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Re: Great Vegan pasta dish for those asking me

Is brewer's yeast kind of like a cheese alternative? Where do you get it?
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Re: Great Vegan pasta dish for those asking me

I only know yeast for making a dough.
Does that actually taste good?
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Is brewer's yeast kind of like a cheese alternative? Where do you get it?
It vegan cheese, you can use Parmesan
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Healthy food tips

Good day readers & posters

I wanted to start a thread on healthy foods and tips and also add something new every few days

Quinoa is a compete protein food

A complete protein (or whole protein) is a source of protein that contains an adequate proportion of all nine of the essential amino acids necessary for the dietary needs of humans or other animals. Some incomplete protein sources may contain all essential amino acids, but a complete protein contains them in correct proportions for supporting biological functions in the human body.

Very easy to prepare and with a cooking time of about 15 minute

Tip - always rinse in cold water before cooking.

If you suffer from cramps this food is a must as it is very high in Magnesium.


The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as "The International Year of the Quinoa.
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Old 11.11.2012, 12:33
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Re: Healthy food tips

Do you have a good recipe for Quinoa?
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Do you have a good recipe for Quinoa?
Try this one it is my own nice and simple too

V-Up Quinoa Yam Coconut Curry

This is a super food!

For 3-4 servings you will need:

250 grams of Quinoa (well rinsed in cold water)

400 gram of Yam (or sweet potatoes) washed and chopped

... 2 cloves of Garlic peeled & crushed

1 tablespoon Tamari Soy Sauce

2 tablespoons Indian Curry

1 teaspoon Coriander powder

1 can of Coconut Milk 400 grams

1 small can of Chickpeas 200 grams rinsed

Optional: Salt and Pepper to taste

500 ml of Water

To cook the Quinoa, rinse well in cold water first, then cover with 500 ml of water in a medium size pot.

Bring to boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.

Place your chopped Yam into a pot of boiling water and cook for 15 minute or till soft.

Then strain them with a strainer and add to your quinoa. Use a potato masher and mash it all in.

Put the mash on the stove with medium heat and add your Chickpeas, Garlic, Coriander and Indian Curry. Stir well.

Last add your can of Coconut Milk and tamari soy sauce.

Reduce heat for 5 minutes – Presto, all done.

Ready to serve
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Old 12.11.2012, 02:58
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Re: Hippocrates - "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"

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Your point being?
My dear old Grandad lived to 99, smoked in his youth, drank beer and wine in reasonable quantities, ate a normal, omnivorous diet and was still doing the Telegraph cryptic crossword well into his 90s, until his eyesight gave up on him.
Exactly. My point being, my grandad thought he was a vegan but in reality he wasn't. Still lived long, it's primarily a genetic thing, though. Good diet is important, Bohemians die most frequently of the whole world on colonic cancer due to meat consumption, not sure if it's got to do with a quantity (also no. 1) or poor quality of it. It's worrying, but I wouldn't miss sinking my teeth into the occassional high quality klobasa for anything in the world anymore.

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If it's any help, I'm not vegan or a vegetarian but I still have loads of fresh, juicy and crispy veg and fruit.

What's stopping you?
I do have enough, just noticed that proteins make my stress management a whole lot easier. Still have a lot of fruits and veg, but not as much as before. It's too much hustle, to balance life/work/kid/studies/whatever else and have enough nutrition just from crunchin on some raw stuff, honestly, with some nuts and seeds, and the veg stews. I think while it worked when I was a teen and early in my twenties, l didn't find it sustainable long term.

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Wasn't Hitler a vegan?
Really? He made quite some lampshades of human skin that we had to go and look at in the memorial hall, as kids.

Osteoporosis caused by dairy? Err, ok. Even long copy pasted quotes will not persuade me. Calcium in dairy has always been the most easily absorbed for me, calcium in anything else was insufficient and artificial supplements made me sick, since they change the stomach ph too fast.

Anyways, it seems to me that there is no real desire for a debate by OP, but rather a clever attempt to self serve. It's ok, I am impressed and pleased that our community is interested in challenging people's views and debating over something so important as nutrition.
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My point is all those who tell me that living as a Vegan is bad for my health should maybe educate themselves on the matter before posting unfounded personal attacks
And I think our point is that you should educate yourself before claiming that veganism can reverse gluten-intolerance and type 2 diabetes, cure cancer and make you immortal.

I never said being vegan was bad for your health, just that it was bad for mine.

Any dietician that can not assess each individual as an individual, but just pushes one dietry model to all, is not a good dietician IMHO.
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What has worked for me is low carb, which means very little rice, potatoes, breads, grains very low sugar as well. So i eat lots of eggs, fish, lean meats, cheese, nuts. I stay away from non-fermented soy, because it has estrogenic effects. I do eat olive oil and butter, cheese, and i use coconut milk. Lots of vegetables goes without saying. Fruit is a snack or dessert. Dark chocolate. And, built in days to cheat (which usually means eating rice or pasta).

The important part of this for me, is that i am able to stick to this way of eating, my "numbers" have improved (cholesterol, etc), and my weight slowly, but consistently decreases (at least 15kg since Oct 2011). For me to have consistent, sustained weight loss over a year in my post menopausal state is an accomplishment, and i'll see how far it goes. But it's definitely a good path - for me.

I think there are many good ways for an individual to eat. Minimally processed is definitely important. Vegan makes a difference for some people, but other people need other ways to eat that fit their lifestyle, health needs and budget.

I'm interested in other cooking styles, but not the sermon.
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Re: Green Juicing Energy for everyday life

This article does a good job of explaining the benefits of juicing - especially in comparison to smoothies.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-3399/...irl-to-Do.html
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Re: Hippocrates - "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"

Its funny, I know hundreds of extremely fit sports men and women, footballers, athletes, tri-athletes, rugby players, etc.

I don't know any vegen sports men or women.
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Old 12.11.2012, 10:47
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Re: Green Juicing Energy for everyday life

Isn't it more natural, and healthier to simply eat the fruit and veg, including all the fibre, or am I missing something?
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Re: Green Juicing Energy for everyday life

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This article does a good job of explaining the benefits of juicing - especially in comparison to smoothies.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-3399/...irl-to-Do.html
Sorry - I need handholding about these things...

WHAT is the difference between the two? I have read this article and do make smoothies in my food processor but it seems like juicing would make my smooties even more condensed, which I like since I can´t seem to finish my huge smooties. Is this correct? Thanks for the recipes! Must be a beeotch being vegan in Switzerland. Kudos!
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Isn't it more natural, and healthier to simply eat the fruit and veg, including all the fibre, or am I missing something?
there are plenty of good reasons to juice, but just one simple one is that you are easily increasing the amount of nutrients when you juice, by simple numbers...

suppose you make a beet/apple/carrot juice... 1/3/3 of each respectively... now consider trying to eat all of that for breakfast
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Its funny, I know hundreds of extremely fit sports men and women, footballers, athletes, tri-athletes, rugby players, etc.

I don't know any vegen sports men or women.
The first post was mentioned a (later to turn out 90%) vegan sportsman... or do you not consider poker a sport?
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Re: Green Juicing Energy for everyday life

While I'm skeptical of the "cure-all" promises made by some of the more vocal juicing advocates, my wife recently bought a juicer and I really do like it. My past few mornings have started with a juice from 2 apples, 2 carrots, half a cucumber, and a small chunk of ginger, and I enjoy it, I think I'll make it a regular part of my routine and keep trying new recipes. I have found out, for example, that I really don't like the taste of celery early in the morning, and that a beet/carrot/apple/lemon juice is really sweet, too sweet for my tastes.
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Sorry - I need handholding about these things...

WHAT is the difference between the two? I have read this article and do make smoothies in my food processor but it seems like juicing would make my smooties even more condensed, which I like since I can´t seem to finish my huge smooties. Is this correct?

Most juicers separate the juice from the fibre in the fruit/vegetables. The fibre is bulky and filling (and healthy).
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Most juicers separate the juice from the fibre in the fruit/vegetables. The fibre is bulky and filling (and healthy).
The fibre parts can go into a soup......? Well, that`s what I do - if it`s not too sweet.
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The fibre parts can go into a soup......? Well, that`s what I do - if it`s not too sweet.
Very true and if you really think hard about what you use to make your green juice you can make veggie burgers from the leftovers
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Re: Healthy food tips

Hi Readers & posters

Fresh Mushrooms are like a sponge and if you leave them out in the sunlight for 20-30 minutes before you prepare them they will soak up Vitamin D naturally
Even on a overcast day like today they will still enrich themselves with it.
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