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In addition to being vegetarian (do not eat meat, poultry, or fish), vegans do not consume or use any animal products (such as eggs, milk, leather, honey, etc.)

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How do I make oat milk?

How do I make oat milk? I have oats and a blender, but what else do I need? I'd rather buy bulk oats rather than buying a packaged product.
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Which foods at Indian restaurants tend to be vegan and how can I tell?

Indian restaurants often throw me off. Usually I must ask if the bread is not buttered but the bread is sometimes made with milk and sometimes not. I know some words, like "paneer," refer to dairy ...
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Is it possible to live on a diet of only inanimate/non-living sources?

One possible reason for adopting a vegetarian/vegan diet is the desire not to have to cause the deaths of living creatures in order to survive, where sufficiently-nutritious alternatives exist. Taking ...
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Experimenting with vegan cheese fermentation using real cheese crust: Is there a health risk?

I am doing my first experiments with vegan cheese, prepared by myself. In 2 out of the 3 tests I'm trying to use bacteria from a real cheese. It's a French cheese, but an industrial one, whose taste ...
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B12 deficiency in vegans [duplicate]

As far as we know, vegans need to supplement with B12 to prevent deficiency due to a higher risk of such. How long does it take for B12 deficiency to develop, if a vegan person does not take any B12? ...
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Is giving formula to infants acceptable for vegans [duplicate]

I have a young child and like many parents we’re supplementing her diet with formula. Now I know that opinions on breastfeeding can get heated so I want to make this clear: this question is purely ...
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Protein sources in a raw food diet?

How do those on a raw food diet get a sufficient amount of protein? Can they get an adequate amount of protein from eating raw vegetables alone?
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Why are so many YouTubers giving up veganism now?

Recently there has been a rash of YouTube personalities who have very publicly stopped practicing veganism. Examples: Rawvana - Raw Alignment - Kalel - Tim Shieff - Bonny Rebecca - East Coast Creep - ...
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What are the main nutrient deficiency concerns for vegans?

What are the main nutrient deficiencies strict vegans are at risk of and how to avoid them?
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Is usage of corals vegetarian and/or vegan?

I did a quick google on the topic and the only sensible thing was this Yahoo answer. However, I wanted to check here as well. Also, according to Wikipedia corals are animals (marine invertebrates) ...
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What health reasons might prevent people from becoming vegan?

Often, people say something like "I'd love to be vegan, but I have low iron levels and a vegan diet would be unhealthy for me." I'm not a physician and I can't just say "I assure you, your iron ...
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How do I avoid explaining veganism?

Because of work reasons I often share meals with different people every other week or so (such as customers, etc.) More often than not, either by refusing food or simply because of the contents of my ...
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Vegan bean burrito? [closed]

Is it possible to make a vegan bean burrito? If not how would it be possible to theoretically make one? I’m specifically am wondering about refried beans in the burrito.
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How to deal with pressure from family when telling them you are becoming a vegan?

Sometimes explaining to your family that you have decided to become a vegetarian/vegan is not easy, especially when they have grown up thinking that eating meat/fish/dairy from time to time is ...
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What can I mix soy protein isolate with so it tastes better?

To follow a diet compatible with the type of physical activity that I do when training, I take more than a 100 g of protein per day. As a vegan, I could get tricky to reach this amount while staying ...
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Are black truffles vegan?

Tuber melanosporum better known as black truffles or French black truffles are a type of fungi that grows on the roots of trees. Because they grow underground, they are quite difficult to find and ...
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Are Oreos vegan?

There are many contradictory sources on whether the classic black Oreo "Sandwich Cookies" are vegan or not. Though sold almost worldwide, classic Oreos are produced in just a handful of big factories ...
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What material should I look for if I want a durable/comfortable vegan shoe?

I'm the kind of person who tends to buy one pair of shoes and wear them almost all the time until they fall apart. While I'm vegan in most aspects of my life, shoes is one of the things that I've yet ...
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Are leavening agents vegan?

Some packaged foods contain leavening agents. For example, the Cadbury's Chocolate Oreo sold in India contains leavening agents E500(ii) and E503(ii). All I could find out, anything except that baking ...
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How should I address neglect when coworkers bring in non-vegan donuts?

I’m vegan and I work at a small office where it is common for people to bring in food to share. Sometimes I get lucky and receive consideration from the food-bringer, but in at least as many cases, I ...
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Why is vegan cheese rarely made using traditional methods?

Usually vegan cheese is just some saturated oil with modified starch, food colouring, aroma and a few other ingredients. However Happy Cheeze is one manufacturer that claims to stick to traditional ...
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What should I do when receiving non-vegan gifts?

Since deciding to follow a vegan lifestyle, I've found that gift-giving occasions such as birthdays and Christmas can be challenging. This is doubly true for situations where gifts are given from ...
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Is eating gelatin consistent with veganism on consequentialist grounds?

I consume (very) few animal products, mostly on ethical grounds, however, I have been wondering about gelatin, which may people shy away from. I am a consequentialist, I have no issue with the act of ...
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How can I find out at a job interview whether the company is vegan friendly?

I'm currently changing careers and moving into a new field. At my old job, I was really lucky to have a vegan boss and mostly vegetarian coworkers. Having lunch together was always great. Now, given ...
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How can I replace eggs when making an omelette?

I really like omelettes and being Spanish I used to prepare Spanish omelette quite often before becoming vegan. I would like to try to make one again so I was wondering, how can I replace the eggs ...
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Is there any good quality make-up brand which is 100% vegan?

I’ve just become vegan and I’m noticing things I’ve never noticed before. I was going to buy some make-up stuff as previously planned and after a bit of research, I realised they are probably not ...
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Make a vegan classic poutine

I am a huge fan of poutine. Since poutine isn't very vegan, but I love it, it stops me from being a vegan. So, to fix that, is there an easy vegan-friendly poutine recipe? I would try searching from ...
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Can a vegan ethically buy animal leather knowingly?

My persnickety grandma fancies a Steelcase office chair with 2 choices of seat material: Brisa ultrafabric or Elmosoft animal leather (see red underlines beneath). Steelcase apprised her that Elmo ...
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What options are available for vegan investing?

Since deciding to follow a vegan lifestyle I have already "put my money where my mouth is" by changing my consumption and purchasing habits to avoid products produced from animal slaughter and animal ...
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Would we be overrun by cows and pigs if we stopped slaughtering them?

I've heard often that there are no good arguments against keeping animals to produce food. (see for example this YouTube video What about this argument: We live in a commercial world. If we do not ...
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Can vegan diets have a positive effect on people with diabetes?

I'm wondering whether a diet rich in plant foods, such as a vegan diet, can have a positive impact on people with diabetes and/or people with pre-diabetes, the condition in which blood glucose levels ...
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Does a vegan diet help to reduce allergy symptoms?

Several studies have shown the positive impact that vegan diet can have on gut microbiota1. At the same time several studies have shown the connections between a gut in a poor status and the ...
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Diabetes and vegan diet to control blood sugar

I want to learn more about ways that blood sugar levels and diabetes can be adequately controlled without needing to include more protein from animal sources. What are some foods to eat that are high ...
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Are vegans allowed to kill mice or beetles in their houses? Why or why not?

I was explaining the idea of being vegan to one of my friends and at the end of discussion I said “so we don’t harm any intelligent living thing which we are aware of“ so if we step on an ant which we ...
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Reasons for being vegetarian or vegan other than ethical reasons?

I met a lot of people that, even though they have strong reasons for being vegan or vegetarian, or even work saving or helping animals, etc. have failed to follow their principles and ended up ...
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Nutritionally complete vegan food produced in the nordics

As far as I know it's possible to eat a nutritionally complete and healthy vegan diet without the use of supplements, but those that do so seems to always make great use of food produced in warmer ...
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Has anyone considered adding gluten to vegan cheese to provide stretchiness?

Real mozzarella is stretchy because of its protein. Gluten is stretchy for the same reason.
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What can replace milk, for vegan pancakes without eggs?

Please see the question in the title. My goal is to make vegan pancakes without: eggs, milk, any milk alternative that uses Natural Flavours, like soy or coconut milk. I live in Ontario, Canada and ...
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What are some non-sweet options for vegan breakfast?

While I find following a vegan diet really easy to adapt to, ever since I stopped eating cheese and eggs, I have almost run out of my usual breakfast choices and all of the ones I've been left with ...
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How important is it to watch vitamin K2 levels?

I've read an article arguing about the importance of vitamin K2 for correct calcium management in the body. There is danger of having low vitamin K2 in a vegan diet. How important is it to watch ...
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Are all German beers vegan by law?

As a longtime vegan, I'm used to looking up Barnivore. (Yay Barnivore! \o/) However, a (non-vegan) German friend of mine recently told me that all beers in Germany are vegan. When I pushed her on ...
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Are vegan diets associated with more flatulence?

Are diets that restrict or completely avoid animal products associated with a higher volume of flatulence? Here I am asking specifically about gas that is mostly produced in the colon and expelled in ...
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Vegan survival food

I am considering taking the Trans-Siberian railway. London to Moscow followed by Moscow to Beijing. I have made many long rail trips in the past so comfort, boredom, etc is not an issue. However, ...
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What American civil war era recipes are vegan/vegetarian?

What American civil war era recipes are vegetarian/vegan? The only vegetarian dish I know of (and this may be a stretch) is potato dumplings, I modified this recipe into potato and carrot dumplings ...
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Is it our natural way of living to be a vegetarian?

I read everything about becoming vegan and every idea behind it. I care a lot about my mind function and I have a serious question: I was wondering which way is more natural ? If we want to answer ...
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In which countries are McDonald's fries vegan? [closed]

I've heard mixed information about whether McDonald's fries are vegan, and then I've heard that it can vary based on which country you're in. So is there a short list of countries where McDonald's ...
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Why is nutritional yeast nicknamed Nooch?

I had a Google search for this question, but I was just wondering why nutritional yeast was called "Nooch" by vegans (in the UK anyway)?
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Are there any vegan chocolate spreads which taste like Nutella available in the UK?

I am looking for a vegan chocolate spread that tastes similiarly to Nutella which would be available in the UK. I am open to some differences in taste, but I would ideally want something with ...
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How can I approximate the flavour of butter in savoury dishes?

I used to make dishes like risotto, for example, with dairy butter. Is there a vegan way to approximate that rich flavour? It would be awesome if I could do this with simple ingredients rather than ...
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What is the ethical vegan attitude towards free-range animal products?

I understand vegans don't use animal products for various (sometimes different) reasons but I actually fail to see what is the reason behind vegans refusing to use animal products at all for ethical ...