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post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by MaverickMother View Post

Hi, Anna
What's an older mother? You were old when you had them, or you are old now? I was 36 when I had my son, officially classed as an older mother, but I don't feel like it!
I am so grossed out by meat, dairy, bee puke etc, that I have not fallen off the wagon. The very thought of eating something that comes from an animal really repulses me, so I guess I have it easy! smile.gif I subscribe to various vegan groups and activists on Facebook, it all reiterates what I feel and know, maybe that will help you? I actually forget that we are a minority! smile.gif
 

I do not know Anna's definition, but I consider myself an 'older mother' because I had my children at age 40.

 

As for falling off the wagon...I've never eaten meat, poultry or fish since becoming veggie...but I do fall off the vegan wagon whenever I try to switch from l/o veggie to vegan.

post #22 of 43

I haven't been coming to MDC too much lately. It seems that all the boards/forums I like are getting less and less traffic for some reason. But I am here now .

 

I am Cheryl 33 year old SAHM to 3 boys 8, 5 1/2, and 1 1/2. We are vegetarian but DH has a dairy intolerance and can only eat very limited amounts of egg so he is mostly vegan and most family meals are vegan.

post #23 of 43

Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back.

 

I guess I feel older, because I had my children in my late 30's, but that was almost 20 years ago.  So I'm in my 50's.  Old enough to be some of you all's mom.  LOL

 

My hat is off to you

 

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Originally Posted by MaverickMother View Post

Hi, Anna
What's an older mother? You were old when you had them, or you are old now? I was 36 when I had my son, officially classed as an older mother, but I don't feel like it!
I am so grossed out by meat, dairy, bee puke etc, that I have not fallen off the wagon. The very thought of eating something that comes from an animal really repulses me, so I guess I have it easy! smile.gif I subscribe to various vegan groups and activists on Facebook, it all reiterates what I feel and know, maybe that will help you? I actually forget that we are a minority! smile.gif
 

I should read a new health/vegan book or something.......sorta of re-start my engine.

 

Thanks for your response.

post #24 of 43

from  dbsam 

I do not know Anna's definition, but I consider myself an 'older mother' because I had my children at age 40.  As for falling off the wagon...I've never eaten meat, poultry or fish since becoming veggie...but I do fall off the vegan wagon whenever I try to switch from l/o veggie to vegan.

 

I also admire you dbsam.....WTG

post #25 of 43

Hi- I have not been a regular on MDC for a while, but I am still checking in here. I am not vegan these days, but I was for 10 years. We are lacto ovo vegetarians, but very conscious of our sources for animal products. Goat farm next store, eggs down the street, make most of our cheese and kefir. :) 

post #26 of 43
Thread Starter 

(Just wanted to let you know, I'm not gone, my mom had heart surgery last week and I've just been too busy to post.)

post #27 of 43

Catnip - just wanted to say I hope you mom is doing alright as well as the rest of your family.  That's a hard and stressful time.  hug.gif

post #28 of 43

Hi, I'm Sara, 32, and feeling really overwhelmed about what to eat!  I was a vegetarian for a long time then attempted to eat WAPF.  I just felt icky eating all that animal food so I recently went back to being a vegetarian.  I'm also attempting to cut out milk products and eggs.  Both of my kids have food allergies - wheat, milk, eggs, and peanuts.  I can make vegan meals and I can make GF meals but to combine the two is really overwhelming me!  We don't care much for the GF substitues although we have a really good GF bread that we order from FL and it's vegan.  I also try to avoid processed soy so that rules out all the tofu meals.  I'm been perusing some of the GF, soy free vegan blogs for inspiration. 

post #29 of 43

sorry to hear about your mom, catnip. I hope she feels better soon.

 

hi, it's nice to meet everyone. I have been a regular to MDC for a couple of years but am now mostly lurking and sometimes not even that. We are struggling with infertility and this isn't always the best community to spend my spare time with! :)

I used to read here a lot and just wanted to say you are not alone. I've been vegan for almost 10 years now, with a break while living in Japan (not sure if the broth was always veg, for example). my partner eats vegetarian food only. I am currently interested in getting back to healthier food, I've been quite the sweets and cake foodie...
 

post #30 of 43

I love this board even though I don't post much. I feel like the ubermeat movement is just one of those things. For a while, vegan/veg was super trendy and a lot of people who might not otherwise have considered it tried it out. Some of those people are staying with it, others are moving on to the next trend. And some longtime veggies might move on, too. I feel sad about it because I feel that credible research shows that eating animals products is not only bad for the animals, but it's bad for humans. I think veggies have every reason to be confident that veggie-rich and not overly processed veg*n diets are health promoting and good for the world. But, what are we going to do? Our culture in a time of recession and self-protectiveness seems to be going through a bit of a shift toward tradition in general. In better times, more progressive ideas (like veganism) will be stronger again. But old cultural habits (like eating animals) die hard!

 

I'm about to turn 35, been veggie since I was 8, and vegan for 8 years. My husband is vegan at home but sometimes vegetarian at work. My 3 year old is vegan. Lately I've joined Dr. Fuhrman's website for $10 a month and been posting a lot on the boards there, switching from a relatively healthy vegan diet to a nutrient packed diet. It's only been a couple of weeks, but it's had a health impact already on my husband and me.

 

Other than being vegan, I'm SAH and really into waldorf childhood education right now. We have family ties to the middle east and travel there often.

post #31 of 43
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Hi, I'm Sara, 32, and feeling really overwhelmed about what to eat!  I was a vegetarian for a long time then attempted to eat WAPF.  I just felt icky eating all that animal food so I recently went back to being a vegetarian.  I'm also attempting to cut out milk products and eggs.  Both of my kids have food allergies - wheat, milk, eggs, and peanuts.  I can make vegan meals and I can make GF meals but to combine the two is really overwhelming me!  We don't care much for the GF substitues although we have a really good GF bread that we order from FL and it's vegan.  I also try to avoid processed soy so that rules out all the tofu meals.  I'm been perusing some of the GF, soy free vegan blogs for inspiration. 

I am having similar frustrations.  I have been l/o veggie for over twenty years and my children are l/o.  Although I have no true allergies, recently I had food intolerance testing and have been trying to stay away from the severely intolerant items (gluten, dairy, peanuts, corn and oregano).  It has been really difficult.  I cannot even imagine eliminating the moderate intolerances which are such a big part of my daily diet.  I feel much better when I avoid those foods.  When I give up and just eat what I've made for the family (often includes gluten or dairy) my stomach issues return and I feel crummy.

 

Which GF bread do you like?  Is there a GF, and corn free, tortilla you like?  (I do not eat much bread but we eat a lot of tortillas.)

post #32 of 43
Thread Starter 

Schar makes an edible GF vegan bread, but I don't know if it is also corn and/or soy free. Bread is tricky and expensive, we often eat sandwiches made with GF waffles instead, since they are easier to find or make at home.

 

We're not GF, but my daughter's best friend is very sensitive to cross contamination, so we eat GF a lot.  Trying to avoid corn and/or soy too would be hard. Some of our favorite dishes are GF pasta with carmelized onions, roasted, steamed or grilled veggies and a cashew creme sauce; tacos; enchiladas with sweet potatoes, black beans and mole sauce; stirfries with rice and tofu or GF tempeh; curried pumpkin or cauliflower with red lentils and coconut milk over rice or quinoa; and BYO salad rolls - greens, herbs, tofu, sauces, shredded veggies in rice paper wrappers. 

post #33 of 43

Hi Vegan mamas!

 

I'm 32 year vegan in So Cal. My husband and kids are not but they do eat vegan meals about 5 days a week because they eat what I cook. :P I went vegan a year ago (but in the past had been vegetarian on and off for years.) I've lost 32 pounds and hit my goal weight, my hair and nails are growing amazingly fast, and I feel so much better. I watched Forks Over Knives last year and went cold turkey. ;) I have not been sick once since starting and the whole year prior I was sick constantly.

 

What is everyone doing for dinner tonight?

I am doing udon noodles, with broccoli, mushrooms, cashews, liquid aminos, a bit of coconut oil, and some nutritional yeast.

post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by dbsam View Post

I am having similar frustrations.  I have been l/o veggie for over twenty years and my children are l/o.  Although I have no true allergies, recently I had food intolerance testing and have been trying to stay away from the severely intolerant items (gluten, dairy, peanuts, corn and oregano).  It has been really difficult.  I cannot even imagine eliminating the moderate intolerances which are such a big part of my daily diet.  I feel much better when I avoid those foods.  When I give up and just eat what I've made for the family (often includes gluten or dairy) my stomach issues return and I feel crummy.

 

Which GF bread do you like?  Is there a GF, and corn free, tortilla you like?  (I do not eat much bread but we eat a lot of tortillas.)

I get the millet/rice sourdough bread from Sami's Bakery.  We order about 30 loaves at a time and freeze them.  It's almost as good as "real" bread.  I try to avoid the starch based GF foods because those are really tough on the digestive system.  I get the kids the GF tortillas from Trader Joe's sometimes but they fall apart easily and I don't like the way they taste.  I think they have starches in them though.  Sami's Bakery has some lavash bread that's really good.  I may get some of that for wraps for the kids for school lunches. 

post #35 of 43

The corn would be hard, I like the ezekial sprouted corn tortillas (or the Sonoma organic ones, non GMO.)  I don't eat soy though so I do find it difficult sometimes to use vegan recipe books, etc. How about this recipe for tortillas? No corn and GF: http://www.tessadomesticdiva.com/2012/05/10-days-of-gluten-free-whole-wheat-flour-tortillas.html

 

I'm going to try this tonight, it's soy-free vegan mac n cheese, you could make it GF too if you used brown rice or quinoa pasta instead? Going to add some veggies, I think the kids will like it...

http://happyherbivore.com/2009/06/soy-free-mac-n-cheese/

post #36 of 43

I've been vegan for I don't know how long, sometime in the 90s... Both of my kids are vegan and I'm single but my ex did convert to being vegan towards the end of our relationship. We mostly eat organic and local and I am pretty raw. I've been totally raw for about two weeks now (except for the occasional pasturized juice or coconut water) My kids are not raw though, my dd's favorite dish is mac and cheese which I make with organic buckwheat pasta and nutritional yeast.

Oh wait I'm not a vegan, I'm a beegan I will add local raw honey to my tea in the spring when I get allergies:)

I really want to get into raw kid friendly meals since I mostly eat smoothies and salads which my kids can't tolerate everyday, I guess they need more variety than me! I usually eat raw over the summers then default to cooked foods in the fall...

post #37 of 43

Hi, I'm a new vegan. Few days back I got a link titled "7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle" http://www.slideshare.net/vikbal78/7-pillarsvegetarian-lifestyle. It encouraged me to be a vegan. Though, I am only 32 years old. I do not know it is early or late to be a vegan but I am happy to be a vegan and enjoying vegetables. Now I invite others through this forum to be Vegan for happy and healthy life.

 

post #38 of 43

I hope it's OK for me to post here - I love the veg*n board.

 

Our family is a mix - my daughter is pescatarian (which means 99% l/o vegetarian, since we rarely eat fish), three of us are omni (I used to be l/o vegetarian), but lately we have been applying the principles of Eat to Live, so have been upping the intake of greens, beans, veggies (which everyone loves anyway), green smoothies, etc. We have switched to soy/almond milk from dairy milk and from white rice to brown - there are some great Japanese brown rices that don't taste as "brown" as regular brown rice, which we don't love - white pasta to Barilla Plus (I guess it still has white flour in it, but more protein?) DH also recently developed lactose intolerance, so with one veg and one non-dairy (goat OK) in the family, often it's just easier to cook veg or vegan. In a regular week our dinners might be pasta in various variations, black bean tacos (s. cream and cheese on the side), Thai curry with tofu, chickpea curry, miso soup, etc. This summer I've rarely had meat in my cart. So, I guess you could say we are mostly vegetarian at this point (not having a moral objection to eating meat, I don't have a problem with this "label" although I do realize that those who don't eat meat for ethical reasons would).

 

In any case, I like to visit here to find new ways to eat beans (!) other than the black bean taco rut and to find quick/easy veggie recipes.
 

post #39 of 43

Hi Ragana! I’ve got some good news for you - Barilla PLUS is made me lentils, egg whites and chickpeas; all of these ingredients contain good proteins, making it a great way to sneak some extra nutritional value into your family’s diet. It also has 44 percent more protein and almost twice as much fiber than traditional pasta!  Be sure to check out the PLUS website for some tasty and healthy meals that your entire family will love. http://www.barillaus.com/aggregator/ricetta/1301?page=1

Enjoy your meal bouncy.gif

post #40 of 43

OK, now I'm sorry I posted the name of a specific brand - I'm not savvy enough to know that people from companies spam forums like this!
 

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