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Vegans and other interested people

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Whatslovegottodo Wed 26-Apr-17 13:48:28

It's the first thread! Thanks HQ!
I am a long time vegetarian who has recently opened my eyes and gone vegan.
I feel I've had a steep learning curve recently but so far am loving the lifestyle and trying new foods and I feel great.
Fab to have a place to chat.

LaContessaDiPlump Wed 26-Apr-17 14:09:09

Signing up to the vegan register grin

Whatslovegottodo Wed 26-Apr-17 14:11:57

Yaay grin
I kind of thought it would be nice to have different threads for like - recipes, documentaries and things to watch, vegan finds, chat etc.

Then I thought I was perhaps getting too invested and OTT about this topic grin

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Wed 26-Apr-17 14:16:24


shakeyospeare Wed 26-Apr-17 14:20:37

Yay! I'm in! grin

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 26-Apr-17 14:23:00

Checking in...

Yellowrose87 Wed 26-Apr-17 14:48:20

I'm in!

Trenzalor Wed 26-Apr-17 14:51:59


Itscurtainsforyou Wed 26-Apr-17 14:52:58

Hooray! I'm a wannabe vegan whose currently only a couple of week in to being vegetarian. Hope it's ok for me to hang around.

HSMMaCM Wed 26-Apr-17 14:58:49

I'm a vegetarian, who often eats vegan, so I'll be lurking to see all your ideas.

Whatslovegottodo Wed 26-Apr-17 15:05:23

Yaay lots of us already - welcome everyone. Passes around the hummus. Speaking of - how is everyone coping with sainsburies hummus shortage grin.

LanaKanesLeftNippleTassle Wed 26-Apr-17 15:07:52

20 years a veggie, trying to go vegan here...checking in!

Aldi hummus is only 59p a pot, and they have loads btw!

floraeasy Wed 26-Apr-17 15:12:12

Great thread!

I watched this two nights ago on Amazon Video. It's free if you've got Prime:-


This award-winning video covers a lot of ground very comprehensively and discusses how to reverse a wide variety of diseases. The Eating video is used in hospitals and wellness clinics throughout the world to motivate people to change their diets and restore their health.

Very powerful.

I have signed up to the Vegan Society. I looked at getting a PETA info pack but they seemed to want all sorts of personal info about me just for a pdf link confused so holding off on that one for the moment.

I have been back and fore, toying with the idea of veganism for a long time. I first thought about it for autoimmune disease which I have. The animal cruelty thing is also huge for me.

I have a lot of reasons to try it. DH won't be on board, but would eat a few of the meals.

I don't care for dairy (except ice-cream and butter). I like meat but especially fish. I don't crave it though. I love beans (all kinds), lentils, rice, etc. so would certainly enjoy the food.

I need to lose weight and I could do with being less constipated too blush

Rockaby Wed 26-Apr-17 15:26:58


Excited to have the new board smile.

I am slowly making my way from omni to vegan after doing Veganuary earlier this year. I am more or less meat and dairy free at the moment and would like to cut both out completely before I start working on eggs and honey, (neither of which I use that much of anyway, so I'm hoping they will be easier o cut out). After that, I will look properly at cosmetics and household products.

shakeyospeare Wed 26-Apr-17 15:28:04

@Whatslovegottodo Tesco has got loads in - I went and stocked up earlier! :D

Any pregnant vegans?

trevortrevorslattery Wed 26-Apr-17 15:40:29

Hello smile

I am vegan-curious so thought I would come along and lurk for a bit

tatatetelle Wed 26-Apr-17 15:43:18

Count me in! I'm a pescatarian looking to move full veggie after my pregnancy, and probably vegan long term..please be gentle grin

HuntingSquirrels Wed 26-Apr-17 15:55:56

Another vegan here. I was a vegetarian since a child - but didn't drink milk or eat eggs, so becoming vegan a couple of years ago wasn't a big step.
My omnivore husband and son - I cook meat for them - are loving some of the vegan recipes I have been cooking.

tatatetelle Wed 26-Apr-17 16:11:47

Quick win tip - the Just roll shortcrust and puff pastries are both vegan, saved me for so many last minute dinners! Bring on all the vegetable tarts!!

Nospringflower Wed 26-Apr-17 16:15:53

Another wannabe vegan here. Find chocolate biscuits hard to resist and also hard when eating out.

FleshEmoji Wed 26-Apr-17 16:22:23

I'm just interested in adding more vegan meals to the mix - what recipe books do people recommend? We're adventurous cooks by the way.

flibberdy Wed 26-Apr-17 16:27:34

I'm joining!! I've managed to transition to vegan but still cook meaty meals for my (stick in the mud) DH.
My love for veg knows no bounds but I really miss fish!!!! sad

FauxFox Wed 26-Apr-17 17:23:32

Place marking - been Vegan for about a month smile

AugustCarrot Wed 26-Apr-17 18:36:05

Oooh loving this!

Went veggie over 30 years ago, vegan 17 years ago, blipped when pregnant five years ago and struggled to get back since - as in I'm vegan when it's savoury but find it hard to resist dairy chocolate!

So I'm 98% vegan with that occasional blip that am working on. I annoy myself as I'd never touch cheese or butter etc but wave a bar of Galaxy in my face and I'll bite your hand off. I will overcome this!

DeliveredByKiki Wed 26-Apr-17 18:38:50

I'm on a very slow transition to veganism - I still occasionally eat sustainable/carefully caught fish and it's the last thing to go but I really struggle cos my DD doesn't eat any veg, and it helps when I go home to stay with mum for a while, so she doesn't freak!

We also have friends round the corner who have rescued battery hens running around their garden so I sometimes eat their eggs - I'm def more plant-based lifestyle than true vegan as ultimately I don't have a theoretical problem with animal products (very dependant on what they are though) but welfare is a top issue and my biggest issue is the planet (I know I know, I should absolutely stop eating fish to make this massive impact)

nice to see so many folks doing their best/working towards it/seeing it as a journey/not being attacked for the occasional bit of honey in their Nan's teabread

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