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  • I am 70% Vegan.

    Profile photo of caroline009

    Over a year ago

    I don’t eat cheese, or drink milk. I don’t touch fish or shrimp. Any meat is out of the question. Eggs definitely a NO. I don’t wear makeup because of the testing and bi-products, all my shoes are man made materials, my belts are cloth. Don’t eat honey…. BUT

    I eat cake and brownies people make. I know they are made with either milk, or eggs, sometimes both.

    I don’t make a big deal when the waitress brings me lightly buttered bread sticks. I eat clam chowder. I snacks and cookies that im sure are made with diary… Other then Oreos :)

    Should i worry about this? How do i go the other 30% any tips?

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  • Profile photo of littlelambkc

    Over a year ago

    *It’s not necessarily about giving up baked goods, but substituting them.

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  • Profile photo of littlelambkc

    Over a year ago

    I don’t know how to say this without coming off as rude, but you already know the answer to this.
    I’m sorry, but Clam Chowder has fish in it, so you should’ve stopped eating that the moment you decided to become vegetarian. A few slip ups are okay, but from what I understand, you’re not even trying to avoid meaty foods.
    If it’s hard for you to give up cookies and brownies, vegan mixes are not only available, but really common. For example, Ghiradelli’s Chocolate Chip Cookie mix is vegan, and so are Famous Amos cookies. It’s necessarily about giving up baked goods, but substituting them.
    Good Luck!

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  • Profile photo of SassyVegan

    Over a year ago

    @silencescreams Whoops, I did mean nonjudgemental in my comment. Silly autocorrect! And I’m glad that we got to have a good conversation. Different views are what make this world diverse and strong! :)
    @mysterymalice You had some very valid points, too. What you said about veganism being your choice and no else’s is exactly true! And vegan alternatives ARE sometimes hard to find. Living in Pittsburgh, though, I’m lucky to have places like the Quiet Storm Cafe and the Big Idea Bookstore, which cater both entirely vegetarian as well as vegan friendly. Jack pot! 😀

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  • Profile photo of silencescreams

    Over a year ago

    @MysteryMalice It is easy to make homemade vegan alternatives using everyday items (I understand that it may be hard to find alternative like veganaise, for I use to live in a small town which did not carry such items). For example: a lot of baking that I do calls for oil (regular vegetable or canola oil) instead of butter. I agree though, that people making transitions could find it difficult esp. if they do not know what they are looking for. I agree that people should make choices for regarding their own lifestyle choices to follow a more ethical/moral path and not from chastise. I do not think I have ever come across a elitist vegan, using the definition of finding themselves superior. However, would I find the vegan lifestyle a superior choice? Of course! How could I not say it is the best choice when it is the alternative is promoting genocide.

    @SassyVegan I did get what you are trying to express. I know that personally I have never made a big deal about anything in a restaurant and usually opp. for things I know are vegan (such as items at subway or fries). In general though, I do not eat out. I believe you meant…. nonjudgemental in your comment 😛 I just do not like the misformed outlook people could develop about veganism with false information or bad representation expressing that it is okay to sometimes consume a little bit of animal byproducts.

    @caroline009 It is great to hear you are making an effort!

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  • Profile photo of MysteryMalice

    Over a year ago

    Vegans get such a bad rap BECAUSE of people/vegans with elitist attitudes*

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