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Let's get to know each other! Comment below to introduce yourself! Some things you could start with:

  • How long have you been vegan?
  • What made you go vegan?
  • Favorite vegan foods?
  • What kind of stuff are you hoping to find in this circle?
Let's get to know each other! Comment below to introduce yourself! Some things you could start with: - How long have you been vegan? - What made you go vegan? - Favorite vegan foods? - What kind of stuff are you hoping to find in this circle?

25 comments

[–] margerydaw [OP] 15 points (+16|-1)

Here's mine!

I'm margerydaw, I've been vegan for 7 years. I went vegan after becoming friends with several philosophers who patiently indulged in hours of socratic discussion as I painstakingly reasoned myself into giving it a go. (In the best way possible - I enjoyed the entire process and going vegan is my favorite thing I've ever done!)

My favorite vegan foods are buffalo seitan wings, Miyoko's mozz, and Rao's marinara sauce (accidentally vegan, but it's amazing with some Gardein meatballs).

I'm so excited about this circle. I'm hoping to see a wide variety of posts, from philosophy and ethics discussions to recipes. I would also love to see more feminist vegan resources because I'm way newer to radical feminism than I am to veganism and I am so excited to see how these two positions intersect.

[–] eaglerave 12 points (+13|-1) Edited

I'm so glad this circle's here!

I'm vegetarian, aiming to go fully vegan. No meat, eggs or milk already. Trying to avoid all traces of dairy and egg but they're in so many products and recipes, it's annoying.

It's a little disturbing when you start looking at ingredient lists, and notice animal products everywhere. "What? Why the fuck does that need to be there? This is shampoo!"

Easiest, tastiest vegan cooking: Roast veg dusted with stock/spices. Fried polenta or flour-coated tofu slices dusted with stock/spices. Bean stew with... yes, I just love spices.

I'm looking forward to seeing/sharing easy vegan recipes here.

[–] courage2courage 10 points (+10|-0)

Yay, a vegan circle!

I've been vegan since last September, was vegetarian for about a month beforehand when I realised there was seriously no point in being veggie when I could just go vegan instead, and pescetarian for about a year before that.

I got into it from a health perspective, and also to irritate my anti-vegan bf. I honestly just got so bored with eating meat. It felt like a pointless, culturally obligatory addition to the plate. I've since heard meat described as "sauce carriers", and it makes more sense to me - you like the flavour of the sauce, not the meat. Meat adds nothing to a dish, and you've gotta kill a living being for it? Nah fam. I think I woke up a lot last year, tbh. I was navigating veganism when my terven ideals rose up, so it's been quite an intense year of revelations. It's also been interesting to compare the similar cognitive dissonances between omnis and TRAs.

I'm mostly plant-based, so my staples are big bowls of roasted veggies and beeeeeans. I enjoy tofu and get sad when it's not in stock. I've rediscovered a love of oats for breakfast. But mostly I love going to local vegan restaurants as a treat! I'm so lucky to live in one of the best cities for vegans - we even have a totally vegan Chinese takeaway :D

The hardest thing is going abroad as a vegan, not that that's an issue in these lockdown days. But thankfully Happy Cow exists, and there's usually one small beautiful place where all the local vegans congregate!

Also, it's amazing how taking that one step can encourage others to do some self-reflecting. The people around me have cut down their meat consumption significantly since I've gone vegan, are cooking from vegan cookbooks, and ask me questions about veganism. The ripples are huge. For the first time in my life, I feel like I've made a difference.

Would love easy vegan recipes! Maybe a space to show off our food creations and a thread for wannabe vegans to ask questions.

[–] Yennefer_Renee 8 points (+8|-0)

Yes! Thank you for this community! I have been vegan for almost two years now after making the transition from vegetarian to vegan I was vegetarian for 11 years before I switched to vegan. I went vegan for my love of animals and love of the planet and life in general. It feels more ethical and more aligned with my values. My favorite vegan foods are rice bowls with all kinds of veggies and beans mixed in! And of course vegan ice cream... Junk food vegan.... Oops. I would like to just be able to discuss veganism with like minded women! I feel being vegan is very feminists. Especially when you look what is done to cows... There is NO way I could support and industry that sexually assaults, impregnates, and rips away the children from other animals. Cows especially are very maternal and compassionate animals and will even try and hide their babies from farmers. It breaks my heart.

[–] the_radical_veggie 8 points (+8|-0) Edited

Hello all!

Welcome to the Vegan circle with me, /u/margerydaw and /u/Chickpea! We're so excited and happy to have you all here!

I've been vegan 5 years and went vegan overnight after watching Blackfish and seeing the vegan community talk a lot about it. I had been vegetarian on/off for a few years, and finally felt in a position where I could go full vegan and sustain it. My favorite vegan foods are tofu scramble & veggie sausages, vegan sweets (donuts, cakes, cookies! - I love to bake), and I love Beyond Meat products!

[–] girl_undone 8 points (+8|-0)

In a few weeks I will have been vegan for half my life.

I went vegan after stumbling upon a website. I was looking for pictures of cute animals on google, before there was Pinterest or Reddit for that, and came across a website that had a page about how we exploited and harmed every animal that we harm. I went through every page on the site, starting with the charismatic animals and ending with the farm animals. I couldn't be part of it anymore. I didn't know what veganism was but I decided I had to be a vegetarian and not eat dairy or eggs. I was relieved to find out other people were doing the same.

I'm in the market for high-protein, low calorie, easy recipes.

[–] RegularFeminist 1 points (+1|-0)

I am just curious, how old are you now?)

As for the easiest high-protein food (not sure about calories, though) - go for lentils - the red ones. It takes just 10 min too cook.

[–] girl_undone 4 points (+4|-0)

I figured I'd be vague to not pin down my age. I went vegan as a teenager though. :)

I do need to add more lentil recipes to my collection. I didn't like them as a kid so there's always a mental speed bump for me, even though I love every lentil dish I make (except once, I added pea protein to split pea soup to try to make it more protein dense and it made it grainy AF).

[–] RegularFeminist 2 points (+2|-0)

I just eat my lentils bland😃 Well, with boiled brocolli or with some fresh veggies. I am too lazy too cook and unfortunatelly my bf doesn't like cooking either.

[–] mathwitch 1 points (+1|-0)

Lentils are the bomb.

For western European style green lentils, I love Deborah Madsen's recipe as a starting point. It's very flexible to substitutions or removing some of the vegetables.

For red lentils, I imagine that RegularFeminist was describing a recipe like this one, but there's so much variation.

[–] darr 8 points (+9|-1) Edited

Hey fellow vegans and aspiring vegans! I've been vegetarian since I was 7 and I'm now in my 30s. Have been transitioning to vegan since Covid hit and I had time off work where I was watching a lot of YouTube and came across a video by Cosmic Skeptic called A Meat Eater's Case For Veganism. His reasoning was pretty hard to find fault with, so then I watched and read a bunch of other stuff and now I've eliminated dairy from my diet. I never liked eggs anyway. I love Indian food. There are always heaps of delicious vegan options at the Indian restaurants I go to, and curries are super easy to cook. I must say I thought I'd miss ice cream but some of the plant based ice creams are really good, so I'm fine with it. I'm curious to talk to other feminists about veganism :)

[–] pixiebiz 7 points (+7|-0) Edited

Hi Everyone!

I went vegan 4 years ago. I originally went plant based to help with my endo symptoms (it was before my diagnosis, but I had figured out that dairy and meat fucking kill me guts) but was still cheating because... I wasn't vegan... anyhow and then because I was looking for recipes, the algorithm started sending me the youtube vegan drama... and then that shit was my jammm! anyhow because of all the insane Chiang Mai Fruit Festival shit I ended up finding my way to actual reasonable vegans and because I was now seeing how easy not eating animal products was, and the mental wall around veganism went down and here I am.

Favorite foods: BEANS..... ah the mighty legume, most sacred of all plants!!! But also Ben and Jerry's PB & Cookies icecream 🤤🤤🤤

I'm just super excited for this circle and to see actual Feminist vegan discussion, I think one of the reasons I was so resistant to veganism for so long was how much misogyny is prevalent in vegan spaces. Also recipes and stuff would be nice. But honestly whatever's clever, I'm just super excited for allllll the discussions.

[–] tamingthemind 7 points (+7|-0)

Hello! So happy to see this sub.

  • 7 years
  • Watching Earthlings
  • Tacos and pasta
  • Discussion, especially the connections between veganism and radical feminism
[–] Chickpea 7 points (+7|-0)

Hello, hello!

I've only been vegan for a little over two years now, vegetarian for a year before that. My journey to veganism was completely unexpected.

At the time, I probably ate more meat than most; I was also an avid horseback rider for the majority of my life. It started with helping a friend shop for tack for her horse, she wanted a more "ethical" bridle without a bit. I was curious and went down a rabbit hole that led me to discover the realities and consequences of riding. I was a self proclaimed animal lover and would never knowingly hurt an animal, the realization of the amount of harm and stress I've unknowingly put past horses through upset me to the point of nausea. I made a vow then and there to never take part in an another animals pain again and went vegetarian overnight.

In the year following I made sure to only buy "free range/cage free" eggs and milk from local farms, fully convinced these were ethical options. It wasn't until I stumbled across a vegan group in search of vegetarian recipes that led me to discover the realities of the byproduct industries. I was furious I had been mislead, I spent the whole night learning about all the animal industries. Leather, eggs, dairy, honey, wool- all of it. I went vegan that night and never looked back. My only regret is that I hadn't made the switch sooner!

Favorite foods: Anything and everything chocolate, 100%.

I'm excited to have a community of like minds! Veganism and feminism have many parallels, I'm looking forward to seeing new perspectives, discussion, and everything in between :)

[–] RegularFeminist 6 points (+6|-0) Edited

Hi there! I've been a vegan for almost 6 years. As for becoming a vegan: my bf's father killed a bird in the forest and cooked it and I didn't want to eat it. The next day I realised there was no difference between the forest bird and the chicken from a supermarket, so I stopped eating meat. I was a vegetarian for about a half of year before going completly vegan. As for favourite food I'd say falafel and cakes;) But tbh I am a lazy person , so I usually cook smth simple. I do love cakes though, so I know a few simple yet delicious recipes. As for the circle in general, I just think it's nice to talk to like-minded people, share recipes or ask for advice:)

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