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Newbee. [11 Dec 2008|04:25pm]

I am new to this community. I am vegan and I like cats. And I am currently trying to find pointe shoes that are vegan. So if you happen to come across any information on vegan pointe shoes, let me know. Thanks.
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Vegan Challenge Week [02 Mar 2008|06:48pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hey. I go to the University of Oregon. I am the Co-Director of Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and I am planning a Vegan Challenge Week for spring term. We are holding events, etc, for the week prior to Earth Day (deemed Earth Week on our campus) and hoping to get as many people as possible to sign up to go vegan for the week.

I am wondering, has anyone else done something like this on another campus? Did you have a pledge for people to sign? I am having trouble coming up with a pledge that will get our point across and get as many people to sign up as possible. If you have a copy of a similar pledge at your campus, I'd love to read it!

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[17 Oct 2006|04:13pm]

My friend Lira, a poor and starving vegetarian college student, needs "cheap instant soup/ramen/noodly things that are microwaveable in their little convenient bowls." (her words) Can anyone help her out?
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Wisconsin [10 Oct 2006|04:57pm]

Any vegan kids going to school in Wisconsin(the wonderful "dairy" state) that want to help a guy out with restaurants/cafes?
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Pardon the cross-posting. [10 Sep 2006|10:32pm]

On September 23, peta2 will be holding its first-ever student animal rights conference, Take Action, in Orlando, Florida. Covering a wide variety of topics, from starting a group and making your high school or college campus more animal-friendly to organizing a protest, Take Action has something for everyone. Whether you're a seasoned activist or a n00b, click here to register now!
What: peta2s Take Action conference
Where: University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida
When: Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Hope to see you there!

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freezing cooked tofu? [21 Aug 2006|11:52am]

Hi all

I have tofu that I'd like to fry up with a coating of bread crumbs and freeze, but I'm not sure if it will freeze okay. I leave for college in a week and have limited access to an oven or stove. We have a microwave on our floor so that's the cooking equipment I have. I was hoping I could cook the tofu at home, freeze it and then keep it frozen at school until I eat it. Has anyone done this before?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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sleepy vegan [11 Aug 2006|04:26pm]

So I work at a summer camp right I decided to become vegan about a week and a half ago. I've been feeling pretty good but in the last day or two I have gotten really sleepy. Does anyone know what I could easily inorporate into my diet that will perk me back up?

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Vegan Culinary Arts [27 Jul 2006|03:34pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Does anyone know of a vegetarian/vegan culinary arts school/program that's in the southern states?

I would really appreciate some help!


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new [25 Jun 2006|05:56pm]

Hey all, I'm new. I really appreciate the health aspect of being vegan and the more I allow myself to think about it, I really am weirded out by the idea of eating flesh from a poor living creature that was murdered and eggs ARE really gross if you think about it, not to mention cow boob milk. So I'm mentally prepared, I think, to go vegan.

However, this is coming at an inopportune time for me--I'm leaving for France on Thursday and I'll be there for a month. I'll be staying with a French family and using their kitchen and won't have much time to grocery shop and have been told to expect to eat out all the time. Any advice on going vegan in a foreign country on a budget?

And how do I explain to my family that this isn't just a phase? My dad loves to cook big hunks of meat for the family and gets really riled up when I make myself an "inconvenience."
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Vegetarian Awakening Conference/ Cooking Course [08 Mar 2006|09:00pm]


WHAT: "Vegetarian Awakening Conference/ Cooking Course" - 2 day cooking extravaganza!

: There will be guest speakers like Howard Lyman (ex. cattle rancher
turned vegan), chefs from world renowned veggie restaurants (ie.The
Millenium in San Francisco), folks from veggie cooking schools (ie. Boulder
Colorado cooking school / graduates from the Natural Gourment in New York)
and tons of vegan cookin demos!!

: Grand Rapids, Michigan

WHEN: April 3-4, 2006

WHY: Good experience/ fun time. The registration fee includes a unique
opportunity for tasting, all conference materials and five meals. Also two
chef panel forums on the direction of vegetarian cuisine.

COST: A bit pricey, at about $400.00 Canadian but it's definitely worth it! Please contact Florine at 439-5885 or floleeniee@hotmail.com if you are interested in travelling together or splitting a room!

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[13 Feb 2006|02:28am]

this webpage is an awesome resource for junk food. who knew poptarts were vegan?! i am so fucking excited! i've been vegan for 6 years and have never realized!

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[12 Feb 2006|10:30pm]

anyone know of any mainstream antiperspirint/shampoo and watnot that i could pickup from the grocer?

i alrdy know about a decent amount of cosmetics [Jane., M.A.C., bath and body works] but 'odorant and shampoo/conditioner is harder to find :-\oh and also cleaning products! :) thanks
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Kids, Please Check Your Calcium Intake! [12 Feb 2006|02:58pm]

Last week, I organized a presentation with the nutritionist hired by the university. It was a good turn-out; altogether there were about 16 people or so.

As someone who is trying to be vegan, I was reminded about my own nutrition and what I have to be aware of. I was quite relieved to find that my diet met a lot of the recommended daily intakes (HOORAY!), but it made me realize that my veg housemate was no where near hers. I never see her cook or buy tofu, she won't touch oranges (nor orange juice) and doesn't cook green veggies a lot.

Last night, I pulled out my Calci-Yum! book by David and Michelle Bronfman and made a batch of vegan ginger snaps. Each cookie has 42 mg of calcium (your RDI is 1000 mg*) and there's barely any fat at all. I'm quite proud, because it's been a long time since I've baked anything good! I'm also going to give them to a few friends as mini Valentine's presents.

So what I'm trying to say guys, is if you're vegan, remember to check your RDI of important nutrients once in a while. Also, look out for your friends, and stay healthy!

* In Western countries, high salt and protein consumption contribute to calcium loss. To compensate, many government food guides recommend daily calcium intakes of 1000 mg or more. Yet, the World Health Organiziation (WHO) recommends only 400 to 500 mg daily. ( Bronfman, 1998 )
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what should I keep in my room? [05 Feb 2006|09:40pm]

Okay, so...


If that's what you guys had, what would you buy at the grocery store?

p.s., I (as I am a mod here) am thinking about going back and archiving old posts and/or making tags. What do you guys think? Any suggestions?
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Vegans and Residential Meal Plans [11 Jan 2006|11:26am]

[ mood | awake ]

Hi, this is my first post here. I'm a part of my university's social justice society, and we're currently working on a project related to our school's food providers. At our school, if you are in residence, it's mandatory that you subscribe to a meal plan. Unfortionatly, our cafeteria's meal provider does not even provide very many vegetarian options, and next to no vegan options, and most of the food served in the meal halls are really unhealthy. As such, it's a total waste of money for any vegans/vegetarians in residence to have to pay for food they cannot even eat.

We're working on getting better food, and sometime in the future, having a student run alternative. Right now, we're working on a survey to get proof of how many students are unsatisfied with the meal plan (even the non veg*ns are upset with the quality of the food), and how many want to opt out. As students, what do you think would be some good questions for this survey? Also, what are your opinions/ideas regarding a student run alternative?

Thanks :-)

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[01 Dec 2005|04:18am]

this is my first post. i'm 19 and have been vegetarian for 8 years. during the past few years i've had to battle cancer and numerous infections, so the idea of ingesting antibiotics that were fed to animals, makes me sick to think that i might become resistant to medicines. plus there's the world huger issue and how it doesn't really make sense to not be vegan..

so i've been vegan for a few days now and am living on peanut butter and jelly.
i have a huge list of ingredients taht are not vegan but it takes up so much time to go through everything.

question: does everyone consider honey nonvegan? i mean i doubt insects are pumped full of steroids and antibiotics, and keeping them alive doesn't take massive amounts of food that could be given to third world countries.. but it is something i haven't researched at all and was wondering what you all think?
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[03 Nov 2005|10:22am]

whats your favorite easy/fast vegan meal?
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[02 Nov 2005|03:52pm]

im a new vegan:

any recomendations on a good vegan concealor (makeup)
vegan cheese?
'tv dinner' vegan meals?
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[28 Oct 2005|11:29pm]

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm there is a pizza place in albany (where i am in skewl) that now stocks vegan cheese! so i bought a large pizza (which was 14 bucks, w. 2 toppings) and picked it up and it was SOOOO good. they use follow your heart vegan gourmet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats like the best tasting "cheese" out there, in my opinion. anyone in the albany area check it out its 1095 central ave in the same plaza as the albany indoor rock gym

im gonna x-post this to other vegi communities so they know to go there ^_^
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[16 Oct 2005|07:41pm]

My school has a fridge for vegans/vegetarians only. There's a paper that we can write things we want them to buy us on the front, but i always draw a blank!
Any ideas???
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