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#31 Postby veganpotter » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:15 pm

That would be fine since I doubt there's any water up there anyway...its all ice

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#32 Postby loveliberate » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:29 am

People make lots of excuses... My family & I eat mostly local/Cascadian produced organic foods bought mostly from locally owned stores - all while spending far less than most Americans do for their mass produced, low quality crap bought from multin-national chains. We shop around for sales, buy from discount stores & use lots of coupons! :wink:

Sometimes it takes a little effort but we believe it is well worth it! :D
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#33 Postby veganpotter » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:12 pm

Produce is tough sometimes though...when I was in Maryland I could go to the closest grocer and pay a lot for organic or go way out of my way to save but then I'd wind up making up for the savings with extra gas money. Also there's the issue with national chains and where you live...where I am(you can ask daywalker) the cheapest place to get organic is Kroger(america's largest grocer) or I can go to the only natural food place and pay double or more than double and they almost never have anything on sale that isn't in a package.

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#34 Postby JW » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:17 pm

We have few options in Winnipeg.
The national groceries are starting to stock more and more organic.
We also have an organic food warehouse. You really have to seek these places out.

One thing which helps is finding a farming co-op
We have a couple where you pay a certain amount for a share which entitles you to fresh veggies every 2 weeks. What you get largely is dependent upon the crops but I've never felt ripped off.
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#35 Postby veganpotter » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:58 pm

Next is Wal-Mart...I can really see them taking over the organic foods in towns that don't have big natural food stores and maybe even in towns with big natural food stores...I've already seen them with tomatoes, carrots, bagged greens, potatoes kiwi, apples, oranges...no bananas yet but its only a matter of time.

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#36 Postby Cristian » Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:55 pm

Can anyone tell me how much soy milk costs when compared to regular milk in your country? Because logically thinking it should be cheaper to produce it since soymilk doesn't require the soy to go through animals...


I buy my soy milk from a supermarket called Tesco (UK), 1lt is about 65p and I think is one of the cheapest and tastes ok. Some other are more expensive, up to £1.20.
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#37 Postby JW » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:01 pm

I don't drink too much soy milk but it costs in the range of 1.65 - 2.00 per liter
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#38 Postby veganpotter » Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:56 pm

Get a soymilk maker for $100...it'll cost you about 10 cents a liter once you buy one

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#39 Postby JW » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:12 am

I haven't heard of these.
Can you add flavours?

veganpotter wrote:Get a soymilk maker for $100...it'll cost you about 10 cents a liter once you buy one
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#40 Postby Rawj » Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:19 pm

WHat all do you need? Soybeans obviously. Sugar? Anything else?

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#41 Postby veganpotter » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:00 pm

all a vegan needs is tofu, nutritional yeast, bananas and spirulina...nothing else at all

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#42 Postby JW » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:18 pm

to make soy milk? :? :? :wink:
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#43 Postby lelle » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:39 pm

I think adding cocoa or other flavours like vanilla etc. should work.

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#44 Postby Kathryn » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:28 am

Rawj wrote:WHat all do you need? Soybeans obviously. Sugar? Anything else?


I've seen ads for soymilk makers in VegNews and Vegetarian Times. It looks like you just put soybeans and water in (I don't know if you have to do some kind of prep on the soybeans first). Sugar isn't necessary (if you want to add sweetener, blending the 'milk' with some dates or adding agave nectar or stevia or some other sweetener, even apple juice, would be a better option.

I think you can add other things after the 'milk' is made, but from the machine, it's just soy and water.

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#45 Postby JW » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:02 am

Thanks Kathryn
That definitely answers the question :D
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