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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-25-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,537
Posted By smallmama
-activities with DS (zoo, rec center, etc) ...

-activities with DS (zoo, rec center, etc)
-clothes and shoes for DS, who goes through 2 sizes a season lately
-Chipotle, too often
-birthday party gifts (this is getting to be a crazy expense)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-23-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By smallmama
I'm in!! I hate Black Friday craziness. I feel...

I'm in!! I hate Black Friday craziness. I feel people get caught up in the "deals" and buy stuff they otherwise wouldn't have.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-23-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By smallmama
Ginny Messina (kick-ass vegan nutritionist)...

Ginny Messina (kick-ass vegan nutritionist) wrote a great response to this: http://www.theveganrd.com/2010/11/do-ex-vegans%E2%80%99-stories-make-the-case-against-vegan-diets.html
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-22-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By smallmama
Lots of places have good "Vegetarian Starter...

Lots of places have good "Vegetarian Starter Kits" (in this case, they're all actually vegan starter kits) that they'll send you or that you can download for free. They have a few recipes and tips...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-18-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,351
Posted By smallmama
Yes, it does, but it's totally worth it to me...

Yes, it does, but it's totally worth it to me for some time with my girlfriends and my son having fun. We do always make the kids do some cleaning up - I have all of the toy baskets/spots on the...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-15-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By smallmama
Hey, there. I'm vegan, my DH is omni and my DS...

Hey, there. I'm vegan, my DH is omni and my DS is 4.5 now and is mostly L/O vegetarian, although once in a very blue moon (maybe 2-3 times a year) he wants to try some meat that his dad or...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-14-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,663
Posted By smallmama
I'll be making:   -Either Dreena Burton's...

I'll be making:
 
-Either Dreena Burton's chickpea tart (http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2008/11/dreenas-festive-chickpea-tart-recipes.html) or Robin Robertson's seitan en croute...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-06-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By smallmama
Quote: Originally Posted by chistinawc...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chistinawc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16019279)
I use Veggie Meal Maker every week and...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-05-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By smallmama
My husband is omni and my son is mostly...

My husband is omni and my son is mostly lacto-ovo vegetarian (with an exception for dinosaur chicken nuggets at the grandparents' house *eyeroll*). We mostly just have "my" things for the stuff...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-26-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By smallmama
I would use the black beans. Just cook them for...

I would use the black beans. Just cook them for about 5 minutes and then mash them up a bit with a fork or potato masher. I personally would add a little salsa (pureed for the tomato-phobic DS) or...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-26-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By smallmama
Yes, my family does. My husband is an omnivore...

Yes, my family does. My husband is an omnivore and my son is a lacto-ovo vegetarian. I have a rule that I do not buy or cook meat. I do buy and serve DS eggs and dairy (at least that way they can be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By smallmama
I do the "something you want, something you...

I do the "something you want, something you need, something to play with, something to read" gift thing, and I absolutely group small, inexpensive things together. For example, the "something to...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-18-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By smallmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Sayward...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sayward http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15956541)
This is only true in the UK. American...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-13-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By smallmama
Not sure this will work - I made lists of the...

Not sure this will work - I made lists of the blogs I read in my google reader. I think you can access them through these links.

This is my "Vegan Power" list (16 blogs) - includes a lot of...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-13-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By smallmama
I was thinking of the cravings thing too. Just a...

I was thinking of the cravings thing too. Just a list of foods that fall under common craving headings: "Sweet and Creamy," "Crunchy and salty," "Stick with you comfort foods"

Definitely...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-28-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By smallmama
One thing I've found useful is that my grocery...

One thing I've found useful is that my grocery store started having those little handheld scanner things available, so I scan things as they go in my basket and keep track of exactly how much I'm...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-28-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By smallmama
The consolidation programs won't do anything she...

The consolidation programs won't do anything she can't do herself. They might help lower the monthly payments, but that just means she ends up paying more in interest over time. For the student...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-10-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By smallmama
I'm going to attempt to make my DH's favorite...

I'm going to attempt to make my DH's favorite dish from his native culture tomorrow, but veganized. The original recipe calls for 1/2 lb each of calamari, shrimp, and white fish. DH doesn't like...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-27-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
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Views: 1,122
Posted By smallmama
I totally agree with Sayward. I recently started...

I totally agree with Sayward. I recently started taking a supplement after reading this (http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/everyvegan) and this (http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/) (including a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-26-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,699
Posted By smallmama
I don't think there's anything wrong with soy,...

I don't think there's anything wrong with soy, but that said... I don't think it's good to eat TOO much of any one thing, and as a vegan I think it is far too easy to get too much soy. So while I...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-26-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By smallmama
Quote: Originally Posted by eepster...

Quote:
Originally Posted by eepster http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15760030)
I haven't seen those. Do you get them at...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-26-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,227
Posted By smallmama
This is the list I made for myself (and my...

This is the list I made for myself (and my husband) last year when DS (3 at the time) was in a preschool program with lunch twice a week, also nut-free. He's lacto-ovo, so some may not work for...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-26-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By smallmama
One meal for just DS and me. Sometimes there is...

One meal for just DS and me. Sometimes there is a little leftover.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malva http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-04-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By smallmama
You all are geniuses....

You all are geniuses. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-27-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,906
Posted By smallmama
My son is 3 and (almost always) chooses not to...

My son is 3 and (almost always) chooses not to eat meat when it is available to him, but I am a vegan and prepare only vegan/vegetarian things for him so it's not as big of a stretch for him...
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