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#121 of 223 Old 06-20-2004, 03:38 PM
 
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oh yay, also I made 2 loaves of banana bread but forgot to add the butter or sugar : so now I got all this weird bread on my counter. What can I do with it? I made some bread pudding and it was good and I could make some more, but just looking for other ideas
I just made an Italian bread salad where you marinate old bread in vinegar and oil before mixing it with vegi's. How about you try marinating your banana bread in fruit juice and then mix it with nuts and fruit?
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Cleaning products - I try to use white vinegar, orange oil concentrate cleaner, and some 7th generation and Ecover products - all natural and biodegradable. Be careful because Ecover uses some whey (WTF?!?!?!) in their products, so some are vegan and some aren't. Their non-chlorine bleach (very strong hydrogen peroxide) works very well, as does their cream scrub cleanser. I use Tree of Life dishwashing liquid and alternate between 7th gen. laundry powder and trying some new ones in bulk.

Toiletry - dr. bronner's for hand-washing liquid, Avalon shampoo. We don't use anything but water to wash our face and body. We use Naturade stick deoderants which work really well.

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ok Just gotta ask. What are grits exactly?
the white version of paella ( white as in color, not race)
Made of hominy corn.
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Just bought some *smoked tofu* because I've never seen it before and it sure looked interesting. Now what do I do with it??
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yum, I have eaten that cubed up cold mixed in with pasta salad , or mash it up with some hummus or artichokes for a 'pate' on bread or crackers. Also good sliced up with toppings in a wrap, or on a sandwich with lettuce and tomato like a smoked meat sandwich.
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If it's good brand, it will make a great substitute for smoked mozarella on fresh bread with tomatoes and basil (I like a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.)

Also good as tea sandwiches with spread.

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Hi everyone. Just wanted to jump in a say I am a Vegan momma too. I have been lurking and posting on the mothering boards for about 1.5 years. I just love that this place has so many other people like myself.

not much to contribute to the tread at this time, just wanted to say hello to other veggie/vegan folks

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Hi all. Just dropping in to say the move went well and I survived the meaty father's day barbque, tired baby and hyper kiddo and all............Get back to you all when the computers up in the new place!!!!!!!

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Ok so any veg mamas got a room for dd and i to crash... :LOL

all the omnis on the board are offering.... :LOL

how is everyones day??

Isos-- glad to hear that the move and bbq went well... Congrats!

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tricia~We got a room. It is also has the computer in it so you would still have access to MDC :LOL

Isos~Also glad to hear the move went well!

Ugh, got back from a weeklong vacation yesterday. I am glad to be home but damn, it is 59 degrees here today!!!!!!!!! This is the summer, wth?!? Feels more like fall, to me. Maybe you ladies with hot weather can send some of that my way :LOL

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Well, we won't have a whole extra room now that we're moving- but the sofa is free :LOL

I must be missing the "popular" threads- what's up?
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Tricia, I have a hammock under the palm trees just for you

T I stumbled on to a "Dr Mercola" thread- he is super-omni-guy....
What do you free-thinking veggie mamas think of the "don't give your babies grains, or soy, only lots of meat and cod liver oil" stuff?
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damn, it is 59 degrees here today!!!!!!!!!
yeah, here too






CELSIUS!!! :



Just had a yummie veg dinner from our fav Island/Japanese/Fusion place- veggie sushi with hearts of palm, cucumber, sprouts, carrot, daikon, asparagas, inside out with black sesame seeds....tofu in japanese breadcrumbs deep fried ( Oh I Know!!) with edamame and sticky rice...I am stuffed!
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What do you free-thinking veggie mamas think of the "don't give your babies grains, or soy, only lots of meat and cod liver oil" stuff?
I never heard of that. That's odd since they warn you that even kids need to watch cholesterol and salt and fat. That sounds unhealthy. My babies are all breastfed exclusively for 6 months and don't eat much until about a year. I feed them vegi, but sometimes at grandma's house dh gives them meat and I don't say anything. Some day they'll make up their own minds on this, like 12 yr old dd did. I'm not going to tell them that grandma and daddy are bad, just different. How do you all talk to the young kids about the different eating phylosophies of friends and families without making judgments?
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My DS1 eats meat and didn't start until he was about 2-1/2 or 3. We wanted to make sure he knew exactly what it was and know that he was making his own choice. DH is an omni, so it's not like I was making it special (well, not like I was making it at all, I don't even know how to cook the junk).

amandzia~ we just tell DS that exact same thing, and the same for explaining why his best friend is vegan, etc. Just that we are all different. And we choose what we want to eat, and since I love animals, I don't want to eat them or have their dead bodies sitting inside my alive body. He understands that, but still asks me every-other-freakin-day why I'm veg! haha, I'm assuming this is still a phase. I think DS would be totally into the veg diet if DH wasn't omni, DS worships everything DH does.

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KeysMama~I can't believe there is a doctor out there saying that ::Puke
I think that kids babies should be veg and, if kids want to eat meat, then they can decide on their own. When dd was 10 mos old, I had real issues about buying lamb or veal baby food. The thought of it makes me want to :Puke again.

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Along the same lines, what do you veggie ladies think of the low-carb, high protein diet craze going on? I have a friend on that diet and she gives herself license to eat a 10 oz porterhouse steak every lunch and dinner I really don't get how that can be healthy ?

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I don't think it is healthy at all. Balance- it is all in balance. I wouldn't want to eat a primarily soy or primarily meat or primarily leaf or primarily bean or primarily fruit (I'm sure you get my drift by now)
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oh yay, also I made 2 loaves of banana bread but forgot to add the butter or sugar : so now I got all this weird bread on my counter. What can I do with it? I made some bread pudding and it was good and I could make some more, but just looking for other ideas
Next time that happens use it to make a trifle.
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what do you veggie ladies think of the low-carb, high protein diet craze going on?

ugh don't even get me started on this one :
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Ask that again in about 10 years when the effects become visible and irreversable. When our federal tax dollars are used to support "fatkin's followers" who claim disability from heart trouble and obesity. When all of our *used to be* favorite foods have been permanently "low carb (low taste)" altered. When all of that extra factory farming for meat has left us short on water and long on erroded, contaminated soil. Rant? Somebody stop me..... :
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Next time that happens use it to make a trifle.
A who? Those little chocolate balls covered in sprinkles? OH wait, that's a truffle... hmm... help me out

ARG! I hate that Atkins schtuff. It's not healthy at all. They're not even touting it as healthy, just as a way to lose weight. What's gets me is that the health food stores sell the "atkins friendly" junk!! sheesh! I know, I know, it's all about the money, but c'mon! It's not healthy, for christ's sake!

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As a gift I got a trifle bowl. I've never used it!
Dready mamma, It's a layered dish of cake cubes, fruit (like berries), whipped topping, shaved chocolate...various things to your taste.
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Trifle is soooo

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I have a health question. Right about the time I went vegetarian I started getting this crazy weird feeling. I'm wondering if it could be related and if I'm missing a vital-vitamin or something. Or if I should get checked out? It is hard to described- but do you know how you get the chills over your body sometimes- for me it is especially when someone plays with my hair. Imagine something similar concentrated in your upper head. It doesn't spread all over. Like this strange "blip"- it is the wierdest feeling and I'm starting to get concerned about it. It started like *to the week* that I went veg which would honestly suprise me for it to be related, as you would guess it would take some time for my vitamins to get out of wack. My first thought was b12 because as far as I know I don't get any- no sea veggies no meat, where else is it? But my daily vitamin has 15mcg
Any thoughts on what it could be?
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I have a health question. Right about the time I went vegetarian I started getting this crazy weird feeling. I'm wondering if it could be related and if I'm missing a vital-vitamin or something
It could be you are low in iron. You can have that checked quite easily, though. There are many other ways to get iron than meat, but it's something to pay attention to. Iron is in most green leafy vegetables, wheat germ and whole grain cereals expecially barley and quinoa, legumes, apricots, raisins, tofu and potatoes. These are all good sources of iron. You could try an iron suppliment too. It could also mean you aren't getting enough to eat at all. Read lots about nutrition and look at your diet. Maybe you could track down the problem. A blood work up is always useful too. Good luck.
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KeysMama~I can't believe there is a doctor out there saying that ::PukeI think that kids babies should be veg and, .
ugh, sorry, don't get me started.
Carbs and grains are SO vital! Yes, the gmo/overprocessed/yada yada is horrible, but that really effects ALL foods, not just grains. Grains absorb water and make bowel health effective....they collect carcinogens by allowing harmful stuff to bind with the fiber . The Glucose is used to make fuel for cells in the brain and nervous system...Balance, yes, it is all about the balance.
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I would be VERY surprised if it was related to your vegetarianism. It takes longer than that for most of the vitamins/minerals that you wouldn't get daily through your diet to leave the system. Most water-soluble vitamins, which aren't stored by the body, are easily gotten through a balanced diet. And you are taking vitamins, so I can't see why. Are you taking a vitamin specifically for vegetarians? I'm vegan and I take a vegan vitamin targeted at vegans (rather than accidentally vegan) so I know I'm getting all I need. I don't take it every day because my diet is so balanced but I take it often enough.

Edited to add: I'd wait a couple of months before getting a blood test done for your vitamin/mineral content. And B vitamins - you have to not eat those for a LONG time before they start t affect you because your body needs very little of them and they are stored.

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that is why I was thinking it would be unrelated. It was literally the same week. I eat broccoli nearly every day and spinch salad quite often- plus my vitamin. I'd be suprised it my iron was low. The vitamin is not for vegans- it is the Melaleuca vitamins- they are really great. I didn't know they had vegan specific vitamins!
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VegLife vitamins, made by Solgar - all of them 100% vegan - some multis, some single vits/minerals. I love them.

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