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Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
3rd Dec '12

Vegans will usually try to do a protein tofu beans nuts, veggie, and then a grain
there are alot of grains that are protein rich like quinoa. Vegan cheese is also a vegans best freind lol

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" I'm vegan, but on a slightly stricter level. I don't ... [snip!] ... Wow that's a lot of stuff you don't eat. Are you able to ever dine out? We are gluten free and have a hard enough time lol"


Rarely because the food has to be prepared daily and not stored overnight because that produces bacteria. It's actually a religious diet. There are a few rules I break. Sometimes I eat after dark and every once in awhile I drink alcohol.



http://www.clovegarden.com/diet/jain.html

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" Rarely because the food has to be prepared daily and not stored overnight because that produces bacteria. ... [snip!] ... rules I break. Sometimes I eat after dark and every once in awhile I drink alcohol. http://www.clovegarden.com/diet/jain.html"</blockquote>




That is extremely interesting. Thank you for sharing that with me.

. , ., VA, United States 74467 posts
status 3rd Dec '12

I was a vegan for about 8 years combined (and a vegetarian before that), my advice is to make sure you get a good variety and don't eat a lot of processed vegan foods/tofu. I had a bad reaction to the soy after a while and I'd recommend almond milk instead of soy milk.

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2533 posts
3rd Dec '12

It's best to look through the various things people cut out of their lives and decide what you feel you want to remove and what works best for you and your family. People put too much on labels.



Try learning how to cook with some meat replacements people use like tofu, tempeh, tvp, etc. learning to cook with these things on your own will save you a lot of money and you not have to deal with the hassle of reading labels.



I am personally a fan of the vegan cookbooks veganomicon and vegan with a vengeance. .

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Dec '12

You also don't have to have soy or soy products. I've been soy free since soon after I became vegan 5 years ago. I didn't like what too much soy did to my estrogen levels, so I cut that shit out.