Monday, September 25, 2006

Vegan Sweets At Shaws

I just went food shopping yesterday, and I found a whole vegan sweets section at Shaws! (I finally found the 'hidden' natural foods, ethnic, vegan, allergen-free section, which for a Shaws our size is less than 1/2 an aisle.)

They carry many "Enjoy Life" products (an amazing line, they specialize in allergen free foods, so most of there products are vegan, and the have the 'V' symbol on the front of the package)

So I bought the 'Soft Baked Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies' Very yummy. They are wheat, peanut, tree nut, and soy free along with being vegan. They are made from Sorghum flour. They have many different varieties of cookies and other premade small dessert snacks.

The other item I bought was something I have been looking for and longing for ever since I went vegan this January. VEGAN FLUFF!!!! Its technically called "Suzanne's Ricemellow Creme". It is delish. It tastes just like real fluff (a tad less sweeter which makes it better than the real thing!) The only difference is that its a little less gooey and a lot less sticky, which is actually favorable. I can eat a pb + ricemellow sandwich in peace at school because when I wipe my face after eating, it actually comes off, instead of having napkin bits stuck to my face.

Its based from Brown Rice Syrup, which is one of the healthiest sweeteners (low on the Glycemic Index, so it wont raise blood sugar as much as cane sweeteners)

Shaws also has a complete selection of Luna and Clif Bars, much better than my co-op and for about 75 cheaper each.

I am so very happy, because the Shaws in my town is quite small (our town only has 5,000 people), so it doesnt actually have that fancy ethnic section (the one in Berlin does, and I'm so jealous), or a complete natural foods section, OR the natural/vegan/ethnic frozen section. They combine all of the 'non-mainstream' items into 1/2 aisle and place it between the liquor and non-vegan junk food aisle, so I've never found it until now!

Well, thats all for now! (I feel like such a deprived vegan. Its taken me 9 hard months to find what people in more civilized areas keep raving their stockings off about!)

TTYL and happy munchings!

Friday, September 15, 2006


I find it quite amusing how all derogatory and anti-vegan comments are anonymous...

On the last post, there were two (one of which the same person has posted before) comments that I happily deleted because they were fucking stupid took away from the point of the post.

As I've said before, I delete all comments that fall into the category of being rude, anti-vegan, distasteful, or that contain false information (whether or not it was with malicious intent). I usually get to them within 24 hours, so theres no point since most people wont read them :)

But just to give these assholes people a fair debate (which I dont mind if the opposition is worded in an open-minded and polite way), here it goes.

1) Animals are not killed in wheat and soy production in enough numbers to say that eating meat is less harmful than eating animals. If you care so much about animals to eat them (preventing deaths relating to soy and wheat harvesting), then just dont eat. Vegan for AR is about reducing as many cruel incidents (including death) as humanly possible.
By the way, these deaths or not more common than other endangered fish being caught with tuna.

2) Deleted Comment number 2 was removed because the information was false. There is no solid evidence that states so causes problems for women. A select few women are affected by plantoestrogens (found in soy) and it raises their estrogen levels. This can be determinded, and Ive suggested that adult women who consume a lot of soy (over 2 or 3 servings per day) get the blood test that can tell you if you are affected or not (I dont know much about the subject, sorry for the lack of clarity in this field)

I personally consume a low amount of soy.

In most studies, soy has been shown to relieve symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome, and to help fight certain cancers. Many of these studies are from reputable foundations and organization. Through research and other sources, Ive seen and heard that many anti-soy or studies that suggest soy is harmful are sponsored by dairy and meat companies.

Thats it for those two impolite comments : )

I'm also considering blocking anonymous comments since virtually 100% of the negative comments are anonymous, but I dont wish to stop the many wonderful Anon comments I receive.

So heres a thank you and shout out to all my lovely readers who leave me kind words. You guys make my day :)

Thats all folks!

Friday, September 08, 2006

I feel yucky

I just got ALL of my wisdom teeth out. It sucks. I feel nausous and I have to eat soft foods. Oh yeah and I cant swish my mouth cuz they need blood clots to form and some of them are stuck in my braces. EWWWW.

Hummus and Kozy Shack Jammin Jels (vegan jello) are my saviours

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Me Sad

( I couldnt think of a better title... )

Yesterday my mom gave away our dog Sebastian. With everything that is going on he causes "too much stress and mess". I'm so sad, he is such a nice doggy, but with no manners.

He wasnt fixed until we got him (when he was 4), so the whole male domination thing was still stuck in his mind.

We originally got him to keep our other dog, Oreo company. In truth, Oreo likes being Queen of The House (and couch, bed, etc)

But she gave him to one of her renters (she owns property elsewhere), and hes usually the one who dog-sits them when we go. He has a 8month old puppy thats reaaaaallllllllyyyyy hyper, and the two get along great. Plus there's a river and Sebastian loves to swim (Hes more of an outdoor dog and than an inside dog). We can still see him ever so often which is good, and the dogs will see each other when we drop Oreo off when we go on vacation (though now that there is only 1 we can take her with us)

I guess there is a lot of good things about this, both dogs will be happier, our lives will be easier, and since we *might* be moving next year, it will be easier to find an appartment that allows one clean big dog than 2 big dogs of which one is messy.

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