Hello Everyone! I am new to Vancouver. I would love to meet some new people who have the same type of life style as me. I am studying Holistic Nutrtion and am a yoga instuctor. I would love to come to the dinner date. Please let me know when this happens!
Jodi - note on the recipe; was looking them over and in the steps for the pancakes I said put 1 tsp coconut in pan..that should be 1 Tbsp of coconut oil, that's in a large frying pan where I fry 4 med pancakes at a time. For the Caesar dressing I use the Sunrise blue label soft tofu instead of the Slken; it's just cheaper. Have fun! The whipped 'cream' in the picture is actually coconut milk 'whipped cream' that I make using a whipped cream canister; it's FABULOUS! I'll put the directions up in my recipes for anyone who's interested. Oh, and I will put the scrambled tofu recipe up, just haven't had time.
Sonja, family can be interesting. I was raised with an awareness of vegetarian, my grandparents were lacto-ovo, and we were never a 'meat every night' kind of family. No one was vegan though, so I did get a lot of worried advice when I was pregnant. My husband's family & my brothers aren't vegetarian, but everyone's basically supportive, they know that we're the 'healthy' family and that we know our nutrition far better than they do. A really good shampoo is Alba organics, no animal products, sulphates or parbens. Just stick to it, people eventually respect it. I was thinking about going to the Karmavore fundraiser, not totally sure yet.
I'm totally in for a meet up? That's a good idea Jodi, about a few dates AND which restaurant for sure.
Thanks Racquelle. WIth the family issue, it's kind of hard because I live at home still and I'm the only non meat eater. My mom and sister are also lactose-intolerant so there is always lactose free milk around (which is what I'm drinking for now until I can find a good tasting vegan milk). I have a few friends that used to give me a really hard time with being vegetarian and they would stick chicken in my face when we ate together...luckily they have since stopped.
Well that really sucks Sonja, friends can be 'interesting' creatures, especially when you're young. It's funny, but you would think that being lactose intolerant my make people stop and rethink the whole notion that we somehow need to drink the milk of another species and that 'milk is the perfect food'. Nope, we make and buy lactose free milk...sigh. This is no comment on you, just a general observation. Vegan 'milks'; my kids like almond milk the best, either Almond Fresh by Earthsown or True Almond, by silk. Both come in 2L containers in the cooler area; Save On & Superstore carry them, but Thrifty's only carries the Almond Fresh. Oh, I don't think all Superstores carry them, but the one by Coquitlam Center does as it has a healthfood section :-). As for soymilks, my favorite right now Natur-a, - I've only found this at my Superstore and Costco of all places. Costco sells 6x1L cartons for 9 bucks, good deal. Silk organic, Edensoy, and So nice are good too, Edensoy being my favorite tasting of the 3. Edensoy is at Superstore, the other 2 are at most grocery stores.
For anyone who has family or friends bugging them about needing (animal) protein, get them to read The China Study, I have it in mp3 audiobook format for anyone who's interested.
Thanks Racquelle. I usually go to either Save-On or Safeway, and I've looked around in Planet Organic, but I'll have to take a look at Superstore. It's been a while since I've been in there and I didn't know they have a healthfood section. Thanks
Hey! i am a vegan who lives DT vancouver. i've been vegan since May 1, 2010. i absolutely LOVE Gorilla Food! it is my favorite restaurant of 2010. i love trying new places and thought one really got me. Nuba is definately a close second.
i haven't been to Karmavore, but am dying to go. just gotta find the time.
i still don't have any vegan friends yet, met a couple of lovely gals of The Vegan Project. its a cool site for new vegans or ppl who want to experiment.
i kinda feel like i'm at a cross roads in my vegan journey. i've had a minor slip up over xmas, where i had cookies with butter and a few candies with milk products. i always feel sick. i'm also lactose intolerant. i never thought i'd become vegan but here i am. sometimes i feel like being vegetarian would be easier, but i can't bring myself to eat seafood. i know i don't want to eat meat or dairy again but sometimes i feel like it wud be easier if i ate eggs or seafood. especially when travelling
You're welcome Sonya. In Superstore, it's the last aisle just before the cereals, down towards the produced & baked goods.
Krystle, I think most of all be kind to yourself. I see from your profile that following the vegan diet has had a huge payoff for you; you lost weight and you feel better than ever. Yay! Congratulations. So you have some big incentive there to keep on with it. That said, so you have slip ups once in awhile, so what? Go easy on yourself. I consider myself a flexible vegan. At home, we're vegan 99% of the time, we have some certified organic (actual) free ranges eggs very occasionally, I know the source and I know they're actually happy healthy hens. I have no dietary or ethical problems with this, some people do and that's fine with me. I also eat honey, which I know that the more extreme vegan does not, again I'm fine with this. When we travel, we are somewhat flexible, it's sometimes VERY difficult to find a completely vegan restaurant or one with vegan choices. We always try to find those choices, if we can't we're flexible. I'm talking lacto-ovo flexible, not meat flexible, meat I don't touch, even seafood. However, I make no judgements on others that might. This is me, my philosophy, works for me.