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Wed, Apr. 25th, 2012, 01:02 pm
banjololo: (no subject)

Where can I get vegan dress shoes? Men's or women's, I do not care, but closed-toe and no heels. Thanks!

Wed, Jul. 13th, 2011, 02:27 pm
jaunxbox: Long shot

Vegan-friendly naturopath in-network for Great West Health Cigna Open Network somethingorother? Ideally inner SE or right downtown but anywhere on Trimet works. Anybody know of any?

Tue, Aug. 17th, 2010, 07:35 pm
kytty: The Alyza Challenge

Vote vegan and pass it on!!


Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010, 05:46 pm
algeh: Leather-free hiking boots?

I'm in the market for a nice pair of hiking boots. I've decided to get into real hiking again and tennis shoes just aren't cutting it. I'd really like to buy a leather-free pair, and I really need to try them on before committing because they have to fit my orthotics and I've found that few shoes do. I'm therefore looking for a brick-and-mortar store in Portland that would carry such a thing. I last bought a pair in the 90s at a store at Pioneer Place, but I'm guessing that there may now be better places to go (I think I bought the only pair of leather-free boots in the store - I loved them and wore them for years, though).

The other catch is that I wear a really awkward size. In women's I'm a 10WW and in men's I'm a 8EEEE. (Wearing shoes that were too narrow in the past is probably why I need orthotics now. Joy.)

Any suggestions?

Sun, Mar. 21st, 2010, 10:55 am
cascadianista: Recipe advice again...

I'm looking for a recipe again.

I got a cast iron stovetop griddle I'd been lusting over for months and have barely used it. I need an EXCELLENT vegan pancake recipe that:
  • does not involve whole wheat flour
  • makes lighter, airier pancakes and not thick dense ones
I have unbleached white flour and Ener-G egg replacer on hand, and I use peanut oil in baking recipes and to season the griddle.

Ideally this would be a good base recipe that I can tinker with by adding a little fruit.

BTW, to whoever posted the velveeta-like Mac and Cheese recipe in my last recipe thread, I've adapted the recipe a bit:

Vegan Kraft Dinner

This is a surprisingly accurate substitute for Kraft Mac and Cheese, aka Kraft Dinner. And yet it's totally vegan. It's even got that artificial orange color. One note: you cannot let it get below a certain temperature or it congeals with a weird texture -- plan to keep the pot warm.
  • 3.5 cups dry macaroni, cooked and rinsed
  • 6 Tbsp Earth Balance margarine14-16oz silken (soft) tofu -- 1 brick Mori-nu works, or other better kind
  • 1 brick Follow Your Heart "cheddar" cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp water
Melt margarine over medium-low heat. Blend tofu in blender until completely creamy and stir into pot. Shred "cheese" and stir into pot, add water, and keep whisking until it melts, which will take a while. Stir in macaroni and coat well.

This reheats well on the stove -- add a little water or unsweetened soy milk and reheat slowly, stirring often, over medium-low heat. I would not suggest putting it in the microwave.

Sun, Feb. 7th, 2010, 04:39 pm
dodecalogue: valentines dinner?

Anyone got any suggestions? We looked at Blossoming Lotus, but it looks like too big of an ordeal. Maybe thinking about Bete-Lukas, but I'm seeing contrary information regarding the cooking with "clarified butter." Doesn't need to be fancy, but fancy's also not a problem. Thanks! :)

Sun, Feb. 7th, 2010, 01:24 pm
cascadianista: Mac & cheeze

I need a good vegan mac and 'cheese' recipe. By good I mean awesome, not "throw 1/4lb nutritional yeast into a cup of soy milk" because believe me, those recipes exist on the Internets.

Something equivalent to Hungry Tiger's vegan mac and cheese would be totally acceptable.

This is for a Special Dinner(tm). Annnnd... GO!

Mon, Jan. 25th, 2010, 06:21 pm
algeh: Gelatin-free conversation hearts? Do they exist?

So, in my exciting adventures of label-reading, another holiday tradition appears about to bite the dust. Conversation hearts have gelatin in them. Blargh.

Does anyone make gelatin-free ones commercially? If so, where in Portland can I buy them (I didn't see anything at New Seasons)? If not, does anyone have a recipe for something homemade and similar (which would be kind of fun, I guess, since I'd get to somehow inscribe my own messages)?

Mon, Jan. 25th, 2010, 12:25 pm
leahxvx: Dentists?

Hey PDX vegans, I'm looking for a dentist here in Portland. I'm quite torn about it.. do vegan dentists even exist. I figured if they did, I'd find them here. If not, are there any offer any. er.. options? Any good dentists in general?

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