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Wanted: Vegetarian Vitamin D 
Dec. 9, 2012 7:04 pm 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2012 5:19 pm
I was told I have a Vitamin D deficiency.  I take Vitamin D3, but I am on the hunt for more vegetarian food sources of it, besides "fortified milk" and "fortified soy milk"  Looking for ideas.
Dec. 10, 2012 1:14 am
The only vegetarian sources that I can think of are breakfast cereals and mushrooms. You might look for more helpin "The Buzz" tab at the top of this page, second from right.
Dec. 10, 2012 1:15 am
I was told that I had a deficiency, too. After six months of 1,000 IU of D3, I was cleared.
Dec. 10, 2012 3:56 am
By eliminating fish, it’s unlikely you can achieve an optimum level of Vitamin D from a plant based diet unless you’re skin is sufficiently exposed to sunlight. Food Highest in Vitamin D *** http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-000102000000000000000-1.html?
Dec. 10, 2012 3:57 am
“For most people, the principal source of vitamin D is production by the skin in response to sunlight. Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, and achieving adequate vitamin D levels via sun exposure is difficult, considering that most of us work indoors, and cover our body with clothing, especially in the winter months. Plus, sun exposure to assure optimal Vitamin D status may damage and age the skin increasing wrinkling and the risk of skin cancer.” *** Source: http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/vitamin_D_the_right_stuff.aspx
Dec. 10, 2012 3:40 pm
Dear Robin, There is quite a bit of information on the web in reference to vitamin D containing foods and supplements. Please be aware, however, of the site's reliability!! If ingesting a supplement, look and see if oyster shell is an ingredient as it is sometimes used and is not an option for a vegan. Many herbs also contain this ingredient, as well. If you do find a good supplement, and I hope so, please also be sure to make sure the minerals/vitamins/etc are chelated to aid in more usable-ness...no reason to buy and pee out, I always say! LOL! Take care of you and look for whole grain recipes like pumpkin-oatmel pancakes, super D scones, etc. Good luck & take care of you! Momma ain't no good no how iffin she don't care for Momma...eh? Hope Vaughn Owner/Chef Phat Katz & Phunky Pawz Freelance Writer & Recipe Maker
Dec. 26, 2012 5:19 pm
Thanks, guys. I currently take 2,000 IU of D-3. I was taking 1,000 IU, but my doctor told me to double it. I have had bone issues so I took it seriously. I prefer to get my nutrients in my food whenever possible. That's why I'm looking for more vegetarian food sources of it. I love mushrooms. Never thought of them as a Vitamin D source. Thanks for the tip. I walk a lot, so I may get a good dose from the sun-even when it's not out enough to cause skin damage. Thanks again everyone. Robin
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I have loved cooking since I can remember. I have fond memories of watching my mom, grandmother--and my dad and grandfather cook. I learned even more when I became a vegetarian and my mother said she'd buy what I needed but I'd have to cook my "concoctions" myself.
My favorite things to cook
Gosh, I wish I could pick one. I make a rice casserole that I love. I like baking pies too. There's a veggie version of puttanesca sauce that I make from scratch. And I'm pretty proud of my greatly-reduced fat version of Alfredo sauce.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cousins and I talk about watching our grandmother make "tagelach," a Jewish dessert made of sweet fried dough nuggets held together with nuts and honey (the Italians make something similar, but I don't know their name for it). Potato latkes and different "kugels" are also fond memories. My family's recipe for chopped liver is legendary. I make a vegetarian version of it.
My cooking triumphs
I am pretty dam proud of my vegetarian chopped liver. My other triumph is my stuffed mushrooms. The recipe I am proud to take credit for is my vegetarian stuffed red peppers. It's complicated so I haven't made it in awhile.
My cooking tragedies
I began looking at the cookbooks lying around the house when I was about nine. I decided to make my father a sardines and canned peas omelette. He got sick and the dog wouldn't eat it. Then there was the chocolate cake I baked with my cousin, to which we added 4 bananas. The cake deflated before our eyes. But the one that comes in second, behind my omelette, is the eggplant I roasted in the oven, without making slits in it first. It exploded in the oven and I spend days cleaning it off. The explosion caused the rests that the oven racks went on to bend, making the racks in the oven rest on a slant (interesting when trying to bake cakes).
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