi, My son will be 16 in Nov. He has stopped eating pork in May and then went to eating NO MEAT shortly after that. He is an EXTREMEST and WON'T eat ANYTHING that's cooked in the oven if it's been cooked in SEPERATE dishes the same time OR if cooked totally seperate AFTER a meat dish. He HAS to have his foods cooked BEFORE any meat dishes. It seems to be REALLY catching up with him lack of sleep, energy, moods from being tired. He WON'T take vitamins because they have TOO MUCH SUGAR or F... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:11:50 EST Introduction Hi All I have never really liked meat and been struggling with the balance in my diet <BR> I tend to eat too many fruits and then the calories pile up and apart from the normal way of cooking veggies, I relied on pasta and cheese for meals,,,,big mistake too much cheese = too high fat content. <BR> looking forward to sharing with you and learning from you all. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:17:40 EST Layered Vegetable Torte Here's a link to Mark Bittman's Layered Vegetable Torte. It's the perfect thing to make with peak of harvest veggies. To keep it vegan, either omit the cheese or use a vegan version. <link><BR>minirex.html?ref=dining </link> You can use the same ingredients to make his Ratatouille. Here's a video <link><BR>atatouille/ </link> with some great advice about eggplant. Even more interesting is this recipe for Not Your Us... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:43:35 EST 21 day vegan kick start its here again, the 21 day vegan kick start <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ename=21day_vegan_kickstart </link> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:16:22 EST why we eat junk food here is another is this you, I know it is me I fell off the wagon and am having a hard tyime catching much less getting back on. what do you think. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>y-food-think-about-health-when-faced-w<BR>ith-tough-decisions.html </link> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:43:19 EST New to the group!!! Hi all. I am new to the group. I am not new to the vegetarian way of life. I love to eat veggies and fruits. I am also cutting out grains from my diet too. I am trying it mainly for health reasons. I have lots of stomach isues. I am not big meat or eggs fan. I can live without them. <BR> So, if anyone has any tips or tricks for keeping up with this lifestyle please let me know. I can use all the help I can get. I need to keep up with my protein. I am always in low side. <BR> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:55:19 EST more on chicken Thank you for your responses about chicken now I want to ask a similar question but lets say this applies to any animal. Would you eat it if you knew for a fact that it was humanely raised, proper food, allowed its natural life style, no drugs of any kind and humanly killed. I might but I don't think I would because I haven't had anything in so long it no loner is appetizing. I recently had some fish that didn't seem as good as it was. Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:32:40 EST vegetable main course recipes I would like to have some meatless dishes in my diet. I am on a low carb diet so I can't have beans etc Does anyone have some main course dishes that use only vegetables like stews or gratins? Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:40:14 EST vegetairan doesn't mean starvation some people I know think that because I choose to eat this way, I'm starving my self to death. If that were the case, wouldnt I be skin and bones by now??? This is what I think to my self. But by know means is this the case. I seem to be eating way more then my share most days, but have found that I'm finely getting back on track. It does amaze me though that some how peoples concept of vegans and vegetarians is so far off some times. They think that the food is just blah, veggies and fruit a... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 16:53:23 EST do you still eat chicken do you still eat chicken, here is something to think about, this is from an other team put out by PETA <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g/Top-10-Reasons-Not-to-Eat-Chickens.aspx </link> Fri, 5 Aug 2011 14:00:01 EST I'm intrigued... I've been vegetarian a long time and vegan for more than a year and a half, but I'm fairly new to Spark, so I'm surrounding myself with as much Spark vegan support as possible. The description of this group is what led me to join--I am definitely looking for more vegan meal ideas and I'm happy to share whatever information I might have that someone else can use. <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:03:11 EST My name is Summer. Hello! <BR> <BR> I have been a vegetarian for about two weeks! <BR> I feel very good,wonderful in fact! <BR> <BR> Summer <em>267</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 04:17:47 EST is this you is this you it is me, I have been off track and need to get back bad <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l-food-perhaps-its-time-to-grow-up.html </link> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:55:33 EST need gluten free vegan lunch ideas! My son and husband are both lactose intolerant, vegetarian (they do eat eggs but no dairy), and gluten intolerant. I am stuck for lunch ideas... we do Sunshine Burgers alot on gluten free buns, but other than that, we are pretty much stuck on peanut butter and jelly on overpriced gluten free bread. It seems like most of the mock meats like tofurkey all have wheat gluten. <BR> <BR> As for me, I am stuck on lunches- I am vegan and not doing gluten free. I am tired of hummus sandwiches and... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 08:32:33 EST broad bean/fava bean recipes Hi guys! I have some frozen broad beans that I want to use, but not exactly sure what to do with them. Does anybody have any good recipes I should try? Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:52:25 EST juicing Hi are there any juicers here, I just started and read that melon rinds are good to juice, has any body done this Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:24:02 EST steroids did you know steroid use is illegal, could have fooled me the way the meat industry dumps them into the meat supply to the point it is increasing the growth rate of those eating meat. This never occurred to me till I read it in another group recently Sun, 3 Jul 2011 14:09:18 EST power of food I found this in disease proof website, this shows you that food can be better medicine <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ation-type-i-diabetic-reaches-age-90.html </link> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:44:14 EST Hello Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Charissa, I've been vegetarian for about four years now. I just found this group and thought it might be a great resource to find/share recipes. Lately I feel like I've fallen into a bit of a rut with cooking and seeking inspiration. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 21:03:35 EST Hey !! Lets buddy up! I am not new to the dieting or wieght loss world. Infact, I remember it being a part of my life even more than my husband or mom :( However, this time I am doing few things differently. I have a end date in mind but the mission does not expire there if goals are not met. Second, I am taking it slow and not letting dieting and weight loss control my life. I wanna do it in a fun and easy way. Cheating and spiking is allowed in a controlled and responsible way. <BR> About myself, I am 32 years ... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:17:52 EST Breakfast for vegans. My fiance is getting really tired of the food I have been making. I have been making eggs nearly every day for breakfast but would like to try to eat more like a vegan instead. I have already cut milk, we will cut cheese next week but other than that I don't really know what to make for breakfast. I know we can do oatmeal or cereal with almond milk but other than that I don't know. Any suggestions?? Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:28:12 EST Hi everyone :) Hello, my name is Miranda and I'm 22! I live in Omaha, Nebraska. I just converted to vegetarianism after eating meat my entire life. I've been veggie for close to three weeks now and feel better than I have in my entire life. I never realized that after eating meat the reason I was feeling so bad was because of the meat itself, not because of anything else! <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting everyone and getting some awesome tips and additional recipes to stockpile on! <BR> <BR> Have a gre... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:01:47 EST Do you have problems getting iron? I'm not vegetarian or vegan. I just don't eat red meat and only eat meat a 2-3 times per week (mostly fish). I read here because I eat a lot of vegetarian cuisine. My question- I've been tracking my iron on the nutrition tracker and realize I really don't get enough at all (which would explain why I'm constantly tired). I'm sure some of you have had this problem...what do you do about it? I eat plenty of iron rich veggies and eggs but I guess the lack of red meat really makes a differenc... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 03:42:55 EST Goals Hi do you use goals and rewards in your weight loss/health journey Sun, 19 Jun 2011 00:37:57 EST best part of weight oss Hi I found this in another team and had to share, what is the best part of weight loss for you For me it is a healthy BP and cholesterol level. No more meds and being told I look good Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:49:09 EST Long time Veggie, New member here! I've been a vegetarian the entire time I gained weight (there's hardly any meat in dessert!). I am now a vegetarian trying to lose weight. If you're interested, I blogged my sordid tale here: <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=42<BR>32678 </link> <BR> Looking forward to meeting you guys! Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:41:21 EST aging many of the signs of aging like heat disease and high cholesterol are poor diet not aging, here is what disease proof says <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pressure-almost-20-of-young-adults-hav<BR>e-hypertension.html </link> Thu, 9 Jun 2011 20:29:23 EST Vegan wannabe Hello! I'm technically not a vegan or vegetarian, but I really love vegan cooking. <BR> <BR> My current challenge in eating vegan is the amount and cost of shopping that it takes. I tend to get in "food jags" where I eat the same things as well, and then I get tired of it. <BR> <BR> My dh is a huge meat lover and that poses a bit of a challenge as well. <BR> <BR> I've recently gone off the weight loss/calorie limit wagon and thought getting back in touch with my love of vegan food ... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 11:08:45 EST power plate The USDA is supporting the power plate, this replaces the food pyramid but is vegetarian. Here is the article <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ood_plate.html </link> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 01:11:58 EST Pork and beans Anyone have a tasty 'pork' and beans recipe out there??? Tue, 31 May 2011 11:01:35 EST Hey hey! My name is Miranda and I'm from B.C. I've been a vegetarian for about 2 and a half years now with no (known) slip-ups. Who knows what the waiters put in your food :P <BR> <BR> I also abstain from dairy almost all of the time; it wreaks havoc on my body so it just isn't worth it, usually. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to be here! :) Fri, 27 May 2011 02:42:16 EST Do you stick to your spark calorie range? In all my research about being vegan, alot of people say that you do not need to count calories if living a vegan and in some cases vegetarian lifestyle to lose weight, and some go as far to say that counting the calories will inhibit weight loss. I was wondering if you guys go off of spark peoples calorie recommendations, or do you track your food for nutrients only? Thu, 26 May 2011 17:53:37 EST Scared of a new recipe So I have been craving chicken salad now that the warm weather has arrived and concocted a mock chicken salad recipe with all the regular fixing in it i like but for the chicken i cubed up tofu and sprinkled it with poultry seasoning to try and get the 'effect', however i am scared to death to try it. Of course, I am scared that i won't like but that is nothing new and okay with problem is i am intimated by the TOFU! I know that sounds crazy, but this is my first time using it an... Thu, 26 May 2011 11:54:35 EST tortillas Hi does anybody have a simple tortilla recipe, using whole wheat or corn flour and not much salt, the one I can find in the store are very high in sodium Fri, 20 May 2011 02:18:52 EST New to the group and the lifestyle Hi all. I am new to the group and also new to the vegetarian/vegan way of life. I am trying it mainly for health reasons. I am about 25 pounds overweight and just feel "drained" all the time. I am hoping by eating better I will have more energy and lose the weight. I have been reading the book 21 Day Kickstart and have found the information in it very intriguing. <BR> <BR> So, if anyone has any tips or tricks for keeping up with this lifestyle please let me know. I can use all the help... Thu, 19 May 2011 06:51:07 EST Watch out for this ingredient! You guys are probably all over this, and I would hope it doesn't appear in products clearly labled "Vegetarian" or "Vegan," but I had never heard of this until yesterday. This is both funny and totally gross. Jamie Oliver on David Letterman: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-oliver-talks-about-beaver-anal-gland-<BR>castoreum-in-our-food/ </link> Wed, 18 May 2011 19:14:18 EST New to the group Hello all...a little about me, short ant of 3 soon to be 4 (in october) and been trying to become healthier via a vegetarian life style. I love to cook but kindof became lost once meat was gone from all the recipes. I bought several cookbook but nothing is worse the spending the time and money making something new and it is awful and stuck with a salad and pb&j again. So excited to try some mingle with you all and have some taste tested approved recipes! I have branched out a... Wed, 18 May 2011 11:33:03 EST proper protein intake Hi I have read many questions about how much protein should you get, I found this in one such discussion posted by imvegan. hope this is helpful <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rement.html </link> Tue, 17 May 2011 22:24:38 EST How do I get more protein? Hi, I just recently made the switch to vegetarianism. <BR> It makes me feel like I have more energy, but... <BR> As I am tracking what I eat in the Nutrition Tracker, I always fall short on protein. <BR> <BR> I try to eat tofu every day, but it doesn't seem enough unless I eat a whole 400g block. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if you guys had suggestions regarding how to get a great amount of daily protein in, especially from tofu. Aside from beans, are there other protein-rich foods that are... Tue, 17 May 2011 01:18:55 EST New Here Hi gang! I've considered myself a "part-time" vegetarian for quite some time now. I don't eat meat very often, but I'm looking to slowly make my way into the vegan lifestyle. I'm hoping this team will help me do that. Mon, 9 May 2011 03:24:57 EST Anyone used Hemp Protein Powder? Just wondering if anyone has tried this. My husband has been using a Soy product and wants to try the hemp powder so I am open to any input!!!!! <BR> Thanks <BR> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:24:22 EST mayonnaise I am terribly addicted to mayonnaise that being said I now eat vegenaise which is lower in fat but still high. Does anybody know of a substitute for mayonnaise or creamy salad dressings that are low fat other than tofu. I am avoiding soy <BR> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:50:57 EST freedom is this country turning communist, it would seem so take action <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n/public/?action_KEY=6403 </link> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:56:18 EST whats your eating style does this article sound familiar, is it you. I know I fall in there <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ation-eating-occasions-revisited.html </link> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:46:53 EST inherited junk food addiction is a child born a junk food addict, read this and see what you think <BR> <BR> <link><BR>y-pregnancy-children-may-inherit-their<BR>-mothers-diets.html </link> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:41:09 EST freedom of information as of know supplement and food producers can't make health clams for food or supplements, this may change that so you will be informed, what do you think <link><BR>ch_nutritional_science.html </link> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:23:56 EST udate to sb31 lets hope this passes <BR> <BR> <link><BR>eedom_North_Carolina.html </link> Thu, 7 Apr 2011 12:48:32 EST is this still America Is this still America land of three or USSR <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>olina_health_freedom.html </link> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 13:18:07 EST GMO cows milk human look at what is coming for new mothers <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e/geneticmodification/8423536/Genetica<BR>lly-modified-cows-produce-human-milk.html </link> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 00:44:40 EST what next they will never stop <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ractice_licensing.html </link> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:08:39 EST DR. Esselstyn imvegan posted this in another team I am sharing here <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 11:24:16 EST fat free how do you eat fat free or low fat, so many recipes have oil or other fats in them Sat, 2 Apr 2011 02:31:39 EST non GMO farmers <link><BR>lawsuit.html </link> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 12:37:25 EST what is natural in food read this; <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-food-manufacturing-b500862?utm_source<BR>=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campa<BR>ign=newsletter_20110330&utm_term=continue1 </link> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 23:10:29 EST Longtime Vegetarian in Arkansas Howdy folks! I've been a vegetarian for over 30 years and you'd think that would make me fit and healthy. An addiction to cheese keeps me from being that healthy person and I have sworn not to have it in my house anymore. I've been toying with WW for quite some time and decided I needed to switch plans. I look forward to seeing how Spark will work for me! Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:02:18 EST vegan tips Hi I found this in another group posted by sunnyh99 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ips-for-new-vegans#disqus_thread </link> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:24:12 EST senior skier will you be this active when you are 100 years old <link><BR>508n&tag=cbsnewsSectionsArea.2 </link> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:18:48 EST its the berries see34 what berries can do for you <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pressure-berries-help-keep-blood-press<BR>ure-down.html </link> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:46:04 EST Ho hum hummus I love hummus and I use it for a dip and as a sandwich spread. Anyone have any other ideas? Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:58:09 EST vegan crab rangoon? Anyone have any ideas/recipes for vegan "crab" rangoon? <BR> <BR> This is LITERALLY the only thing I really crave that I cannot find anywhere! I have never even heard of people making it vegan! I used to make a semi-healthy baked version at home (when I ate seafood) but it sure wasn't very tasty. There is something about that fried, creamy, greasy goodness that just appeals to me! <BR> <BR> I would assume that you could use vegan cream cheese, maybe vegan sour cream, green onions, wontons ... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:11:08 EST prossed foods and zoos Hi check this out from diseaseproof, humans are not the only ones that die of heart disease: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>orillas-need-greens-not-processed-food<BR>.html </link> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:08:42 EST Sharing my Vegetarian Ragout Recipe Just wanted to share this with you all. It's not exactly a ragout, but I wasn't' sure what else to call it <em>246</em> It was really yummy though! <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1536419 </link> <BR> If you try it, I hope you like it! <em>247</em> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:21:36 EST HFCS commercial Hi I saw a disgusting HFCS commercial, a very healthy looking woman was touting HFCS as great, why the big fuss it is no different than any other sugar, what rot Sat, 12 Mar 2011 17:46:48 EST what meat can cause his is what over consumtion of meat can cause <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-red-meat-consumption-increases-ischem<BR>ic-stroke-risk.html </link> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 18:54:19 EST Help!!! Transitioning from Veggie to Vegan.... Hello. I am in the process of transforming from veggie to vegan. I am learning now to eat veggies without fat, salt cheese and they aren't appealing. I am not eating salads because the low calorie "store bought" dressings aren't appealing. I put them in smoothies with fruit and get my greens that way. Any tasty (and quick) ideas that you could recommend to help me get more veggies in? Do you think I will get used to and actually like the plain and sometimes earthy tastes (ex. kale) of plain v... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 09:22:41 EST B-12 Roundup Hey All! <BR> <BR> Newbie here, so sorry if this has been posted before. <BR> <BR> Do you guys take B-12 supplements or do you use Red Star Nutritional Yeast? Or do you get your B-12 some other way? <BR> <BR> Personally, I love the taste of 'nooch, but I'm wondering if it is the best way to get my B-12. I know that the liver stores the vitamin for a long time, so we don't need a lot of it, but I'm wondering if a supplement would be better. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 7 Mar 2011 13:08:41 EST Heals? i always though the more water you drank the better your heals were? mine use to crack and look tenable no mater how much i would drink. being a guy i finely worked up the courang to go get a pedicure!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> well ever since i have not eaten meat my heals have done a 360 degree turn and are looking a lot better. <BR> is this related to no meat? Mon, 7 Mar 2011 11:17:07 EST Newbie Here! <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa. I've officially started my Vegetarian/Vegan Lifestyle TODAY! Yeah! Every since I was little, I never liked the taste or texture of meat. Matter of fact, I didn't like looking at it. Once I got a older and in Middle School, I started looking into the Vegetarian Lifestyle. At the time, it wasn't right for me. Now, I'm in College(20 now). What really drew the final straw was this past Thanksgiving when my Mom was cleaning the Turkey and taking out t... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 16:57:12 EST my vegan blog Hey all! New to this group. I have a public vegan blog where I post recipes I've created, found and tried and things that look good. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> enjoy! Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:37:38 EST I'm here... :o) Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Ria and I'm at the starting line again. I'm excited about the challenge and look forward to the Spark community being a part of my journey. <BR> <BR> I welcome meeting new people, sharing experiences or just being there to listen/offer encouragment when needed. So feel free to stop by and say Howdy! <BR> <BR> Hugs...Ria Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:25:06 EST SparkPeople Generated Vegetarian Meal Plan NOT Veg I was quite shocked to see Yoplait make an appearance on my recommended plan this morning. I am clearly marked as a vegetarian and Yoplait Light is not vegetarian - neither is regular Yoplait. <BR> Yoplait Light yogurt contains kosher gelatin. Regular gelatin is made by boiling the bones, skin and tendons of animals, usually cows or horses. Kosher gelatin, by comparsion, is made from beef skin or fish bones - needless to say, that is NOT vegetarian. As much as I enjoy this site, I was surpris... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:50:20 EST hello just joining I'm weird, I can't eat meat like an intolerance and have never been able to but I love cheese and dairy. Anyways, nice to meet all of you and hope your having good luck. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:25:26 EST What is your Fav cook book? the one i like my first is The Happy Herbivore <BR> next for me to look at is Vickies Vegan kitchen Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:35:58 EST New to the team Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> New to the team but not new to spark! Looking forward to meeting you all! Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:01:25 EST Snack Ideas I am still trying to find my way eating Vegan (and hating to cook... not a good combo) and need some snack ideas... besides grabbing a piece of fruit or a veggie. <BR> <BR> I'd appreciate any suggestions... <em>30</em> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 20:00:04 EST no more organic The USDA has oked genetically modified crops, read this: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>etically-engineered-sugarbeets-kiss-or<BR>ganic-goodbye/ </link> Tue, 8 Feb 2011 17:13:55 EST Tempeh and Tofu help I love both tempeh and tofu, but have problems cooking them at home. I'm not really sure how to best prepare tempeh, and no matter how much I press tofu (even firm) it still comes out a mushy mess. Any help would be much appreciated! Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:47:45 EST GMOS this is bad, how can we get healthy food take action against this <BR> <BR> <link><BR>gulates-genetically-engineered-alfalfa<BR>-it-is-time-to-demand-congressional-he<BR>arings-action-alert/ </link> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 22:38:38 EST Newbie to this team Hi all! <BR> <BR> My name is Cathy and I am looking to incorporate more of a vegetarian diet into my lifestyle. <BR> I joined Spark People last October and have enjoyed it thoroughly. I lost a significant amount of weight the first 6 weeks, then came the holidays followed by this insane winter. Needless to say, I have put most of the weight back on. I have always been interested in the vegetarian diet because I love all kinds of veggies, legumes, beans, etc. Any suggestions on what brands an... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 20:24:03 EST New here!! Hi everyone! I am new to sparkpeople today! I am 41 year old wife and mother of 2 teenage children recently diagnosed with type two diabetes. I was vegetarian for many years, a vegan with McDougall for about a year in my past! I am currently not even vegetarian but I want to slowly move back into that direction. As far as weight I have about 60 - 75 pounds I want to lose! I hoe I get a lot out of this site and i am so excited that my diabetic nutrition coach recommended it! <em>334</em> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 15:16:44 EST betrayed <link><BR>ticle_22449.cfm </link> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:49:24 EST this is terrible <link><BR>ticle_22449.cfm </link> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:18:52 EST Support the Fair Farm BIll Here's a link from Food & Water Watch with more info: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>better-food-starts-with-the-farm-bill/ </link> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:08:30 EST chain letters coach J en asked that we do not respond to chain letters, they clog the system. <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> This is just a friendly reminder to please not pass along "chain" type SparkMails or comments on your SparkPage. There's one going around right now about being a beautiful person and passing it along to 3 other people you know. It's nice in theory, but can easily get out of hand. <BR> <BR> I'd ask that you spread the word to prevent things like this from continuing. <BR> <BR> Th... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:56:12 EST Creamy garlicky, sweet potato soup <link><BR>-potato-soup-recipe-creamy-garlicky-an<BR>d-sweet-a331102 </link> <BR> <BR> Cannot stop raving about this soup!!!! Delicious! Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:46:41 EST rice paper rolls I've become a fan of rice paper rolls. Easier to make than you might think, they look great great and are very versatile. <BR> <BR> Firstly, ROLLING. There are 3 basic shapes. <BR> - the 'cigar' shape is made like this: <link><BR>_of_month_ricepaper.htm </link> <BR> - the 'parcel' shape is made in a similar fashion, BUT start with a square rather rectangular gob of filling and roll up each side equally <BR> - the 'open' style is made like the cigar, but... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:39:50 EST New to the team Hi all, I am Georgia, and I'm new to this team. I am a vegan for almost two years (veganniversary on Jan 31!) and I've been on Sparkpeople for almost one year. I love cooking, and I just found this team after being on the general veggie/vegan team since day one of my spark-journey. Looking forward to some recipe sharing! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:48:06 EST New Here!!! Hi all, my name is Suman and I am mostly vegetarian, although I do on occasion eat chicken. Since i watched FOOD INC. That was it for me. I am gluten, eggs, soy, dairy and 90% Sugar free. I joined this team to get some idea for new recipes. I love to cook and try new recipes all the time. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 06:21:57 EST Saying hello! Just wanted to introduce myself. I've been a vegetarian for going on ten years and am excited to find a group on here! I'm fairly new to the online community at SP and am looking forward to learning more healthy tips! Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:29:05 EST Hi All Hi all, my name is Kat and I am mostly vegetarian, although I do on occasion eat pepperoni on pizza, or bacon for breakfast. My problem is that every diet I see has a ton of meat recipes, but not many veggie ones. I joined this team so I could lose weight and be healthy with veggie dishes. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:28:59 EST Newbie on Board Hello! I've decided I want to cut back on meat and eat more of a vegetarian meal plan. I plan to eat meatless meals at least 5-6 days per week. I just don't feel like eating much meat anymore and I can tell how much better I feel when I eat more fruits and veggies. I'd like to get some great tips and recipes here. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 02:14:52 EST New to the forum! Could use some simple recipes! Hi all! <BR> <BR> I cut out meat two years ago, and I've consequently gained about 25 pounds since then. I know the culprit - ME! I am an entry level cook, and my main dishes have consisted of casseroles, pastas, stir fries, Mexican-influenced dishes, and sandwhiches galore. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to incorporate more fresh vegetables in my diet, but I'm also looking for some more recipes that I might be able to handle on my own. Simple, healthy, and the less ingredients the better! Don't be... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 09:45:42 EST Can we make a list of superfoods? Hi all!!!!! I have so missed engaging with everyone.. I hope everyone is doing great! <BR> <BR> Just thinking, can we all make a list of "superfoods"? Personally, I think it would be encouraging to see a list and try to cook with these super ingredients more often. Lord knows I need it after the holiday season. :) <BR> <BR> I am pretty sure we can categorize ALL veggies as superfoods... but I am referring to those super-dee-duper foods! <BR> <BR> Off the top of my head.... <BR> Quinoa ... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 22:21:51 EST Here I go again Hello all - <BR> <BR> Like many others I've been an off and on vegetarian over the years. Last year I did a 21 day vegan challenge with PCRM and felt better for it; however, living in a fast food culture I resumed old habits. PCRM ( is starting another session on 1/3/11 and I've signed on. I'm looking to this group for support beyond the 21 days. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 16:14:16 EST 2011 what are your goals for 2011 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:20:31 EST 2010 What have you accomplished in 2010 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:20:02 EST Websites and Blogs I thought it would be fun to share websites and blogs we've found useful. These are two sites I discovered today <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:33:06 EST Flavorful, Fast, Fun - HELP! I'm a student vegetarian in an apartment. I cook for one, sometimes two people. <BR> <BR> I need some help finding recipes that are flavorful and fast. I can only go to the store about 1/wk so spinach rots by the end of the week, sometimes within a day of buying it. <BR> I am really sick of eating the same stuff every night and most importantly, after 3 years in an apartment and 7 years of being vegetarian I STILL DON'T KNOW HOW TO COOK. I mean. I know the methods of cooking, but I don't ha... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 23:30:53 EST cast iron! Happy Holidays everyone! <BR> <BR> And Merry Christmas to me! I got a cast iron skillet! <BR> <BR> Why cast iron? You may already know that Teflon and its cousins are notoriously bad for you and banned in some European counties. I can't use it, it gives me severe headaches. So I've been content with using my frying pans and never making perfect pancakes. <BR> <BR> This year I received a cast iron skillet! Lodge Cast Iron skillets are pre-seasoned and according to their website its pr... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:30:22 EST FOOD TYRANNY the food safety bill passed, look at what it does for us <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ty_bill_American_farmers.html </link> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:08:35 EST Inexpensive vegan finger foods please I am hosting a Christmas party and I need some great ideas on some easy to make or buy finger foods that are inexpensive for my niece who is vegan. Thank you! Fri, 17 Dec 2010 08:36:45 EST is this you does this happen to you I know it does me <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ation-is-pleasing-grandma-ruining-your<BR>-health.html </link> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:53:30 EST addictions what addictions did your or do you struggle with as a vegetarian/vegan Sun, 12 Dec 2010 16:31:46 EST mushrooms! This winter/fall I've been craving mushrooms! Will anyone share with me their favorite vegan/vegetarian recipes with mushrooms as one of the main ingredients? <BR> <BR> So far I've been incorporating them into soups and stirfrys, and just having portabello burgers. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:07:51 EST food matters check out this video <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:16:49 EST food matters check out this video <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:10:19 EST finally did something big brother finally did something right, at least it is a big step in the right direction, read what DR Barnard has to say about it <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.gx=1&.tm=1285454519&.rand=a5t2gvd4aie<BR>vt#_pg=showMessage&sMid=1&&filterBy=&.<BR>rand=1951130057&midIndex=1&mid=1_39785<BR>_AFcWw0MAAIQATQD%2FOwxDREnrwew&fromId=<BR><BR>0418_AE0Ww0MAAM0%2FTQEHRgE6Zh0jrMc,1_3<BR>9785_AFcWw0MAAIQATQD%2FOwxDREnrwew,1_3<BR>9143_AFcXw0... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 12:00:42 EST FOOD TYRANNY This bill needs to be stopped or our healthy way of life will end <link><BR>ty_bill_FDA.html </link> Thu, 9 Dec 2010 03:18:30 EST Vegucating Robin Robin Quivers from the Howard Stern show is a vegan, and now she has an online cooking show with Gavan Murphy. Here's the first episode. You can sign up on the website to get alerts for when the episodes come out. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Gavan's link to the recipes <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 2 Dec 2010 12:26:14 EST Talia Fuhrman The daughter of the author of eat to live wrote this, it is a reminder of what being vegan mean for our environment <BR> <BR> <link><BR>living-the-environmental-consequences-<BR>of-our-dietary-choices.html </link> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:57:24 EST Just introducing myself... Hi everyone. I've been a member of spark people for almost a month now and a member of this team almost as long. I'm just finally introducing myself though. I am not a vegetarian myself (I eat fish and poultry) but I really want to cut down on the amount of chicken I eat and think it's important to add in more vegetarian options. I'm here to get more inspiration to eat less meat and find some good recipes. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:16:36 EST raw for life check out this clip from the documentary raw for life <BR> <BR> <link><BR>010.html </link> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 20:23:01 EST whats your name mean I thought it would be interesting to share what our user names mean. Mine kokoek9 is the name of my wifes previous dog kokoe. this is a different spelling of coho as in coho Alaska. The do was part Siberian husky and she wanted an indian name just added the k9 because she was a dog and it stuck Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:56:34 EST do plant foods cure cancer read here to find out <BR> <BR> <link><BR>re.html </link> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 02:11:00 EST SIMPLY RAW check this out <BR> <BR><BR>cial.html Fri, 12 Nov 2010 20:48:56 EST Cleanse Have any of you ever tried a "cleanse"? If so what did you follow? Did it work? Any comments on the process. I was thinking about trying one but wanted some feedback first. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:29:35 EST Mike Adams check out this interview <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ge_id=32 </link> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 21:47:38 EST genetically engineered beets take a look then take action <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ed-foods-and-new-action-alert/ </link> Tue, 9 Nov 2010 23:40:59 EST pumpkin/squash seeds I am trying to dry some pumpkin/squash seeds, how do you separate the seeds from the slime Tue, 9 Nov 2010 01:26:44 EST power vegans <link> nt/10_46/b4203103862097.htm </link> Mon, 8 Nov 2010 19:28:29 EST What to do with Tofu Ok so I decided that I would eat some tofu, but I don't know what I want to do with it. It is a package of extra firm and I thought cooking it up spicy and maybe in a sandwich would be fantastic. Do you all have any suggestions? <em>180</em> Mon, 8 Nov 2010 11:28:59 EST question of the day 11/8 for to days question I took one from eat to live. what can people taste that animals can't Mon, 8 Nov 2010 01:59:53 EST David Wolfe check this video out <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ge_id=85 </link> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 21:09:40 EST question is corn a veggie or a grain, what do you think Sat, 6 Nov 2010 18:58:49 EST Eat to Live Check out this video by the author of Eat to Live, DR. Joel Fuhrman. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ge_id=28 </link> Thu, 4 Nov 2010 15:08:42 EST to fat to fight who ifs go to protect the US if the obesity rate continues, read this <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ght.html </link> Thu, 4 Nov 2010 00:59:34 EST favorite kitchen appliance Hi I am going to try the question of the day again, if any body has any ideas for questions send me a sparks mail. Now for todays question <BR> <BR> favorite kitchen appliance and favorite kitchen utensil Tue, 2 Nov 2010 23:06:49 EST Crock Pot Recipes It is that time of year. <em>258</em> I am searchign out healthy and hearty recipes for the crock pot. Maybe we can share our favorite recipes? Mon, 1 Nov 2010 17:29:55 EST raw food checkout this video <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>og_prm=6465 </link> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 14:16:59 EST Vegetarian in training Hello I am new to the team and am trying to work out how to become a vegetarian. I know it isn't rocket science, but it sure does feel like it. I have spent lots of time at need more inspiration any help you all can provide would be welcome <em>213</em> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 13:57:29 EST Needed this reminder... I just received my digest email for this team and it couldn't have been better timing. I JUST recommitted myself (not even an hour ago) to not only vegetarian eating, but eating cleanly and getting back on track with Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Gotta love how connected SP makes you, so when you fall off the wagon, it's so easy to hop right back on with so much help from other Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Thanks. :) Sun, 31 Oct 2010 01:54:25 EST biodiversity I thought this was interesting, what do you think <BR> <BR> <link><BR>opia-biodiversity-b469027?utm_source=n<BR>ewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaig<BR>n=newsletter_20101029&utm_term=continue1 </link> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:40:50 EST crock pot Hi can you fix rice in a crock pot Thu, 28 Oct 2010 23:11:41 EST Vita-Mix Blender Looking for some Spark People to join my Vita-Mix blender group, Share recipes and such. Thanks so much! <BR> <BR> I Made the most amazing smoothie this morning, With carrots in it!!! Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:19:30 EST Orthorexia Nervosa check out this article from DE Kim what do you think <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l </link> Sun, 24 Oct 2010 19:42:38 EST