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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:
    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!
  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. creationlover
    Aug 15, '11 8:06 am
    creationlover
    4elise,

    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..."
  2. 4elise
    Aug 14, '11 9:18 pm
    4elise
    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??
  3. 4elise
    Aug 14, '11 8:57 pm
    4elise
    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!
  4. creationlover
    Aug 14, '11 6:56 pm
    creationlover
    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...
  5. 4elise
    Aug 14, '11 5:08 pm
    4elise
    Whose up for a veggie that starts with 'm'? (this is more fun than being out on the treads!)
  6. 4elise
    Aug 14, '11 7:29 am
    4elise
    Elephant Foot yam (Amorphophallus_paeoniifolius)
    (a fun way to learn about veggies I've never heard of - but really - I think we may have exhausted the 'e's )
    ---
  7. 4elise
    Aug 14, '11 7:22 am
    4elise
    I had to look up earth nut pea - === 'Lathyrus tuberosus'

    Not too many veggies begin with 'e' - so back to searching!! Because Artichoke ends in 'e' too!
  8. severus68
    Aug 13, '11 8:42 pm
    severus68
    What is a earth nut pea?? Artichoke.

    BTW vent all you like Elise, I understand.
  9. 4elise
    Aug 13, '11 8:01 pm
    4elise
    'e' again - sent me to Google!

    Earth nut pea!

  10. creationlover
    Aug 13, '11 12:19 pm
    creationlover
    Napa cabbage



   

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