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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. 4elise
    Yesterday 10:09 pm
    Originally Posted by Rifester View Post
    "2418 It is contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer or die
    needlessly." ---Catechism of the Catholic Church

    The Church has spoken!


    Please understand that 'out on the other forums' here at Catholic Answers -"needless" has a rather more broad understanding - as in
    I "need" to eat meet - I "need" to be entertained - so - don't get too frustrated if you hear that out on the general forums here!
  2. palomaChiara
    Aug 7, '14 12:09 pm
    Your mention of white beans sparked my memory of a fun dessert recipe that helped me transition into less processed, vegan foods.

    This can be made with almond or coconut milk and coconut sugar or agave to keep it vegan and low-glycemic.

    Thread: Raw
  3. palomaChiara
    Jul 22, '14 4:30 pm
    Have you heard of Vapour Beauty?

    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.
  4. 4elise
    Jul 21, '14 12:35 am
    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
  5. 4elise
    Jul 9, '14 5:29 pm
    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: 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...
  6. 4elise
    Jul 9, '14 5:26 pm
    Originally Posted by Francesxavier View Post
    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!
  7. 4elise
    Jul 9, '14 5:24 pm
    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!
  8. afnaar
    May 22, '14 7:21 am
    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.
  9. afnaar
    May 19, '14 4:36 pm
    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!
  10. simpleas
    May 6, '14 11:20 am
    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!

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  1. 4elise
    Aug 20, '11 8:14 pm
    no one has a veggie that starts with 'h'?
  2. 4elise
    Aug 17, '11 7:04 pm

  3. creationlover
    Aug 17, '11 6:18 pm
    Armenian cucumber...
  4. 4elise
    Aug 17, '11 7:09 am
    VEGGIE NAME GAME: (just in case you have no idea why there is a picture of the veggie/fruit tuna below - I write a veggie and you post one that begins with the last letter of that one - so now it is 'a' just for fun!!)
  5. 4elise
    Aug 15, '11 7:00 pm
    Yea creation lover - thanks for not coming up with an 'm' veggie that didn't end in 'e'

    No, that isn't a mistake. The word really is tuna, but not tuna fish, tuna fruit! The red fruits that grow on prickly pear cactus are known as tunas. They are similar to figs—sweet in taste and filled with seeds. Could you make Tuna Newtons with these fruits?

    Lots of veggies that start with 'a' -- your it!
  6. creationlover
    Aug 15, '11 8:15 am
    Mangetout - a type of snow pea
  7. creationlover
    Aug 15, '11 8:06 am

    I guess a lot depends on if, as Jesus says, "we have ears to hear". Many associate veganism with atheism, homosexuality and a whole host of other sinful lifestyles, and thus block out the core pure message of compassion for the cosmos. Some just are not listening. Some see Jesus eating meat and justify in their minds a lifestyle of daily meat eating (meat from sources such as CAFOs) despite evidence that says this way of eating will destroy us all if we don't wake up. It's said to say, but I fear we will only wake up once we see Americans starving, untold weather disasters from global warming, etc. (But who gives a rip about the rest of the world??)

    Vatican scientists and MIT scientists believe global warming is man made.

    People on this website think the global warming concern is a big plan designed to bring down capitalism and scientists who are concerned about global warming are being funded by sinister sources designed to bring down Christianity.

    Yes, there are un-Christian groups who are vegan and do have immoral objectives.

    But does that mean MIT and Vatican scientists are totally off??

    Sigh... "He who has ears to hear, let him hear..."
  8. 4elise
    Aug 14, '11 9:18 pm
    creationlover - I find it frustrating when someone on TV so obviously misses the point - the values that seem to be embraced by our youth, money, power obsessed society are certainly not ours - BUT it is when people who proudly call themselves Catholics seem to be taking something so different from the news in applying the Gospel to our lives, - I just don't get it how can we be hearing the same thing and not think we are called to act?? / or not act??
  9. 4elise
    Aug 14, '11 8:57 pm
    creationlover - I sing along with you - of course you know that!

    It just seems simple to me - it is all connected - it all matters - obviously if we understand that God is the source of everything we want to protect the unborn - we also want to feed the hungry, provide equality for everyone, etc, etc. - --- just as Jesus told us to - simple, simple, simple --- yet so difficult. I like your new bumper sticker!
  10. creationlover
    Aug 14, '11 6:56 pm
    Ok, I'll vent a bit too.

    The other day I took the pro life sticker off my bumper and replaced it with a "live simply that others may simply live" sticker. Am I pro life? Yes, I am. But I am just simply tired of the way we as pro lifers seem to act; we act as if there is no other problem in the world. We strangely ignore war, hunger, sexism, racism, poverty and other concerns. I realize abortion is high on the list, and yes it holds more weight than animal concerns. But that doesn't mean other concerns are simply to be ignored. I don't know. It all gets to me too.

    But I am preaching to the choir... Thanks...


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