Cheese of any sort is not vegan. Vegans don't use animals. It's that simple. Your search for vegan sources of any nutrient will not lead you to the cheese shop, or the fish monger.
You can buy quinoa and amaranth in 25 pound bags on Amazon, for much less. Also kaniwa, a relative of quinoa.
I make amaranth pancakes, grinding it in a grain mill, mix in some fruit and starch and fry it till it's toasty brown. Or mix it with quinoa and water, cook like a cereal about 45 minutes in the microwave. it would be good with cinnamon also.
I think we all realize Napoleon comes from the Dark Side of seeing the world. I experience a jolt upon reading his comments and sometimes wonder if his perception will overpower those who come from an Optimistic Side. It appears to be the old struggle of Dark against Light. Which is real? Which is helpful? The reality, at least as I see it, is there has to be both. If the Dark Side overwhelms the Light, then everyone is in trouble. If the Light Side overwhelms the Dark, then everyone is in trouble in a different way.
For the general public who do not recognize human caused climate change, they need to be jolted out of their Innocence. For those who anticipate and encourage the end of life in expectation of a better place they call heaven, they need to awaken to their false hopes.
In the meantime, knowing I can do nothing about what happened in the past, and I may be powerless to influence others to change in order to have a future, all I am able to do is be present to this moment and make it as peaceful, calm, and pro-active as I possibly can. To an old retired schoolmarm, that means to educate, educate, educate.
Napoleon, we need you to awaken the innocent, naive, fallacious story tellers so that they understand what is happening, why, and ways to reverse human caused trends. I, personally, do not need your negativity; it harms me, even as I understand the severity of the problems facing living things on Earth. I can fight cancer, but I can't fight negativity. I say this, acknowledging you are important to increase awareness of those who deny human caused destruction. I respectfully ask that you refrain from cynicism here.
let Napoleon be who he is please, you are not in his shoes, you probably like me don't know what it is to be in his shoes.
Luara, you are correct and I made an error in judgement.
Well I have my own morbid tendencies - things like appreciating Stephen King's apocalyptic nover The Stand and Stephen King in general - that's one seriously morbid person. And watching NBC Dateline shows on Youtube - well-crafted tales of real-life murder mysteries and other extreme lives - as I lie around fuzz-brained and low energy from various allergies. It's hard to believe that fuzziness from allergies has dominated my life for more than 10 years now. I've heard chemo also causes fuzz-brain, so you may relate, now or soon.
I'm not sure why I relate to these things, it might be the darkness of being sick for so long, or maybe because of my extreme childhood I relate to other people in extreme situations. I haven't been living even a vaguely normal life, haven't had much of a social life for many years because of being sick.
Joan, your dark/light dichotomy isn't scientific and goes off the rails, a bit.
Regarding your writing style in your first paragraph, it would have been appropriate to address me rather than seemingly talk about me. I'm not making an issue of it, though.
I agree with your penultimate paragraph. We can't stop population growth and it is already too late. Nonetheless, we should enjoy a good quality of life and be positive about it.
I certainly do not wish to be perceived as negative and wouldn't intentionally cause harm. I acknowledge your health and well-being is very important and I hope you are still enjoying life during your recovery.
Napoleon, yes, I did go off the rails a bit, and I am sorry I expected you to take care of my distress. I have the power to not take on your perception, even as I can honor the value of your experience. Yes, I should have addressed you directly; I will be more honest with my expressions.
I know you and I agree on the seriousness of Earth's situation and the human causes of over population, destruction of Earth's elements, and the tipping point is here. Thank you for your care in regard to my health. I am enjoying life and intend to find pleasures until my last breath is drawn. I wish you happiness and good health as well.
Joan may I recommend a new vegan cookbook, "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day", by Ellen Jaffe Jones. It is loaded with good information. About B12, she simply states,"The only essential nutrient your diet will be lacking is vitamin B12, which used to be found in our soil and on vegetables. But since we now clean vegetables so thoroughly, vatamin B12 must be obtained in individual or multivitamin supplements or through enriched products, such as some soymilks and cereals."
You are trying to work out a diet to improve your health, and you are trying to be conscientious about it. I applaud your efforts. I think though, you are making it harder than necessary. Most Americans take supplements. What is the big deal about taking an occassional B12 capsule? What is it that meat eaters are thinking here? Is it, "I couldn't possibly take a vitamin B12 pill every couple of weeks, HELL NO! I'd rather just continue killing animals every day. That is much easier. " I'm really bewildered at this irrational callousness. I don't want skin cancer and I'm a redhead living in Florida, so I take a vitamin D supplement. What is the big deal?