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Forks over Knives is amazing! Anything featuring T. Colin Campbell is a really interesting outlook on a plant based diet. I really enjoyed the documentary too because it's focus is less on the ethical aspect of veganism, but more on nutrition which I think is an excellent way to introduce someone into the vegan lifestyle. It doesn't lecture, it simply shows the credible results of improving one's heart, diabetes etc.. with changes in their diet.

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I really like this vegan cookbook, it's compiled from an old vegan zine: Please Don't Feed the Bears

everything in it is delicious.

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I just discovered a all vegan chinese restaurant in my town. I'm in heaven!

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Those are the best!
For anyone in the Philly area: Singapore in Chinatown is my favorite.

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Those are the best!
For anyone in the Philly area: Singapore in Chinatown is my favorite.
Ya, I don't know how they do it, but the fake veggie ribs, "chicken" chow mien and the veggie pot stickers are my fav. They are also a really good Kung Pao "shrimp."

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Forks over Knives is amazing! Anything featuring T. Colin Campbell is a really interesting outlook on a plant based diet. I really enjoyed the documentary too because it's focus is less on the ethical aspect of veganism, but more on nutrition which I think is an excellent way to introduce someone into the vegan lifestyle. It doesn't lecture, it simply shows the credible results of improving one's heart, diabetes etc.. with changes in their diet.
I finally watched forks over knives yesterday. I must say it´s an awesome movie! I totally loved it.
I am vegetarian for a long time now. My boyfriend decided to eat less meat now.
Just one question: They kept on saying less cooking-oil or no oil at all, but how to stir-fry (correct word? ) without oil?

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^ don't think you can.

i haven't seen this, but my understanding is that fruit oils are preferable to vegetable oils.

sometimes when i saute i'll start with olive oil, and then add a bit of water instead of more oil as cooking progresses.

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Vegetable broth is a good alternative, IMO

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Just one question: They kept on saying less cooking-oil or no oil at all, but how to stir-fry (correct word? ) without oil?
Perhaps they meant to eliminate or cut down on unhealthy oils such as palm, cottonseed and vegetable oils and switch for coconut, avocado or grapeseed oils.

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^ And with all oils, gotta remember not to heat them up past smoke point. Otherwise it is super carcinogenic

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sometimes when i saute i'll start with olive oil, and then add a bit of water instead of more oil as cooking progresses.
that's a really cool idea, i've never thought of that!
i usually try to fried the least as possible (i'm more into baking, love using the oven, even if it takes more time sometimes) but when i do i use olive oil.

then i guess using fruit oils such as coconut oil would be even better, but in my country is really hard to find alternatives to the usual foods, and when you do, they are really expensive

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^ Now as you mentioned - I hate that it's impossible for me to make some of the delicious looking vegan recipes, because we don't have half of the ingredients in the supermarkets and neither in specialised bio vegan stores.

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that's a really cool idea, i've never thought of that!
i usually try to fried the least as possible (i'm more into baking, love using the oven, even if it takes more time sometimes) but when i do i use olive oil.

then i guess using fruit oils such as coconut oil would be even better, but in my country is really hard to find alternatives to the usual foods, and when you do, they are really expensive
yeah, i use coconut sometimes too, but it's not very convenient ... and no flavor, at least what i've tried.

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^ Now as you mentioned - I hate that it's impossible for me to make some of the delicious looking vegan recipes, because we don't have half of the ingredients in the supermarkets and neither in specialised bio vegan stores.
oh by the way, I made this very delicious vegan cake yesterday:



Cake Ingredients

1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp distilled white or apple cider vinegar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In an 8X8 square pan/dish, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt with a fork, making sure it is really blended together. Add the water, vanilla, oil, and vinegar, and again, mix together so that it's really blended together.

got it from instructables.com , cupfullofhappiness.blogspot.de has the german version. the pic is mine.

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A must-check out is ChocolateCoveredKatie she has the healthiest vegan dessert recipes!

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