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by Sergio
Oct 14, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Veganism And The Environment Forum
Topic: Population Growth and Environmentalism
Replies: 10
Views: 6172

Re: Population Growth and Environmentalism

Actually meat and other animal products have the biggest negative impact on ecology, it's beside that animals suffer...
by Sergio
Oct 14, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Health officials warn of vegan dangers for kids
Replies: 3
Views: 2497

Re: Health officials warn of vegan dangers for kids

What do you mean by meat propaganda?
And what source of B12 you're proposing to use? (As far as I know only supliments can help vegans maintain normal levels of B12)
by Sergio
Sep 28, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Health officials warn of vegan dangers for kids
Replies: 3
Views: 2497

Health officials warn of vegan dangers for kids

I've recently heard that in Switzerland "Health officials warn of vegan dangers for kids" and farst I thought that again it this is some kind of bulshit... But then I started to remember some Vegans, I'm speaking of those "Esotheric" vegans who don't respect science, they often l...
by Sergio
Jun 8, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: If things were different
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Re: If things were different

As long as there are other non vegans, it is more ethical to offer them this ethicalier milk.
by Sergio
May 25, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: New vegetarian would like some advice
Replies: 3
Views: 3290

Re: New vegetarian would like some advice

jlepage1 wrote: Any helpful ideas, tips etc? Thanks so much.

Don't forget about vitamin B12, you can read site
http://www.veganhealth.org/
by Sergio
May 25, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Cross contamination
Replies: 1
Views: 2555

Re: Cross contamination

I would eat it, easpecially if it will state that it's from a vegan owned bakery. But do your research before investing too much into it, try your products first on strangers, and don't limit your sales to vegans. (You can label all your product as cholesterol free for example)
by Sergio
May 25, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Iron
Replies: 5
Views: 3819

Re: Iron

The best source for Iron in vegan diet is here: http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/iron some quotes from there: If you think your iron stores might be low, you can increase iron absorption by: Adding a source of vitamin C at meals. Avoiding tea and coffee at meals. Increasing legume (peanuts, beans...
by Sergio
Mar 3, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Would you eat Anencephaly meat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Re: Would You Eat Anencephaly Meat?

I wouldn't. First of all if there are still non vegs around it's better to offer them that meat, we can live without that meat. Second - it's nasty...
by Sergio
Jan 7, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Vegan Soap
Replies: 1
Views: 998

Re: Vegan Soap

Making soap is a niche business, I know few people who do it, it has very low barrier to entry and depends mostly on marketing you can do not on the quality of your soaps. So I would advice you do to some catchy things, like making different forms of soap (in forms of children toys) or write somethi...
by Sergio
Jan 7, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 2600

Re: Hello Everyone

Wellcome on board. :)
by Sergio
Jan 7, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Vegan Travel Forum
Topic: Vegan in India
Replies: 13
Views: 5459

Re: Vegan in India

Eithan wrote:India is a vegan country. Because almost all people here are Hindu. And they are vegan.

As far as I know they are not vegans, they are vegetarians, they still consume cow milk.
by Sergio
Jan 7, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Thinking of going Vegan
Replies: 4
Views: 3110

Re: Thinking of going Vegan

First of all - take B12 supliments, secondly - it depends on you but you can try to introduce more foods which will replace eggs, like for example tofu and see how it gows, gradually, or you can one day decide that from today I'm vegan, both ways you'll have to adapt a little and wait for your body ...
by Sergio
Jan 7, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Do i need to be fully vegan or can i stray from time to time
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Do i need to be fully vegan or can i stray from time to

I think it's better to keep vegan so your organism will adapt, you can try to add to your plate salt or soy sauce to make your dishes tastier (I understand you don't have that no sodium condition).
by Sergio
Jan 3, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: CEO of Facebook Eats Animals He Kills Himself
Replies: 5
Views: 2339

Re: CEO of Facebook Eats Animals He Kills Himself

Is there any vegan owned social network?
by Sergio
Dec 8, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: vegetarianism as feminism
Replies: 5
Views: 3407

Re: vegetarianism as feminism

Hello all, Some vegetarians give justification for vegetarianism by wrapping it in spiritual and superstitious beliefs. The Humanist Vegetarian Group rejects these beliefs and seeks to promote a rational case for Vegetarianism. Most vegans I know are ethical vegans with rational case for Veganism, ...
by Sergio
Dec 8, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Introduce my self....
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Introduce my self....

Who are you, and why are you signing into this forum?
by Sergio
Dec 8, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Does Anyone Even Like Foxes Anymore?
Replies: 2
Views: 2568

Re: Does Anyone Even Like Foxes Anymore?

I don't know the situation in UK, can you please tell us more?
by Sergio
Nov 18, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: "The bottom line on eggs"
Replies: 3
Views: 3445

Re: "The bottom line on eggs"

Actually taking vitamin B12 is better from supplements than from eggs, because those supplements were tested to prove that blood levels of B12 are increased when taking them.
by Sergio
Nov 18, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Veganism And The Environment Forum
Topic: Factory Farm Statistics
Replies: 3
Views: 3043

Re: Factory Farm Statistics

Factory farms are a menace to the environment, alright. Some conscientious consumers, however, are restricting themselves to a diet of food which originates from a 100 mile radius of where they live. These people belong to the growing "locavore" movement. You can always buy local produce ...
by Sergio
Nov 18, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Thanksgiving Day for vegans/vegetarians
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Re: Thanksgiving Day For Vegans/vegetarians

There is one simple solution to the problem, make the family respect you (in a good way), then they will care to make vegan food for you on family meetings.
by Sergio
Nov 18, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: In honor of...
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: In Honor Of...

How this will help promoting veganism?
by Sergio
Apr 10, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Odd vegetarian situation
Replies: 4
Views: 3385

Re: Odd vegetarian situation

Try different cuisines they might prepare food different way and try them when you're really hungry.
by Sergio
Mar 14, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Ideas for an ideal vegan country?
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Ideas for an ideal vegan country?

What are your ideas for an ideal vegan country? For example what will be allowed which is not allowed in other countries and what will be prohibited which is allowed elsewhere?
by Sergio
Nov 1, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Fruit juice can be harmful to teeth
Replies: 21
Views: 5575

Re: Fruit juice can be harmful to teeth

I've read some doctor say that fruit juices are bad not only for teeth but also for the rest of the body, because they contain sugar without fiber.
by Sergio
Nov 1, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Vegans/Vegetarians Don't Help Animals Or The Planet
Replies: 18
Views: 4564

Re: Vegans/Vegetarians Don't Help Animals Or The Planet

I'll answer all your points: 1) Not all the world is USA, some governments don't make subsidies to meat industry. 2) If the story doesn't profit - they will anyway try to cut the stock with which they don't profit, otherwise they'll be replaced by other better competitor. 3) Most European countries,...
by Sergio
Oct 26, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Steve jobs died
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: Steve jobs died

There are rumors that he was a vegetarian.
by Sergio
Oct 26, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Why vegans don't eat honey?
Replies: 29
Views: 15600

Re: Why Vegans Don't Eat Honey?

samuadam wrote:So vegan is defined by philosophy not what you eat?

Is there any difference here regarding honey?
by Sergio
Nov 8, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Stuck in a debate
Replies: 8
Views: 3039

Re: Stuck in a debate

"There are genuine differences between humans and non-human animals. Don't believe me? Where are the animal liberation groups... staffed by animals? You'd think that if non-human animals truly were our equals, it would show somewhere, but it doesn't." Here is an example of an animal liber...
by Sergio
Oct 11, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Shocked and appualed by the message sent out by vegtalk
Replies: 15
Views: 4652

Re: Shocked and appualed by the message sent out by vegtalk

Do you think it is incorrect to promote veganism by using images of attractive humans?
by Sergio
Mar 16, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: New here...hi!
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: New Here...hi!

Hi, welcome to our community! :)
Is it easy to be vegan in Ireland?
by Sergio
Feb 22, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Fishy problem
Replies: 9
Views: 5948

Re: Fishy Problem

Actually there are vegan food alternatives for pets, even for cats which need some meat only proteins.
by Sergio
Feb 22, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Vegan fish food??
Replies: 4
Views: 5588

Re: Vegan fish food??

It seems that there are vegan seafood alternatives:

http://www.vegproductsguide.com/vegan/meat/seafood/
by Sergio
Feb 22, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: 3 wild fish a year?
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: 3 wild fish a year?

i can live without that fish. to me that is the greatest premise of veganism. when i camp, or hike, and i catch fish in the lake or river, i eat it. other than that, in the polluted, decaying city, i eat only plants. i just find it difficult to watch others eat the animals i respect and would respe...
by Sergio
Feb 22, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: New to forums and lifestyle
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: New To Forums And Lifestyle

Hi!
Congrats and welcome, if you have any questions feel free to ask :)
by Sergio
Feb 22, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: just wondering
Replies: 8
Views: 3959

Re: Just Wondering

I think for practical reasons it's not that important, avoiding products derived from animals, especially food, is much more important, because vast majority of animals are suffering in food factories. And when we'll reduce these numbers people will become more compassionate towards all animals.
by Sergio
Feb 19, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: 3 wild fish a year?
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: 3 Wild Fish A Year?

many reasons. ethical being one. i suppose i have embraced the role of a symbolic or representing figure as to the diet i feel the mass population of this planet should assume. me eating a few fish a year may distort my representation, and thus render me a hypocrite. i guess the most concise questi...
by Sergio
Feb 19, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: New, considering vegan diet
Replies: 8
Views: 3972

Re: New, considering vegan diet

It is safe as long as you take vitamin B12, you can find more about it on http://veganhealth.org When I eat at restaurant I usually ask for foods without animal ingridients, fortunatelly I live in a country where majority are Orthodox Christians and Orthodox Lent is almost vegan (with exception of h...
by Sergio
Feb 19, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: New Vegan...NO Period!?!
Replies: 11
Views: 14420

Re: New Vegan...NO Period!?!

I'm not sure about Raw Foodist, it might be difficult to find some nutrients in raw food. By googling I've found that "Research has shown that a diet high in fiber and low in fat can cause an irregular menstrual cycle" May be you need to eat some more fat, even in raw foods there are avoca...
by Sergio
Feb 18, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: 3 wild fish a year?
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: 3 Wild Fish A Year?

Why you became vegan in the first place? I for example had ethical reasons.
by Sergio
Feb 18, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: New Vegan...NO Period!?!
Replies: 11
Views: 14420

Re: New Vegan...NO Period!?!

Is it possible that you're pregnant?
by Sergio
Feb 8, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Hair Loss
Replies: 142
Views: 45663

Re: Hair Loss

Do you have enough proteins and iron in your diet?
by Sergio
Jan 27, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: animals in science aston university
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Re: animals in science aston university

Some time ago, I've read that in Australia there are special ethical supervising organizations, which supervise researchers, and there are some vegans in those organizations.
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Vegan Products Discussion
Topic: Vegan Tee Shirts
Replies: 2
Views: 2481

Vegan Tee Shirts

Please post here photos of the best vegan t-shirts you know about.
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Vegan Ethics
Replies: 13
Views: 5962

Vegan Ethics

I am an ethical vegetarian, and when I am asked why I am vegetarian I say for ethical reasons. Then I find it hard to explain what is the position of vegan ethics.
So here comes the question: What is the best way to explain to somebody the concept of vegan ethics?
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Vegan News
Replies: 7
Views: 2044

Vegan News

Post here vegan news you liked.
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Vegan Cuisine
Replies: 1
Views: 2594

Vegan Cuisine

What is your preferred vegan cuisine? I mean what national or regional cuisine has your preferred vegan dishes? For me it's Indian, I replace gee with vegetable oil and everything is wonderful :) .
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Vegan Products Discussion
Topic: Vegan Vitamins
Replies: 5
Views: 4073

Vegan Vitamins

What brands of vegan vitamins you'll recommend? I've tried Freeda ordered them from http://www.freedavitamins.com/ and heard of VegLife and "Rainbow Light"

What vitamins and supplements are you using and why?
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Vegan Products Discussion
Topic: Vegan Makeup
Replies: 7
Views: 4208

Vegan Makeup

What vegan makeup and cosmetics you would recommend? (It's for a gift not for me ;) )
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Vegan Nutrients Forum
Topic: Vegan Nutrition
Replies: 0
Views: 4328

Vegan Nutrition

In this forum we have collected information about natural sources of different nutrients for vegans. If you fell like discussing about vegan nutrition in general terms please post here.
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Vegan Menu
Replies: 1
Views: 2033

Vegan Menu

What vegan menu you would recommend for a party?
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Vegan Meals
Replies: 8
Views: 3547

Vegan Meals

Please post here what have you eaten today, it will be great to create a collection of vegan meals.
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Vegan Products Discussion
Topic: Vegan Clothing
Replies: 13
Views: 6054

Vegan Clothing

What can you recommend to wear for a vegan especially in cold climate?
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Becoming Vegan
Replies: 13
Views: 6431

Becoming Vegan

What is the easiest way to become vegan? Please share your experiences.
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Vegan Society
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Vegan Society

What good vegan societies and organizations do you know?
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Vegan Travel Forum
Topic: Vegan Restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 10549

Vegan Restaurants

Vegan Restaurants Guide Lets write here about all the vegan restaurants that impressed us in our country or abroad. Beside your personal opinion and experience please include information about the precise location and cuisine offered in the restaurant, as well as some pricing information. So that o...
by Sergio
Nov 24, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Vegan Diet
Replies: 8
Views: 3697

Vegan Diet

Is veganism for you a diet or a lifestyle?
by Sergio
Nov 16, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Vegan Poem Forum
Topic: The Vegan Poem
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

Re: The Vegan Poem

Great poem, I liked the intended rhyme of buck and damn ;)
by Sergio
Sep 30, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Juice Your Way to Good Health
Replies: 11
Views: 7470

I don't think juicing is that good, I think it's better to eat the fruit.
by Sergio
Sep 26, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: What You Should Eat!
Replies: 20
Views: 7538

Have you tried flax seeds or flaxseed oil?
by Sergio
Sep 18, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: What You Should Eat!
Replies: 20
Views: 7538

BigBecka, do you mean that you should not eat nuts or nuts oils?
by Sergio
Sep 17, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: What You Should Eat!
Replies: 20
Views: 7538

What about vegans? I haven't tried for a long time vegan yogurt.
by Sergio
Sep 13, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Man shoots and kills pet parrot for 'being annoying'
Replies: 24
Views: 5200

It's sad...
Some time ago people were able to shoot other people (slaves) ...
by Sergio
Sep 13, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: What makes us human?
Replies: 37
Views: 12609

I think that what separates us from other animals is that we experience a variety of feelings and emotions but we are rational enough (well, at least most of us are) to think before we act upon our emotions. animals also feel pain, sadness, loneliness and emotions. But for most people it's difficul...
by Sergio
Sep 13, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Have you ever been to a slaughter-house?
Replies: 14
Views: 6498

What have you been doing at a slaughter house?
by Sergio
Sep 13, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Help please
Replies: 14
Views: 6633

Fish was last meat product which I ate, but eventually I stopped eating fish about 17 years ago... :)
by Sergio
Sep 13, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Eat Squirrels not Soy!
Replies: 15
Views: 4529

veejayblox wrote:squirrels are lovely animals

I've seen squirrels playing - it was very beautiful.
by Sergio
Aug 25, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Eat Squirrels not Soy!
Replies: 15
Views: 4529

dude, you're a good vegan :)
by Sergio
Aug 21, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Help please
Replies: 14
Views: 6633

There are vegan ice creams, but unfortunately not everywhere :)
by Sergio
Oct 9, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Vegan Website Reviews
Topic: New website: www.WhyCulturedMeat.org
Replies: 4
Views: 3482

I think it will be good for animals, but I'm not sure I will eat it :)
by Sergio
Oct 9, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: A traveling Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 2874

Hi Beal!
Welcome to the forums! :)
by Sergio
Oct 9, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Veganism And The Environment Forum
Topic: Is a Prius good for the environment?
Replies: 10
Views: 6060

I think that plug in hybrid cars will be better for the environment. And Prius is just a step in right direction.
by Sergio
Mar 5, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Mercy for All Animals
Replies: 17
Views: 6111

My opinion that we should stop using animals anywhere we exploit them.
by Sergio
Mar 5, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: The munchies!
Replies: 13
Views: 3646

Re: The munchies!

hissa? wrote:Hello there.
What do you guys munch on? Any favorites?

Can you give some examples?
by Sergio
Jan 31, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Views on Energy
Replies: 2
Views: 2850

As far as I know wind power is not reliable enough to rely solely on wind power. We need means to store large quantities of energy in order to efficiently use windpower.
by Sergio
Dec 30, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Help Please, on vegan menu
Replies: 13
Views: 5879

I'm interested in bread machine, although they are not in my soon to buy list.

By the way, here you might be able to order hemp seeds from Canada:

http://www.hempseed.ca/hemp-seed.ihtml
by Sergio
Dec 30, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Help Please, on vegan menu
Replies: 13
Views: 5879

BigBecka, are you making your bread with bread machine or manually?
by Sergio
Dec 20, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: What are the alternatives to testing on animals?
Replies: 5
Views: 5484

I'm afraid that some animal tests are still necessary if we don't want to slow down medical advancement. There are still a lot of scientific discoveries made with animal testing and most researchers doing tests on animal know the difference between human body and animal body. I think that we as vega...
by Sergio
Dec 20, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: 100,000 March, 200 Arrested in Dramatic Mass Die-In
Replies: 2
Views: 1863

A strange link you posted, it doesn't contain any date, and the only reference of when it happened is "Yesterday" and only if you'll look at window title you'll observe that it's September 15, but there is no year...
by Sergio
Nov 11, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Raw Food as a means to heal
Replies: 6
Views: 3473

I think that 6 people is not enough to make a conclusion.
There are other studies also showing improvements on low fat vegan diet, but it's not necessary raw food died.
by Sergio
Nov 7, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: help me please
Replies: 2
Views: 2081

xnikulex, what is your problem? What is most difficult struggle for you?
by Sergio
Nov 5, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Vegetable Boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Can you choose what they put into those vegetable boxes?
by Sergio
Nov 5, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Vegan Desserts
Topic: Toffee
Replies: 4
Views: 4754

I remember during my childhood, I've used to put toffee on radiators, so after some those toffee became softer and crispy, so you won't break your teeth with it. Can you do it with this vegan toffee?
by Sergio
Oct 17, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Eat Squirrels not Soy!
Replies: 15
Views: 4529

dragonfly wrote:That's just crazy, there are several ideas left hanging in the breeze here.
And i take it you are not a vegan then BegBecka, by the tone of your post. :-?
i think a humane and non-violent solution should be quite easy to arrive at.


I think BigBecka is joking :)
by Sergio
Oct 14, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Vegetable Boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Can you please explain how this scheme with vegetable boxes work?
by Sergio
Oct 14, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: pine nut poisoning
Replies: 3
Views: 3098

I'm ok now, thank you.
I just thought that I should post this warning, because pine nuts are very good snack for vegans, and symptoms appear only next day so you won't know what you feel bitter taste in your mouth, and this bitter taste will last for up to 1-2 weeks.
by Sergio
Oct 8, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: pine nut poisoning
Replies: 3
Views: 3098

pine nut poisoning

I have recently been poisoned with pine nuts, I've eaten less than 40 grams and after 1-2 days started filling bitter taste each time I ate. Initially I didn't know the cause (because it wasn't instant after eating pine nuts) I've researched a lot and found that I'm not alone with these symptoms, an...
by Sergio
Oct 3, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Calcium
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

Here is a good info on calcium for vegans:

http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/bones#causecalvitd
by Sergio
Aug 22, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Hello Again, Everyone!
Replies: 5
Views: 3183

I am sorry to hear things haven't been going well :( And I hope it all sorts itself out... Yes, I think next year will be much better :) Any plans? Oooh, swimming sounds good - I normally go down to the beach this time of year. I'm gonna make it my mission next weekend :D What kind of beach? (sea, ...
by Sergio
Aug 22, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: HELP! Vegan Food for Omnis?
Replies: 3
Views: 3447

Yesterday was my birthday, what I served to majority of my guests who are not vegetarians: Cooked soy meat (TVP is soaked in spiced water and then fried) Salad (boiled frozen mix (broccoli, baby corn, green beans, carrots) mixed with vegan mayonnaise) laminaria salad (ready bought from market) Some ...
by Sergio
Aug 22, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Soy Meat (TVP) Recipe
Replies: 0
Views: 3498

Soy Meat (TVP) Recipe

Soy Meat(TVP) is usually sold in dried form, here is a recipe how make it taste good: One package of soy meat Onions 2-3 big onions or 5-6 smaller Garlic about 15 gloves of garlic black pepper powder red hot pepper powder soy sauce 3 spoons of oil salt You fill a medium/big pot half with water, put ...
by Sergio
Jul 23, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: 15 minute recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 5160

BigBecka wrote:
If you boil veges you might as well chuck the veges out and drink the water
Did you ever have to drink vegetable water, before you were allowed your sunday lunch? :evil4:

Never :) Have you? :)
by Sergio
Jul 17, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: 15 minute recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 5160

15 minute recipe

I've found this recipe here: http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=250353&cid=19873105 Chop broccoli & carrots Pour boiling water over them (easy way of blanching) Leave for 30 sec. Drain. Heat wok with a tablespoon of peanut oil Fry in a hot wok for 1 minute Chop & Add mushrooms, ...
by Sergio
Jul 17, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Organic Gardening / How to dissuade garden pests...
Replies: 11
Views: 6123

[skip] No, but my grandmother has and earlier ones are without worms, but late ones are almost all with worms. :( :( Maybe you could pick the berries early, and ripen them on a windowsill? I don't know if that would work... :dontknow: They will not have the same taste. Fruits ripen on trees are alw...
by Sergio
Jul 17, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Piri-Piri Sauce
Replies: 3
Views: 5123

Re: Piri-Piri Sauce

BigBecka wrote:On my last trip to London, I went to a Nandos Piri-Piri Chicken Restaurant and had one of their vegetable pitta-pockets. It was VILE, and gave me a nose bleed :evil:


How it gave you a nose bleed? Was it so hot?
by Sergio
Jun 27, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Organic Gardening / How to dissuade garden pests...
Replies: 11
Views: 6123

Hmm, we (my family) used to pick wild blackberries and sloes when I was little... We would put them in a big bowl of salted water, and leave them to soak. This draws any worms or bugs out of the fruit, and also kills any bacteria or fungus. Then you just rinse them and eat (or bake a massive blackb...
by Sergio
Jun 10, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: One-Meal Muffins
Replies: 3
Views: 3656

Re: One-Meal Muffins

BigBecka wrote:[skip]

And, yes, when I say "muffin" I mean an American muffin, not an English one :-?
[skip]

And what's the difference between American muffins and English ones? :)
by Sergio
Jun 10, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Organic Gardening / How to dissuade garden pests...
Replies: 11
Views: 6123

I'm interested in the same topic, I currently can't find cherries without worms in them (I mean sweet cherries) Is there a organic way of getting rid of those worms?
by Sergio
May 1, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 10
Views: 4601

Re: Hi!

Welcome to our forums, I'm also programmer. BTW: Is it easy to find B12 vitamins in Russia? I don't know. I never try to find it. Probably it is possibly. If you're trying to be vegan you should try to find out, because I'm almost sure you don't have a lot of B12 enforced food. By the way, you're l...
by Sergio
May 1, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Freezing Food
Replies: 5
Views: 3401

At least frozen egg plant (aubergine) don't taste as well as fresh one. So I think that frozen food have something lost. But it's the same with each method of preservation, always something is lost.
by Sergio
May 1, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Some Animal Testing facts
Replies: 2
Views: 3367

I would rather see vegans concentrated on animals killed for food rather than on animals for testing. There are orders more animals killed for food, and it's worth our time saving them. While protesting against those little numbers of test animals make our image worse. They usually ask what you'll c...
by Sergio
Apr 17, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Massacre at Virginia Tech
Replies: 7
Views: 3581

Massacre at Virginia Tech

Now the story is in top headlines, so I will not repost it here.

What do you think about this tragedy, how such things can be prevented?
by Sergio
Apr 12, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: How to build a Vegan World
Topic: New Vegan holiday?
Replies: 2
Views: 4912

New Vegan holiday?

What do you think about making a new vegan holiday where all vegans will treat their neighbors with vegan foods.
It will fulfill 2 objectives:
1. To let people know vegan food, how it taste, what variations are etc.
2. To help vegans be more social.

What do you think about this idea?
by Sergio
Apr 12, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 10
Views: 4601

Re: Hi!

Max wrote:Very nice site!

I'm 31 year old. Live in St-Petersburg, Russia.
I'm programmer.
Was vegetarian for 15 years. Would like to be vegan.

Hi, Max!
Welcome to our forums, I'm also programmer.
BTW: Is it easy to find B12 vitamins in Russia?
by Sergio
Mar 31, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Vegan Products Discussion
Topic: Fast Food
Replies: 6
Views: 5976

I'm afraid in most smaller cities you'll have a problem finding a vegan fast food. I solve it by buying bananas :)
by Sergio
Mar 31, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Vegan Balti
Replies: 2
Views: 4434

Is the recipe very different without vegetable ghee? I remember when I was vegetarian I've tried butter ghee in a curry and it didn't differ much from a carry on standard here refined sunflower oil.
by Sergio
Mar 31, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Microwave ovens and health
Replies: 5
Views: 3460

Re: Microwave ovens and health

AndyBa wrote:I stumbled across some sites that state it's not healthy to eat microwaved food.
How true is this?

I think those sites are mostly exaggerated, they claim that microwaves change molecular structure of the food.
by Sergio
Mar 31, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Fats and Oils
Topic: Hemp Oil
Replies: 2
Views: 3759

BigBecka, have you used hemp oil?
by Sergio
Mar 31, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Views on European Union
Replies: 16
Views: 4458

Sergio - I didn't know about the ban on animal testing. I did just find this: [skip] It insists that animal testing is by far the best way to test for cancer- and allergy-causing chemicals. It also argues that the cosmetics industry is not just involved in vanity but in health. [skip] If they're in...
by Sergio
Mar 31, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Views on European Union
Replies: 16
Views: 4458

WarChild wrote:I recently heard that farmers from Switzerland are not allowed anymore to feed their cows with cannabis :D They were using it to increase the quantity of milk 8)

Switzerland is not in European Union, they even recently had a referendum about it.
by Sergio
Mar 31, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Interesting quote - what do you think about this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5623

If by human welfare he meant ability to destroy animal habitats for one more hamburger, allow hunting and more pollution, then he's wrong.
by Sergio
Mar 31, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Did someone die?
Replies: 12
Views: 5149

I for example put life higher than the life of rabbit, so if my survival depended on it, I don't know, may be I'll eat it.
It's the same, would you use animal derived drugs if your life will be at risk?
by Sergio
Mar 27, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Views on European Union
Replies: 16
Views: 4458

As far as I know, EU enforced a ban on animal testing for cosmetic industry, I think it's a good thing ;)
by Sergio
Mar 13, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Human health endangered by Cattle growers
Replies: 4
Views: 3398

One more link, this time about milk:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RlAiTprpXc
by Sergio
Mar 13, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Human health endangered by Cattle growers
Replies: 4
Views: 3398

Human health endangered by Cattle growers

Here is the quote from Slashdot "The Washington post reports that the FDA is expected to approve the marketing of the new antibiotic called Cefquinome for use in cattle. This is over objections of the American medical association, the FDA advisory board and the World Health Organization. Cefqui...
by Sergio
Mar 8, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Prostate cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 6037

Prostate cancer

Prostate is considered by some the second heart of a man. At least specialists say that a stable erection is totally dependent on a healthy prostate. Here are some facts about Prostate Cancer from the medical encyclopedia: Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a glan...
by Sergio
Mar 3, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Call to ban McDonald's!
Replies: 15
Views: 5374

very interesting....
I think it must be easier for Macdonald's to provide a selection of healthy foods than put the warning :)
by Sergio
Feb 28, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Where do rights come from?
Replies: 10
Views: 5817

If you believe that morals come from God please answer a question, are these moral laws right because they came from God, or they came from God because they're right?
by Sergio
Feb 24, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Is it ethical to keep a pet?
Replies: 39
Views: 31419

Re: Is it ethical to keep a pet?

BigBecka wrote:I got thinking about the whole treating animals as property thing, and the comparisons that are often made on this website to slavery.
[skip]

Do you think adapting homeless animals is slavery? Is there other solution to saving animals?
by Sergio
Feb 23, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: WHAT ABOUT WINES AND BEERS?
Replies: 27
Views: 11825

What does it mean pancake day? Are making a lot of pancakes? Yes! Lots of Pancakes! :lol: I should have called it Shrove Tuesday (I think Catholic/Protestant religious holidays are at different times to the Orthodox ones?); it is the day before Lent, so historically people would use up all their fo...
by Sergio
Feb 22, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Vegan Cinema Lounge - Movies Discussion
Topic: Avatar - The Last Air Bender
Replies: 20
Views: 13439

Volume 1's not being released until later this month in the UK - so that's why I can't see it in the shops! Got it on my Amazon wish list :D Have you watched it already? :) [skip] Is there still a big animation industry over there in Eastern/Central Europe? The only good animation I've seen recentl...
by Sergio
Feb 22, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 4819

Re: Hi from the UK

Greetings from the UK, just found this place today and thought I'd say hi ! I'm Tracy, originally from Toronto, but living in England with my husband, our daughter and our beagle. I've been vegan for about 6 weeks now (but veggie for about 18 years before that) I'm a bit of a sci-fi and sports geek...
by Sergio
Feb 22, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: WHAT ABOUT WINES AND BEERS?
Replies: 27
Views: 11825

Awww! I haven't been sledging in years! :D [quickly looks up Moldova on Wikipedia] There are whole websites on Moldovan wine :downtown: The Moldovan wine collection "Mileştii Mici", having 1.5 million bottles is the largest in Europe, according to the Guinness Book. It stretches for ...
by Sergio
Feb 19, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Fundamental Principles of cooking.
Replies: 9
Views: 8383

The second rule: If you are following a recipe, make sure that you double check, or even triple check, that you included every ingredient that was listed. Accidently leaving out an ingredient that may seem small often leaves a big impact, and then you are stuck :(. I was in a lot of situations when...
by Sergio
Feb 19, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: WHAT ABOUT WINES AND BEERS?
Replies: 27
Views: 11825

Unfortunately during this winter we hadn't have much snow, may be it's global warming... :( we didn't get any :cry: - everywhere else in the UK got a little snow a couple of weeks ago, but it missed us! We just got very cold rain :evil: Where do you live? We had a little snow but it got melted quit...
by Sergio
Feb 17, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: WHAT ABOUT WINES AND BEERS?
Replies: 27
Views: 11825

Just for making wine? Seems like a good reason to me! It would be nice to live somewhere that's warm in summer, and maybe gets snow in winter :) Unfortunately during this winter we hadn't have much snow, may be it's global warming... :( I'ld like to grow all kinds of things - my poor herb garden (w...
by Sergio
Feb 17, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Help!
Replies: 19
Views: 7494

Here we also have problems, for example Orthodox Lent is vegan, so almost all confectionery make vegan cakes during that period of time. But when I've tried to ask them to make a cake in non Lent period (for a birthday) it was very difficult to find a confectionery which will take my order and I had...
by Sergio
Feb 17, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Vegetarians Do Not Kill
Replies: 21
Views: 10335

BigBecka wrote:Yay, my Grandad always tells me about this great Fruitarian restaurant that he used to go to just after the war :D he's really interested to know if there are a lot of fruitarians around still?

Is that fruitarian restaurant still there?
by Sergio
Feb 17, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Why should we behave better towards animals?
Replies: 20
Views: 9733

Re: Why should we behave better towards animals?

timatyson wrote:"Why should we behave better towards animals than they do towards each other?"
That's a basic question often given by non vegs - that is quite related to animal rights issue.


Because humans can make decisions about it, but most animals can't.
by Sergio
Feb 11, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Nutrition for Marshall Artists
Replies: 11
Views: 5644

Hey, I promised I'ld let you know how I was getting on (in the duplicate of this post that has gost lost somewhere :roll: ) so here I go! First off, I followed Sergio's excellent advice to get a bit more rice protein, and made myself a massive plate of chilli and rice. Followed it with some kiwis. ...
by Sergio
Feb 11, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: WHAT ABOUT WINES AND BEERS?
Replies: 27
Views: 11825

Hehehe! There's not a lot of grapes around here: maybe I should move somewhere warmer? :D Just for making wine? ;) During Soviet Union it was very popular do distill your own spirits. It's one reason why sugar became deficit in the last years of Soviet Union ?!?! I didn't know that! That's a lot of...
by Sergio
Feb 11, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: When Veganism & Environmentalism collide...
Replies: 6
Views: 5596

My opinion is that considering suffering synthetic clothes are much better than animal based clothes.
by Sergio
Feb 9, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: An interesting article "Unhappy Meals"
Replies: 0
Views: 2721

An interesting article "Unhappy Meals"

Here is an interesting article , it's not exactly promoting vegan diet, but it promotes more fruits and vegetables in diet and with some animal rights promotion can help turn many people to veganism. Here is a tiny part that I found interesting and important, but I recomed reading the whole article....
by Sergio
Feb 9, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: WHAT ABOUT WINES AND BEERS?
Replies: 27
Views: 11825

In fairness, it's probably me who's not very good at making wine :wink: I made some elderberry wine that dyed everything it touched purple, Real wine is made only from grapes, the rest should not be called wine. [skip] Do you distill your own vodka too? I don't think we're allowed to distil spirits...
by Sergio
Feb 9, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Bible and Veganism
Replies: 28
Views: 17925

Hm.... interesting thread.. I would really like to see the bible in original with a dictionary and see for myself that the translation indeed is inaccurate.
by Sergio
Feb 9, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello
Replies: 20
Views: 7344

From Pennsylvania it will have to be air trip as well... :bom:
by Sergio
Feb 2, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Vegan Cinema Lounge - Movies Discussion
Topic: Avatar - The Last Air Bender
Replies: 20
Views: 13439

I think that Avatar is not anime, it's quite European animation and more vivid than most anime (except Miyazaki movies)
by Sergio
Dec 26, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Dubunking Physics and Discoverng Forever
Replies: 1
Views: 2328

Re: Dubunking Physics and Discoverng Forever

AmeliaR wrote:The essay "Debunking Physics and Discovering Forever" can be viewed at http://members.westnet.com.au/paradigm

Alternatively, you can obtain a copy by sending a email to [email protected]


Stephen Mooney


There is a bad link, I think that much takes to debunk Physics :)
by Sergio
Dec 26, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Vegan Parents
Topic: Animals: More Important?
Replies: 18
Views: 10699

MomoPeach wrote:There you go again.

I don't believe in "scientific data" which I've said numerous times.

I believe in what's right and what makes sense.

Then how do you know what makes sense? A friend told you? ;)
by Sergio
Dec 22, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Vegan Parents
Topic: Animals: More Important?
Replies: 18
Views: 10699

MomoPeach wrote:Vegans eat FRUIT and VEGETABLES. That's it. That's not enough.

Do you have some scientific data to back this statement up?
by Sergio
Dec 18, 2006 1:43 am
Forum: Vegan Parents
Topic: Animals: More Important?
Replies: 18
Views: 10699

MomoPeach wrote:I'm not a vegan. Being vegan is a way to starve yourself.

Would you like to explain how you arrived to this bright conclusion?
by Sergio
Dec 16, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Vegan Parents
Topic: Animals: More Important?
Replies: 18
Views: 10699

MomoPeach wrote:Nope, I eat just fine.

Then it is a strange assumption on your part that somebody will starve their kids.
by Sergio
Dec 14, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Vegan Relationships
Topic: How you handle relationships where only one is vegan?
Replies: 43
Views: 27922

MomoPeach wrote:Slavery was wrong. Eating meat is not.


I've asked you this, will ask you again, how they are different?
by Sergio
Dec 13, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Vegan Products Discussion
Topic: Vegan dog food recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 5807

Re: Vegan dog food recipe

Dame wrote:I've looked into buying vegan dog food and can only find some overprocessed expensive stuff - there's got to be a better way.

Does anyone know of a recipe I can follow for making my own vegan dog food?

Dame xx

What ingredients you have for recipe?
by Sergio
Dec 13, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Science vs Religion!
Replies: 37
Views: 19057

MomoPeach wrote:Wow....there are actually non-religious people in the world.

That must stink for you!

As I can see I'm unsuccesful in convincing you of how wrong that is. I've tried.

Have a Merry.....winter, I guess.

We actually celebrate New Year ;)
by Sergio
Dec 13, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Vegan Relationships
Topic: How you handle relationships where only one is vegan?
Replies: 43
Views: 27922

MomoPeach wrote:Eating meat is normal, in case you have not noticed in the time you have lived on this Earth.

Slavery was also normal some time ago, now it's illegal.
by Sergio
Dec 13, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Vegan Parents
Topic: Animals: More Important?
Replies: 18
Views: 10699

Re: Animals: More Important?

Why is it that animals are more important to vegans than their children? They put animals before their kids. They sacrifice their children's health for the animals' well being. It's one thing to starve yourself for the sake of the animals. But to starve your children? Have you been starved by your ...
by Sergio
Dec 7, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: How to build a Vegan World
Topic: Some videos I made
Replies: 3
Views: 5242

Re: Some videos I made

What you're doing: Tell me what you think Not bad videos, although the middle one needs some images. I'm working on making better quality videos. They take a lot of time and finding freely distributable images is not easy. I found some good links: http://desktoppub.about.com/od/freephotos/Free_Phot...
by Sergio
Dec 7, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Parliamentary Party for Animal Rights - This is too Awesome!
Replies: 8
Views: 4550

Re: Parliamentary Party for Animal Rights - This is too Awes

It's great news! :-)
I hope it will be followed in other countries.
by Sergio
Dec 3, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Vegetarianism nutrition
Replies: 5
Views: 5466

Re: Nutrition for sporty people!

Based on interviews of vegan MA fighters I'll suggest you eat rice protein, which contains all of the amino acids necessary for recovery, brown rice, vegetables, oatmeal and tofu.
by Sergio
Nov 21, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Vegan Relationships
Topic: How you handle relationships where only one is vegan?
Replies: 43
Views: 27922

Similar to trying to convince your girlfriend to become anorexic, since veganism and vegetarianism are basically the deprivation of entire food groups at a time......... Or to convince your girlfriend to not smoke, although while smoking you're mostly damaging yourself, and sometimes when you do no...

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