• MaraJade is discussing How do I feed my kitten vegan? on the boards1 year ago

    You don’t. Cats are obligate carnivores. They have a short intestinal tract, meaning they can not properly absorb nutrition from non animal sources. Dogs are omnivores and can be fed vegan. Cats? No. Especially a kitten. They need extra nutrition to grow. Because it can’t get the nutrition it needs you are effectively starving it to death slowly.…[Read more]

  • MaraJade is discussing OMG… it requires what on the boards1 year ago

    Legally you have the right to refuse to partake in dissections. In reality? Good luck. I submitted to the faculty dean with the support of the faculty of science a request to do my biology credits sans dissections both on moral and health risk grounds as I had an allergy to the preservative used in specimens. They just ignored all letters and…[Read more]

  • MaraJade is discussing HelpReading Labels? on the boards1 year ago

    Casein is a animal based protein (it comes from milk), which is often included in soy cheeses as well. Rennet, unless specified as vegetarian rennet is an enzyme from a cows stomach. A lot of products list albumen, which is a fancy term for egg whites. Carmine is a red pigment made from crushed mites… Though if you are eating any factory made…[Read more]

  • MaraJade is discussing What recipes would you like? on the boards1 year ago

    Vegan what though? :p What I am looking for is someone to say “I want a recipe for *insert idea here*- and make it vegan please” or tell me if a vegetarian version is ok too as some recipes are harder than others to veganize without buying expensive specialty products that may not be available to all. My beef (no pun intended) with many vegan…[Read more]

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  • MaraJade just posted What recipes would you like? on the boards1 year ago

    I am going to be running a cooking blog and I wondered what things people want recipes for? Vegetarian or vegan? Please specify which you prefer!

  • MaraJade is discussing food for non vegetarian family on the boards1 year ago

    Ethnic cuisine is the answer. Many Indian, Asian, Mediterranean and African dishes are vegan or can easily be made vegan.

  • MaraJade is discussing What are the Best sources of Iron in a vegan diet? on the boards1 year ago

    Leafy greens are a great source- better than red meat- but you need to drink orange juice with it to help your body absorb it.

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  • MaraJade is discussing Food for cats and dogs on the boards1 year ago

    Note- cats can not be vegan. To try make them be is cruel and leads to them suffering health issues. Unlike dogs and people, cats are not omnivores. They are obligate carnivores. Plant based proteins require a longer digestive tract to break down. Cats do not have this kind of gi tract. They have a short one which is meant to break down meat and…[Read more]