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Date:2009-09-07 22:29
Subject:Favourite high protein, high iron fast meals and snacks

(cross posted all over the place)

I'm looking for some fast high protein meals and snacks. I'm especially interested in options that are otherwise high in vitamins (bigger bonus for iron) and easy to prepare or can be prepared in advance. Any tips? I'm trying to eat five small meals/snacks these days and that's quite a bit different from the three big meals I've been eating lately!

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Date:2006-10-01 14:52
Subject:Happy World Vegetarian Day!
Mood: full

today is world vegetarian day... in lieu of that, here is some yummy food that i've consumed today.

first, some pictures of the ridiculous amount of fruit i have in my fridge and cupboard:

that's not even all the tomatoes i have! those are just the ripes ones! *sigh* tonight i'm making lentil, tomato soup

a complete vegan breakfast of french toast, breakfast veggie sausages, fruit, and grape-cranberry juice:


i've x-posted the crap out of this. sorry for an inconvenience.

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Date:2006-05-25 19:58
Subject:I need tofu help please!

Firstly, hello everyone - I'm looking forward to being a part of this community :D  Although hubby and I aren't fully vegan, we are veggie, and I'm leaning more and more towards veganism these days.

I've been dimly aware of tofu for some time, but having tried some from Sainsburys (cauldron, iirc) that went horribly wrong, I've not really gone near it since.  We've been using quorn instead, so we've not really felt the need to investigate tofu much beyond that ill-advised stir fry (don't ask!)  Obviously, quorn contains egg, so I'm thinking that I would like to start using tofu more and more in my cooking, but I need educating first!

Can you guys please explain the different types of tofu available?  I know you can get firm tofu (like the stuff in the chiller cabinet I bought before), and today I've bought some silken tofu... but it also said that it was firm... and now I'm completely confuzzled!  I'd also love to hear how you use tofu most often - do you scramble it, use it to make dips?    I had a wonderful dip on holiday that was made with tofu and sundried tomatoes, but with the tofu maze to be negotiated first, I thought it better to find out more about it before trying to recreate any recipes!

Thanks in advance for your help! 

x posted to ukvegans and vegancooking

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Date:2006-05-09 12:57
Subject:Lehigh Valley Veg*ans

Community pimpin'! X-posted like whoa. (Sorry for spammage >.<)

A community for Lehigh Valley area vegetarians and vegans!
Allentown PA, Bethlehem, Easton, and the surrounding areas...
If you're veg and live here, join up!
Know a veg*an here or nearby, tell them to join! :D


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Date:2005-09-29 09:52
Subject:recipes needed

*cross-posted to my journal and probably other vegan journals*

So I'm a nanny and I'm g7oing to be working for a new family starting next week. They said that I can cook vegan for them, which I'm super excited about. However, there is a problem: one of the kids is allergic to soy and chickpeas. I haven't exhausted my cookbooks yet, but most of the meals that I cook for myself have both of those in it. So, if you have any suggestions (even broad recipes), I'd love to hear them. Thanks a lot!

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Date:2005-09-13 23:50

It occurred to me the other day that no community exists solely for vegan and vegetarian themed LJ icons.

So I made one.


Come and share your veg*n icons! :D

P.S. co-mods wanted...let me know in a comment if you're interested ^.^

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Date:2005-07-17 20:05

Hey, I was on Yahoo! today and found this very interesting.



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Date:2005-02-05 14:35
Mood: impressed

CHICKEN INTELLIGENCE This is an awesome website that has expert opinion on chicken intelligence. My favorite quote: Dr. Chris Evans, Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University, Australia “Chickens exist in stable social groups. They can recognize each other by their facial features. They have 24 distinct cries that communicate a wealth of information to one other, including separate alarm calls depending on whether a predator is traveling by land or sea. They are good at solving problems. ‘As a trick at conferences I sometimes list these attributes, without mentioning chickens, and people think I’m talking about monkeys,’ Mr. Evans said. Perhaps most persuasive is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.” Grimes W, “If Chickens Are So Smart, Why Aren’t They Eating Us?” New York Times, January 12, 2003.

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Date:2004-09-13 22:06
Mood: full

i just bought the book "vegan planet" by robin robertson, and really wanted to make a dessert...so i made the chocolate chip cookies. they are so yummy, gooey, and amazing, that i wanted to share the recipe with all of you. :)

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 pure maple syrup
1/2 corn oil
egg replacer for 2 eggs (i used ener-g egg replacer)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice (i used pecans)

-preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. lightly oil two baking sheets.
-in a medium-size bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. set aside.
-in a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, corn oil, egg replacer, and vanilla, mixing until blended. add half of the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until just combined. fold in the chocolate and nuts. drop the dough by the spoonful onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
-bake until golden brown, about 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool completely.

enjoy! i know i am! :)

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Date:2004-07-21 12:13

a new vegan community to sell/trade vegan goodies! hoorah!

xposted with love.

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Date:2004-05-10 11:36

so, i've been talking about it for what, six months now? im going to start a zine.
its going to be a craft/diy/vegan zine. aha. i want to do a thing where i get menus from every state for vegan restaurants and compile it for when bands are on tour, people are traveling, etc. have awesome vegan recipes in it, and vegan friendly companies for beauty products, good vitamins, good books, stuff like that. and then sort of like a craft project for any holidays coming up [some sort of mothers day, valentines day, etc type gift idea] how to make a bouquet for your mom that looks like a professional one, how to make a journal with polaroid transfers of you and your lovvverrr, and then how to like, make your own curtains, make your own coffee table,clock, upholster your couch [me and my roommate are proud to say our apartment is almost 100% diy, i made my own desk, we made our own couches, curtains, clock, lamps, coffee table, cubboards] ,etc etc etc.

so heres the thing, if you want to help a sister out and have any recipes, brands, ideas, projects, ANYTHING related to this at all, i would be totally in debt to you. im getting a print gocco first [a high resolution, less messy, less expensive, no chemical, paper-purposed silkscreening machine] to do my covers and stuff.

please please please.

email me or reply: xcrossmyheartx@hotmail.com

x-posted like madness.

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Date:2004-02-05 14:27
Mood: anxious

alright, so im going to need a little help.

i have to do an 'corespondence art' project for one of my studio classes. basically we have to send something to someone, and have it go through ten people, and eventually get back to me. but in the process i have to use three forms of media-and one has to be real mail.

so my idea is this:

i'm going to need ten people to help me in this one-and theyre all going to have to provide me with their address, email address and screen name. and its a plus if theyre vegetarian or vegan-because of the way my project is based. plus, they need a livejournal. which if youre reading this, you probably have one.

what i'm going to do is pick up ten menus from my favorite vegetarian restaurant, and circle my favorite thing to get-sort of like a recomendation. i then will take the ten addresses, and send them along with ten menus to the first person on the list. the next person will take one of my menus, and add ten of their own, circling the favorite, and crossing their name off the list-and sending the menus and addresses to the next person on the list. THEN, the must find a vegan or vegetarian recipe that they really like, and post it into the livejournal that i'm going to start. then the next person will have to, again, take one of my menus, take the second persons menu, get ten menus, circle, cross name off, post a recipe, and send, and so on and so forth. until eventually the last person on the list [who will be me] will recieve ten menus. it sounds like a lot, but i think its going to be really fun-besides youre going to get ten menus, from all over the place, so if you ever travel youll know where to go and what to get-and you also will have a bunch of recipes.

so clearly, my first media is snail mail. second is the livejournal. and third, i havent really gotten to much into yet, but i think i'm just going to do-is add an extra incentive. i'll bake, or make one thing on the list [that will survive a few days] and send it to everyone who participated. and then i'll just need everyone to have everyone send me an email or an im saying they liked it. or something like that. the last media can be a little 'put together' at the end.

so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE i beg people to participate. the project isnt due until the middle of march or something like that, so i have awhile to get everything together, but i need to start sending out the stuff by next week.

thanks so much-if youre interested either reply or email at xcrossmyheartx@hotmail.com.

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Date:2004-01-04 10:52

Cross-posted to try to recieve a quicker response. ::sorry::

I have some extra-firm NON silken tofu.

I would like to put it in some shake and bake type stuff and bake it. should I fry it first? Has anyone tried this? can I just press it and cut it and dip it and bake it?

Any opinions on this?


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Date:2003-01-04 01:48

This is a new journal for vegans and others to post vegan recipes that they have tried and want others to try. Here is one of my favorites its from The Voluptuous Vegan...

Apple-Walnut Crisp(serves 6 to 8)

oat-nut topping

1 cup walnut halves
3/4 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 cup maple sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cinnamon, for dusting on top
1 teaspoon maple sugar, for dusting on top

apple filling

3 pounds of medium apples
1/2 cup dried cherries, cut in half
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons maple sugar or cane sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup apple cider or apple juice

Make the oat-nut topping

-preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the walnuts on a baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes, or until fragrant. Remove from the oven and place in a bowl. Increase the oven to 400 degrees F.
-in a medium bowl, toss together the rolled oats, flour, sugar, walnuts, and salt. Drizzle in the water and toss. the topping should be crumbly, like wet sand, set aside.
-mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.

Make the filling

-peel and core the apples. Slice the apples into 1/4-inch slices. Cut each slice into thirds. In a large bowl, toss all the filling ingredients together. Pour into an 8x8-inch glass baking dish.

Assemble the crisp

-sprinkle the reserved oat-nut topping over the apples evenly, to completely cover the apples; sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar over the top.
-bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F., then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until the topping is cooked and a toothpick inserted into the apples indicates they're cooked. If your crisp topping is browned before the apples are completely tender, cover with a piece of aluminum foil to finish baking.
-remove the crisp from the oven and let it cool

This is one of my favorite recipes. Though there may seem a lot of ingredients, it is a very simple recipe to make and when its done you wont be disappointed :-)

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