Are you a vegan?

bzzingbee bzzingbee
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Originally posted by Avalee
Being/eating vegan can be really cheap if you don't buy too much processed foods and buy in bulk. Some cheap foods: rice, beans, nuts, couscous, oatmeal, plant milk, gits, polenta, fruits, vegetables, barley, lentils, potatoes, quinoa, flaxseed, ... More
Great links and tips! I've long been an omnivore and love meat, but not where it comes from. I've been considering going vegetarian off an on....but I'm not sure I could make it.
11/22/2010
Avalee Avalee
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Originally posted by bzzingbee
Great links and tips! I've long been an omnivore and love meat, but not where it comes from. I've been considering going vegetarian off an on....but I'm not sure I could make it.
Well you can ask me anything I could try and help you. I didn't think I could make it either but 3 years later I have, and it has been the best decision I have ever made.
11/22/2010
Sbear89 Sbear89
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Originally posted by Avalee
Are you a vegan?
Nope I love a good Steak once in a while.
11/26/2010
Lady Neshamah Lady Neshamah
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Originally posted by gone77
I'm too much of a fan of meat to be a vegetarian or a vegan.
me too. but i do love some vegan foods out there
12/05/2010
mrs.mckrakn mrs.mckrakn
animals taste too good not to eat
12/06/2010
Kinkme Kinkme
I am vegetarian, I only use vegan products and don't eat eggs. The only thing keeping me from being vegan is dairy. I actually only drink/cook with soy milk but I still eat cheese and foods with dairy in them. I try to eat vegan but I haven't made the serious commitment quite yet.
12/06/2010
C4ss C4ss
I'm not a big fan of meat but I do eat it every now and then. I try to stay away from red meat.
12/20/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
What is the difference between vegan and vegetarian? I thought they were the same thing.

I love me some steak!
12/20/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Avalee
Are you a vegan?
I am a complete omnivore.
12/22/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I was vegan for three months a long time ago and it made me very sick. I am vegetarian.
12/22/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I just need meat for my well being but I have cut back on red meat considerably.
12/22/2010
Mnemosyne Mnemosyne
I'm currently a vegetarian but eventually I'd like to go vegan. There are so many yummy replacements nowadays for meats and I'm not too fond of eggs or dairy to begin with!
01/07/2011
Alys Alys
I am about as omnivorous as it is possible to be. I love most foods I try, and I attempt to make a policy of trying everything before making decisions. I have actually converted most of my meat-and-potatoes type family to the realization that, cooked right, tofu is not the devil
01/07/2011
BluePixi BluePixi
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
What is the difference between vegan and vegetarian? I thought they were the same thing.

I love me some steak!
vegan people don't eat any animal products, a very strict vegan won't eat bread with yeast in it or consume alcohol. Ovo-lacto Vegetarians are the most common they will eat most things and usually draw the line at meat or things made out of animal by-products like soaps made from animal fat.

I am just a picky eater and most of the time meat just doesn't taste good to me, I usually eat meat once or twice a week. I hate dairy foods, yogurt and milk makes me gag, I do eat stuff with milk in it for conveniences sake. I do enjoy smoked turkey or the occasional steak, but not often.
01/07/2011
Alys Alys
I've always wondered, what is the vegan take on honey? The bees aren't harmed in the process, and quite often the beekeepers do quite a lot to make sure that the colonies are strong and their bees are healthy.
01/08/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
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Originally posted by Avalee
Being/eating vegan can be really cheap if you don't buy too much processed foods and buy in bulk. Some cheap foods: rice, beans, nuts, couscous, oatmeal, plant milk, gits, polenta, fruits, vegetables, barley, lentils, potatoes, quinoa, flaxseed, ... More
Thank you for sharing these links! Hubby and I aren't vegan but we do try to eat healthy (most of the time!) and don't feel like something is missing if meat isn't at every meal. It can be a lot cheaper if you just eat veg and enjoy the beans/ rice/ whatever in it's own right instead of trying to use substitute meat. More recipes and information is a good thing!
01/08/2011
Kim! Kim!
I used to be a vegetarian. Now I'm a limited omnivore, shall we say. I eat fish (Although I'm becoming more aware of what types I eat. I've now cut tuna out of my diet because it isn't sustainable.) and I do eat some poultry. I tend to avoid red meat. I also cook a lot of vegetarian meals.
01/09/2011
HouseWench HouseWench
I tried for vegetarianism when I was much younger, but it literally almost killed me! So much for healthy.

Now I mostly eat GF grains, roots, fruits, and animal products.

I couldn't go vegan, there's way too much plastic involved these days...
01/09/2011
freshbananas freshbananas
I like the term Ethical Omnivore!
01/09/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
Nope. I could probably go vegetarian, but not vegan- I need my milk/cheese/ice cream/etc!

I don't really eat much meat. I don't like a dish where the meat is the main item (ie steak, grilled fish, chicken breast), but I eat it when it is a part of something else (meat in pasta sauce, pepperoni on pizza, etc.)
01/09/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
I find it interesting the different lines that vegans draw between what's OK and what's not. For instance, some won't eat honey, while some will. Some won't use leather or wool or silk while some feel this is OK. Some do lots of research to make sure that any processed foods they are eating do not involve the use of animal products in the processing of it. It's fascinating to me.
01/20/2011
zeebot zeebot
I'm not a vegetarian or vegan, but I do limit my meat consumption to about once every 2 days. I'm more interested in environmental sustainability than animals
01/27/2011
kawigrl kawigrl
I don't eat much meat but that has more to do with the supermarkets in my neighborhood
01/27/2011
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
nope I like meat
01/27/2011
IndependentlyHappy IndependentlyHappy
I have been a vegetarian for...*counts*...aroun d five years now, I believe.

I could never go vegan because I like cheese and yogurt way too much! I'd also have to give up chocolate, which is unthinkable to me. I do like the taste of soy milk and soy yogurt, though...it'd be better if they weren't so expensive.
01/28/2011
Harlot O Harlot O
Ethical omnivore here. I eat 80% organic/bio-dynamic foods, and all my animal food products are certified organic/bio-dynamic and free-range. I only eat sustainable seafood as recommended by the Australian sustainable seafood guide. I'm dubious on unfermented soy, and limit my intake of it.

I do the research into my food sources, and wherever possible I support local farmers and other food producers.

I avoid commercial (ie. the stuff that isn't sustainable and certified organic) palm oil products as well, and believe any vegan who claims they are vegan for animal rights should bloody well do the same! (It's a particular bugbear of mine)
02/09/2011
Mr.RightNow Mr.RightNow
no. i know whats good
02/11/2011
SerenityRed SerenityRed
I'm a pollopescatarian. Which pretty much means that I don't eat mammals. I would starve if I couldn't eat chicken or sushi. :3
02/19/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
Good fucking Christ no! Vegan and vegetarian are vulgar words in our house. I can't imagine my life without pork. Especially bacon. Oh, bacon is divine. Seriously, if I could eat nothing but pig I'd be a happy girl.
02/19/2011
RammaJamma RammaJamma
I'm technically a vegetarian but I'm mostly vegan. I greatly limit my dairy intake and eat no meat.
02/20/2011
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