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Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:59 pm
The staunchest of efforts. Respect.
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:06 pm
Twenty meat-free years for me. Feeling pretty good about it personally.
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:36 pm
Your making me feel bad im only 7 years
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:50 pm
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:10 am
18yrs meat free for me, like Kev feel pretty good about it.
Biggest difference I've noticed as when I first stopped eating meat there was no 'convenience' veg foods, so learning to cook was something I'm well happy I learnt to do.
In saying that I'm now a huge sucker for the faus meat snacks and will try out something new every time I go to the supermarket.
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:15 am
what does that look like on the inside?
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:59 am
snuff wrote:Biggest difference I've noticed as when I first stopped eating meat there was no 'convenience' veg foods, so learning to cook was something I'm well happy I learnt to do.
Fucking aye, my diet is way better now, even though it often pisses me off having to cook.
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:04 am
Ain't that the truth, hence my love for convenience food I think.
akaxo wrote::o what does that look like on the inside?
Not actually sure, just tend to smother in sriracha and mow down.
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:43 am
Totally feel that. I love cooking but end up eating at Midnight Espresso in Wellington almost every day out of convenience. It's usually avocado on toast for breakfast then dinner at Midnight Espresso, haha. It's kinda expensive but damn everything vegan there tastes so amazing that it's worth it. The bean nachos, hash stack, scrambled tofu with seasoned veges, and tortilla stack are my favourites. I've been going there nearly every day for about 5 years. I can't get enough. Now they have a Metallica pinball machine and I am utterly addicted. Every city should have a Midnight Espresso.
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:16 am
their vegan hash stack is my breakfast everyday i'm in wgtn for something, i've booked flights to allow time to get breakfast there before. i keep meaning to venture on to something else but never seem to haha, might give the scrambled tofu a go next time.
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:56 am
If you like the hash stack you will flip the fuck out over the scrambled tofu and veges. Fact.
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:09 pm
Only had their nachos once, but it was pretty fucking amazing.
The only takeaway I really buy though is the occasional Samosa. Those things are always cheap and massive for some reason
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:46 am
Checked out Ekim Burgers at the top of Cuba Street tonight. Got one of each of the 'Courtney' (marinated tofu w/guacamole - $6), and the 'Dale' (marinated tofu w/beetroot relish - $7.50). Would definitely recommend the Courtney. The Dale is a bit sloppy, but still great. Chips were HUGE and the 'Ekim sauce' that came with them was a salsa that was every bit as good as people have suggested.
Cheap and delicious/10.
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:49 am
Oh and I discovered this week that Wellington City New World sell 'authentic chinese handmade' vege dumplings. Made by some restaurant in Hataitai. 16 to a pack. Good vermicelli/vegetable/pastry ratio. Definitely worth paying $7.
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:57 pm
Jeez, and another year down, time flies.
Being vege in Milan isn't too much different than in NZ, similar culture exists where meat is very much a staple - My Italian teacher (who's gay) said becoming a vegetarian would have been looked down upon more than coming out (and he's from a typical Italian Catholic family)
They don't have quite the range of fake meats that seem to exist in other european countries (haven't found Quorn anywhere), and they seem to be less processed (gluten/soy protein) and more "home made" feeling (like a home made tofu/lentil patty).
Cheese is obviously a big deal in Italy, so not being vegan works well...
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:11 pm
When we were in Italy in '98 we found lots of vegan ice-creams even vegan Magnums! Don't know if you can still get them? Also it was common to go into a pizza shop and many of the pizzas didn't have cheese or meat which was choice. We spent some time in Milan too and went to a large squatted social centre called Leo Carvallo (or a name something like that), is it still going? A friend of ours from Milan said their was a tofu shop called "The house of the cheese of soy", don't know if it is still going ... Hope you are having lots of fun there!
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:52 pm
Yeah the most common vegetarian/vegan "substitute" foods are by a brand Valsoia
, they seem to have a pretty good range of products including soy based yoghurt and icecream.
Yup Leoncavallo is still going, Milan's oldest squat apparently. I was going to go to a show there last weekend but came down with the flu. A lot of Milan's venues (including Leoncavallo) are a little out from the city centre, which can make getting home after a show a bit difficult as most public transport shuts down around midnight.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:29 pm
Yep we were lucky as we got driven around so didn't have to worry about public transport, cool to hear it is still going bummer it a pain to get to though. Hope you find a way to check it out
Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:17 am
i was only there for a few days but i found rome pretty sweet for eating vegan. i knew no italian but still found it pretty easy and people got it and were helpful and friendly. cheese free pizza options everywhere, hotel i stayed in had a couple of mains labelled as vegan on the menu and paninis with tomato and basil pretty much did me for the time there. before going there i was told "gelato vegano" was an essential italian phrase to know.
Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:31 am
14 days to go