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Add Me Veg - Active Community! [29 Jan 2010|07:02pm]

slim_ivory_rose
Add Me Veg - an 'Add Me' community aimed at vegetarian and vegan friends on livejournal!

addmeveg
http://community.livejournal.com/addmeveg/profile

I love my omnivore friends, but sometimes its nice to have a few fellow veg*ns on one's friends' list, swap recipes, discuss dinner ideas, and share ideals about animal welfare and animal protection
Not to mention, not have to explain yourself about your dietary choices (unless you wish to).


Promises to be a drama free, non-snarky, fun space!

Looking forward to seeing you over there!!
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Newb. [21 Jun 2008|11:37pm]

spacepearls
Hey guys. I just joined this community (and livejournal really) and I'm quite excited to get my little hands on all the vegan goodies.

Friends?

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Easy Vegan Cake Recipes [03 May 2008|03:16pm]

reganelizabeth
A really easy coffee cake and a yummy double-chocolate espresso cake!

They're here.
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Just saying hi [20 Jul 2006|05:26pm]
00vegchic00
It doesn't look like you all are too actiVe, but I figured I'd post and also check out the vegan swap.

I love to cook/bake and often post about it on my blog (not at LJ yet as I just joined up). Also, I am a vegan soap maker. I'm not sure that qualifies as a treat, since they are not edible.

Drop me a line or start posting to let me know you are out there!
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~vegan sandals~ [13 May 2006|12:54pm]

mascaralullaby
i would consider these treats :D hope this is ok to post...

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Introduction [30 Mar 2006|06:44pm]

corpse_sing
Hey all. I thought I'd introduce myself since I joined last night. I'm Quinn--San Francisco inhabitant, vegan (mostly) for 5 years, knowledgable about alternative medicine and all sorts of diets, physics major, pagan earth-worshipper and world-wanderer. I'm currently living abroad in Budapest, Hungary for a school program. I'll be in Cambridge, Mass. in the summer and back to the mother-land (sf) in the fall. I'm going to live with my best friend and we plan on starting a youth solidarity movement...intellectual, politically charged, animal & human rights inspired--emphasis on SOLIDARITY. I like reading, writing, dancing, studying shamanism, doing math and participating in the bdsm community in my spare time. I am extremely passionate, intense and I don't know what else to add haha...vegan food is amazing! I have a list of vegan restaurants all over the world, it's one of my favorite travel-projects. I'm into raw food and macrobiotics as well. Nice to meet you all and sorry to freak you out with my openness if I have...I'm kind of a hippy kid. ^_^ And by the way, I've been coming off a slump and am a full-on vegan once more--soooo glad----and am looking for some support buddies, people to fast with, swap recipes and venture into maybe a 50/50 raw/vegan thing too...so if anybody is interested--I'd love to be your friend.

Q

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CUPCAKES! [13 Mar 2006|04:12pm]

buttons5
[ mood | blah ]

my son's birthday is coming up and i would really really like to have cupcakes instead of cake.

does anyone know of a place where i can buy vegan cupcakes in chicago? and also have you tried them yourself? are they good?

i have plenty of non-vegans coming so i would like for them to enjoy the cupcakes as much as the vegans will.


thanks so much.

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[07 Jul 2005|01:43pm]

american_rose
Does anyone know where I can find Vegan Cat Treat Recipes?

I found all sorts of recipes for dog treats, but none for Cats.

If you could help me out, I would greatly apprciate it :)




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marshmallows [15 Jun 2005|06:35am]

xlostandbrokenx
sorry if this has already been posted. let me know and ill delete it. i got this in a newsletter this morning. if anyone knows anything more about this, let me know.

"Breaking News: The Gelatin Controversy

Just last week, Vegan Supreme Marshmallows and its
key ingredient Emes Kosher Gel were pulled from stores
everywhere due to allegations that the popular vegan
gelatin contained animal products.

Long praised for its amazing likeness to animal-based
gelatin, many concerned members of the veg community
are starting to wonder about the suspiciously close
resemblance.

In 2004, Dr. Ken Burke of Loma Linda University
received a sample of the gelatin from colleague Kay
Hansen. He tested the substance and found that fresh
fruit responds to it in such a way as to indicate the
presence of bromelain, which occurs in gelatin but not
plant-based gums.

Hansen, who runs the Live for Health Wellness Center
in Oregon, had it sent to a lab, which indicated the
sample to be 55% gelatin. When presented with lab
results from Emes, she responded that their test only
checked for contaminants. She told VN that the
company's declaration that the substance “contains no
animal matter” refers to E. Coli, not collagen.

An associate of Hansen's, Carrie Beets, also had Emes
Kosher Gel tested in a lab, and the results matched
those of Hansen’s.

Emes Kosher Gel Vice President of Operations Ted
Loomos told VN that the allegations are false.
Companies like Vegan Supreme who used the gelatin were
not aware that there was any possibility of animal
matter in the product.


From VegNews newsletter"

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Sorbet [28 May 2005|01:20pm]

rainamoon
I would like to learn how to make Sorbet rather than spend the excessive amount of money on it.
Anyone have any tried nd true recipes, even method would be cool cause I can easily come up with my own flavour combinations.
Any help in appreciated.

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[16 May 2005|11:34am]

plaidisyourpal
Can anyone recommend a good vegan baking book?

Cooking is great and all, but my passion is with baking! I'd like a book that not only includes recipes, but the breakdown of why certain ingredients work as substitutes for others, or just other information as far as baking goes. I ordered a book from sweet nothings, but after looking on amazon it doesn't seem like I can find much else thats worth getting. Anyone have any good suggestions?
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... i love tofu! [12 May 2005|09:22am]

goatsupreme
I made these a while ago and they were quite the hit, so I figured I'd try my luck again.

i love tofu buttons

i love tofu magnets



I have them up for sale on eBay in sets of four, but feel free to contact me with any other requests or questions or ideas - I can custom make just about anything.


Thanks!!

If this sort of posting isn't allowed, my apologies!!
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[11 May 2005|10:06pm]

jess_k
Snack of great awesomeness:
Garden of Eatin' brand "Little Soy Blues" chips; Organic blue corn tortilla chips with soy
I just discovered these, along with their vast line of chips and stuff.. *in love* :D
Get some roasted garlic hummus, and salsa... dip and enjoy thoroughly!

ooh, found their site: http://www.gardenofeatin.com/
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[15 Mar 2005|01:47pm]

cometomorrow
If this isn't allowed feel free to delete:

I looked and couldn't find one, so I made a vegan penpal community, so I invite everyone to join and mingle and make new friends.

Vegan Penpals

Thanks, and have fun

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cake mix [06 Mar 2005|10:39am]

cometomorrow
I Love eating cake mix, and when I became vegan I was worried I couldn't anymore or it would cost too much, but then I found out that

Duncan Hines Devil Food Cake mix is vegan. No dairy, eggs, or animals products, I called the company and the fats and fatty acids are vegetable derived.



Ingredients:
Sugar, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Cocoa, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Dextrose, Leavening Baking Soda, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Mono- And Diesters Of Fats, Corn Starch-Modified, Wheat Starch, Polyglycerol Esters Of Fatty Acids, Salt, Cellulose Gum, Mono- And Diglycerides, Xanthan Gum, Artificial Flavors.

So mix with oil and water amd leave out the egg and you have delicious and definitely not in the least bit nutritious vegan cake mix. Mmmmmmmm
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[27 Jan 2005|12:51am]

kristyna
My boyfriend graduates from this trade school on friday I really want to make him a cake, I never made a cake before. Just a pumpkin pie. We are bolth vegan. Suggest some easy yummy cake recipies.
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[10 Jan 2005|01:51pm]

plaidisyourpal
caitlin_t and suppercarrot are now mods.

thanks ladies.
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[06 Jan 2005|05:55pm]

cailin_t
Recently, a one-time-only cookie swap was set up by a member of vegancooking, and seemed pretty successful and fun. I've decided to set up a monthly version of the same thing, since I enjoyed participating in it so much. I already have a handful of people, but obviously it works better and is more fun with more participants!

The way it works: on the first of each month, I'll e-mail you the information of a fellow LJer, and you have until the 15th to send them a batch of delicious vegan cookies! You will obviously also be receiving cookies from someone. Everyone includes the recipe they used, so you can add to your baking repertoire. It's fun and delicious. ;)

I'm disabling comments to this because LJ is being miserable and is not sending me comments. Instead, e-mail me at CelticCail@aol.com with the following info filled out if you are interested. This will start on Feb. 1, as the first cookie swap is currently going on!

Name:
Address:
LJ Username:
You are willing to ship as far as:
Likes:
Dislikes/Allergies:
Special Instructions:

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Pudding [23 Dec 2004|01:11pm]

skittish
My mom is making a coconut cream pie for xmas, and she's willing to veganize it if possible. The way she's making it is by using a "cook and serve" pudding mix made by Jello. She read all the ingredients to me over the phone and everything seems fine.

My question is that will it work the same to make it with soy milk? I looked through the memories and didn't really find what I was looking for. Basically I want to hear from people who have actually tried to do it, I don't really want speculation on what would happen, if that makes sense. I want to hear actual things that you've tried.

She's willing to do this and not tell my stepdad, so I don't want her to ruin it if it doesn't work.

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[16 Dec 2004|02:57pm]

misery_forlove
looking in the FAQ section for some good christmas ideas for cookies, candies and loafs i stumbled upon -Peppermint bark- which i was pretty happy about because it popped into my head the other day but i thought it would be better if you could make it with orange candy canes and orange extract instead of peppermint candy canes and peppermint oil.

so i looked around and found this recipe online that has ideas for various kinds of chocolate bark.







Chocolate Bark and Variations

Makes about 1 pound.


Ingredients:
12 ounces good-quality white, bittersweet or milk
chocolate, roughly chopped (or 12 ounces chocolate chips)
Mix-ins of choice (see notes)


Instructions:
Butter a large cookie sheet and line it with wax paper. Set aside.

Melt half of the chocolate in a double boiler, set over a pan of hot water. When chocolate has melted completely, remove top part of double boiler. Add remaining chocolate and stir until melted and smooth.

Insert a candy thermometer into melted chocolate to check for ideal temperature (88 to 90 degrees F for bittersweet chocolate, 86 to 88 degrees F for white or milk chocolate). If chocolate is too cold, place it back over the hot water. If too hot, let it cool until desired temperature is reached.

Add mix-ins all at once. Stir with a wooden spoon until they are thoroughly coated with chocolate.

Pour chocolate mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and spread with a spatula or wooden spoon to a thickness of one-half inch. (Don't worry if it doesn't reach the sides and corners of the cookie sheet, as the finished candy will be broken into free-form shapes.)

Let the bark set up and harden at room temperature, about four hours. (You can speed up the process by first placing the bark in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, but no longer.)

Grab the edges of the cooled bark and peel it off the wax paper in one piece, if possible. Break it with your hands into irregular pieces, about the size of a credit card. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month.


NOTES
For nut bark: Add four ounces of lightly toasted whole almonds, macadamias, or pecan or walnut halves.

For apricot nut bark: Add one-half cup chopped dried apricots with the nuts.

For cherry or cranberry nut bark: Add one-fourth cup whole dried cherries or cranberries with the nuts.

For cinnamon nut bark: Add one teaspoon ground cinnamon with the nuts.

For raisin peanut bark: Add three-fourths cup raisins and one-fourth cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts.

For peppermint bark: Add one-half teaspoon mint extract and two-thirds cup of crumbled peppermint candies. (This is especially pretty with white chocolate.)










now i have a problem finding vegan chocolate for baking purposes. i found a replacment recipe for converting unsweetened chocolate squares to cocoa powder and margerine... but i found no recipe for using the unsweetened chocolate squares for the bark. there is a Henry's (which is owned by Wild Oats) by me where i go and they have vegan chocolate chips but they're like $4-5 a bag... which in my book is a little expensive. but then again i'm making treats this holiday season to give away as presents. but still.
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