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Title: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Vickilipstick on Mar 10, 2017, 01:07:15 AM
Be nice to know i am not alone  :)
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on Mar 10, 2017, 04:13:13 AM
Yes! Yay! Hi. I have been vegan for a little while.

Just in case this hasn't been drilled into you already, it's essential to take a vitamin B12 supplement if you're vegan. A B12 deficiency can have severe long-term repercussions.

In other exciting news, Birkenstocks now have a vegan version of their sandals (in the USA, at least), so that's nice.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Alice@4 on Mar 10, 2017, 10:56:30 AM
I love vegetarian food. Not sure I could totally give up meat. But it's not just saving the suffering of animals. It's also good for the environment, what with all the resources wasted on grain, fuel, pollution from the animals' waste matter. So lots of reasons to go veggie!
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: hotheadlu on Mar 10, 2017, 11:04:33 AM
 I'm veggie.... and I'm sure there must be lots of veggie's on here.
veggie-meet up sometime perhaps?
 :)
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: jabez on Mar 10, 2017, 02:36:42 PM
Hi
I haven't eaten any meat since Christmas although I am still eating fish. Anyone got any tips on what to eat when out as I struggle with spinach and everything seems to include it.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: pure evil on Mar 10, 2017, 04:14:53 PM
I've recently returned to being veggie after a lapse of some years, enjoying it, tho sometimes mourning how little effort some places put into the veggie side of their menu.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Vickilipstick on Mar 10, 2017, 07:31:29 PM
Hey a veggie meet up! What a great idea. I agree. Most veggie offerings are dire!
I cant cook but im currently looking at veggie/vegan cookery courses.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: outoforder on Mar 10, 2017, 10:15:08 PM
I'm a veggie. In more ways than one.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: hotheadlu on Mar 13, 2017, 10:17:44 PM
mildred's is my favourite veggie place in london........for the veggie meet up?
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Vickilipstick on Mar 13, 2017, 10:53:28 PM
I have never been there, but heard it is good

Also heard really good things about the gate in hammersmith. I havent been there either. No friends who are veggie :-(((
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: hotheadlu on Mar 16, 2017, 10:35:54 AM
so, shall we organise a veggie meal/meet up?
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Vickilipstick on Mar 16, 2017, 11:44:11 PM
I think that sounds like a plan!  ;D

Im crap at organising anything though lol. Wot about u hothead?
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Top on Mar 18, 2017, 08:06:02 PM
No, but here in Rural Ireland, it's often assumed that rug muncher equals vegetarian so we've been to a couple of disappointing dinner parties.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Vickilipstick on Mar 18, 2017, 11:18:29 PM
No, but here in Rural Ireland, it's often assumed that rug muncher equals vegetarian so we've been to a couple of disappointing dinner parties.
Really?! Crikey.  ???
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: hotheadlu on Mar 19, 2017, 06:45:30 PM
yeah, no problem organising a veggie meet up. Is there enough interest for a vegetarian/vegan meal and social?
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Top on Mar 19, 2017, 11:18:30 PM
Really?! Crikey.  ???

The worst bit is that I can't even correct anyone. It's totally socially acceptable to say you're a vegan or veggie but what kind of freak announces that they eat meat? Then, once they have assumed you don't eat meat you can't ever say anything because it's like a homophobic microsgression and once you start noticing them, you're fucked.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Vickilipstick on Mar 20, 2017, 12:21:57 AM
Well that is the thing. Im not sure!

If anyone is interested pls state below and the area your in!

Me and im in berks. But i can do london.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Chewwy on Mar 21, 2017, 02:38:27 AM
But, can you do Cork?
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Vickilipstick on Mar 21, 2017, 02:57:49 AM
But, can you do Cork?

Lol. No not really!
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: beatsalma on Apr 07, 2017, 11:50:09 AM
I've been vegan for maybe 3 years? I honestly don't know when I transitioned. I have an awful memory. There were a few months this year where I was hospitalized and not allowed to be vegan and it took me a bit to switch back. But yeah it's the best decision I've ever made. For the animals, the planet, and the starving.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: VeganJane on Apr 09, 2017, 03:51:59 PM
I've been Vegan for a long time now and I cannot imagine living another lifestyle. I also love to cook and there are so many possibilities right now. For instance anyone interested in vegan cuisine should check out Peaceful cuisine YT channel - many inspirations there!
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: kim on Apr 09, 2017, 05:32:06 PM
I'm vegan, have been for a number of years. Lots of good reasons to be, not one good reason not to.

Would be happy to meet up, can do London or Brighton.  :)
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Xof the Elder on Apr 09, 2017, 10:43:34 PM
If a person asked you "What would you if a wild chicken just laid an egg in front of you - could you eat it?" - as a Vegan, is that crass?

I've got a friend who asks that to every vegan she meets.  ::)
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Azalea on Apr 09, 2017, 10:58:22 PM
It's marginally better than 'would you kill and eat a chicken/lamb/llama if your plane crashed/ there's no veggie food to be foraged blah blah and your life depended on it'?

Watch Carnage - Simon Amstell. All I'm saying.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Xof the Elder on Apr 09, 2017, 11:01:40 PM
It's marginally better than 'would you kill and eat a chicken/lamb/llama if your plane crashed/ there's no veggie food to be foraged blah blah and your life depended on it'?

Watch Carnage - Simon Amstell. All I'm saying.

She'll be happy with that. I'll call her now.

Night Azalea - I wish for you the rest of a thousand ladybirds (all sleeping)
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on Apr 09, 2017, 11:02:03 PM
I think questions like that sort of create this false dilemma - unrealistic hypothetical situations that distract from real issues. It's a bit annoying - like, "What if you had to kill 50 people or drink one glass of milk?" When has that ever happened? Is it likely to happen? Why do non-vegans come to vegans with all these bizarre thought experiments, trying to catch them out with some genius bizarre conundrum or something?
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Xof the Elder on Apr 09, 2017, 11:02:59 PM
Don't watch SAW.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on Apr 09, 2017, 11:03:32 PM
Nah, Jigsaw would punish the evil carnists.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Xof the Elder on Apr 09, 2017, 11:05:02 PM
I've never watched Saw.

I'm assuming Jigsaw is in Saw?

Coleslaw - that's good for vegans right?
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on Apr 09, 2017, 11:09:05 PM
The main guy in Saw is Jigsaw. He looks at people's sins and kind of punishes them in supposedly appropriate ways. Crazy dude, Jigsaw.  So for example, he might make a devout carnivore escape a vat of carrot puree in order to avoid death.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Xof the Elder on Apr 09, 2017, 11:11:23 PM
This crazy psycho is in my head, there is a mouse in the house and now I have to go to sleep.

Can't you imagine nice things you vegans? Like a wild chicken coming over to you especially and laying an egg for your supper?

Awwwwww, it's so sweet.  :D :D
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on Apr 09, 2017, 11:13:56 PM
Do you go birth babies near a lion for its dinner? Or are you birthing the baby for your own reasons, not as a kind offering to lions?
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Azalea on Apr 09, 2017, 11:14:16 PM
Night Azalea - I wish for you the rest of a thousand ladybirds (all sleeping)

Thanks I guess though that image freaks me out a bit.

And I might've been a bit hastily dismissive. As no animals would've been harmed then* yes I would eat the egg proffered by the wild chicken if I fancied it, assuming she ran away and left it and wasn't sitting on it. Obviously I don't speak for all vegans.

*Except for the chick...shit I'm a new vegan and still making mistakes...
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Xof the Elder on Apr 09, 2017, 11:18:30 PM
Do you go birth babies near a lion for its dinner? Or are you birthing the baby for your own reasons, not as a kind offering to lions?

I'd have to give this some thought. I can honestly say I have never considered this, not for a second, but today this is my very first original thought and it struck me like a thunderbolt, so thank you!

To be clear, do I have one baby a year as a max a person could or a baby a day like a chicken?
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Xof the Elder on Apr 09, 2017, 11:20:02 PM
Night Azalea - I wish for you the rest of a thousand ladybirds (all sleeping)

Thanks I guess though that image freaks me out a bit.

And I might've been a bit hastily dismissive. As no animals would've been harmed then* yes I would eat the egg proffered by the wild chicken if I fancied it, assuming she ran away and left it and wasn't sitting on it. Obviously I don't speak for all vegans.

*Except for the chick...shit I'm a new vegan and still making mistakes...

Here.

To help you sleep.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on Apr 09, 2017, 11:21:59 PM
My point - and a big part of the vegan mindset - is that what animals have and do (their bodies, their fluids, their skills, their babies) are not ours to use. They are separate beings who have a right to go about life the same as anyone else, free from harm and exploitation and cruelty. If a chicken came and laid an egg by me, I wouldn't assume that its purpose was to feed me. I'd assume a chicken just happened to lay an egg close to where I was sitting.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Xof the Elder on Apr 09, 2017, 11:26:20 PM
My point - and a big part of the vegan mindset - is that what animals have and do (their bodies, their fluids, their skills, their babies) are not ours to use. They are separate beings who have a right to go about life the same as anyone else, free from harm and exploitation and cruelty. If a chicken came and laid an egg by me, I wouldn't assume that its purpose was to feed me. I'd assume a chicken just happened to lay an egg close to where I was sitting.

What if she pushed the egg toward you with her beak?

Okay Okay - I'm only playing and I know, because I read your list of deal breakers that this is very close to your heart so I shall not comment further! As it should be. I admire all the vegans, very much so. Your argument - i agree.

Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: slyder on Apr 27, 2017, 11:14:11 AM
I'm looking for a thread to jump back in with after a long break from GB. Failing miserably but chuckling at this and also holding hand up as a veggie who is perhaps on a path to vegan.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Azalea on Apr 27, 2017, 05:40:58 PM
Welcome back! I saw Point Break a while ago and it made me wonder where you were!

Cooking vegan at home is fine but eating out and snacking on the go is hard/fraught.
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: slyder on Apr 27, 2017, 07:03:21 PM
Thank you  :D  I'm guessing you had a different username?

I'm not sure where you live, but certainly where I am the veggie/vegan scene is growing massively and there's loads of options.  I still hate trying to buy a sandwhich in a supermarket though!
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: Azalea on Apr 27, 2017, 08:25:52 PM
I live in London so have absolutely no excuse! There are loads of vegan cafes, a monthly vegan market in Hackney and queer vegan meetups. If you want to be part of a vegan tribe it's brilliant!
Title: Re: Any fellow veggies/vegans here?
Post by: unicorn on May 01, 2017, 10:54:38 AM
Hi I haven't visited the site for a while but so glad I did today ...is the possible veggie meet up still a possibility?
My biggest veggie moan isn't the poor selection it is the B&B  who say they do veggie then serve a breakfast minus the bacon and charge the same!! :)