Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of any product created by or obtained from any living creature.
Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan. Distinctions may be made between several categories of veganism. Dietary vegans refrain from consuming animal products, not only meat but also eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances. The term ethical vegan is often applied to those who not only follow a vegan diet but extend the philosophy into other areas of their lives, and oppose the use of animals for any purpose. Another term is environmental veganism, which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable. Interest in veganism increased in the 2010s, especially in the latter half. More vegan stores opened and vegan options became increasingly available in supermarkets and restaurants in many countries.

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  1. Mockingbird

    Getting Enough Protein- when you don't eat meat

    I have been grappling with a problem for a few months now and I hope that maybe someone here might have an answer. I started weight training back in June and one of the things that came up was the level of protein in my diet. Overall I have a great diet, the problem is I don't eat meat so my...
  2. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Moroccan Cottage Pie

    I have just rather randomly come across this recipe and rather than lose it, thought I would post it here so I can try it later (I'm due in hospital this week). Vegan Moroccan Cottage Pie Ingredients 300g Maris pipers, peeled and cubed 300g sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed Salt and pepper to...
  3. Micheleteresa

    Vegan caterers

    I cant say how good this is because I have not tried it but I would like to They serve NYC, five boroughs and long Island. they also do fundraisers for non profits. Tastee Vegan ( google and ye shall find) They have gluten free option to! :) here's a copy of one of the menues for a cattered...
  4. Micheleteresa

    Anyone have a favorite holiday vegan main meal

    I usually go with vegetable lasagna because I have never had anyone who is not vegan dislike it, its something everyone likes! It would be nice to have something else that is as appealing and liked by all in my bookmarks of recipes or among the handwritten recipes, that I found and scribbled on...
  5. Micheleteresa

    Recipe Vegan Shepherds' Pie

    This recipe is from a site called all recipes. I make this following the recipe for the most part , except I use eggplant in place of the ground beef substitute, and I use daiya cheese instead of soy, I am not at all good at creating my own recipes from scratch but I do OK at adjusting recipes...
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Chocolate Olive Oil Cake (Wheat free & Dairy free)

    Whilst looking for recipes in came across an interesting recipe for an alternate chocolate cake recipe made with olive oil and ground almonds. The recipe is both wheat free and dairy free, with the latter being of particular interest to me. I am also guessing that it would not be that difficult...
  7. Micheleteresa

    Recipe Raw Vegan Brownies

    This is from Gluten Free Vegan Girl, she has many awesome raw desert recipes, I have made these brownies and brought them to a party at my mothers and everyone loved them. :) ( note..the very first time I made these brownies I tried to use a blender because I did not have a food processor..not a...
  8. Micheleteresa

    Recipe Quinoa Vegetable Curry

    Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It is pronounced KEEN-wah. Quinoa is non-GMO, Gluten Free and usually grown organically. Even though not technically a grain, it still counts as a “whole grain” food I wasnt really sure what to do with Quinoa at first but have found a...
  9. sorrowscall

    Recipe Vegan Sugar Banana Cookies

    I wanted to make cake cookies for my siblings during my holiday visit but I found out my sister was trying out being vegan. She gave me some advice for sugar cookies that are vegan friendly. Here's what we'll need: 1. 1 cup flour 2. 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil 3. 1 cup sugar 4. 1 banana 5. 1...
  10. primalclaws1974

    Is it difficult for you to not eat meat?

    I know a vegan diet is better for you than eating meat. I also know there are plenty of non-animal proteins out there like soy and garbanzos. I went three months without touching meat or meat-flavored food. I did well for awhile, but then it seemed that I started craving sweets more. I don't...
  11. winterybella

    Help me understand the Vegan way of life

    Since coming to this forum I have become very curious about the vegan way of life. I did a bit of research and it's quite an interesting approach to eating. I must confess it seems like a way of life that calls for a lot of planning and thinking. Perhaps that's a good thing, but I feel like it...
  12. kamarsun1

    Vegan baking

    Any vegan bakers? What do you use as your egg, milk, and butter replacer. I know there are several options but which do you prefer?
  13. J

    Help with serving a vegan friend

    I have a vegan friend coming by this week and I want to serve her something nice but I am a big meat eater. I asked her for some suggestions on what she would like and she said she didn't care as long as it was 100% vegan. Please post your absolute favorite meal with a recipe (if it's not...
  14. kamarsun1

    Are you on the fence about Veganism?

    Anyone thinking about going vegan but you may have some fear, or doubt? I will say that going vegan is much easier than most people think. Remember its mind over matter, and it is okay to have a little fear when you start a lifestyle change. I would like to hear your thoughts on this subject.
  15. A

    What's Your Favorite Bean and Rice Dish?

    I have tried and tried to eat less meat. I have always loved chicken and rice. So I began substituting Beans for the chicken. I prefer using Chickpeas. I live its bland type flavor. Chickpeas generally take on the flavor of the spices. I use garlic sparingly. I love the chopped onions, salt and...
  16. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Websites you have found useful as a vegan

    I thought I would start a thread on useful vegan websites (websites that are solely vegan rather than contain a few vegan recipes or a pinch of information about the vegan diet). So just post the name and link to the vegan website you like. Vegano is the first one I will add in...
  17. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Chickpea Pistou

    I made a chickpea pistou last night which was excellent. possibly not the 'pulse' you were thinking on but I can't see why other pulses could not be used. Ingredients 225g dried weight of chickpeas soaked overnight 8 cloves of garlic 50ml olive oil 2 onions chopped 2 large carrots chopped 2...
  18. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Foods that are surprisingly vegan

    OK so the first things I am going to name are snacks/biscuits but if you are vegan (or like myself allergic to dairy) you will appreciate this more than others will! McVities Hobnobs, original and choc chip. For some reason the dark chocolate covered ones now contain dairy, though they didn't...
  19. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe La Socca (Gluten Free)

    I love chickpeas and have been using a lot of gram flour (chickpea flour) recently in various dosa that I make, but I have also been looking for other options and ways to use chickpeas. Today I came across Socca (also known as Farinata, farina, fainá, torta di ceci or cecina, karantita and so...
  20. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Raw Onion Bread

    Raw Onion Bread Ingredients 1-1.5kg large onions (you can use red, white or yellow onions) 1 cup ground sunflower seeds (grind in a coffee grinder) 1 cup ground flax/linseed seeds (grind in coffee grinder) 1/4-1/2 cup raw agave nectar (or any other sweet syrup, more if the onions are not sweet...
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