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DissidentRage wrote

If at least one of them gives the same flavor and mouthfeel as a non-vegan meal sure.

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Random_Revolutionary wrote

Once you transition you'll get used to it. Tastes change really fast. If you don't eat meat for a month, seitan will be enough to check your "chewy proteiny food" needs.

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dele_ted wrote

I'd become vegan in a heartbeat if it didn't require dedicating so much time to cooking, reading up on diets and so on (on top of that, where i live at least, veganism is not cheap). I'm studying and simply don't have the spare energy or time to commit to veganism.

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happy wrote

I'm curious what makes you say veganism isn't cheap where you live; grains and legumes are staples all over the developing world.

Also, veganism doesn't take that much time dedicated to reading and cooking if you have the privilege of having a place and time to quickly cook and store food.

PM me if you have any questions or want recommendations or anything. I would love to help you with whatever roadblocks you are hitting.

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dele_ted wrote

But i can't survive on grains and legumes, I already eat twice that of my little brother (who's 16, and 16-year olds can eat half a horse in a day).

The biggest factor is that i don't live alone, and those i live with aren't vegan. We often cook together, because it's of course cheaper and easier. If i went vegan, or even vegetarian, I'd have to stop sharing groceries with eveyone and stop cooking with everyone, to instead cook after they're finished every evening. Will surely go vegetarian, and might even go vegan when i get a sustainable income and can live alone, but right now, it's not viable. I'll remember your offer to help when i get there, thanks!

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happy wrote

If you see the reasons on why transitioning towards a vegan diet or lifestyle is important why not try and educate your roommates into a vegan diet and cooking them vegan meals. Maybe you've had to do this with anarchism or communism?

What is it about grains and legumes that you can't subsist on? They are easy to cook and season and provide wonderful nutrients. Supplement with adding fats and veggies and you're good (besides a multivitamin, but I think near everyone should be taking one regardless of diet).

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dele_ted wrote

I've discussed going vegetarian or vegan with them before (multiple times actually), but they're as stubborn as a donkey when it comes to old habits.

I hate the idea of popping pills alongside your food. I try to get what i need purely from my food, to avoid pills (except D vitamin, which i have to take in the winter season if i want to get by without getting too tired to move, whether i like it or not). It's a little childish, i think I'll make an effort to get over that when i go vegan at some point in the future.

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selver wrote

If I didn't have to cook it, yes no question about it.

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sudo wrote

Yeah. I only eat meat if I find it in the dumpster, and if it hasn't spoiled.

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libre_dev wrote

Did someone say something about a free hot meal?

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Copenhagen_Bram wrote

Yes. What are some suggestions for vegan meals that I can put on the shopping list?

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lambda wrote

Probably, though I don't eat much meat other than fish these days as it is.

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rosalique wrote

Best I can do is vegetarian. I like dairy too much.