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Old 19th June 2017, 8:26 PM   #16
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You're my mom in a nutshell. A true vegan. Vegans do not eat any foods that derive or are by-products of animals. When I visit my mother, I get the best healthy foods. As a former vegetarian, I yearn for the days when my diet was w/o animal products, but have done well to add weight, muscle with the addition. But mostly vegetarian.
There are a LOT of vegan bodybuilders out there.... you should watch the documentary
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There are a LOT of vegan bodybuilders out there.... you should watch the documentary
I understand, thanks. But, it simply requires a little too much effort and discipline that I simply don't have.
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My favorite things to eat are hippie/Buddha bowls. Cold in the summer hot in the winter. So many recipes online just replace the meat with a bean.

Overnight oats in a mason jar. I use coconut milk, cinnamon, nuts and dried fruit.

When I have a chocolate craving I make black bean brownies.

I love protein energy balls. I keep a plate in the frig to snack on. Peanut butter is my favorite.

Kale chips! I love them. My h won't go near them so I get the whole pan all to myself.
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Old 20th June 2017, 9:30 PM   #19
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I love protein energy balls. I keep a plate in the frig to snack on. Peanut butter is my favorite.
What are protein energy balls? I've been drinking Tazo Awake with just a slight spoon of organic raw sugar and unsweetened almond milk creamer by Califia for energy.

It's delicious enough to be dessert but I'm probably overdoing the caffeine a bit.

I have to say I feel great though! I'm so glad I made this switch.
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Old 21st June 2017, 6:57 AM   #20
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Energy balls are raw goodness!

I usually just toss ingredients in the bowl.

When friends ask for my recipes h just laughs. It's a miracle if my dishes taste the same twice.

Tea and water are all I drink. Coconut milk in my smoothies.

My boozy lush girlfriends have convinced me that Bloody Mary's are a vitamin packed antioxidant enriched heaven juice. I'm sold.

Here are some examples of the raw energy balls I make.

I don't eat sugar, never have, I use honey sparingly, the dried fruit in the balls make it sweet enough for me.

I don't know what made me think of it but I sure love papaya sauce. Do you make sauces, like tahini and such? Sauces are fun and really change up a veggie.

25 Energy-Packed Snack Balls That Will Jump-Start Your Day | One Green Planet
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Old 21st June 2017, 7:20 AM   #21
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Im not a vegetarian but I do love vege food, and only eat whole foods anyway. Good vege / vegan food is much more difficult to prepare in my opinion, you have got to think about the flavors more and of course ensure the food is nutritional. My fave vegan recipe book is called Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry - nom nom nom lots of very tasty flavorsome recipes!
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I really and truly hope there is a place like Loving Hut in the Salt Lake City area where I am relocating. I could not believe all that food from that restaurant was vegan! Anyway, there are some tasty ideas here and I really need to expand my cooking skills.
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Old 22nd June 2017, 1:09 PM   #23
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I really and truly hope there is a place like Loving Hut in the Salt Lake City area where I am relocating. I could not believe all that food from that restaurant was vegan! Anyway, there are some tasty ideas here and I really need to expand my cooking skills.
We have a local place called Greens and Grains and it's the most tasty vegan food ever. Their grilled cheese and tomato are amazing and so is their cheesecake.

I could eat there everyday if my budget afforded it so I know exactly what you mean when you finally find a place. I hope there is someplace nice for you there in Salt Lake

When do you go?
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We have a local place called Greens and Grains and it's the most tasty vegan food ever. Their grilled cheese and tomato are amazing and so is their cheesecake.

I could eat there everyday if my budget afforded it so I know exactly what you mean when you finally find a place. I hope there is someplace nice for you there in Salt Lake

When do you go?
I will be in the area in about 1.5 weeks. The thing about Loving Hut was that it was not expensive at all. Not too trendy and for better or for worse, it is a chain. I hate it when healthy food becomes a 'trendy' thing and businesses find it convenient to charge unnecessarily high(er) prices. Ugh. That's why I'm hoping there's some hole in the wall that continues to promote healthy dining w/o the 'trend-setting' prices.
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It's been a much easier transition than I had thought it would be and I am actually loving just knowing I'm doing my part to show respect to all animal life.

I initially decided to make the change to help reduce inflammation in myself. I've developed some weird reaction to milk and other dairy products where consuming dairy physically pains me but now it's become beyond me and my selfish needs. I am glad to not be eating anything that causes the suffering of another life.

Can anyone relate? And if you have any great recipes or products you love, do you care to share?
I am vegan since 2011, I had to go that way too much chest and my left harm had some sort of pain after consuming pork-chops. Could because I use to weight 348 lbs and my wife was 400 lbs. Today I am physically fit at 180 lbs and me ex wife gone to 500 lbs in 2015. She had broken the NC rule. She said you look sick, not I look healthy. I did go down to 1/2 my weight 2 years ago to 154 lbs because the woman I was dating with driving me crazy. But at 154 lbs I was under weight. In the year of 2016 I added weight to tone muscles.

Today I watch my diet, eat healthy and I prepare Vegan Foods and created Homemade Vegan Food Plus Group on Facebook I try to share what I have learn also made some videos on youtube also. But there is nothing wrong with being a vegan. I feel wonderful and I don't see any doctor any more. I don't get sick and I don't have pain no more. I am also healer so that helps too. I so much more too. But I don't want to get off topic.

There is no need to eat dead animal, cavemen did it but why do we all still do Media is to blame for some. Big meat plants is another story. I don't eat process, chemical, red, blue, yellow dyes, corn syrup to replace sugar. Too much of that is in the food chain already.

Ice Cream another killer, you can make your own using 3 frozen banana chop and place in a food processor and add semi-sweet chocolate chips and oats and ice cubes if you want crunch non-dairy banana cream.

Vegan is the best way for me...
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Yep, it's been thirteen years for me. One of the best decisions I ever made. Not just for me (though it's so much fun learning how to cook well, finding new foods, and I really value nice vegan food when I find it out and about!) but primarily for animals. I can sleep easy knowing I'm not funding animal abuse.
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Energy balls are raw goodness!

I usually just toss ingredients in the bowl.

When friends ask for my recipes h just laughs. It's a miracle if my dishes taste the same twice.

Tea and water are all I drink. Coconut milk in my smoothies.

My boozy lush girlfriends have convinced me that Bloody Mary's are a vitamin packed antioxidant enriched heaven juice. I'm sold.

Here are some examples of the raw energy balls I make.

I don't eat sugar, never have, I use honey sparingly, the dried fruit in the balls make it sweet enough for me.

I don't know what made me think of it but I sure love papaya sauce. Do you make sauces, like tahini and such? Sauces are fun and really change up a veggie.

25 Energy-Packed Snack Balls That Will Jump-Start Your Day | One Green Planet
Thank you so much for posting this!! xo
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My trees outside are bearing fresh mango. I make mango smoothies.. I also make from scratch is mango bread, mango jam also mango raisin bread. I cook with the mango. I don't use anything else in my foods. I do make a mean burger but I do not use beans
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My trees outside are bearing fresh mango. I make mango smoothies.. I also make from scratch is mango bread, mango jam also mango raisin bread. I cook with the mango. I don't use anything else in my foods. I do make a mean burger but I do not use beans
Mangoes?! Like isn't fair, you're lucky. What I could do with a tree of mangoes.

Have you tried coconut flour in your baking? Once you get the hang of it you'll never use white flour again.

And what's wrong with my delicious black bean burgers? Even h eats them, so do his sports pals.

Tell me what you do different, please.
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Where do you buy coconut flour, Mercy?
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