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What are the highest protein sources for vegetarians/vegans?
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This will not be a comprehensive answer and is intended to kick-start what might end up as part of a FAQ. Most pulses (the seeds from legumes) e.g. lentils, are a good protein source and are also ...

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Do any major religions promote or require a vegetarian diet?
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Vegetarianism and religion are strongly linked in a number of religions that originated in ancient India (Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism). In Jainism vegetarianism is mandatory for everyone, in ...

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Reasons for being vegetarian or vegan other than ethical reasons?
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Political. Given that historically the land (and lives) of many indigenous peoples was taken for grazing. My main reason for not eating animals is ethical, but almost as importantly it is important ...

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Are there any famous world leaders (politics, religion) who are vegan/vegetarian?
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Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of India is vegetarian http://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/narendra-modi-baba-ramdev-others-preach-vegetarianism-but-what-is-the-meat-consumption-reality-in-india/...

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Do I need a tofu press to make tofu?
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Almost any food production that is done commercially can be done in your kitchen. Here is a guide on how to make your own tofu without "a press" http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Tofu/ - ...

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What kinds of vegetarian meal options are available on airlines?
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This doesn't exactly answer "are there airlines that don't serve vegetarian meals", however you are likely to find more vegetarian options on Asian airlines. Given the number of Hindus and Buddhists ...

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Is there a vegan Durian pie recipe?
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Yes, here is an example of a vegan durian pie recipe. Essentially it is: Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Lightly grease a baking dish, lay a couple layers of filo pastry sheets, brushing in ...

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Book manufacturing – what to look out for?
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My father was a bookbinder. In the western world and with mass production, nowadays apart from a leather cover on specialty books or maybe a leather bookmark on premium books, there are no animal ...

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Are all of today's horn-rimmed glasses vegan?
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No it is not safe to assume they are plastic. Though I think price might be a good indicator. Many designer glasses are produced in their thousands, but RIGARDS’s are made in their ones. RIGARDS ...

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Non-vegan building materials?
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Rammed Earth may be non-vegan as it has traditionally used blood as a binding material. But now we come to a thorny question for vegans. Since concrete is made from cement which is made from ...

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Why is egg commonly allowed in vegetarian food?
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Den, have you ever had chickens? They do their thing and lay eggs every day, even when there isn't a rooster around i.e. they are not fertilised. This is also the case with commercial eggs. For me, ...

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Is it true that no traditional culture ever subsisted on a pure plant-based diet?
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Some Hindus have a plant based diet apart from using ghee. They seem to be doing pretty well after a few thousand years. Gherunda Samhita a Classical text on Hatha Yoga (a branch of Hinduism) which ...

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