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  1. recently i heard that the blossoming lotus restaurant was hiring... http://www.blpdx.com/
  2. i work as a social worker at a nursing home. i advocate for resident rights alot -- and sometimes i am punished for it. right now, my boss is riding me really hard--and im tired of this treatment. i am processing a grievance with the corporate office.
  3. awesome! you are such an inspiration!
  4. You Are a Dreaming Soul Your vivid emotions and imagination takes you away from this world So much so that you tend to live in your head most of the time You have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all... But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you. Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses. Underneath it all, you have a ton of passion that you hide from others. Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life. Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul, Prophet Soul, and Traveler Soul
  5. dear robert, im upset to hear that some people make fun of you. you who blow the whole notion that veganim cant be healthy. and are kind and reach out to people. some people really suck.
  6. to me, life is chess. or at list, my job is certainly "chessy." there is something to be said for checkers. trusting in the next moment. but in any case, choice, action, thought are all extremely important.
  7. i just got the book a couple days ago and its so awesome. i live on too much processed food. but i have always told myself i dont have time or motivation to cook. im so excited by a diet, with EASY recipes, all non-processed and vegan and healthy! yay brendan!
  8. have you ever tried grilling fruit? like mango, pineapple?? its so AWESOME!
  9. okay, ive done some reasearch.... Bone char, made from the bones of cows, is at times used to whiten sugar. Some sugar companies use it in filters to decolorize their sugar. Other types of filters involve granular carbon or an ion exchange system rather than bone char. The following sugar companies DO NOT use bone-char filters: Florida Crystals Refinery P.O. Box 86 South Bay, FL 33493 407-996-9072 Labels: Florida Crystals Refined Sugars Incorporated One Federal St. Yonkers, NY 10702 914-963-2400 Labels: Jack Frost, Country Cane, 4# Flow-Sweet Pillsbury Makes powdered brown sugar Supreme Sugar Company (subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland) P.O. Box 56009 New Orleans, LA 70156 504-831-0901 Labels: Supreme, Southern Bell, Rouse's Markets The following sugar companies DO use bone-char filters: Domino 1114 Ave. of the Americas 25th Fl. New York, NY 10036 212-789-9700 Savannah Foods P.O. Box 335 Savannah, GA 31402 912-234-1261 California & Hawaiian Sugar Company (with the exception of its Washed Raw Sugar) 830 Loring Ave. Crockett, CA 94525-1104 510-787-2121 Supermarket brands of sugar (e.g., Giant, Townhouse, etc.) buy their sugar from several different refineries, so there is no way of knowing whether it is vegan at any given time. Brown sugar is generally made by adding molasses to refined sugar, so sugar companies that use bone char in the production of their regular sugar will also use it in the production of their brown sugar. Confectioner's sugar (refined sugar mixed with cornstarch) made by such companies also involves the use of bone char. Fructose may, but does not typically involve a bone-char filter. If you want to avoid all refined sugars, we recommend alternatives such as Sucanat and turbinado sugar. Neither of these sweeteners are ever filtered with bone char. Additionally, beet sugar--though normally refined--never involves the use of bone char. yes, michaelhobson, it does look like bonechar filters are used in some water filtering....but as we all need water, lobbying for change is porbably the only option. veganism to be me is not about perfection but about avoiding animal suffering when possible.
  10. sorry im so new with the finer points of being vegan...what's an easy way to tell from ingredients list if sugar is made with bone char?
  11. sadly, im sure he's not. i give blood alot, and you have to do a rigorous questionnaire, which involves a lot of questions about sex. for HIV purposes. however, the questions are very skewed against gay men. basically if you are a gay male or a man who even once slept with a man, or a woman who slept with a gay male, you can neve give blood. it seems so homophobic. because its the safe sex practices you use, and perhaps number of sex partners in past year that would matter,.
  12. thanks everyone, for educating me. today i looked at the soy milk my husband bought, and it also had vitamin D. I loked at our orange juice--also vitamin d. does anyone know how to get correct on which vitamin d is vegan? or which soy milks are vegan for that matter? still learning, amy catherine
  13. for portlanders, what gyms do you recommend?
  14. thank you darth vegan! i take it you are a star wars fan
  15. so are rob and brendan's bdays at the same time?? HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB!! thanks for all you do!
  16. happy birthday brendan! you are such an inspiration, and i love vega!!
  17. how does one find a hair salon that uses hair dyes and products that are vegan? is aveda vegan? i live in portland area, thankfully. any help?
  18. i have heard that 8th continent is not vegan. what is in 8th continent?
  19. as i live in the area, i probably wont stay at the lodge...im thinking about bringing my veg hubby also. we will probably not attend every single event. i am willing to donate to the cause however
  20. yay! im not doing superbowl either! i dislike football. im reading. and internetting. but i fear we are in the minority.l
  21. yes, i do. i have attended sangha off and on. i practice a full-moon ceremony with my husband every month. and i have read quite a bit. buddhism for me is a lifestyle, you are right.
  22. in terms of reading on buddhism, i think Thich Nhat Hanh is the best author. his writing is like poetry. minus laws and dogma, and full of love, with mediations on smiling and hugging. but still very deep.
  23. welcome! im new here too, and everyone is so friendly!
  24. i also have a history of eating disorder--both compulsive overeating and anorexia. however, i believe being vegan is an antidote to an eating disorder, if you do it right. because vegan is finally healthy eating.
  25. my husband is buddhist. i am a catholic witch. buddhism is an extremely beautiful practice. amy catherine
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