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Welcome to Love Vegan!

My name is Laura and I am really excited to help you on your current journey in veganism. Whether you are just starting out going vegan or you are a seasoned vegan traveler  I know that you can get a lot out of the Love Vegan website!

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Don’t forget to leave comments on the recipes and articles. I love reading them and so does this wonderful community we have!

I would love to receive any tips you may have on veganism too so you and I can help as many people as possible in this important transition.

Thanks for popping over!

Lots of Love-Vegan Laura x

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iaida February 17, 2014 at 12:57 am

Great job! This is a fantastic way to educate people.No more cruelty and abuse of animals for profit or ‘food’.Vegan for ever!

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nikom36 January 23, 2014 at 7:57 am

good vdo :)

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Laura January 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Thank you! Lx

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Marie Coria January 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Hi Laura!

Veganism changed my life in all aspects. After being a vegetarian for many. many years – I should have done this a long time ago. I loved your video, and look at you now! Congrats on all your success!

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Beatlemarek January 21, 2014 at 5:50 am

Very nice & good video.
Thank You Laura:)
Have a good day:)

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Laura January 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

Hi Beatlemarek

Thank you very much for the comment.

Laura x

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Natasha Harris January 20, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Wow great video and pics! Have you found that looking at your old pics has motivated you on your journey? I eat vegan everyday but find it hard not to still over-indulge on the bad vegan stuff.

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Laura January 21, 2014 at 10:01 am

Hi Natasha

Thank you!

I actually managed to wean myself off the junk by not buying it or having it in the house. Christmas was a little bit of a trial as I slipped a bit on junk which made my cravings for junk get a little bit worse. So I had to go back to basics and just eat ‘real foods’ once again. It took about 2-3 days to stop the cravings and they were not that bad. The best way to get over cravings are DO NOT GET HUNGRY! If you eat every 2-3 hours you should be fine!
I do have a couple of naughties that I eat here and there… The main one being dark chocolate 85%! I have trained myself to eat it this dark. It is not my favorite thing but it does kill a few cravings when necessary. The other thing which feels like junk but really isn’t is Nak’d Bars – we have them in the UK and they are a great staple. They are made from dates and nuts which are ground until smooth.

I really hope all my waffle has helped a little bit.

Thanks again for the comments

Laura x

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Kome January 20, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much for your encouraging emails, and for this video in particular! I’m actually about to do a cleanse, and then hopefully transition to being vegan, so your video came right on time!!! I currently weigh about 290 lbs. Do you recommend a cleanse, and, if so, for how long? I saw “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”, last year, and it inspired me to change my eating habits. I want to do a 60-day juice cleanse (like Joe in the documentary) because not only am I significantly overweight, but I also have other health problems. I noticed that his health problems practically reversed while he was on the cleanse. I’m also a binge eater, (been that way for most of my adult life due to depression), and the only way I can think of stopping it once and for all is to do a long-term cleanse, and then transition to being vegan.

Sorry for the long email! I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you so much for being such an inspiration!

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Laura January 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

Hi Kome

Thanks for the comments. Good for you!

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is a wonderful documentary. It shows exactly what can be done with the right amount of determination. I don’t recommend any particular cleanse but I do think that under medical supervision it can be really beneficial. The longest cleanse I have done personally is 3 days. There wasn’t any way I could do any longer than that as I was having to cook for my family and the food smell got to me a little too much! haha
I think as long as you do it sensibly, under medical supervision it should be fine but make sure you get yourself checked out first.

I hope that helps. Keep in touch and let me know how you get on.

Laura xxx

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Veronica January 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Laura, Thank you for this great site & for the inspiration you provide. You look incredibly healthy, congratulations! Best, Ronnie

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Laura January 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Hi Ronnie

Thats so nice of you to say. Thank you so much for commenting!

Laura x

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Londonveganbird December 30, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Hi Laura, Great website. I have been finding it difficult to find UK resources, ideas and fellow bloggers so happy I have come across your site. :)

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Laura January 7, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Thank you!

Happy to have you here! x

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บีฮิบ December 18, 2013 at 6:53 am

I like it whenever people come together and share ideas. Great blog,
stick with it!

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Laura January 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Thank you! x

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Stephen Jones December 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Hi Laura! Just visiting your site for the first time and noticed the two books that changed your life. Must be serendipity. My darling wife and I watched those 2 videos (yes, I read too… :-) about a year ago, on Netflix (the streaming service) and were blown away by them. So, I know where you’re coming from. They changed my wife’s eating habits, and if you knew her, that’s a feat to accomplish. Me? I’m an old chemist who has known how to eat properly (for good health, I mean) for many decades, but has succumbed to the delights of too many scrumptous foods over the years, but I am on the right track now. cheers from @phineasflapdood

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Laura December 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Hi Stephen

Thanks for the comments!

They are wonderful books/videos. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be healthy without them!

Thanks

Laura x

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Joanne November 7, 2013 at 8:04 am

Hi thanks for the info, I am thinking of going vegan, I seem to slip in and out depending how busy I am! I know I know, there’s no excuse but being able to see some recipes ect will be fabulous. I even use a lot of vegan friendly products in my salon :-)

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Josie V Jansen October 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Hi Laura, i love your work…very good and clear ♥

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Laura November 11, 2013 at 10:20 am

Hi Josie

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Patty B October 14, 2013 at 2:44 am

Hi Laura,
I am vegan because over twenty years ago I had chronic fatigue, recovered and found out I had liver cancer. I could not do chemotherapy because my immune system was too fragile and so my doctor put me on a vegan diet… Cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment. I love the book, “The China Study,” and also the video, “Forks over Knives.”
However, I do believe strongly in fish oil. I have a Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition, and am a Licensed Therapist and I agree with Dr. Andrew Stoll, that fish oil is the number one supplement for depression, bipolar disorder and ADD.

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Jessica October 13, 2013 at 12:22 am

Your site looks great!! I love finding new vegan blogs that have something new to say!

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Lotta October 10, 2013 at 8:06 am

Hi, nice to meet new vegan friends. You seem to have a lot to explore here :) /
xxx Lotta

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Bonnie September 21, 2013 at 12:42 am

Hi Laura, thanks for tweeting me. I love your website, especially your friendly welcoming video. I’ve been a vegetarian for 23 years and have dabbled in veganism. I’m feeling inspired by your site to re-dabble.

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Laura October 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Hi Bonnie

Good for you!

Thanks for the comments.

Laura x

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Michele September 19, 2013 at 10:13 am

Hi Laura,

thanks for your Twitter invite. I have been vegetarian for 24 years, and last year I had a food allergy problem so gave up dairy and eggs for a while. I always thought being vegan would be really easy for me but to be honest I found it hard, and my family wouldn’t eat the food, which was bland. Not being able to shove quorn in everything was difficult. Not for me but for my meat eating, junk food loving OH, he simply won’t eat a plate of veg. I do realise vegan food can be really tasty, but just need more help on products and recipes. I am slightly wheat intolerant so that adds to the difficulty. OH is horrified that I might go vegan. He doesn’t realise half the stuff I cook for him is already vegan (!) Shh…

Anyhow your site looks great thanks for putting so much work into it. (I have my own website so know full well how hard it is). I look forward to trying some of the recipes and advice. I am planning to transition slowly, perhaps by the end of the year. Vegan for Christmas!

Michele.

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Laura October 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Hi Michele

Good luck!

Thanks for the comments.

Laura x

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Pixie September 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I just noticed you’d followed my on Twitter (thank you!) and so through that found your lovely website :) Everything looks lovely! I’ll have to have a look at the start-up kit! One can never have too much information =]
Pixie
x

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Diane August 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Hi Laura,

I would love to be totally vegan. Finding out earlier this year that I’m gluten intolerant has made my ambition to be vegan much harder. Also, all those starchy type foods – beans, quinoa, potatoes, winter squash, etc. put pounds on me just by looking at them. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Di Lopez

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Laura October 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Hi Diane

Try and stay away from processed foods, keep #plantbased as much as possible and drink loads of water!

Thanks for the comments.

Laura x

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Millisa Davis August 14, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Hello Laura,
I put meat eater , I do eat meat but I also eat more veggie meals when possible..
I am trying to stay away from cheese because of my sinus problems, found out that dairy can affect that go figure.. I have done vegan before I always fall off the wagon because I find it difficult to cook one meal for me and one for my husband.. I mean the sides are no problem! I can get him to eat portabello mushroom steaks though..

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Laura October 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Hi Millisa

Good for you! Just keep trying. If you fall off the wagon it doesn’t mean you have failed it just means you have made a mistake!

Great to hear from you!

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Oana July 27, 2013 at 5:49 am

You have such a beautiful structured site. I wish you good luck with the site!

I am sure you are going to be very popular. I am looking forward for your next videos.

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Laura October 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Hi Oana

Great to hear from you!

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Lilian J. Gardner January 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm

May I associate with Oana’s post? I’ts the way I also feel.

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Laura January 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Hi Lilian

Thank you! Thats lovely comments from both you and Oana.

Laura x

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Gladys July 23, 2013 at 2:02 am

Hi , any tips or suggestions regarding cooking for 1>?

Thanks much,
G

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Laura October 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Hi Gladys

You can cook and freeze any left overs! Lots of salads as well ;)

Thanks for the comments.

Laura x

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Sally Ruhl July 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Thanks for the Survival Guide. It is very well done. I have been so fortunate to be surrounded by some amazing Vegan/ Straight Edge young people, crew members on Sea Shepherd have spent their off days at our house feasting on homemade vegan donuts and amazing meals. We have sold cookies to support folks in prison for animal liberation acts. I really appreciate how you are presenting a vegan lifestyle palatable to the mainstream.

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Laura October 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Hi Sally

Thank you! I want people to know how being vegan can be normal.

I appreciate the comments.

Thanks

Laura x

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Vegan Mark July 18, 2013 at 11:11 am

Hi. Great to see your site. Lots of folks are going vegan at the moment and we are seeing an explosion of new vegans and vegetarians at the moment.
Keep up the good work,
Mark

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Laura October 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Hi Mark

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Purushothaman Vaikkath July 15, 2013 at 3:36 am

Hi My dearest Laura :-.
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Your web site is fabulous and fantastic, it is a great gupide for those who start Vegan. Well, In Our country particularly the BRAHMINS ate pure vegetarians. Iam interested in veg only.

Thank you for inviting me to your website. I look forward to learning more about Veganism. mushrooms are very good. Thanks look forward to this journey! . Thanks look forward to this journey! . You will be a great support for me. Thanks. I shall send you some tips on various begs& spices .
Wish you best of luck and more laurels in the years to come. Great day.

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Laura October 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Hi

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Jan July 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Thanks Laura
Love the Adding Greens video. I have been WFPB now for 6 months and loving it. Trying to help my husband who wants to change his diet too, but just does not think he can do it. This will be a good starting place.
Thanks!!
Jan

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Laura October 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Hi Jan

You are welcome!

Laura x

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Laura October 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Hi Jan

Glad you liked it!

Thanks Laura x

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KARA O'HARA July 6, 2013 at 12:10 am

Thanks just starting out so eating raw and cooked fruit and veg at the mo but lookin forward to actually cooking something- saw ur banana bread recipe but I have to say iv never heard of egg replacement but ill google it. What does confuse me is the names of the gelling agents and what is ok and not so a lot to learn. Thanks for ur tweet . Ps I’m in the uk so something u can buy off the shelf near u I might not be able too . X

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Laura July 9, 2013 at 11:21 am

Hi Kara

I’m in the uk too! You can get egg replacer from any good health food shop. Holland and Barratt is a pretty good bet.

Hope that helps

Laura x

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Carlos August 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Hi Kara & Laura,

I live in Portugal and the only egg replacer that i could find over here (it was a german brand, but cannot remember the name) had eggs in it…ironic.
There are some easy alternatives to replacing eggs in recepies, I have used flax seeds in the past and it works just fine but there are plenty of other options – http://www.wikihow.com/Replace-Eggs-in-Your-Cooking
enjoy the vegan life:)
Carlos

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Haley Wolfe July 6, 2013 at 12:04 am

Looking forward for your amazing survival guide!!!

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Alana July 3, 2013 at 1:09 am

Love the site xoxo

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Laura July 9, 2013 at 11:17 am

Hi Alana

thats great to hear thanks

Laura x

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Nadia June 29, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Hi Laura. Your web site is fantastic, it is a great guide for those who let’s slowly starting to, I’ve been two months and I feel very well, since before I wanted to start but due to health problems I could not, but now no one can stop me in this new vegan life I lead. You will be a great support for me. Thank you.

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Laura July 9, 2013 at 11:16 am

Hi Nadia

Its great to hear from you I’m really glad you have had success!

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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bangkok vegan house June 17, 2013 at 10:52 am

Hi Laura, we are a vegetarian restaurant that foster peace and promote healthy, green living. First established on October, 2011 Our restaurant offers fresh, green and natural vegetable dishes…
we just come across your website, we love it and it really help…

Thank you

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Laura June 29, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Your food looks amazing!

If only you were local to me!

Thanks Laura x

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The Aaly Lama June 10, 2013 at 6:33 am

I’d love a survival guide thank you!! I’ve been vegetarian for over 20 years (lacto-ovo) but have been Vegan for about…4 or 5 months now. So happy I made the switch and dunno why I didn’t do it sooner!!!!

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Laura June 29, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Hi

Everything in its own good time and you have done it now so good for you!

Laura x

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Amy May 31, 2013 at 2:51 am

Hi Laura,

What a great website, my boyfriend and I watched Forks Over Knives, Foodmatters, and Hungry for Change all in one day…we were so fascinated with all three we are quickly transitioning to becoming vegans and are very excited about it! Thanks for all the info!

Amy

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Laura June 29, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Hi Amy

Thats great to hear.

Thanks Laura x

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Jason May 31, 2013 at 1:43 am

Hello,

I’m currently experiencing some pretty bad detox symptoms and I am curious to know of some ordinary symptoms that may occur. What are some typical pitfalls that may cause me discomfort in the early stages of the transformation to veganism?

Thank you,
Jay

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Laura June 29, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Hi Jay

As you know I’m not a medical professional. So I cannot advise you medically but when I first became vegan my biggest worry was the headaches. The best way to get through this is by drinking lots of water.

There are a number of problems when you can experience but in a short time they will pass. If you are worried go and see a medical professional.

Thanks Laura x

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Jackie May 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Hi Laura,
I had pain in my ankle which often made me limp, my knee on the same side was in constant pain and I had to take steps one at a time without bending my knee! My hip on opposite side was in constant pain and I had limited movement. I had swollen finger joints and couldn’t carry heavy things as my hands would hurt so bad. If you ever saw me walk down the street I must have been a sight with all my hobbling! Sitting down and getting back up was a mission! I am 47 and felt 87! I took pain killers every day and I’m on a waiting list for knee surgery!
Then 4 weeks ago I too watched forks over knives and it changed my life! It moved me to tears as it made me aware that although I had given up smoking 5 years previously ‘for my health’ , I was actually no healthier at all!!
I made the choice there and then to go vegan and have eaten no meat or animal products since that day and I am so excited to share the following news….. I have not taken a painkiller in 3 weeks and I have NO pain at all! I wore high heels 4 days ago – something I haven’t done in 18 months. I went jogging with my friend last week – I haven’t run in years. My hands have no pain. I will not be having knee surgery :) I had resigned myself to a life of pain and that changed so quickly.
And to top it all I feel absolutely fantastic!
I am also having so much fun learning to cook vegan style, using herbs and spices more now, and sites like yours are just fantastic in showing us the way!
I’m loving my life again and loving my food!
Love to you all
Jackie

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Laura June 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Hi Jackie

Its amazing how the body responds when you are vegan.

I’m so glad you are feeling better.

Thanks for leaving a comment.

Laura x

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Sagar Tandon May 27, 2013 at 2:12 am

Hello Laura ,
I find your website very interesting and informative, i am Indian, i am vegan by birth, but i feel so good when i find people stop eating flesh and become vegan, gaining spiritual heights and becoming more healthier, if i can help you guys in anyway, i love to…….. Be vegan! not just for your health but also consider how you feel when somebody will kill you and eat your flesh…..how can we hurt those speechless animals……cows, pigs, fishes all are like our pets (dogs or cats). We are intelligent as well as rational beings…..so before consuming it we should think twice……..

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Laura June 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Hi Sagar

Thanks for the comments.

I totally agree!

Thanks Laura x

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Carla Ann May 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Hi Laura,

I LOVE this site!!! I am 53 years old and have been a vegetarian for almost 6 years now. As a youth I had tried multiple times to stop eating meat but I LOVED it! My first words, or so I’ve been told, was meat and I wouldn’t eat a meal unless it had some type of meat. Then one day I decieded to give it another try…it worked! During this 6 year period I have tried to become vegan but still haven’t been able to be consistent. My biggest downfall is Cheese…it has taken the place of meat. If I stay away from it I do okay but after the first bite I am a goner. Any suggestions?

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Laura May 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

Hi Carla

If I had a dollar every time I heard the cheese thing I would be a very rich woman!

There is a great cheese which is made by a company called vegusto. It is made from cashews. Its quite pricey too but I do think its worth it. You can order it over the internet if you don’t have a local stockist.

I hope that helps

Thanks Laura x

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Sarah May 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Daiya Cheese is great too!

It melts great and I like the taste.

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Laura May 26, 2013 at 12:14 am

Hi Sarah

Thanks for the info

Laura x

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Suzanne June 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Daiya! That is my final word on cheese. I was also stuck on cheese until discovering Daiya.

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Laura June 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Hi Suzanne

Thats excellent thanks!

Laura x

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shirley May 17, 2013 at 12:43 am

Hi Laura I enjoyed your website and all the comments. I am on my way to becoming a vegan.

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Laura May 24, 2013 at 10:27 am

Hi Shirley

Thats great news!

thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Tara May 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Hi so glad I stumbled upon your website…I am trying to transition over, but it is really hard with my family all on different diets for medical issues…hoping that if I transition over…everyone can eat the same diet? I just don’t know where to start so I get frustrated! Looking forward to your ebook that will go step by step. :) have a great day!

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Laura May 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

Hi Tara

I’m sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I have been busy writing the book but the good news is its nearly there.

I think I will be releasing it in the first of second week of June.

Thanks so much for the comments

Laura x

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sea_holly1 May 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Greetings: Vegan_The Highest.!!!!

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Emily @SinfulNutrition May 7, 2013 at 12:58 am

Hey Laura!

I was just thinking of adapting a more vegan lifestyle after watching Forks Over Knives. I have not eat red meat or poultry in about 7 years, but I still currently eat eggs, dairy, and fish. I do not think I’m ready to go full on vegan, but I plan on limiting the amount of animal products I eat. You came at the perfect time, and I think your site will serve as a great resource, so thank you!

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Laura May 24, 2013 at 11:02 am

Hi Emily

Forks over Knives is such an amazing film it was the point where I went vegan.

Thanks for the great comments

Laura x

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John Hodges May 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

It was “Forks Over Knives” that motivated me to carve out a vegan diet. I feel so much better for it. I’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have. :)

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Laura June 29, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Hi John

Thanks for the comment.

I loved Forks over knives its an amazing film

Thanks Laura x

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Carol May 1, 2013 at 10:50 am

Hello Laura;
I was vegetarian and just switched 10 days ago. I flirted with it previously, read lots of books and recipes. This time with more information it’s been easier. I prefer whole unprocessed food, so lots of veggies, soups and chilis, pasta. I live in an area with No vegan restaurants, but I’ve done ok eating out. I would love any nutritional tips and recipes you have.
Thanks;
Carol

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Laura May 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

Hi Carol

The best tip I can give you is – GREENS GREENS GREENS!!!

Eat as many as you can.

Hope that helps

thanks Laura x

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lorie April 25, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Dear Laura,
I am a 40 year old woman, overweight, and a trucker by trade, have to eat on the go, and as an animal rescuer, and total lover of anything that breathes, and also as a meat eater, all my life…I am now trying to transition into a non meat eater, and its not easy, habitually speaking..I need help.there is nothing I want more, and I think your die and recipes will help me tremendously,
Lori

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Laura May 13, 2013 at 10:35 am

Hi Lorie

I totally understand your difficulties! But you will get there.

I am actually just writing an ebook which is available soon which might help you as its very much a step by step.

Let me know how you are getting on.

Thanks Laura x

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Tina Sarosiak April 25, 2013 at 12:38 am

Hello,
I like to think of myself as a Vegetarian working toward being a Vegan. I guess I am a work in progress. People like you, with sites such as yours, are the difference between being successful , or just giving up! I have 3 kids ranging in ages from 10 to 17. All are in different stages of change. I have 2 meat eaters. One won’t eat chicken! All three eat fish. One won’t eat meat at all. All kids eat cheese and eggs. I don’t eat meat, fish , eggs . And most dairy… Meal planning is a nightmare!!! But I’m committed . ” slow and steady wins the race” any help is much appreciated !! Thank you for this site .

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Laura May 13, 2013 at 10:33 am

Hi Tina

Haha you sound so much like I used to be I can totally empathize! All I can say is you will get there. You sound like its all in hand even though sometime it may feel like its not.

Let me know how you get on

Thanks

Laura x

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Catherine Polumbus April 23, 2013 at 11:05 am

Watched Forks over Knives and that was the end of Starbucks & ‘anything that moves’! I have tons of cookbooks but so far only found one recipe I like.

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Laura May 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

Hi Catherine

I’m so glad it impacted your life!

Laura x

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Venessa Scott April 19, 2013 at 6:05 am

Hi Laura
Last night my husband and I watched the documentary – Forks over Knives, we were both shocked and astonished! And have subsequently decided that not only for the earth, but for ourselves, our lives, our health and our futures that our whole family become vegans and start the plant based whole food way of life.
Any tips would be welcome, as my husband rather loves his meat…. I have a question though, what do i cook the food in without using any oil?

Thank you so much and looking forward to becoming a part of this wonderful community!
Venessa

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Laura May 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

Hi Venessa

Its amazing isn’t it!

Glad it had such an impact on your life.

Thanks Laura x

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Rhonda Mazzo June 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Hi Venessa, you can use vegetable broth or just water in place of oil to cook in (like sautéed). Another good resource with awesome recipes is Happy Herbivore, http://www.happyherbivore.com, I have tried a lot of the recipes on this site and love everyone of them. I’m a newbie at becoming vegan and found that this website along with others have been very supportive! Good luck!

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L J Acree April 18, 2013 at 2:12 am

Hi Laura! Nice website here!
I’ve been a vegetarian off & on since 1970. I’m currently mostly vegetarian but do eat some animal carcasses. Ewww – right?
I’ve recently found out about the Moringa tree and how its supposed to be a miracle tree, containing vast amounts of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. What have you learned about the Moringa? I just bought some Moringa powder today. So I’ll try it in the morning, in my fruit/veg smoothie, & see if it tastes good or not.
Cheers!

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Big Dipper April 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Hello Laura,

Embracing Vegetarianism is just the need of the hour for us, our society and for our planet Earth and your efforts are in the right direction.

Keep up the good work.

Regards.

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Laura April 15, 2013 at 10:04 am

Thanks

Laura x

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Sara April 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Hello, I’m just starting out and could use as much info as possible please! Thank you!
Sara

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Laura April 15, 2013 at 10:03 am

Hi Sara

You are welcome!

thanks Laura x

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Ibeth April 11, 2013 at 2:33 am

Hello :)

Where do I begin? In simple short words Skinny Bitch and Hunger for Change inspired me to become Vegan. I have been Vegan for about 3 weeks or so can’t remember the date but at least 3 weekends ago or so was the last egg whites and cheese. I did have some of the faux meats but then found out terrible things about processed vegetarian, vegan foods. I did try some of the faux cheeses but, I then found out I couldnt do on my program. I also cut out all the foods that have eggs and milk for Medifast as I do Take Shape For Life. When I’ve gone out I’ve had a veggie burger. But I have decided to stick to salads, portobello wrapped, or any completely Vegan entrees. The only thing is I seem to eat too many nuts and I have every kind I started making some raw recipes but, I dont want to over do the nuts since I can’t do any beans, grain or higher carb starches and fruits. I have educated myself extensively and I try to incorporate all the foods I need and to get my vitamins something I never did before I became Vegan. I have chia seeds, maca, raw cacao, nutritional yeast, plant protein powder, chlorella, spirulina, coconut sugar, nori sheets, himalayan salt and every kind of nut lol and processed nut milks (organic sometimes). Sometimes I get sweet tooth at night so I make chia pudding or organic powder pb fudge with raw cacao powder. This has been my journey thus far I also do corepower yoga which inspired me too. Im an avid researcher when it comes to nutrition. Take Shape For Life lead me to health awareness and lifestyle change and then Shine on Raw introduced raw foods and Veganism. But it wasnt until the book and the film I saw that change me. Funny I saw it changed your life too well on of there films Food Matters I saw most of it. I will be reading and commenting on your recipes and articles. Thank you for the warm welcome I don’t have much of a community but I would love to connect on Face book. I create my own recipes with TSFL guidelines :)

ttys :)

Ibeth

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Shobelyn September 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Hello. I was a vegan before I got married. Now, I am trying to go back , but it is so difficult now with kids and husband who are totally non vegan. Slowly I am preparing vegan meals for myself …for your sweet tooth, try this recipe from my site…I hve a lot of variations to it that I will soon post there but for now, try it. It is a hit in my family

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Laura October 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Hi Shobelyn

Good luck!

Thanks for the comments.

Laura x

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Oktober April 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Hi Laura!

I just took the leap from vegetarian to vegan a few weeks ago. I’m really more of a militant vegetarian in my transition as I have regular bread from time to time, and butter substitute if no vegan option is around. I’m getting better though! Just takes time to get use to all adjustments. I look forward to trying out some of your recipies!

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Laura April 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

Hi

Thanks for the comments!

Laura x

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Tammy April 6, 2013 at 1:39 am

It would be great if you added a tweet button so we could share some of your delicious looking recipes :-)

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Laura April 15, 2013 at 9:36 am

Hi Tammy

Thanks I will look into doing that!

Laura x

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Alex April 5, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Hi Laura
My first time here and the site looks great. I’ll take a longer browse later but just wanted to clarify something.
I pretty much eat green smoothies everyday but I’m still unsure if the nutritional value of the quantity is good enough. I use at least four large greens leaves + handful of spinach + banana + orange + soya milk/water. A squirt of maple syrup/Agave. I don’t weigh the ingredients so can’t compare to the plethora of info. out there regarding appropriate daily amounts etc.
The rest of my daily diet consists of variety of vegan foods. I feel healthy enough but it’s that level of uncertainty of the finer points of health such as bone strength, teeth etc which leaves me to ask.
Catch ya later
Cheers

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Laura April 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

Hi Alex

As you know I’m not a doctor. But from the research I have done green is the way to go. There is loads of calcium in green things and because they also have vitamin C in them too it means they are much better absorbed by the body.

Hope that helps

Thanks Laura x

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cynthia March 20, 2013 at 12:56 am

Hi Laura,
I am not a vegan because I eat egg whites, but I do enjoy searching through vegan recipes. I also eat a gluten free diet.

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Laura March 23, 2013 at 11:45 am

Hi Cynthia

Thanks for the comments.

I hope you are enjoying the Love Vegan recipes too.

Thanks

Laura x

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Aimlesswriter March 17, 2013 at 2:54 am

I don’t understand why no honey? Are bees tortured in producing? I really don’t know anything about this and see no honey on several sites but no explanation. (I’m just starting vegetarianism)
Thanks for all the information. Great site!

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Laura March 23, 2013 at 11:35 am

Hi

I wrote this post a while ago but it may help!

http://love-vegan.com/save-the-bees-save-vegans/

Thanks

Laura x

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Laura March 23, 2013 at 11:38 am

Hi

I wrote this post about bees a while ago.

http://love-vegan.com/save-the-bees-save-vegans/

Hope it helps

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Ronald March 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Hey Laura,

I’m a first time visior to your site. You began following me on Twitter so I wanted to say thanks for the follow and to learn more about you and your family.

If I have to label myself I’d say I’m a Nutritarian. A Vegan on roids as it were. No animal based products at all, no oils and the only processed foods I eat are things like crushed tomatoes (nothing added), some pre-cooked beans and the occaisional whole wheat (whole grain) crisp bread with ‘nothing-added’ peanut butter as a snack. My wife and I usually start our day with a super juice or smoothie.

My motivation for change was health related and of course there’s the bonus of no longer contributing to industrial farming and all the nasties that go along wth it.

The usual cast of characters are my nutrition heroes: Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Neal Barnard, T. Colin Campbell Phd., Jeff Novick, MS, RD, Rip Esselstyn and Jason Vale.

I look forward to spending more time lurking around your site and I’ll be sure to subscribe! Cheers!

Ronald

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Laura March 23, 2013 at 11:19 am

Hi Ronald

Thanks so much for the comments!

I love that you are such a purist in your veganism!

Thanks

Laura x

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J.L.Ribeiro March 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Tanks for your time and dedication to the Vegan cause. I”m quite a rock solid vegan now, after a 20 years step by step procedure, the transition meat eater/vegetarian/vegan did work fine for me. After 1993 “mad cow disease” scare I gave up red meat, then fish. I hate pork and poultry never was on my menu. Well seasoned tofu tastes better than meat. Here in Europe the horse meat sold as beef was the last nail on the meat eater”s coffin. A cup of tea, now, has no milk but Alpro soya cream.

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Laura March 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Hi J.L.

Its great to hear how well you are getting on. It really is scary regarding all these different stories on the news.

I’m so pleased its working for you!

Thanks

Laura x

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Sayj Trivedy March 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

Hi Laura,this is a great site with lots of information on it :) You’ve done a great job.
I’ve only been a vegetarian since the beginning of the year and I’m totally loving it, I’ve even managed to convert my other half to do the same which is great :) I recently set up my own blog called the Vege Patch and hope you will check it out when you have time :)
Keep up the great work , I’m off to see your recipes now :)

Sayj x

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Laura March 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Hi Sayj

Great site and I look forward to seeing more vegan recipes from you!

Thanks

Laura x

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joanne March 10, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Hi, Laura (and everyone!)

Just saying hello, since I’m new here. I’ve been vegetarian for almost 30 years and vegan for the last six. It has sure become easier to be vegetarian, I hope that it will be just as mainstream to be vegan soon.

And I’m living proof that a gal can be a vegan and a metalhead. :)

Thanks for giving us such a great resource.

-j

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Laura March 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

Hi Joanne

Good for you!

Its great, there is now such a diverse cross sector of people in the vegan community. No longer are we all the typical hippy vegan!

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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valerie galzerano March 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm

hi laura, and everyone! i love your accent the way. i’m in the u.s. but have always had a thing for british tv shows, especially old sitcoms, so when i hear someone with that accent i feel right at home. i think it was chris who mentioned gary yourovsky (sp?) below. wow! his lectures are all over youtube and he seems like an incredible man. i encourage everyone to watch him speak. i am in awe and feel comforted, inspired and energized when i can interact with people who feel the same way i do about animals. for too long and even now, i feel like an alien because of what i think and feel and who i am. i became veg. at 15 and vegan a little less than a year ago, at 47. the site looks great and i loook forward to dropping by often.

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Laura March 11, 2013 at 11:03 am

Hi Valerie

Thank you so much!

Its funny you mentioned Gary Yourofsky as I saw one of his lectures only 2 days ago. What a compelling talk he gave. I will definitely be watching out for him more often.

I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Jeff March 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I’m a late-in-life vegan and am happy to have found your site. Always looking for recipes and ideas!

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Laura March 11, 2013 at 9:43 am

Hi Jeff

There is no such thing as too late!

Its great that you’ve done it now.

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Katie Anand Riyaz March 9, 2013 at 7:51 am

for some reason all this time i thought you were american DOH!!!!

thanks for the tips and shares keep up the good vegan fight

peace
katie

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Laura March 11, 2013 at 9:39 am

Hi Katie

haha A lot of people do think I’m American. I do love America though, especially when it comes to vegan foods! Yum!

Thanks for the comment

Laura x

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shanda March 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Hi! Laura this is great! Love the video. I do follow you on twitter, and i get you e-mails. So, I already have the heads up. No way am I vegan but I love vegan foods. I’d say I’m about 75% vegan hehe! I love cheeses and seafood in summer. Any way I’m looking forward to sharing some tips and ideas with you.

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Laura March 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

Hi Shanda

Thank you!

So pleased you liked it

Laura x

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Linda March 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I am 1000% vegan, yes one thousand, and choose this lifestyle, philosophy and ethical way of living because of the vast, and I MEAN VAST animal suffering and all out war on animals and mother Earth. It’s win, win, win, while anything other than vegan contributes to the suffering, not only of animals, but the almost one billion starving humans, the sick humans with all their disease, and our precious ecology, all lose, lose, lose. It is really a no brainer. Love the foods, which are plentiful, and never felt better, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

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Benjamin Green March 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Hi Laura, it’s me Benjamin….you did very good in your video. I always take tips from others because, I want to be an actor in the near futur so, job well done in your video!!(^ー^)ノ☆
Lol….I couldn’t remember if you were a vegan or vegetarian!!
Quick question: okay, I know by me being vegan I’m not suppose to have regular white sugar nor Dextrose…..now what about high fructose corn syrup? I don’t eat nor drink it anyways but, a lot of other vegans wanted to know if it was vegan friendly, eventhough, people say its bad for you!!(*^_^*)

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Laura March 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

Hi Benjamin

Thank you so much!

I’m vegan and I live in a vegan family. My 4 kids and husband are vegan too.

Ok – Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Vegan? The short answer is yes. As you know though its awful stuff and I would not touch the stuff!

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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pamela smith March 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I found this welcome video personable and inviting. I celebrate one year vegan in a few weeks. Everything I have found from Love Vegan is GREAT! Thanks.

Pamela Smith

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Laura March 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

Hi Pamela

Thank you so much! You have made my day!

Congratulations on being a wonderful vegan for a year! Fantastic news!

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Megan Baskett February 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

Hello! I have decided to practice veganism because of an employee I work with <3 she is full of energy, beautiful and happy! I am only 18 years old but I thought this was a good transition! Although, it is difficult because I am am at the stage where my family aren't vegan but my parents pay for my groceries! So what should I do?!

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Laura March 7, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Hi Megan

Thanks for commenting. This can be tricky for a lot of young people who want to go vegan.

A top tip is start learning how to cook. This way you can educate you family at the same time as going vegan.

Hope that helps

Laura x

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atik tirta February 22, 2013 at 1:28 am

Hai…laura
Saya dari bali indonesia..berkunjung ya..

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Laura March 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Hi Atik
Itu fantastis Wow! Selamat Datang!
Besar mendengar bahwa Vegan Cinta semakin ke seluruh penjuru dunia.
Saya harap Anda menikmati kunjungan Anda!

semoga sukses

laura x

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Tammy February 18, 2013 at 4:39 am

Thank you for inviting me to your website. I look forward to learning more about veganism. I all for a healthier life style. I know this is going to take some real determination. Because, I have a l for chicken, turkey, and seafood. Seafood is my weakness! Today for dinner today I tried my first vegan
meal. Sauteed kale, squash, and mushrooms. :-) Thanks look forward to this journey!!!! ;-)

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Laura February 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

Hi Tammy

It takes a little time to get used to not having certain things. But it will happen just take it slow and you will get there.

Thanks for visiting!

Laura x

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Chris February 13, 2013 at 5:01 am

Hello,
Found your site today – looks cool! :)

Just wanted to leave a note and let you know that my wife and I have begun a life without consuming animals. We are on our 15th day with no animal meat and only an ounce or two of cheese (it was on Super Bowl Sunday!). There are many reasons for our decision but the top three, in no particular order are: health, environment and animal welfare. In fact, they may all be just as important as the next.

After a friend sent us a link to Gary Yourofsky’s lecture, we went cold turkey! ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4

Have you watched it? Like Forks Over Knives, Vegucated, Fresh, Food Inc., The China Study and many other articles, documentaries and resources, my wife and I are now free! Personally, I have never felt so free in my 30 years of being alive.

Take care,
Chris

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Laura February 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Hi Chris

What an inspiration!

I really appreciate you writing.

Thank you

Laura x

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nicknozzy February 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm

hy there
im just going to say a few words about why me and ozzydog have been vegan for a year now..
i had always felt guilty about the way animals are processed in the factory farming industry…
a year ago a video of me and my super dog went viral on the internet..it brought me to tears, i had an epihony…. how could i condone the awful mistreatment of another animal, when my best mate is an animal…and so we have both become vegan..around the same time i met the oldest dog i have ever seen out on a walk, and rusty had been vegan all her life and had outlived all her siblings..great site, and ill keep checking back for tips

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Laura February 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Hi Nick and Ozzy

Thanks for the comments!

Great to hear that dogs can be vegan too!

Thanks

Laura x

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Jana Kilburn February 6, 2013 at 7:07 pm

My 20 yr old daughter is vegetarian and I eat mostly vegetarian except some chicken and fish. So I’m always looking for healthy recipe ideas for her and like trying them myself and add my stuff in a separate dish later. Thanks :)

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Laura February 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Hi Jana

Happy to help!

Laura x

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Laqueen goddess lotus February 5, 2013 at 2:42 am

Free vegan survival guide

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Laura February 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I hope you have already received it but if not just pop your details on the top right.

Thanks

Laura x

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David Hagan February 1, 2013 at 12:33 am

Thank you soooo much!

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Laura February 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Hi David

You are welcome!

Laura x

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Vincent Moore January 31, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Hello Laura, I am a poet who has just now discovered vegan and am presently learning and living it. I feel so much better since becoming vegan, even though it’s only been two months. I am in FULL DISCOVERY mode:-) Have lost 15 lbs and feeling so much better removing toxins from my body from all the processed foods and meats I’ve eaten over the years. This is a brand new lifestyle for me and I am actively getting involved with lets save the animals on our planet NOT EAT them. I look forward to learning from your site and meeting new Vegan friends. Great site, I am exploring.

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Laura February 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Hi Vincent

Thats so great!

I’m so pleased you are feeling better.

Thanks

Laura x

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Wendi Marchesani January 30, 2013 at 2:26 am

Love this site! I am not vegan, but am cutting my animal intake conciderable and am always on the look out for new healthy ideas. Thank you!

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Laura February 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Hi Wendi

You are very welcome

Thanks

Laura x

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Aggie January 27, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Hey!! You started following me on twitter so I thought I’d check you out! I’m just building up a queue of posts on my new blog, but as a long-time vegan, I’d love to collaborate with you :)

Great blog!

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Clay harding January 20, 2013 at 3:19 am

Hope all is well!

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Laura January 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Hi Clay

Great thanks!

Laura x

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Yessica January 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Thank you again this will help my vegan journey much easier and more fun :)

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Laura January 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Hi Yessica

That’s so great to hear!

Thank you

Laura x

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Marie Coria January 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Hi Laura,
I recently became a vegan after years and years. Best decision EVER! My hubby and I watched “Vegucated”. Great Film and he is now joining me and eats only fish. Thanks for this great website!

Marie Coria
Go Vegan!

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Laura January 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Hi Marie

You are very welcome!

Vegucated is a brilliant film isn’t it!

Thanks for the comments

Laura x

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Lyn January 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Hi Laura, Thanks so much for all your help and for the recipes, I have made them all now and am really enjoying!! Happy New Year.

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Amanda January 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

hey laura! i got your survival guide! thanks! also, forks over knives the movie is what made me want to go vegan too! but havent seen food matters. gonna have to check that out :)

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amanda January 4, 2013 at 3:27 am

send me cool stuff! im a new vegan!

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eric January 3, 2013 at 6:37 am

Good idea I agree with you and hope to know you more. Happy new year 2013.

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Laura January 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Hi Eric

Looking forward to it!

Laura x

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Harold Snider December 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

You have a nice looking website. My ability to be Vegan is limited. I have diabetes and protein works the best to control my blood sugar.
Harold

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Laura January 3, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Hi Harold

Good luck!

Laura x

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Danielvegan December 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Looks awesome…..Happy Holidays!

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Laura December 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Hi Daniel

Thank you!

Happy Holidays to you also

Laura x

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Nanci December 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Hi Laura:

This is a lovely site with so many great ideas and recipes! Keep up the great work!
Hope you have wonderful Holidays!

Nanci:-)

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Laura December 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Hi Nanci

thank you so much!

Have a great holidays too x

Laura x

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Linda December 16, 2012 at 7:17 am

Thanks for the recipes you’ve provdied for Christmas so far, they’re simple yet delcious!

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Laura December 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Hi Linda

Thanks for the comments I’m so glad you like them!

Laura x

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Troy B December 14, 2012 at 12:16 am

Thanks, I love this site! It is aways Inspiring to see someone who cares about the food and society!

Troy

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Laura December 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

Thanks Troy!

I appreciate that!

Laura x

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McKenna Grace Fisher December 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Laura thank you for having this site and being such a brilliant voice for Vegan outreach and education in such a delightful and positive way. I appreciate knowing you are out here helping change the human condition.. Namaste’ McKenna

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Laura December 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Hi McKenna

Thank you so much!

I just hope to make a little difference and failing that a big difference would be great! lol

Thanks for the comment you have made my day!

Laura x

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