51.- I kind of missed (a lot ) Eggs, more than anything.
Me too, that’ s not a shame to admit. But once you get rid of them, you will feel them even from 100 yards and who knows, if it will be still pleasant to smell. Remember, all the animal products are intense, their ability to penetrate foods is strong, so you don’t even remember how the normal rice tastes without the meat sauce.
Fer shared a recipe for Vegan Omelette – I can’t wait to try! Here
52.- For a couple it is hard if both are not in the same channel, right honey?
53.- Forget about birthday cakes… forevaaa
Fer replied that there are many ways of making cakes and I searched on this, I was talking more about Office Birthday Cakes… I missed quite a few during my month challenge.
54.- I could not see my life without croissants…. let me think…. NO
I miss them too. But you were talking about calories up there, so why not to put it on the same plate. Count the calories of butter and eggs in one or two croissants with a dish of pasta… However, things are evolving. In Berlin, we saw vegan donuts. It it not impossible. Just try.
Yes, but the best thing about croissants is the butter. Margarine will never taste the same. Maybe once in a while….. just a tiny miny bit?
55.- In the long-run you really need to be careful not to have nutrients missing from your diet & be more careful with what you NEED to eat.
Nahhhh the only nutrient you have to be careful is B12, that are bacteries! 1 pill every 2 weeks is enough.
Everyone can have a deficiency in B12, not only vegans. But think about it, you are eating more fruits and vegetables that give you more nutrients and vitamins than meat and dairy. I can tell you one thing, I haven’t been sick (flu, cough) for more than 3 years! of course if you eat oreos and drink Coke all day you need to be careful… and yes Oreos are vegan
That’s why I decided to do a medical check-up once in a year or two, to see what is the difference and if I am not missing anything. If you are interested, I can send you the results of three years ago and the ones I will be getting now in November I am not a fundamentalist, I fear for my blood composition too, but this experiment seems to be making me more active than I have been before quitting meat and dairy.
56.-Your social life reduces a lot – It gets limited unless you hang with Vegans only, which is kind of IMPOSSIBLE.
Or people that respect your decision, because if you hang only with Vegans it becomes a sect. Yes, this is true. People still do not know what is respect in its true meaning. We only respect what we have been taught by our parents, but do not use our hearts to see beyond that. Respect towards those who are different is the base. Only a few years ago Europe started to respect different people. Before…there were not even the technologies for wheelchair people… like electric stairs etc… but it is improving. Take homosexuals. It is still cool if you go around telling jokes about them today in society…However respect is a wide term and everybody needs to learn about it. We cannot expect that people will accept us from one day to another. But what would black people gain, if they did not have brave people who stood up for their rights? … Martin Luther King for example…
57.- I cooked way too much, and ended up cleaning and spending my life in the kitchen. Do not mind that much to to do but…
Just to repeat myself, it is easier if you are two to do it. But even if not, you could cook for three days and just combine the single things. You leave legumes in water for one night, while you boil the potatoes. Next day you just do spinach and you find a nice combination with a third small ingredients…like nuts…and that’s it. Don’t follow recipes, just create and learn from yourself, from good combinations, or bad ones. Vegan dinners we attend here are the best inspiration for us.
58.- I still do not understand why Vegans do not wear Wool – I do not kill the sheep right … beeeeeh
This was explained more in another email from Fer, once it gets industrialized that is where the problem begins….
59.- Same as before, I do not get the why do not eat honey. Thanks to beekeeping, there are more bees than before and when people find a bee nest instead of exterminating it they call an Beekeeper and gets the bees in a box. This saves them and also they put them in wild flower fields for production and make sure the different species are alive. Of course, you need to know where and to whom you are buying honey from
60.- I think that our world is not black or white – Vegans vs the world! I think we should all be conscious of what we eat everyday: where does it come from, what does it have inside, is it sustainable, organic, etc.
61.- Vegans cannot only hide between the Vegan wall and that there is no alternative way, I researched several options on how to have a sustainable diet without being 100% Vegan
Of course, there are many ways for sustainable living, but the simple consumer at the bottom can significantly contribute by changing the life style. This includes what you eat, what you wear and what you buy. Just an example… After I moved three times from flat to flat, I discover that I didn’t miss the clothes I left in my parents house…We really have exaggerated needs today in all directions
62.- There is not an universal diet for everyone, we should not judge people from what they eat (or do not eat)
Check this video on Eskimo Diet.
Obesity only exists in Humans, dogs & cats. That is correct, do not judge people for what they eat. But it has to be valid in both directions. I learned from experience that I have been too harsh on the ones close to me, which was unfair from me. On the other hand, I did not feel pleased when my colleagues were laughing at the reasons why I went vegan. But who has more to say in this contest? The ones who continues in the way he/she has been told by his ancestors, or the ones who started to inform themselves about what is behind the curtain of a fabulous plate served in a restaurant? There is much information that is hidden to the consumer, for obvious reasons. This information would be unpleasant for many eyes and ears. This is why it is good to keep the eyes open and tell others without shame of why you think it like that. However, experience tells me, that people only limit themselves to express some discomfort about such unpleasant images or mass industry without proper animal care. At least if we turned back to the old houshold farming, where we cared personally about the animals, maybe that might be an improvement.
63.- It is not the only way to be healthy
Vegan, as I said before can be super unhelthy (Coke & Oreos). However, the only way to be health is with Whole Foods Plant Based Vegan Diet. Here are some of the professionals I follow:
John Mc.Dougall MD, Caldwell Esselstyn MD, Michael Greger MD , Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., Michael Klaper MD, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Dean Ornish MD, Neal Barnard, M.D, Matthew Lederman, MD, Joel Fuhrman MD, William Harris, M.D.,Alona Pulde, MD Jeff Novick.
Our health substantially depends on what comes inside our bodies (intake), on what we do with our body in a day (movement) and on genetical predispositions. If we are lucky to exclude the last one, not suffering of any kind of disease after our relatives, it is then only up to us how we manage our health. It is completely in our hands. So, if there is enough movement and if there is a rationally structured regular diet, there is a good probability, that we will live healthy. But one must watch out for what is in his/her plate, especially nowadays, when mass Industry produces food to be stored the longest possible, so it can be sold in any place on earth. Just think that my boss associates christmas with the smell of oranges, because as a kid he only ate them during christmas time. Many countries in communism didn’t have what for others was a standard. Now there is no more scarcity anymore. You can have anything, as long as you have the Money to buy it. But those are absurdities of the market…why do they offer me to buy water from Switzerland or France, if we in Slovakia have great natural wells beneath surface?
64.- There are not a whole range of eating options out there!
65.- You rely a lot on Soy based products and I am not a huge fan of that … it is often modified and processed heavily causing hormonal issues.
Diana, think of how difficult it is for the cattle farmers to keep 10.000 pieces of animals in a good state of health, so they can grow until they´re adult. It is common practice to inject cows with antibiotics and other medicines. Once I was seated in row to see my doctor and while sitting there, I heard two elderly people speak about how was the poultry farming in my native village back in the 70´s. They said that for them it is not comprehensible how today´s Industry can grow chickens in 40 days. They could best do it in 70 and that was already fast. Today, the chickens cannot bear their own weight, because their bones grow so rapidly… In either way, you don’t need to eat just soy. Have a look at tempeh. But I prefer legumes from somewhere here in Europe….
Yes, I was not comparing to meat, but other options. Here in Switzerland most of “Vegan” Products are Soybased. However, I found other options like rice milk, coconut milk & oats.
66.- MEGA sophisticated fake bacon & meat & cheese are totally hypocrite. So complicated to re-create something that exists. I think we should focus more on un-processed local products that highly processed fake ingredients.
True, no doubt about that. You miss meat? Well don’t play around using tons of nuts, oil and other stuff to recreate what you crave for. On the other hand, some things are beautiful demonstrations of how human can come up with surrogate products by saving even the resources. Have you tried home made ice cream with frozen bananas or avocado? Just process them in a blender when they are half way unfrozen and add some chocolate. Or do you know aqua faba? You can do white snow with it, instead of eggs. Both options are super cheap.