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Hi there,

I came across this page while looking for a way to create seitan.  I found an amazing thread that was really informative and non-threatening. 

I will tell you a little about myself.  I am 30 years old and living in NYC.  I'm a gay male and have a steady boyfriend of 5 years.  I still eat meat and I'm making the switch now to a better healthier lifestyle.

I have reduced my meat consumption to dining out which may or may not happen once a week.  I'm in the process of converting all of my favorite recipes into vegan dishes.  My goal for 2007 (besides switching out CFL bulbs in all my families homes) is to serve only vegan food at my annual holiday party in December.

That's a little about me.  I hope to be posting more soon.  My boyfriend is from Guyana and I have a few fantastic Guyanese recipes I would like to share.  As well as my native Pennsylvanian fare and some Sri Lankan dishes for fun.

-Chad

welcome to the board! we're a nutty bunch here, but pretty harmless. please do share some of your recipes when you get a chance.

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Welcome  :)

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welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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welcome to the vegweb!! :)

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Nice to have you here Chad!    :)

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Hi, Chad.  I think I know which seitan thread you're talking about.  I keep refering back to it.  Now you have me curious about common ingredients in Guyanese cuisine.  There are a lot of cooks/bakers here who can help you tricky recipes.  I'm not one of them, but there are a bunch here.

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'ello Chad!  I was an omni when I found this site too....a bit over a year ago.  I transitioned to ovo-lacto and then lacto, though I admit I'm still struggling to give up that last bit of cheese!  I hope you  find all of these wonderful people to be as supportive and helpful as I have.

Cheers!

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Welcome. We are a wacky but friendly bunch here. I was actually lacto ovo when I found Vegweb. I wanted to go vegan, and everyone here was so helpful. It made my transition so much easier. Vegweb rocks. You'll love this place.

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Welcome!  But beware!  This place is addictive!  Great to have you.

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Welcome Chad!  I hope you find everything you are looking for here.  :)

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Hi Chad, welcome to vegweb. This place is so great, you're gonna love it ;) I look forward to trying your recipes. Please post them soon.
:)

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Hi Chad!  

Welcome to the Q&A.  Looking forward to those recipes you mentioned!

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Thanks for the warm welcome.

I have to say Guyanese and Trinidadian is my favorite cuisine, thanks to my bf.  Anyways,  I  think you could describe it as westernized Indian food and thats not just because the people are called West Indians.  Staple like curry have much different regional taste. 

Quite of few of the recipes are actually vegetarian by default as quite a few West Indians are practicing Hindus. 

I'll try to put up a simple curry recipe, a recipe for my FAVORITE thing in the whole world "doubles" a fried dough filled with curried chickpeas, dal.  I  know  a few people that are turned off by Indian curry that love the West Indian variation. 

Other things I will try are dal, cookup rice buss-up-shut and roti, callaloo, shark and bake.  Strange names but tasty stuff. 

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Ooooh.  You said the magic words... fried dough.

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Hi Chad! You are most welcome here--we love converting omni's!  :D ;D :D

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Welcome Chad!

I would like to apologize in advance for this crazy bunch.... of course I am normal.  ;D ;D ;D
My boyfriend is also Guyanese and I second you on 'doubles'.  They are addictive.  I have never made them but there is a little Caribbean restaurant two minutes from me that makes unbelievable doubles.  I don't handle 'hot' well and the first time my bf made me curried potatoes, I had tears streaming down my face, my nose ran and my lips burned.  I am slowly trying to be able to handle 'hot'.  Once it gets past my throat, I am fine.  I have to say, since meeting my bf, I am eating more and more West Indian dishes.

You will love this board.  Always nice to have someone new.

Once again, welcome!

Di

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Hi Chad!
It's nice to see another NYCer around here.
This is a great place to be -- lots of good advice, amazing recipes, and nice people. :)
Can't wait for the recipes!

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Welcome!  But beware!  This place is addictive!  Great to have you.

::nods::: welcome! addictive...

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Welcome!

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What nice responses you've gotten already.  See? We are all so nice here! :)  Welcome to the site!

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