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That vegan thread.

Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health & Diet' started by 1JKz, May 8, 2017.

  1. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

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    I've started to lose my enthusiasm for vegetables in general … :teef:

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  2. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    Today I realized I've become one of 'those' people...

    I never thought it would happen...

    In the back of my cupboard I have a big fat crisp box, but today I realized apart from an old packet on Monster Munch (BB 06/18) it's full of oats, dried fruit and nuts.

    WHO AM I!!!!
     
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    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    On another note I made these brownies!

    They are EPIC!!!!!

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    Confirmed amazing by husband who usually says 'Im not eating any of that vegan crap!'
     
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  4. gon2seed

    gon2seed (and me! - Ed)

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    Take a small box of mixed nuts and dried fruit to work most days, causes much amusement amongst my colleagues! and "Neal's Nut's" related badenage! - "Has anyone seen Neal's nuts" ect. Oh what fun we have! You have become one of a select and exclusive group, welcome to our future. Vegan grabers of the world unite.
     
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  5. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Christmas gift ideas for vegans please people?
     
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  6. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    Most dark chocolate is vegan!

    Bournville and Green & Blacks!

    Most Lush products are also vegan!
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Old ten pound notes
     
  9. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    I'm in the same boat...

    (will you stop saying that, the only thing you've been in that I've been in is this f**king bath)

    ... any more foodie vegan gift ideas gratefully accepted...
     
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    Depending who your buying for these are really nice vegan sweeties!

    They had them in my local ASDA last week:

    https://candykittens.co.uk/

    The FreeFrom section in most supermarkets are full of foodie ideas!

    Plus Marks and Spencers do a 'Plant Kitchen' range which is great and have vegan mince pies / gifts!
     
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    Even better! Just found this!!

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  12. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Sainsbury's do a good range of Vegan food, including the Vivera plant range if you are feeding a Vegan this Christmas, I'm still struggling with gifts though, apart from the usual choccies/bath products...

    ..... although I hear that 'Malibu' is a good choice of drink...
     
  13. Glam

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    You don't have to bother buying me that, I don't like that stuff, and i'm still waiting for the cat pee smelling candle.
     
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  14. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    I've got plenty of them left! Just need time off to shove them through your door :lol:
     
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    Whilst visiting a friend before Christmas she made me a coffee with the only milk she had which happened to be oat milk.

    I actually quite enjoyed the taste and this milk seems to have less sugar than cow's milk so I've bought a carton to help try to reduce my blood sugar levels.

    Anyway, whilst not professing to becoming a vegan, I was wondering whether all oat milk is GM free or whether some varieties are modified as are some soy products?
     
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    Good question!

    I would always assume GM unless it's organic? Tis' just the way the world is unfortunately!

    Also worth a note for vegan milk alternatives, although they can contain less sugar they may be lacking other good stuff found in milk (iron / calcium etc)
    !HOWEVER!
    If you purchase those with say 'Fortified' you're getting everything you need exactly they same as cows milk! Joy!

    I believe you can make your own oat milk (depends how much time you have on your hands!) then you could ensure it's organic? I haven't tried it myself but I understand its as simple as leaving oats to soak overnight and extracting the liquid! Yum?!
     
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    Thank you for the informative reply. To be honest my main concern is getting my blood sugar level down or at least consistent initially so I'm looking at ways to achieve this. The few days I've used oat milk seems to show some improvement and it makes a nice creamy/nutty coffee but as you say it lacks the calcium.

    My GM free question was more because the carton I've bought doesn't say anything other than it has no sugars and is "good for you".
     
  18. BobClay

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    I was wondering if I should get my oats in. Trouble is, I have a dark memory of 'getting your oats' meaning something entirely different. :teef:
     
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    I think that oats are unlikely to include GM material, probably not a crop that is of sufficient economic importance to attract the investment.

    Interesting article in this week's New Scientist on the benefits of going vegan and some of the problems to look out for. They ran an experiment with 19 of their staff going on a vegan diet (3 were already pescetarians and 3 vegetarians), all showed some health benefits but seemingly didn't need to be on a vegan diet the whole time to achieve this.

    This appears to be causing something of a problem between ethical vegans who take an absolute approach and health vegans who are mixing and matching - "vegan before 6(pm)", vegan one or two days a week or one week a month and so on.

    Well worth a read.
     
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    Are GMOs incompatible with a Vegan diet?

    I mean, i'll look at it tomorrow, but i doubt that they will.

    Off the top of my head - huh?

    *still reeling from the whole - honey - thing*
     

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