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A place to share both why we've made this choice, and perhaps the challenges & blessings we've found along the way.

We can also share resource, recipes, and resolve!

Non vegetarians / non vegans welcome to post respectful questions about the why and how of this choice.


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  1. BetsyHound
    Mar 3, '14 12:11 pm
    BetsyHound
    Check out drmcdougall.com. His diet is low cost and starch-based.
  2. creationlover
    Mar 3, '14 6:21 am
    creationlover
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lit_lover88 View Post
    I'm extremely interested in it. I bought that 80/10/10 diet book by Dr. Graham. However, I'm concerned about the possibility of negative side effects after the initial detox. i.e. is that diet really healthy or harmful?
    I'm not familiar with Dr. Graham's diet, I like Hallelujah Acres diet which leans more toward vegetables http://www.hacres.com/. Everyone is different; you may for instance need a 60-40 starting out or a 50-50 (raw/cooked ratio).

    Dr. McDougall, a vegan MD critiques Dr. Graham's diet on this youtube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrRnRI5Ms34. (I haven't watched it yet, but it seems to be a debate between the two.)

    Personally, I couldn't do a fruitarian diet, but that's me. I can only consume a few fruits per day, but I'm heavy on greens. Next comes beans and healthy grains.

    What side effects after the detox are you concerned about?
    Thread: Raw
  3. 4elise
    Mar 2, '14 9:19 pm
    4elise
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Debn1951 View Post
    Greetings All! I'm new to the entire web site and excited to find the vegan group! Thought I would share a simple and delicious vegan recipe that I use frequently:
    Sweet Potato Yum

    Makes 4 servings
    Ingredients:
    4 sweet potatoes, baked with skin on
    1 tbl olive oil
    1/4 c chopped onion
    1 can of black beans, drained
    Half a jar of Newmans Own medium chunky salsa
    2-3 tbl brown sugar
    Mashed avocado or guacamole

    Heat olive oil in skillet, cook onion until golden.
    Add the black beans and cook on medium heat about 5 min, until beans are heated through.
    Add the brown sugar and cook a few minutes more until the sugar dissolves.
    Add the salsa, stir and cook over medium low heat about 5 min.
    Cut open the baked potatoes and mash in the skin.
    Add the black bean mix to each potato.
    Top with avocado or guacamole.
    That sounds delicious - AND - easy too! Thanks for sharing this!
  4. Michael Mayo
    Feb 20, '14 9:26 am
    Michael Mayo
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Crucifer View Post
    [BetterMichael M11722269]I am lazy also. I already gave away my juicer and am trying the Naked Juice options. you know anout Naked Juice?
    Hey Michael,

    I just bought a new Juicer. I have been looking into juicing for over a year and have learned a couple of things. 1st. There is always a bad, better, best. 2. Live Foods, Live Bodies. Raw foods (uncooked) still have the many enzymes to help digestion and vitamins/ minerals that yo ur body needs. So bad: coke, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweetners. Better: naked or other PROCESSED fruit and veggie smoothies (most have concentrates) Best: Raw foods and vegetables whole or juiced. If your on a budget look for cheaper places and or cheaper items. Id rather eat a nice fresh fruit.([/quote]

    Good for you, Crucifer. Absolutely right and maybe some day I will have the time (or patience) to go back to making my own juice.
    Thread: Juicing?
  5. 4elise
    Feb 19, '14 7:10 am
    4elise
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rafaela View Post
    Hello,
    I am pregnant, but I also have a BMI of over 30. I have to loose weight steadily. If you have a good recipe that is low sugar&low fat, but simple and nutritious, please post it here. Any input will be highly appreciated.
    Congratulations ... Your circumstances are so special, I hope you are also working with a dietitian as well... We have many great recipes posted here but this is a staple in our diet:

    LOAF

    In food processor
    Add
    1 package extra firm tofu, don't drain
    1 can white beans.. Navy or other
    Blend
    Seasoning... We add one tablespoon vegetarian chicken flavoring ..http://www.amazon.com/Vegetarian-Veg.../dp/B00FB0426C
    Add two cups vital wheat gluten
    Will make thick dough
    Spray loaf pan
    Press dough into loaf
    Cover tightly with foil (important step)
    Bake 1 hour at 410
    Cool
    Slice and use as you would sliced turkey, for sandwiches,
    Cube and use in recipes (added at end of cooking)
    Dice and add to a saad

    God bless you!!

    Please, also scroll down and post on our social wall... Everyone can easily respond to questions here too
  6. 4elise
    Jan 31, '14 7:44 am
    4elise
    A healthy Superbowl party is possible - but even for vegetarians and vegans sometimes it is just yummy foods... and while they may be healthier ---- they are super yummy -

    http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=4139&catId=2

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/31/health...r-bowl-snacks/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01...n_4696042.html

    http://keepinitkind.com/35-vegan-super-bowl-recipes/

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    OK --- and MY NOT WINGS --- I though I'd posted before, but can't find it....

    * one can of northern beans
    * one package extra firm tofu
    * 2 cups wheat gluten
    * 2 tablespoons 'not chicken flavoring' (this is what we use: http://www.harvest2000intl.com/produ...illon-mix.html)

    food process - the above in order - it will make a stiff dough

    heat oil in pan
    pinch pieces of dough and fry - turning over to brown both sides and set aside

    Once you've cooked all the 'wings' you will marinate in:

    * 1 cup of vegan margarine melted - the best is earth balance
    * juice of 2 LIMES
    * 1 entire small bottle of red roaster (or more) http://www.taw9eel.com/red-rooster-h...ce-175-ml.html - this is the MOST important ingredent - no other hot sauce will do - not only in my opinion - but REALLY

    The longer you marinate the hotter- better they get -- once done - you can spread on a cooking sheet and just heat briefly - in oven

    serve with celery and ranch:

    Ranch:

    * 1 cup Veganese
    * 1/4 tsp onion powder
    * 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    * dash of garlic salt
    * black pepper if you like this to taste -
    * dried parsley
    * splash of unsweetened soy milk / almond milk / rice milk --- OR if you don't have unsweetened water will do

    I think my friend Creatonlover has tried these!
  7. creationlover
    Jan 27, '14 11:59 am
    creationlover
    Speaking of health concerns, I ran into this website - Get Waisted. http://getwaisted.com/ I haven't tried the program, but I discovered it in a vegan fitness magazine. My wife and I thought seriously about trying the program and if we were pleased with it, actually becoming group leaders. It seems like a nice way to help folks lose weight - the vegan way.

    To become a leader, it takes a commitment of 1-2 group meetings per week - plus prep time. But, you make a little cash and more importantly, spread the message of veganism via a door most of us are willing to enter - the door of healthy, high antioxidant permanent weight loss. From there, as you mentioned 4elise, hopefully the door to animal concerns and environment would begin to come to the surface.

    Unfortunately, with my commitment (battle?) to become a nurse, we decided against it, at least for now. Looks really interesting, though.

    I like the fact it is led by medical doctors. Not against alternative medicine, but understandably, people like the reassurance of a doctor. Well, here's a couple of doctors - vegan doctors...
  8. Michael Mayo
    Dec 28, '13 1:16 pm
    Michael Mayo
    Proverbs 15:17
    Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.

    Daniel 1:12
    “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.

    But for Christians diet is not a faith issue.

    Romans 14:1-3
    14 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3 The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them.
  9. simpleas
    Dec 24, '13 1:38 pm
    simpleas
    My mouth is watering! Sounds great

    I have just tasted vegan strawberry, coconut marshmellows......delightful!

    Also some vegan nouget.....yummy.

    Have a lovely Christmas and a great new year all
    Thread: What's cooking?
  10. creationlover
    Dec 1, '13 6:30 pm
    creationlover
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BetsyHound View Post
    I have just gotten a copy of Dr. Fuhrman's The End of Diabetes and am excited that it may work for me (I am pre-diabetic). I don't know if any of you are familiar with his writings or programs on PBS, but they are quite compelling and compatible with a vegan or vegetarian diet. His diet concentrates on nutrient rich foods, which, surprise, are fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

    I have most recently been unhappily on a low-carb diet to lose weight and improve health, but had this nagging question about dietary health laws in the Bible, which I believe God did not make for nothing, even if we are no longer bound to them by pain of sin. Why did He say, The fat is not for you, if now it is supposed to be healthy? Why is wheat now "bad" if God said it is good and uses it for His Eucharist?

    Then I found Dr. Fuhrman's work and am trying to learn about it. He also has a few books for non-diabetics. Even though one is a vegetarian vegan, it is possible to still to choose unhealthy foods. Nutrient-density is the way to go! I have been able to get his books at the library.
    Just now seeing this post... Sorry...
    The wheat we consume today is far different from what they ate years ago. Most wheat today is highly processed - even some of the so called healthy stuff. My take, anyway.

    I thought God wanted the Jews to eat the fat during certain feasts? Do you mean animal fat? Animal fat isn't good for us, although some may argue for omega 3s from fish such as sardines or salmon. I believe Dr. Fuhrman advocates fats from seeds and nuts - in limited amounts.

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  1. Woolybabe
    May 19, '12 5:33 pm
    Woolybabe
    Christine85. I have just typed vegetarian saints into Google and found some sites. I hope that helps
  2. ADH
    May 19, '12 12:22 pm
    ADH
    What is the best vegetarian food that helps with energy and concentration? I am open to any and alll suggestions.
  3. 4elise
    May 5, '12 6:15 am
    4elise
    Jacob 18 --
    VEGAN RANCH
    1 cup Veganase (vegan mayo - this is the best)
    1/4 cup cold water
    1/4 tsp garlic salt / garlic powder / onion powder /
    1/2 tsp parsley
    (adjust the above to your own taste)
    add black pepper to taste / or not - I love this!
    You can also add chipotle chili powder - a dash or to more to taste - makes great dip for http://www.gardein.com/products.php?p=4
  4. 4elise
    May 5, '12 6:06 am
    4elise
    Welcome GalloGirl!
  5. Jacob18
    May 4, '12 11:41 am
    Jacob18
    4elise,

    Thank you for posting those links!
    As of now, being a raw vegan seems too hard - I think I will switch back to veganism soon, though.

    If you would post that recipe for the vegan ranch dressing, it would be much appreciated!
  6. GalloGirl
    May 1, '12 5:33 pm
    GalloGirl
    Hello.

    My husband and I pretty close to being vegetarian - raw and cooked. We eat meat very, very rarely and have talked about making the switch. My husband and my diet and lifestyle is more Ayurvedic (India), but that is a tough group to find on a Catholic forum or in our parish!

    Where we live and work, we feel as if we are out there. But we like living "like no one else", including our views on alternative healthcare versus allopathic.

    So here checking it out . . . . Easter blessings.
  7. 4elise
    Apr 30, '12 7:17 am
    4elise
    Jacob18 - a WONDERFUL book is - Becoming Vegan http://www.nutrispeak.com/becomingvegan.htm

    Raw vegan means - lots of raw veggies, fruit, nuts (prepared first by soaking) whole grains, beans, legums sprouted, and it is very challenging to make this step first in my opinion -

    I think first getting it right as vegan without the added effort for raw vegan - then a move to raw if that fits your life can be done in a healthy way - trying to go raw first is a way to fail and lose your steam to make a change. What you are eating now provides little to no protein, and FYI ranch is dairy heavy - I can share a ranch made with veganese if you like, but that is not healthy either....

    There are also LOTS of online sources for vegan eating http://www.happycow.net/becoming_vegetarian.html

    http://features.peta.org/VegetarianStarterKit/index.asp

    http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Vegan

    God Bless - let us know if you have any questions -
  8. Mango Moses
    Apr 26, '12 2:26 pm
    Mango Moses
    Raw food, Vegan, Christian.
    Cheese, especially when "ripened" and old is a cause of constipation and autointoxication.
  9. Jacob18
    Apr 20, '12 9:08 am
    Jacob18
    Could someone post a link to information on being a HEALTHY vegan? I would like to switch to being a raw vegan, but as of right now my diet pretty much consists of bread, graham crackers, ramen, spaghetti sauce and ranch dressing.
  10. Christine85
    Apr 19, '12 1:10 am
    Christine85
    Yeah all I found was what seemed to be someone's thoughts on who were vegetarian. They even said St Francis was but many people say he wasnt.



   

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