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post #41 of 78
For the person that was craving salami, "Vegan Vittles" by Joanne Stepaniak, has a pretty good Seitan Pepperoni recipe. Its all in the spice - you could probably adjust it to the salami flavor.

I've also heard that sometimes we're allergic or sensitive to foods that we crave (probably not true in pregnancy though - LOL). I love-love-loved my whole wheat bread and anything I baked with whole wheat. Turns out I'm sensitive to gluten. Since I cut it out, I have my energy back (i.e. no longer anemic!). I can't wait to try your Gingerbread Bars, Cathe! Hmmm, its a rainy day - why wait?

ETA: Why wait? Because I don't have any prunes or soy yogurt! Can anyone think of good subs? Dates and silken tofu, maybe?
post #42 of 78
Could anyone tell me if there is such thing as a vegan DHA supplement? I thought I'd heard of one, but the woman at the hfs said the only source is from fish oil. Am I crazy?
post #43 of 78
OK, just answered my own question by googling (which I should have done before) So, now my question is, does anyone take a DHA supplement and which would you recommend? Thanks.
post #44 of 78
Welcome Braylnnesmom
post #45 of 78
Hi! Just checking in.
I bought some veggie "gello" the other day, wow it had been a long time since I had gello. The ingredients weren't too bad , but it did have a lot of sugar. My kids liked it, they had never had gello before.
post #46 of 78
Sheacoby - here's a good veggie jello recipes with no sugar . . .

Un-Jello

Agar Agar is a sea vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals. You can find it in the asian or macrobiotic section of your natural foods store.

2 cups pure fruit juice
3 tablespoons agar agar flakes
1 cup sliced fruit (bananas, peaches, strawberries,
etc.)

Place juice and agar agar in pan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, or until flakes are dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in fruit. Pour Un-Jello into a serving bowl or mold, or individual-size bowls. Chill 1 hour, or until firm. Serve plain, with milk, or with a dollop of yogurt.

Yield: 4 servings
post #47 of 78
Wow it's been so long I forgot how to spell it right. :LOL I thought it didn't look right.

That recipe sounds good, I will have to try it. Thank you so much because I really don't like eating things that's first ingredient is sugar!!! All the yummy combinations that can be made too.
post #48 of 78
Cathe, just wanted to add I checked out the link in your siggie and your books look great. I am going to have to get them when I get some extra money.
post #49 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by isosmom
OK, just answered my own question by googling (which I should have done before) So, now my question is, does anyone take a DHA supplement and which would you recommend? Thanks.
So I take it the answer is yes? I thought the only way to get it was to take flax oil, of which a small amount is converted into DHA. I have a hard time with the fat stuff, just when I think I have finally figured it all out they go an invent trans fats or somebody gives me a book that says everybody should eat 60% of their calories from animals, esp. saturated.

Baby crying, gotta go . . ..
post #50 of 78
Yes, I found some vegan supplements. I've heard that DHA can be good for mood regulation. I think the vegan pills are made with algae? I didn't look into it too in depth. Let me see if I can find the site again.
Some really good info here www.detoxyourworld.com/acatalog/omega_zen.html
So they have them at www.veganessentials.com and www.vegetarianvitamin.com
post #51 of 78
Cathe, I just wanted to say thanks for your sweet potato and black bean enchilada recipe...fabulous! Although I still can't sell my ds on anything made with tortillas...strange? He just will not eat 'em.

I, too, will be getting your book soon; maybe I will have dh get it for my b'day this year.

Thanks again!

I take flax oil every day which I believe is a part of the DHA thing.
post #52 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by isosmom
Could anyone tell me if there is such thing as a vegan DHA supplement? I thought I'd heard of one, but the woman at the hfs said the only source is from fish oil. Am I crazy?
isosmom, a vegan dietician recommended O-Mega-Zen3 to me. I bought it on-line from veganessentials.com. But after reading The China Study, I've ditched all my supplements (except for B12) ... and of course, I have to "use up" my remaining DHA!
post #53 of 78
There is a vegetarian DHA supplement made from algae called Neuromins DHA.
post #54 of 78
Does anyone have a good vegan frosting recipe? It's for my daughters 3rd birthday. I'm making a carob cake, but have yet to find good frosting that isn't pure sugar or yucky. :
TIA!
Steph
post #55 of 78
PCC, a Seattle co-op, has a vegan chocolate cake that I've had. I love the frosting:

Frosting:
In a double boiler, melt together:
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons coffee

Whisk periodically until smooth with no lumps. Add and whisk until smooth: 1/2 pound (2 sticks) soy margarine, cut in chunks and at room temperature Let frosting set until desired consistency.


I'm a little confused b/c I thought that chocolate chips were made with dairy...but I guess there are vegan chips (or I'm completely wrong about the dairy LOL) out there?

Don't forget the soy margarine, and I guess, since it's for a child's cake, lose the coffee.

The entire recipe is down this page.
post #56 of 78
I just saw this thread and wanted to thank you all for the recipes! I copied and pasted a bunch so I can print them and try them out. I was veg for about 6 months (until I got pregnant and felt I needed to eat meat in order to get enough protein). I really would like to go back to being veg because I felt much healthier than I ever had in my life for those 6 months!

Does anyone have any good links for info on being veg while breasfeeding? I saw Cathe's book, but I don't have the money right now to by it...so I'm looking for any online resources.

post #57 of 78
For frosting, I love chocolate ganache. I have used the Martha Stewart recipe, which is just chocolate and cream, but I replaced the cream with the vanilla soy milk. So goood!!!
post #58 of 78
Judesmama - what specifically are you interested in, I'll be happy to pm you excerpts from the book. Do you want nutritional requirements, recipes? Let me know. Also, my book is at a lot of libraries.

Ilikedesert - an easy frosting to make is to whip together (with beaters or food processor) vegan cream cheese with a little maple syrup, agave nectar or sweetener of your choice and a little vanilla extract.

Also - strawberry or raspberry jam is nice between layers or can also be mixed with the cream cheese.
post #59 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by callmemama
isosmom, a vegan dietician recommended O-Mega-Zen3 to me. I bought it on-line from veganessentials.com. But after reading The China Study, I've ditched all my supplements (except for B12) ... and of course, I have to "use up" my remaining DHA!
I would love to know why. Haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but would love a summary about this.
post #60 of 78
I was thinking that too. A lot of people seem to be down on supplements these days. I know they're not the best way to get the nutrients, but the way I see it, supplements help me make up for the weaknesses in my diet and lifestyle. Not that my diet and lifestyle are even that bad, but I don't have what it takes to grow everything and prepare everything from scratch, while avoiding every toxin/pesticide/pollutant in the environment.

Years ago -- way before I ever gave a thought to being veg-- I was having a serious fatigue problem. I was in college, eating dorm food, lots of meat and desserts. I could hardly stay awake through classes, took a long nap every afternoon and still felt tired when I woke up. I went to a doctor and he told me to take a multivitamin and come back in 2 weeks if I still felt bad. Well, I never went back, and I've been taking multis ever since.

So anyway I wonder what's in the China book that would induce a person to get rid of them?
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