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My life has hit a spectacular all-time bore. I need to get back to the forum as well… I’ve just been reading or playing DDR and have been antisocial.

However, I’d learned that Walgreens now sells the J/A/S/O/N products that I’ve heard so many speak of. I really like it and it’s much cheaper than Lush. I also don’t have to drive two hours just to purchase it. And it’s cheaper on the whole. It’s definitely something to check out if you’re in the market for a new shower gel. Quite lovely. They have a few scents: Tea Tree Oil, Aloe and Lavendar. I don’t know if they had other ones but that’s what I’d seen and let me tell you: The lavendar smells lovely. Oh, and their suntan lotion (for kids) works magnificently. I’m the palest girl .ever. and it kept me from burning for 5.5 hours out in the sun. I usually burn within 15-30 minutes. So, buy it!

Anyone have any thoughts on that Castille Soap? I saw all the religous-seeming writing on it and it kind of creeped me out… but then I also remember it being mentioned in the forums that it may not be vegan? I’m not sure. I didn’t think to check the ingredients with my ipod list of animal ingredients. (By the way, if you don’t have it and read labels, get it here.)

My lovely friend Carol sent me two cook books in the mail and I can’t wait to try recipes from them! (Thanks dear! I LOVE YOU!) And you need to come back home soon so I can cook some vegan yum yums for you.

Something else that is helpful: A list of companies that do test on animals and a list that doesn’t.

Gonna go for now. ❤

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8th Continent Soy Milk is in fact vegan. I was drinking a different brand that wasn’t. I’m trying to look into the Silk brand as well. But this one is verified and my new soymilk.

I also had noticed an error in my typing last night of the last post: “Fortified drinks…” should have been “Most fortified drinks…” I fixed it last night but it seems that the change didn’t go through so I fixed it now and it’s showing up. I also wanted to mentino this in case the syndication doesn’t update.

I’m going to be putting the list together soon as well. So if you have any you would like to add, just let me know!

I’ve been away for a few days but ah well. I’ve decided a few things:

  1. PETA’s Accidentally Vegan page is a farce! (hello! Gelatin is not vegan).
  2. Most fortified drinks anything are not vegan. The vitamins on the whole come from animal products.
  3. I will be making my own list of vegan foods. You are welcome to offer suggestions, but they must not have any animal products.

I’m going to be working on getting a food post going soon. ❤

Think juice is so healthy? Think again. Here’s some more information about juice as well. It makes me sad to hear especially since I was raised on juice and until recently had no idea it was so horrid.

At least I know it now. I’ve also lost my taste for most of it… but it’s like… damn. And I have friends who still give their kids tons of juice and I’m just like, unsure of how to bring up the subject because I’m child-free and will most likely stay that way for a long time if always.

It makes me really sad to know that. It also makes me realize even moreso to watch out for foods/drinks one’s self because they hype normally isn’t true.

I mean, look at the meat and dairy industries.

I thought this might be interesting. It’s a list of animal ingredients… yes. It’s for the ipod!

There are a few of you that wanted to know how to get this syndicated to your livejournals (myself included), and after much toil (for some reason livejournal wasn’t being friendly about it), here it is.

A link will also be in the “About Me” section as well. Sorry it took so long. And, thanks Deanna, for all your help.

I know that for a cooking blog I haven’t really had much to show, but I’ve been in Kentucky visiting a friend and I’ve been kind of adding a new dimension to my journal: my thoughts and other informative shit.

And I’d gone vegetarian in a step to ease into the veganism gig. I’ve felt passionately about it for a while and I have to admit that I took the scenic route. My first foray into vegan baking was a way to satisfy my sweet tooth while still being healthier with regards to things like cholesterol and such. I’d really fallen for the foods that I’d found on pages like, groups on Livejournal and The Post-Punk Kitchen.

But here’s the thing. Even as a vegetarian I don’t eat eggs, drink milk (actually, I haven’t for a while–I’m lactose intolerant), use vegan butter, and the only slight part of animal bits I consume would be from the baked goods that I buy… like bread. However, I can still find naturally vegan bread as well as other lovelies via Accidentally Vegan. So why not take that extra small step? Oh, and cheese, but I have soy cheese to cover for that one.

Christ, I mean, even my cookbooks are vegan! If I eat something that isn’t vegan, it’s because I changed it.

I mean, I avoided eggs even before I went to vegetarianism because of the fact that the cholesterol in them is at an astronomical level. It’s rather fucked up, folks. That and the industry for eggs is horrid.

So, I guess in the end, I will end up being all preachy but I don’t mean it to sound like that. I am sitting alone in my friend’s creepy house (And supposedly haunted but we won’t get into that. I will concede on creepy.) alone because her husband is having his graduation dinner since he is no longer a resident but a full-fledged doctor and when I’m alone I think. I am a thinker people, I’ll even do it when I’m supposed to be listening to what some one says, I’m a multi-tasker, yo.

Anyhow, I’m losing my point here. I’ve been pretty lucky as far as family goes and the reason is because my parents are supportive. Well, my mom is annoyingly supportive (she went vegetarian with me) and my dad doesn’t care either way. He pushes the losing weight bit far too much (I’m a chunky girl).

I’ve been chomping at the bit (I swear, it’s like the only colloquialism you’ll hear from me!) in anticipation of becoming a full-fledged member of vegan society. I’ve tried to be prudent about it because I’ve always been told it’s so difficult to go vegan. But here’s the thing, I’m a strict vegetarian as it is. So perhaps it’s time to take that plunge (Again with them! Ugh!).

Honestly, I may not even be able to eat cheese much longer since my lactose intolerance is actually getting stronger. So, I may as well give it up.

I don’t really wanna hear anything about health either. Especially when there are diets like the Atkins Diet. To go vegetarian, I had to start taking supplements and I’ve been healthier now than I’ve ever been as a meat-eater.

Okay, since I wanted to use my firefox browser to hold the links while I wrote and hand-coded it. Once again, I’m not trying to be elitist or anything and these are just the random thoughts that are rattling around in my head.

And, in the end, it’s healthier and a more ethical way to live.

Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait until I get back home to do so.

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