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Veganism/vegetarianism (+resources)


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Hey, y'all. I went vegan a while ago, and I thought that it would be nice to share some recipes and different resources. I thought I'd make a little list of some pleasant YouTube channels where people cook vegan and vegetarian stuff which could also be helpful to beginners! As we go on, I want to periodically update this description. Let's go! 

Also for some reason the formatting for links doesn't work, sorry! I'll try to fix it when the formatting tool works again

 

Some YouTube channels

Avantgarde Vegan https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF-ACPYNN0oXD4ihS5mbbmw 

Pick Up Limes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq2E1mIwUKMWzCA4liA_XGQ 

Caitlin Shoemaker https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0cxMY7jZ_kiE2bvykJffZA 

 

 

Some recipes

Mushroom Stroganoff http://www.oneingredientchef.com/mushroom-stroganoff/ 

Cashew carbonara with pasta https://annabanana.co/vegan-carbonara-with-creamy-cashew-sauce/ 

Crêpes https://annabanana.co/vegan-french-crepes/ 

 

 

Some things I didn't know were vegan/vegetarian 

Spicy fire chicken noodles, the regular kind (불닭볶음면) that looks like this: https://www.amazon.com/Samyang-Ramen-Chicken-Roasted-Noodles/dp/B00ICT6ARS 

Oreos!

Sriracha (not all brands though, some have fish sauce) 

Sour patch kids (though these aren't available in my country)

Doritos Chili Heatwave 

Skittles

Fruit By The Foot

Jolly Ranchers

Cracker Jacks

Fazer Wienernougat 

Pringles Original

Magnum Vegan almond ice cream

 

Some clothing and accessory shops

Will's Vegan Shoes https://wills-vegan-shoes.com/ 

The Herbivore Clothing Company https://www.herbivoreclothing.com/ 

Plant Faced Clothing https://plantfacedclothing.com/ 

Eat Healthy Designs https://www.eathealthydesigns.com 

 

 

Some makeup

Jeffree Star https://jeffreestarcosmetics.com/ 

Kat Von D https://www.sephora.se/marken/kat-von-d/ 

Eco Tools https://ecotools.com/ 

ELF Cosmetics https://www.elfcosmetics.com/ 

Cover FX https://www.coverfx.com/ 

Anastasia Beverly Hills https://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/ 

Sugarpill Makeup https://sugarpill.com/ 

 

In the mood to debate someone about their choices?

I don't want this thread to be a discussion regarding the choice behind veganism or vegetarianism, just a place for people to congregate and share ideas and feelings regarding how this lifestyle is going. If you want to discuss veganism or vegetarianism I am more than happy to redirect you to Reddit, where subreddits such as r/DebateAVegan are very helpful and there are plenty of people around who can help you understand more. There is no reason to flood this thread with posts pertaining to how much vegans/vegetarians suck for hating meat eaters, where we get our protein from or how much we all actually miss bacon. Really, keep your shit to yourself and let's stay civil here. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskVegans/ 

https://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalRights/

 

 

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I like the fully raw channels as they expose me to herbs I've never heard of. there is a chard that when you mix it with tomatoes and various spices you can make a really good spaghetti sauce

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Just like you said, veganism introduced me to a loooot of cool and different foods and spices. My current favorite is Kala Namak (black salt) from India, it tastes just like egg but in salt format! I used to to make egg mayo and scrambled tofu. Fan-frikkin-tastic! I warmly recommend it! 

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one of my fave channels is the easy vegan, vids are short and funny and the food's good! cheap lazy vegan is pretty good too, i only really watch her recipe vids.

also i'd love to know what blogs/channels you guys are reading/watching because i find a lot of vegan food channels recipes... bland? like why don't they season anything? 

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Peaceful Cuisine is a pretty nice YouTube channel for vegan recipes. Even if you don't bake any of his stuff, the videos are super relaxing to watch.  Idk if he's that active these days but it's worth it to check him out if you've never seen any of his videos before.  

For stores: Lulus vegan shoe section is good for cheap vegan shoe options. 

For cruelty free beaty products I love Aveda and Pacifica. 

Also I like Schmidt's body wash, Method body wash, Tom's of Maine deodorant (specifically their men's deodorant), Sun Bum sunscreen. 

Some household items I use: Seventh Generation Laundry detergent. I personally buy the one without scent. Method hand soap. 

I hope this is helpful!! 

 

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Thank you guys so much for the replies!

one of my fave channels is the easy vegan, vids are short and funny and the food's good! cheap lazy vegan is pretty good too, i only really watch her recipe vids.

also i'd love to know what blogs/channels you guys are reading/watching because i find a lot of vegan food channels recipes... bland? like why don't they season anything? 

 

I agree a lot with you on the seasoning thing, I kinda feel like lots of recipes could be improved so much more just by seasoning more intensely. That being said, I think a part of it might have to do with how the chef behind the recipe feels about food in general. I follow a couple of people but I tend to be pretty lazy with reading the blog parts, mostly because I'm interested in the actual food haha. 

That being said, I find that The Korean Vegan does a good job of being both descriptive and good at seasoning, mostly because Korean food requires heavy seasoning to really catch those flavor nuances. There is also a Swedish blogger called Jävligt Gott (the name can be translated to Fucking Good or Bloody Good) and this man seasons the shit out of his stuff lemme tell ya. I tried to make a traditional Christmas dish called Janssons Frestelse (Jansson's Temptation) and it came out packed with flavor! The link leads to his vegan recipe category, and the website can be translated with Google Translate and still give a pretty good result. 

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I have upvoted you because I think that it's always good to do your best and contribute, but I feel the need to explain that plantromance and ilovenaturalmedicine (didn't thoroughly check out the rest for now) are very unhelpful pages in many aspects, sadly. A large part of the reason why veganism and vegetarianism often aren't taken seriously is because people are directed to false and entirely unscientific pages such as those. As I am vegan I am more than a proponent for how healthy you are able to become and how healthy your lifestyle can eventually be when you go plant-based - there are many physical issues that can be remedied through the consumption of plants. Without a doubt, I feel so much better since I went vegan. 

With that being said, the no-meat movements lose traction and credibility when so-called "holistic health" pages spew absolute and total nonsense such as broccoli being an anti-cancer agent or that carrots help your eyesight in the same picture (a propaganda myth created by the British government during WWII to give the axis powers the impression that carrots were the cause of their amazing pilots' aim, when in fact it was their new radars that they installed in the planes). It also says that apples prevent cancer and that these plants can "detox" your body when that is so incredibly far from the truth. 

I feel like vegans and vegetarians alike have a responsibility to ensure that no misinformation is spread and that we don't rely on non-peer reviewd research and publications, that that means that we cannot rely on instagram pages such as these. There is no "detoxing" of the body - your liver and kidneys take care of that for you. This is where fads such as juice and tea detox programs come onto the scene; these do not help and often just act as mild laxatives while promoting water loss from your body (leading to you shitting more and slimming down from less bloating) - but you are starved of nutrients at the same time. Let me elaborate without sub-text: there is not a single piece of research that supperts the idea of "detoxing". It doesn't exist. 

One of the worst things we can do is spread this false information and act as though it is entirely fine to be reliant on things which are proven to have little or no effect. It is also extremely cruel to hand out false hope to those who are suffering from alzheimer's or cancer and tell them that as long as they eat broccoli or consume omega 3 and coconut oil then they will be fine or their ailments will be lessened. How can we justifiably say that "natural antibiotics" will help someone who suffers from gastroenteritis, streptococcus or pneumonia? They will only have an extended period of suffering without actual, prescribed antibiotics. Turmeric and honey are supposedly things that "even doctors can't explain" now? C'mon. 

I want to explain - I am not criticizing you, only these pages. Again, like I said, I am all for seeking out plant-based alternatives for achieving a better overall health for your body, but I refuse to entertain the idea that people who have diagnosed issues will have it all solved just by eating som ginger, ginseng or blueberries. People have been eating (over- and underconsuming) vegetables for millennia and they still fell ill and died. My point here is that we tend to veer in the direction of the things we want to believe, but these things can be insanely subjective and are sometimes just smoke and flashing mirrors designed to fool you. 

This being said, it's not like these pages are entirely useless. They contain motivational pictures, quotes and different ways of thought, not to mention that there is truth to certain things they post - the stretching and exercise advice is great! My only qualm is that there is so much misinformation that we need to avoid. Sorry for the long post, but please consider this. I only want the best for people, and while plants can do a lot, they can impossibly do everything. 

 

EDIT: How fucking DARE they post this shit! A fruit cures your cancer? Jesus Christ! It doesn't take much to be disappointed, it really doesn't. Look at this, this is scientific research which proves that cancer patiens who turn away from medicinal treatments have significantly lower survival rates. We can't stand for this! People die from this misinformation. 

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I NEVER just believe what i see on those IG pages I posted, I always research it first, but most people are lazy and believe it immediately once a friend sends them a link. 

Feel free to point out any post you know is obviously false or misleading.  :alpacawink:

 

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I'm not vegan, but i lately i do try to eat less or no meat at all. I have no idea if any of you like cooking. but on my blog [shameless promotion, i hope the mods will be kind to me] i have a few [old fashioned?] vegan-friendly recipes. i will share the easiest of them. one or two might have eggs or meat, but it's perfectly fine to remove (or substitute) them. 

raw carrot salad"oriental" salad; refilled bell peppers [i really like this dish. here it has pork meat :( but you can use mushrooms and other veggies instead. i honestly have to try the vegan friendly version, i dont know why was i scared to do so until now.] roasted eggplants [a recent discovery ;) yum! ]

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I'm not vegan, but i lately i do try to eat less or no meat at all. I have no idea if any of you like cooking. but on my blog [shameless promotion, i hope the mods will be kind to me] i have a few [old fashioned?] vegan-friendly recipes. i will share the easiest of them. one or two might have eggs or meat, but it's perfectly fine to remove (or substitute) them. 

raw carrot salad"oriental" salad; refilled bell peppers [i really like this dish. here it has pork meat :( but you can use mushrooms and other veggies instead. i honestly have to try the vegan friendly version, i dont know why was i scared to do so until now.] roasted eggplants [a recent discovery ;) yum! ]

 

Oh my God, the salad recipe looks so good afasgsdgfasf I fucking LOVE potatoes in salads and stuff! 

Mini-rant about salads underneath the spoiler:

Why do most people seem to believe that vegans (or vegetarians for that matter) only live off salads? Sure, you can make salads both light and heavy, but why do people insist on a salad literally only being lettuce, tomato, cucumber and some oil on top? That's like 96 % water!! Why the hell are so many restaurants only serving a bitch ass little leafy salad as their vegan dish? I don't go in for that, I want to be full at the end of my meal!!! SERVE ME REAL FOOD AND NOT JUST LEAVES WITH A TOKEN TOMATO SLAPPED ON IT, DAMMIT. 

All your recipes look so good! I love your blog! One thing that might not be very common in Romania but that you can use as a substitute for the pork in your bell pepper recipe is in essence quorn or minced soy meat. In Sweden there is a brand called Anamma and they have the most amazing knock-off soy meat I have ever tried! I use it as stuffing and in all kinds of stuff and plenty of my friends who have tasted dishes with Anamma in them have said that they can't tell the difference. I'm probably going to make your oriental salad next :) 

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Oh my God, the salad recipe looks so good afasgsdgfasf I fucking LOVE potatoes in salads and stuff! 

Mini-rant about salads underneath the spoiler:

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All your recipes look so good! I love your blog! One thing that might not be very common in Romania but that you can use as a substitute for the pork in your bell pepper recipe is in essence quorn or minced soy meat. In Sweden there is a brand called Anamma and they have the most amazing knock-off soy meat I have ever tried! I use it as stuffing and in all kinds of stuff and plenty of my friends who have tasted dishes with Anamma in them have said that they can't tell the difference. I'm probably going to make your oriental salad next :) 

 

Thank you for the praise :alpacacrush::alpacacrush:

We have minced soy here as well. I'm just lazy to cook with it, lol ;p but great tip! indeed it can also be used in that recipe instead of meat - that recipe is a few years old, when i didn't mind eating pork [now i really mind eating pork - i try to eat kosher, but it takes a lot of effort, because there are several other restrictions, not just pork] ;)  I don't think i saw essence quorn over here :( in any case, the bio/vegan options start to increase, in the stores, which is good.

That salad IS really good! i think you can use tofu in it as well, instead of boiled egg - i haven't tried it myself with tofu, not yet, but i might. I have another salad with potatoes i need to post -olivier salad, which contains mayonnaise [which is made with eggs, though i saw vegan options in the store. i may have tried once.] 

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omg same. tbh whenever people are like "oh you must only eat salad" im like??? so what if i do??? salad is so good i'm sorry you've only tried fucking olive garden's house salad in your life but i love salad..... 

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@ foxing there are so many different types of salads too! 

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My fave salad is one that my dad makes, it's like a local type of salad that even here, not many have heard of, it's called Mariasallad. I even tried googling it, I didn't find shit lol. It is a heavy-ass salad you guys, and it usually tastes amazing the day after you make it, since by that time all the flavors will have mingled a lot more. Anyways! Here's the recipe: 

Contents:

  • Chopped celery (2-3 stems)
  • Peeled and cubed apples, generally red ones (1 or 2)
  • Cubed cheese (a white and hard cheese, my dad recs "prästost", a local cheese which is kinda musty and really tasty)

Drenched in: 

  • Cottage cheese (one box)
  • Sour cream (3-5 deciliters)

Seasoned with:

  • Salt
  • Pepper (white and black)
  • Lemon juice (if it tickles your fancy)

And mix mix mix until it looks all white and gooey. 

And lemme tell y'all. This shit is so damn good. I feel bad because I haven't veganized it yet, mostly because my dad tends to serve it with a slab of steak and... well... I've never really gone in for that part. But even as a standalone it's delicious. I'm wondering what might be good to eat it with, maybe some kind of tofu steaks? Has anybody tried marinating tofu with liquid smoke and some other spices/herbs? 

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