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tricia80 06-08-2004 10:25 AM

Well here we are in June... and a new thread since some ppl were sayin the other thread is tooo long....

guestmama9924 06-08-2004 11:14 AM

So, we have been an 'ethical vegetarian' home for about 8 years or so, and have always done cloth furniture. Now we are really in need of something more stainproof and dh wants leather
Yesterday I was at a friends home who had a new leather sectional and I must admit it was dreamy to sit on ( cool, smooth, etc) but she cringed FOR me at the 'dead cow' aspect.
So anyone have any ideas on nice non-leather furniture that is not too cheap (has to last!)

Annie7 06-08-2004 11:16 AM

Keysmama, Our looks like suede and feels like suede.....Nylon!

Annie7 06-08-2004 11:19 AM

Annie7 06-08-2004 12:17 PM

After going back and doing more than "skimming" the previously posted article, I realized the date is way passed! I don't know why this hit my mail this morning because "Jan '03" is stated there. Sorry for any panic-like attacks I may have caused.
My Bad. :

ChristaN 06-08-2004 12:51 PM

Originally Posted by KeysMama
So anyone have any ideas on nice non-leather furniture that is not too cheap (has to last!)
Yeah, this it probably why I've lived with the big leather sectional that my dh bought before we were married - that & it cost $5,000. We can't afford to toss it yet! It is durable, but when we do eventually replace it, I would like something that isn't dead animal skin. I'll watch closely for any suggestions!

guestmama9924 06-08-2004 12:58 PM

I hear that (one of my favorite designers) Todd Oldham is now making faux-skin furniture for one of the big fancy chains, but I haven't tracked it down yet. It is sure to be pricey.

Jadzia 06-08-2004 02:29 PM

I like that micro-fiber stuff on furniture.

memory maker 06-08-2004 02:56 PM

Hi I was wondering if there were any alternatives to replace chicken nuggets that arent soy? My ds has a limited diet (read my last post on the other veggie thread) but loves chicken nuggets. What about hamburgers? anyone have any good veggie burger recipies?

isosmom 06-08-2004 07:07 PM

mamcarey - I don't know about nuggets that are totally non-soy, but I do have a mushroom based one that has a little tofu in it if you are interested. Also have a great black bean burger recipie that my dd just gobbled up. Let me know if you are interested.

Emmama 06-08-2004 09:20 PM

isosmom~ Those recipes sound great! Can you pm them to me?

Erin Pavlina 06-09-2004 10:22 AM

We just can't post copyrighted recipes. Those have to go through PM.

tug 06-09-2004 10:28 AM

i've heard good things about the microfiber stuff being very cleanable. we have dh's 30 year old leather sofa from his family. it actually looked great until our stupid cat malled the arms and back. we've been ovo lacto vegs for 12 years (16 for dh), though, so having a leather sofa does seem a bit odd, but it doesn't hold the dog/cat/baby milk smells like fabric so it does work well. dh has said that leather is a by-product of the meat-eating industry and is, therefore, not as bad. i don't know though...

Annie7 06-09-2004 10:33 AM

Originally Posted by tug
dh has said that leather is a by-product of the meat-eating industry and is, therefore, not as bad. i don't know though...

Unfortunately, leather has it's own industry.

isosmom 06-09-2004 11:49 AM

Emmama and mamapenelope, check your pmS. Hope you ladies enjoy them!

isosmom 06-09-2004 06:04 PM

Oh yeah, and I just found that recipie for Whole Foods vegan chocolate mousse that I can't shut up about of anyone's interested

tricia80 06-09-2004 07:53 PM

I want the recipes... especially the vegan chocolate mousse one... mmmmm

guestmama9924 06-09-2004 07:57 PM

Originally Posted by tricia80
I want the recipes... especially the vegan chocolate mousse one... mmmmm
lalalalala I'm not listening lalalalala

memory maker 06-10-2004 12:09 AM

please send me the yummy recipies too

isosmom 06-10-2004 12:28 PM

Hi all. I'm dealing with the dreaded father's day bbq in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone had any ideas about a potluck type vegan dish to bring. I'll be going late because of work, but thought I could bring something.....I hate going to my dad's, after all these years my step-mom still thinks it's a phase.......
I was wondering where you all lived and how supportive your community is with your life choices, alright, your not all of them, just your ethical eating choices I live in Alameda, CA which is the city next to Oakland and across the bay from San Francisco. Obviously we've got tons of veg restaurants (at least veg options at normal restuarants). The markets are great, but I still have trouble finding something vegan at restaurants. I always have to ask them to hold the cheese. I find I don't really want to eat out too much anymore, esp. when there will be one or two things I can eat! How bout you all?

Emmama 06-10-2004 01:35 PM

isosmom~ First, thanky you for the yummy recipes!! The mushroom nuggets are soooo Second, ugh must be nice! I live in the middle of farming central and also there are ranchers here . We have a few HFS here, but it would be nice to have a VEG resturant! DH family doesn't know and I don't think that they will be very supportive. I am weird to them anyway and since DH is omni (although transitioning), I doubt he will support my decision to have the kids not eat meat. We are visiting them this next week and I think that I am going to have to go food shopping unless I plan on icegerg lettuce salads. Can someone tell me why people think that stuff is healthy ??? I am SOOOO jealous of the ppl that live close to veg resturants, Wild Oats, and/or WFM!

why Why WHY do ppl think that kids NEED to eat meat? My mother is supportive of them not eating meat but she doesn't think it is a good idea to raise them vegan. I REALLy need to get Erin's two weeks when we have extra money.

Erin Pavlina~does veg family still have a coupon for a vita mix? I think I will be getting one of those here too.

ChristaN 06-10-2004 02:18 PM

Isosmom - Alameda is such a cute little town! It kind of has that 'beach town' feel like Santa Cruz to me - more so than most of the other cities in the bay area. We are living in northern Colorado now - about 45 mins. to an hour south of Wyoming. We moved here from Oakland (right near Mills College) when our oldest was 4 months old. Where we live now is a very nice place to raise kids, very family friendly, etc., but not nearly as veg-friendly as the bay area.

We will be staying w/ my dh's sister in San Carlos later this summer when we come out that way to visit & I am really looking forward to eating at restaurants, etc. I guess that it is all relative. The first person whom I told that I was vegan here said, "cool, I'm pagan, too!" No one seems to know what a vegan is & my older daughter was the first vegetarian child that her kg teacher had had in 27 years of teaching!

Actually, one of my dh's co-workers thought himself to be vegan, but he eats dairy, egg, fish & poultry . I guess that he is no longer calling himself vegan since we spoke at the last X-mas party.

I usually bring salads to potlucks. I have a recipe for a really good wheatberry salad that has mint, pine nuts, wheat & rye berries, lightly cooked red onions, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil & maybe some other stuff that I am not remembering right now. It is a copyrighted one, so I'll pm it to you if you want. It usually goes over really well at potlucks even in my less than adventurous eating region of the country! You do have to soak the wheat & rye berries overnight, though.

isosmom 06-10-2004 02:23 PM

Originally Posted by ChristaN
The first person whom I told that I was vegan here said, "cool, I'm pagan, too!"
I'm dying here!
And oh yeah, I'd love that recipie.

tricia80 06-10-2004 06:15 PM


Erin Pavlina 06-10-2004 08:37 PM


Yes, you can get free shipping on your vitamix even if you buy a reconditioned model.

Use coupon code: ITEPA02

root*children 06-11-2004 01:19 AM

hey... I was wonderin where everybody went! Well, now that I found you, I'll apologize for posting all those recipes on the old thread. I did not know that it was a . sorry.
Anyhow, We just got our 15 dollar slipcovers from ebay and love em! They're way better than sitting on leather. And washable and still soft fabric. and just darn pretty, too! And we'll still have our stylish couches years from now with no residue of spit up, smeared peanut butter & the like .

ChristaN 06-11-2004 11:39 AM

Isosmom, I pmed you the recipe, but I got a strange email yesterday in my regular email saying that a msg I had sent didn't go thru. I didn't recognize the email address to which it said that I sent the email, so anyway, if you didn't get it, let me know & I'll try again.

tricia80 06-11-2004 12:08 PM

Dready mama thanks for joining us


Annie7 06-11-2004 03:38 PM

Ok Merrie, munching, mammas! I'm drawing a blank for ideas and I need some major mammas inspiration! I have been asked if I will cater a veggie meal for a couple dozen people from appetizers to desert in a buffet style set up. The gist: it's for omnis. That's right. Someone wants to pay me to make a luncheon that will be a testament to delicious veg food and show that veg*ns don't exist on salad, salad, and salad. So salad is out (LOL). They want "colorful, both hot and cold, delicious, and easy to recreate (recipe cards for each dish) that do not have alot of "hard to obtain ingredients" pressure.... HELP! (If you can) ...Thanks a bazillion.

isosmom 06-11-2004 07:55 PM

Christa, I got the recipie, thanks.
Annie, I'm thinking of ideas for you.
Dready, I was wondering where you were.......

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