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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-24-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By catnip
Well, at least your daughter is 8-9 ish and can...

Well, at least your daughter is 8-9 ish and can use a can-opener now? :) I've kept my eye open. All the kits I've found have dairy and or sugar.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-19-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By catnip
I guess it depends on how tight your budget is....

I guess it depends on how tight your budget is. It's hard to afford fruits and vegetables on a deeply restricted budget, but that's a problem for omnivores, too. I think that if you avoid pricey...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-19-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By catnip
If you think it causes your skin to break out,...

If you think it causes your skin to break out, then by all means, avoid it! The good news is that there is tons of great soy-free food out there for vegans! If your kids aren't sensitive to it, it's...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,070
Posted By catnip
I didn't? I fought pushing for about 40 minutes,...

I didn't? I fought pushing for about 40 minutes, because I hit second stage at home, and then got to the hospital, and they didn't want me pushing until the doctor got there. So 13 minutes later,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-25-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By catnip
My eight year-old has been vegetarian her whole...

My eight year-old has been vegetarian her whole life, vegan by her own choice since she was five. Protein isn't even a nutrient of concern for a vegetarian, really. Iron is the big thing you want to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-09-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,310
Posted By catnip
My parents tried it with me in 1982 for about 3...

My parents tried it with me in 1982 for about 3 months. They decided that the results were not worth the effort. I find that making an attempt to at least keep major triggers out of my daughter's...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-31-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By catnip
I got an overwhelming craving for my mom's beef...

I got an overwhelming craving for my mom's beef stew when I was pregnant. It was crazy-intense. It was also one in the morning. By the next day, it had passed and never came back. I'm pretty...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-25-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 471
Posted By catnip
Tonight, rustic white beans and whole wheat...

Tonight, rustic white beans and whole wheat penne with a fresh pomodoro sauce made from my own homegrown tomatoes and basil. 
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-01-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By catnip
Yeah, I do, all the time. They are good pots, I...

Yeah, I do, all the time. They are good pots, I cook soups, grains and sauces in them. What did you want to know?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-15-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By catnip
A friend who has a degree in ag science told me...

A friend who has a degree in ag science told me that wheat is such a low-value crop, it is not cost effective to use much in the way of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides on it, either. I don't...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-29-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By catnip
My husband wears leather shoes at work because...

My husband wears leather shoes at work because there just isn't a synthetic that will hold up to his job. He's tried, and the alternative materials last 1/3-1/6 as long. I wear canvas sneakers or...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-26-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By catnip
My go to snack foods are roasted almonds and...

My go to snack foods are roasted almonds and Real Foods Corn Thins (I like the sesame). I always keep a couple of Luna bars in my backpack, but those are really there to be emergency meal...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-22-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,712
Posted By catnip
See, as a vegan, I almost never eat pricey...

See, as a vegan, I almost never eat pricey 'substitute' foods - organic soymilk and cultured yogurt are pretty much it. I don't eat fake cheese, or fake meats more than once every few months.
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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-21-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 380
Posted By catnip
And no, the level that fluctuates with recent...

And no, the level that fluctuates with recent food intake is VLDL, which is different than LDL.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-21-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 380
Posted By catnip
So polyunsaturated fats reduce both your HDL...

So polyunsaturated fats reduce both your HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Saturated fats may raise your LDL, but they also don't reduce your HDL levels, and may even raise them....
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-19-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By catnip
I keep canned beans on hand for quick dinners. I...

I keep canned beans on hand for quick dinners. I have a pasta pot that has a large steamer basket that sits on top, so my go to quick dinner involves boiling water in the pot, throwing the pasta in...
Forum: Gardening   04-08-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By catnip
Right now, I'm harvesting snap peas. I just...

Right now, I'm harvesting snap peas. I just picked the last of my oranges, the tree is in bloom now, and smells amazing. All of the seeds and plants for my summer garden are in - greens, carrots,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-04-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By catnip
I don't use any meat, milk, or eggs as food, but...

I don't use any meat, milk, or eggs as food, but I sometimes eat bug-derived stuff like honey, beeswax, and confectioner's glaze (which is made from the secretions of the shellac beetle). I...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,022
Posted By catnip
I had really good luck mixing Wilton Icing color...

I had really good luck mixing Wilton Icing color with shampoo to do a streak in my daughter's hair.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-26-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By catnip
Worth it, though less so since my local store...

Worth it, though less so since my local store hasn't had organic peanut butter or organic 100% WW bread. Still, my membership pays off with organic soymilk alone.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-26-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By catnip
I do deliberately seek out vegans and...

I do deliberately seek out vegans and vegetarians as friends, it's certainly a desirable quality in a friend for me. So I have ... 1 close friend who is a lacto-ovo vegetarian, one that is a...
Forum: Parenting   02-15-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,022
Posted By catnip
My friend with the green haired 2 year old...

My friend with the green haired 2 year old reached out and grabbed a handful of dye and plopped it on his head when they were doing Dad's hair. Definitely his decision....
Forum: Parenting   02-08-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,022
Posted By catnip
I dyed a pink streak in my daughter's hair at 4....

I dyed a pink streak in my daughter's hair at 4. My friend did her son's all green at 3. Her daughter's is always pink (mom's is purple, dad is blue). My kid is 8 now, with hip-length strawberry...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-01-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,151
Posted By catnip
Yay crunchy vegetarian gamer moms! Me too! I'm...

Yay crunchy vegetarian gamer moms! Me too! I'm actually one of the guests at GameStorm in Vancouver, WA next month, running a Firefly LARP.



My go to game night snack is blanched, chilled...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-30-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,698
Posted By catnip
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Neera http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373015/vegan-spread-for-toast#post_17248246)

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