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A vegan synonym for the expression "to butter no parsnips"

The expression "to butter no parsnips" means to achieve nothing worthwhile. It's used in the proverb "Fine words butter no parsnips". Butter contains animal products. What is a ...
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How to supplement Omega-3 fatty acids on vegan diet

I started a mostly-vegan diet a couple of years ago, and I'm noticing that minor ligament injuries suddenly began taking a very long time to heal, if they are healing at all. I thought perhaps an ...
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Donating digested vegan food to non vegan animals

I was wondering what would happen if I donated my digested vegan food to a non vegan animal (who, because of a flaw in their digestive system, couldn't process vegan food). This, could be done, by ...
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Transforming vegan food externally for absorption by cats (and their digestive system)

This post may well be better suited for the biology or medical sciences Stack Exchange. For safety, and, also, because, there may be more dieticians on this site, if, they may be helpful (perhaps or ...
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Which tapes and adhesives are vegan?

I was reading a forum thread wherein it is claimed that some adhesives (packaging tape etc.) is not considered vegan. However, as is typical for such forums, the claims were not backed up with clear ...
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Incorporating vegetarianism in primary school teaching

How would you incorporate ideas of veganism and vegetarianism as a primary school teacher (ages 6-10), without promoting potential conflict with the parents of the children. As I see it, a soft ...
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Why do some people eat animals?

Why do some people buy, cook, and eat animals? It seems like an obvious choice to not kill and eat other animals if you don't have to. In many countries this (not eating animals) is the norm, but in ...
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Should a vegan be concerned about choline intake?

Choline is an essential nutrient for human health and may be hard to get for both vegans and vegetarians. The daily Adequate Intake (AI) for choline is 550 mg for men and 425-450 mg for women (up to ...
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Best way to get rid of the smell of cooking flesh (meat)?

How do I clear the smell of meat? A few times per week, my housemate buys body parts from the store and burns them in the oven for a few hours. The resulting smell is horrendous. Of course, I open the ...
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When a non-food product (e.g. shampoo) is labelled as "vegan", does this imply that no ingredients were tested on animals?

Various products including shampoos are labelled as "vegan" or "vegan-friendly". Does this exclude their containing ingredients tested on animals? (I have read this question and ...
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What food dishes are available for me in French cuisine if I am vegetarian (no meat no eggs)?

I have been living in Lille for about 1.5 years. I am vegetarian (no meat no eggs). I have get bored with burgers, sandwiches, margretta pizza, falafel, fries and the food of my native country is ...
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Need help in transitioning to vegetarianism/veganism due to allergies. What choices do I have?

Preface I've spent a year as a vegetarian and I tried to go vegan (for the ethical argument), but I could only last about a month (28 days, to be precise). As the new year is coming, I'm wondering if ...
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Are Algerian, samurai, and barbeque sauces vegetarian?

I live in France and I am vegetarian (I eat milk and milk products but not meat, eggs) and I am not a native of Europe. In France, when one orders sandwich at a shop, there is the option to take a ...
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What can I make for a Passover dinner (vegan)? [closed]

What can I make that's vegan for Passover? I'm going to a Passover dinner with family. There will be some vegetarians there, but it will mostly be omnivores. What can I make and bring to share with ...
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What can I make for a Thanksgiving dinner (vegan)? [closed]

What can I make that's vegan for Thanksgiving? I'm going to a Thanksgiving dinner with family. There will be some vegetarians there, but it will mostly be omnivores. What can I make and bring to share ...
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Can "vegan" mean "lacking animal proteins"?

Can "vegan" mean "lacking animal proteins" (as opposed to "harming animals" etc.), in order to emphasize the nutritional differences and health effects of animal vs. ...
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Does honey contain animal proteins?

From a nutritional standpoint, is honey vegan? Or does it contain animal proteins? related: "Is honey considered vegan?"
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Can I neuter/spay/desex my dogs as a vegan?

We have 2 male dogs and one younger female dog at home and all of them are intact. The problem is that our male dogs are aggressive and sometimes fight really hard over our female dog. My vet told me ...
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Most natural way to make a vegetarian burger?

There are a lot of different types of vegetarian burgers (or vegeburgers), available in cafes and supermarkets in several countries of the world. Many of these are made of something that, even if &...
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What is the appropriate egg substitute for different types of vegan bakes?

When baking, I often end up working with egg substitutes based on what I have on hand at the moment. I know a few egg substitute tricks including applesauce, flaxseed, chia seeds, or store-bought ...
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What nutrients can only be found in meat?

I have heard vitamins such as B12 can only be found in meat. Are there any other nutrients as well? Do you have to then take pills for B12 (as an example) to supplement your diet as a vegetarian/vegan?...
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Getting started with vegetarianism

I want to try to move over to a vegetarian diet, mostly for health reasons. I don’t have much free time (work and kids) to prepare meals. What resources exist to help someone get started on a ...
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Eliminating oxalates in beetroot without losing any other nutrients by boiling milk and filtering out "crystals"?

So evidently beets are pretty high in oxalates (152 mg in 136 grams of beets). One of the ways that's proposed for reducing the oxalates in beets is by boiling in water and throwing the water away, ...
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Is it possible to get a vegan meal on an airplane? [duplicate]

Is it possible to be served a vegan meal on an airplane? I'm vegan, and I'm going on a very long flight soon. My expectations are low, so I figured I'd bring my own food as a backup. But I'm already ...
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What types of diets exist where people avoid meat (eg vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, kosher, jain, raw, etc)

Can someone please list out and define all the different types of meatless diets (including diets where only some animals are excluded from their diet)? I'm trying to learn about avoiding/reducing ...
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Why don't medical doctors recommend a (mostly) vegetarian diet?

I have recently been asked by a friend this question. This was a loaded question, because I know he does not like the idea of being a vegetarian. He also mentioned that all MDs suggest a "...
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Why do some studies show a correlation between vegetarian diets and depression?

Why is it that many studies have shown a correlation between meatless diets and depression? A study published in Journal of Affective Disorders this month (September 2022) found that participants who ...
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Natural Flavor, Natural Flavors, and Natural Flavoring

Products that list "natural flavor" as an ingredient (deceitfully, IMO) rarely if ever inform consumers that "natural flavor" is usually -- not always -- an animal byproduct. I've ...
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Should real honey be reserved for medical purposes for the wellbeing of the world's bees? [closed]

Honey has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, and recent studies have shown that it can be effective in treating a variety of ailments. Honey is a natural antibacterial agent, and it has ...
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What can I make for breakfast that's vegan and requires very little time and effort?

I have a young baby and he is the only member of our household who is getting well fed these days! What can I make for breakfast in less than 15 minutes? I don't have much time for pre-prep or washing ...
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I'm traveling to another country. Are there any simple resources to explain veganism to my waiter at a resturant (that transcends language)?

When I order food in another country where I don't speak the language, what's the best way to explain to my waitress/waiter what I can and cannot eat as a vegan? I'm doing some international traveling ...
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Is vegan honey equivalent to the one made by bees?

Though it may surprise some, bees are able to produce honey without including any animal products. In fact, all bees produce vegan honey - it's only when honey is processed with animal products that ...
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Research has shown that vegetarians tend to live longer than meateaters - what about vegans?

Research has indicated that vegetarians live on average 9.5 years longer than meateaters (if male) and 6.1 years longer (if female), giving an overall average of about 8 years longer. That is similar ...
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Is eating vegan expensive?

Is it possible to eat a plant-based diet on a limited budget? For environmental reasons, I want to switch to a vegan diet. So I went to the grocery store and checked-out their vegan section. But ...
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Is caviar considered to be vegetarian?

As I understand it, caviar is essentially fish eggs, which should be equally fine for vegetarians as birds' eggs. But I was raised (as a vegetarian) to avoid caviar, although chicken and duck eggs ...
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Strategy for Veganism and Intermittent (18:6) Fasting?

I have followed a vegan diet for 12 years and I am more than happy with this choice, both the effects on my own well-being and the implications of this choice for the well-being of both animals and ...
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How to cook or purchase vegan lab meat for cats

I would like to know, what is the best way to prepare a cultured lab meat cell complex, so that you may prepare it for your cat, and, then, your cat may eat it (using only lab meat and vegan ...
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Are these fairtrade chocolates vegetable-product or do they contain non-veg elements?

We eat vegetables and milk. And we do NOT eat eggs, fish, meat or any animal product. Are these two chocolates made up of milk + vegetables or do they contain any non-veg elements as stated above? I'...
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Why do B12 pills contain 1000µg since we need 2.4µg/day?

Why do B12 pills contain 1000µg, since we need 2.4µg/day ? I read that you absorb 10µg of a 500µg pill. Do you absorb 1µg of a 50µg pill? Do you absorb 10µg of a 10µg pill?
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Is there a place with list of (common) arguments against veganism?

I am curious whether there's a website or a list containing most arguments people have for not going vegan or the reason why they are against veganism (like plants have feelings, we need animal ...
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Why do restaurants consider fish vegetarian?

I am in the United States, and I have walked into multiple vegetarian restaurants in the last year that have had fish in their menu. When asked they simply say that they consider it a "sea-...
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Will sitting in the sun for Vitamin D make my skin dark?

As a vegan, the only options for me to get vitamin D are sunlight, UV radiated mushrooms and supplements. UV radiated mushrooms are unavailable here, vegan Vitamin D supplements which are available ...
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What is a flexitarian?

I've heard the term used now and then in various contexts. What exactly is a flexitarian, and should it be classed as a dietary requirement? To my understanding, it really just means a person is ...
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Best environmentally friendly dairy free milk?

There are so many dairy-free milk options out there, but it is hard to determine if some are actually more detrimental to the environment (almond milk, for example has a high sustainability rating on ...
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Do vegans have higher testosterone levels?

Do vegans have higher testosterone levels than non-vegans? cf. "Does eating soy lower testosterone?" There are studies that show fasting increases T levels, too.
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Synthesis of fish oil without killing animals

Fish oil is used as a dietary supplement or used to treat certain health conditions, and it is also used a lot as a substance from which pharmaceutical drugs are derived and then sold as drugs. I ...
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How can I make different styles of tofu - varying temperature and/or nigari percentage?

Does anyone know a good temperature/process for using nigari to make medium, firm and extra firm tofu?
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Option for Vegetarian Meat Substitutes

I have recently changed to a plant based diet primarily for health reasons. I have coronary artery disease and I am not convinced that statin drugs alone are enough. I am wondering what are the best ...
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Is there convincing RCT research showing a plant-based diet can reverse or reduce the risk of serious diseases when compared to a "healthy" omni diet?

If you want you can skip the explanation and skip straight to the bottom, where I say exactly what I am looking for. I was talking to my step-dad today and mentioned the recent Oxford study that ...
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Multivitamins for vegans?

Are there multivitamins designed for those with a vegan diet? Such that they have proportionally more of the vitamins vegans are deficient in (B12, calcium, etc.)?
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