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3/31/14 11:46 P

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I have heard of that book ALIAKAIS. The one thing that has stopped me from attempting to make cheese is shelf like. I eat it so rarely and from what I have seen it lasts about 3 weeks. If that is true most of it would be wasted.



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3/31/14 6:21 P

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I recommend checking out "vegan artisan cheese". It's a great cookbook that helps you make at home cheeses that taste WAY better than the processed ones at the store and can work well in a lot of vegetarian dishes that call for cheese. I've got problems eating casein, so I started making artisan cheeses from that book to fill in the gap. That said, emoticon

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3/31/14 12:44 P

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That is my issue I cant have cheese I have a sensitivity but I love Cheddar. I have found a cream cheese that is Vegan form the UK which is Excellent you can find in your supper market in the allergy section

I also want to make sure the substitutes I find are natural no chemicals that can be hard
Sunwarrier has a protein powder that is raw Vegan and if you have it with unsweetened almond milk if bring your protein level up high... Taste Great

I know when I stick to eating as a vegan my body and brain feels so much lighter. For me I have major food sensitivities, vegan is everything I can eat with out issue


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3/31/14 3:11 A

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Cheese seems to be the most common food that people find hard to give up , me included . In The UK , I find lots of cheese substitutes that are actually very good and get them from Goodness Direct or Vegusto and even Tesco sell a soy cheese that is nice.
I constantly harp on about the cruelty of the dairy industry and agree that ,to my mind , it is equal in horror to eating meat.

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3/30/14 8:59 P

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I, too, have found cheese to be the most difficult to give up and dairy in general because it seems to be EVERYWHERE. Hidden in junk food and part of so many recipes and dishes...however I also feel it is the most cruel because we are taking babies from their moms to either be slaughtered in a few weeks or sent to the same fate as their mothers.

To me, and I know 99% will disagree, dairy is worse than meat itself. I am proud to say, however, that I have completed day 7 of absolutely no dairy and hope to complete years of no dairy from now on. Good luck in your journey!

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3/30/14 8:13 P

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Cheese is my last item. I don't eat it often but its not 100% out of my diet. My cheese consumption is mostly as a binder in some of my favorite childhood dishes that my mom loves to make for me. At home I don't use cheese. I would love to be able to find a vegan cheese that I like but haven't had any luck.

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3/30/14 3:54 P

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3/29/14 10:40 P

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Yes that is what I understand to be so. Multiply that by an average family of 4 and that makes a sizable number . If only we could end all animal suffering . By doing our bit we ARE making a big difference though . A vegan diet is by far the best choice for our bodies as well.
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3/29/14 10:11 P

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I read somewhere that a vegan diet saves the lives of 60 animals a year.

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3/29/14 8:35 P

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I admire your determination and wish you well on your journey . It is quite an adventure and one I know you will enjoy especially when you know you will be saving not one but many animals as you tread your vegan path. I am 76 now and have campaigned against cruelty to animals all my adult life . Together we can make a difference and make this a kinder life one step at a time.
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3/29/14 6:06 P

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Thank you! I know from watching a few horrific videos and reading a few horrific articles, how cruel the dairy industry truly is as well as the egg industry and meat industry in general. My heart goes beyond animals we use and eat to the animals in zoos, aquariums, circuses, labs, fur industry and the countless homeless and abused domestic pets. I am hoping this one small change to veganism can count to save at least one animal.

It is also my hope that more people will become educated, like I did, to the true story behind our food and choose to adopt a kind diet.

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3/29/14 1:57 P

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Way to go! It took me five years to finally go vegan.

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3/29/14 1:17 P

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Good for you and congratulations . The decision to go vegan is one of the best you have ever made. Yes it is hard to ditch the dairy to begin with but if gets easier particularly when you know how the Mother cow suffers over the loss of her beautiful baby just so we humans can steal the milk intended for that beautiful baby . That baby is not only stolen from her but mostly killed to make veal meat, glue , calf skin leather and gelatine. It is Mothers day tomorrow here in the UK and I will light a candle to honour all Mothers including the Mothers who are forced to sacrifice their beautiful babies for the sake of butter and cheese and lattes which we can ALL do without . Thank you for joining the Kind life.

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I am choosing a vegan diet (still transitioning) because I want to live cruelty-free. I have been ashamed and horrified at the ways animals are treated and believe if everyone were more educated about where our food comes from and the horrific conditions that exist, more people would choose to go vegan.

It is certainly tough, and dairy is one of the toughest to give up, but I have been dairy-free for 6 days now and not surprisingly, I am feeling alot better as well. I am still stuck on eggs and am working to rid them from my diet.

We are also focused on cruelty-free products outside of food. I have started to look for cleaning and personal care products that are cruelty free as I want to extend kindness to ALL animals.

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