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Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans

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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. palomaChiara
    Jul 22, '14 4:30 pm
    palomaChiara
    Have you heard of Vapour Beauty? http://www.vapourbeauty.com/

    I don't have sensitive skin, but their products are lovely, and they offer sample sizes at a discount so you can try before you commit to a full-sized product.
  2. palomaChiara
    Jul 22, '14 4:25 pm
    palomaChiara
    Hi lit,

    I have been vegetarian for many years, vegan for a few, and raw for about six months.

    After the initial transition and detox period of about a week, in which I suffered headaches (probably from sugar withdrawal), I felt better than I ever had in my life. I lost weight, retained my muscle mass, and had a ton of energy.

    I used Dr. Gabriel Cousen's book, Rainbow Green, to get myself started. He advocates a low-glycemic diet to begin, and that was what I found hardest at first, especially when I couldn't figure out what to eat for breakfast when I was denied sweet fruits!

    I've since discovered chia seeds, which, when soaked, make a wonderfully satisfying breakfast.

    I wish you the best on your raw journey.
    Thread: Raw
  3. 4elise
    Jul 21, '14 12:35 am
    4elise
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wbuttrey View Post
    Hi All

    My pet idea is much addiction is food based like an allergy.

    The proof I can think of is that vegetable eaters have way fewer addictions and maybe more important their children don't get addicted.

    Care to comment
    I don't know of any studies that have or are looking at this connection -
    Making conscious choice about food 'should' translate to other ways that people care for themselves - but in my experience addiction is a much more complicated thing - sometimes seeming to have a genetic predisposition
    Thread: Addictions
  4. 4elise
    Jul 9, '14 5:29 pm
    4elise
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tanyat View Post
    Hi, Everyone. My name is Tanya. It's so great to be here. I was not brought up in the Catholic Church, although I was christened Catholic. My Dad is Catholic (although not a regular church-goer)and my Mom - a Methodist. My siblings and I attended Mom's church growing up, but eventually went our own ways denominationally as adults. I went under the non-denominational umbrella for the last twenty years. However, God has been showing me some things that are now leading me to believe that the Catholic Church pretty much has it right (although I'm not sure if any one church has it 100% right) and now I'm seriously considering converting to Catholicism. I have had some experiences and seen certain things that I'm not so sure Protestant Churches will understand. My experiences have led me to do a lot of research afterwards - particularly in the area of purgatory and I've read a lot of what Padre Pio wrote about and what others wrote about him. I was lead to write a book about my experiences and it will be available Free of charge of Sunday, June 8, 2014 and Monday, June 9th. I'd like to know your thoughts, so if you can, feel free to write a review. The link is: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IT2GIOS. Thank you and may God bless all of you and may He continue to guide us in this journey of life.
    Contact your parish to inquire about their RCIA program ... Welcome fellow journeyer...
  5. 4elise
    Jul 9, '14 5:26 pm
    4elise
    Quote:
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    At the top of the page is a link that says "to join this group click here."
    Glad you figured how to join us! Welcome!
  6. 4elise
    Jul 9, '14 5:24 pm
    4elise
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Francesxavier View Post
    I have been a vegetarian for 31 years and would like to offer thoughts that address several of the posts here. Firstly, protein: I don't worry about it. Anytime you combine legumes (peas or beans) with whole grains (rice, wheat, quinoa, etc.), you have a complete protein. I also eat a lot of nuts. It may be necessary to take iron and/or B12 supplements, as veggies don't contain these nutrients. However, if you can find farm fresh eggs with bright orange yolks, that may be enough. Don't think in terms of daily intake, but rather of weekly intake, ie., am I getting enough nutrients every week? Your annual check up will show if you have any deficiencies. Secondly, the one time I went to a naturopath, she told me to eat meat, took me off my thyroid prescription, and my hair started falling out. A friend of mine who was nearly vegetarian, had a naturopath tell her to eat fish. I now take my levothyroxin and have given up on naturopaths. (The hair I lost never did grow back. I also suffered extreme exhaustion while I was off the meds.) Lastly, my husband was a carnivore. I didn't cook two separate meals. I made a veggie dish, grain or pasta, and a meat dish. He ate everything; I just left out the meat. Hope this helps.
    Excellent points... We are protein obsessed! I love nutritional yeast... Add it to lots, sprinkle on cooked veggies, sliced tomatoes, popcorn... Great nutritional supplement for vegans!
  7. afnaar
    May 22, '14 7:21 am
    afnaar
    Thank you. My church is fairly big, so I'm sure there has to be someone who can be a sponsor, or, at least someone in the Phoenix metro area.
  8. afnaar
    May 19, '14 4:36 pm
    afnaar
    I eat eggs (organic), goat cheese, and drink goat's milk, so I don't worry about getting enough protein. I have read where our liver actually does store some vitamin B-12 for a couple of years, if we happen to be in a bad situation, so as long as you take the vitamins (which I do, too), you'll be fine. Vegetarianism is not only a philosophy, but it becomes a way of life. I have been one for 32 years and bless every day I am alive!
  9. simpleas
    May 6, '14 11:20 am
    simpleas
    I had to google it before I knew what it was!!

    Found this :

    Culinary use[edit]

    Fresh young chard can be used raw in salads. Mature chard leaves and stalks are typically cooked (like in pizzoccheri) or sauteed; their bitterness fades with cooking, leaving a refined flavor which is more delicate than that of cooked spinach.


    Hope it helps!
  10. Bruised Reed
    May 2, '14 4:15 pm
    Bruised Reed
    Not sure if this is what you are looking for but I make a cold alfredo pasta. I cook the pasta, add alfredo sauce and heat thoroughly. Now I know you said cold recipe - during the summer I cook it and chill it and then eat it cold. The first time I didn't intend to eat it cold; I just took a bite of leftovers and decided it was still pretty tasty cold and we all know dishes with certain sauces are better the next day. And you can doctor this any way you like: how light or heavy the sauce is, add veggies, etc. Not sure how well it freezes since it never last that long.

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  1. ADH
    Jun 7, '12 5:21 pm
    ADH
    ok so I'll admit it I am in one of my garlic craving phases. I love garlic in everything.. my son complains because I add so much of it to his spaghetti.. so if any of you have some good garlic recipes please pass them on.
  2. creationlover
    Jun 6, '12 9:20 pm
    creationlover
    I will be headed to Canada to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary with my wife. I hope to be able to share some neat vegan dishes I will hopefully experience. I'll be out for a while...
  3. 4elise
    Jun 6, '12 5:46 am
    4elise
    OK gang, summer is almost here - any special recipes to share... I've been making a super simple salad:
    * Spinach
    * Oranges diced
    * Walnuts
    * Marie's Ginger dressing
  4. 4elise
    Jun 5, '12 6:56 am
    4elise
    Awesome about turmeric! Love to add it to my tofu salad!
  5. ADH
    Jun 4, '12 6:26 pm
    ADH
    I have a neat little magazine called Vegetarian Times and I am looking for other similar magazines. Any suggestions? I am really into spices and trying different spices and also herbs. Also, I like to grow my own herbs and spices Spices can make or break a dish. . I have found a company out of California called CrimsonSage.com. They have herbs and spices from all over the world. I did not know till I read their brochure that Turmeric lowers cholesterol as does garlic. I knew about the garlic. Sometimes I am successful at growing spices and sometimes not but I do always learn a lesson.
  6. Jacob18
    Jun 3, '12 1:30 pm
    Jacob18
    Huzzah, back to being an omnivore.

    I'm not healthy enough to be a vegetarian! Even now I've been surviving off of free sushi and energy drinks.

    Vegetarianism has left a mark on me, though, I still can't eat meat without pretty much forcing it down.

    Cheers to all, it was a fun.
  7. 4elise
    May 29, '12 8:41 pm
    4elise
    ADH - great idea on the protein in the Edamame will certainly be a sustainer of energy - & that quick boost of dense calories in the raisins or other dried fruits will be a boost. You might also consider getting some B12 lozenges - don't take these on an empty stomach.
  8. 4elise
    May 29, '12 8:29 pm
    4elise
    Christine85 - it is possible that the novice mistress found your 'pickyness' annoying - it may also be possible that you projected your own feelings of awkardness in discussing the topic, from what you have shared here before it isn't due to being picky but rather seemed to have a well thought out position on why you thought it was not compatible with your conscious - again talk to your spiritual director to help you understand your own position on this topic - obedience in community life is very important, but I think there is in most communities room for primacy of conscious?
  9. ADH
    May 29, '12 6:08 pm
    ADH
    Been eating raisins at night and they do give a lot of energy. Also I found a new snack today roasted Edamame which has 70 % less fat and 40% more protein. It looks like a black eyed pea a little bit. I am still looking into green tea. Thanks for all your suggestions.
  10. Christine85
    May 28, '12 6:40 pm
    Christine85
    I spoke to the novice mistress- she said it's up to Prioress if I eat fish - but I think my pickiness was a bit annoying to her.



   

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