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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    Saw this today:

    In a timely attempt to overcome bad press generated by the "pink
    slime" fiasco, McDonalds has announced their first completely cruelty
    free sandwich the McVegan.

    The company has had this one in the works for a while as they
    apparently secured the trademark to the word "McVegan" three years ago
    in 2009. Many people initially saw the news of the trademark strictly
    as McDonalds attempt to capitalize on a new market.

    The burger is going to be rolled out starting with restaurants in
    California and New York today. The price point for the burger is going
    to be $3.29 with the value meal at an affordable price of $4.59.

    A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.

    ------------------

    Don't think I'm going to rush right out there and get one...nope.





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    Chemo the Clown Guest

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    On May 21, 12:02*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Saw this today:
    >
    > In a timely attempt to overcome bad press generated by the "pink
    > slime" fiasco, McDonalds has announced their first completely cruelty
    > free sandwich the McVegan.
    >
    > The company has had this one in the works for a while as they
    > apparently secured the trademark to the word "McVegan" three years ago
    > in 2009. Many people initially saw the news of the trademark strictly
    > as McDonalds attempt to capitalize on a new market.
    >
    > The burger is going to be rolled out starting with restaurants in
    > California and New York today. The price point for the burger is going
    > to be $3.29 with the value meal at an affordable price of $4.59.
    >
    > A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.
    >
    > ------------------
    >
    > Don't think I'm going to rush right out there and get one...nope.


    I wonder how bad the plants have to suffer.

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    ImStillMags Guest

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    On May 21, 12:09*pm, Chemo the Clown <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On May 21, 12:02*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Saw this today:

    >
    > > In a timely attempt to overcome bad press generated by the "pink
    > > slime" fiasco, McDonalds has announced their first completely cruelty
    > > free sandwich the McVegan.

    >
    > > The company has had this one in the works for a while as they
    > > apparently secured the trademark to the word "McVegan" three years ago
    > > in 2009. Many people initially saw the news of the trademark strictly
    > > as McDonalds attempt to capitalize on a new market.

    >
    > > The burger is going to be rolled out starting with restaurants in
    > > California and New York today. The price point for the burger is going
    > > to be $3.29 with the value meal at an affordable price of $4.59.

    >
    > > A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.

    >
    > > ------------------

    >
    > > Don't think I'm going to rush right out there and get one...nope.

    >
    > I wonder how bad the plants have to suffer.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I've heard that carrots scream when you yank them out of the ground.


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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    On May 21, 12:18*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On May 21, 12:09*pm, Chemo the Clown <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On May 21, 12:02*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > Saw this today:

    >
    > > > In a timely attempt to overcome bad press generated by the "pink
    > > > slime" fiasco, McDonalds has announced their first completely cruelty
    > > > free sandwich the McVegan.

    >
    > > > The company has had this one in the works for a while as they
    > > > apparently secured the trademark to the word "McVegan" three years ago
    > > > in 2009. Many people initially saw the news of the trademark strictly
    > > > as McDonalds attempt to capitalize on a new market.

    >
    > > > The burger is going to be rolled out starting with restaurants in
    > > > California and New York today. The price point for the burger is going
    > > > to be $3.29 with the value meal at an affordable price of $4.59.

    >
    > > > A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.

    >
    > > > ------------------

    >
    > > > Don't think I'm going to rush right out there and get one...nope.

    >
    > > I wonder how bad the plants have to suffer.

    >
    > I've heard that carrots scream when you yank them out of the ground.


    Think of all the snakes and rabbits, rats and possums that are killed
    by the plows and harrows going through their homes.

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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    On Mon, 21 May 2012 12:02:47 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Saw this today:
    >
    >In a timely attempt to overcome bad press generated by the "pink
    >slime" fiasco, McDonalds has announced their first completely cruelty
    >free sandwich the McVegan.


    where did you see that? Nothing on their website.

    >
    >The company has had this one in the works for a while as they
    >apparently secured the trademark to the word "McVegan" three years ago
    >in 2009. Many people initially saw the news of the trademark strictly
    >as McDonalds attempt to capitalize on a new market.


    They sure aren't protecting that trademark-- Loads of variations and
    straightout copies of it on the web.

    Jim

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    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    > A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.


    Last week I had a burger with a gluten free bun at Red Robin. First
    burger bun I've eaten in a lot of years. I normally ditch the bun and
    eat the burger either with a lettuce wrapper or a fork.

  7. #7
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    On May 21, 1:56*pm, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    > > A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.

    >
    > Last week I had a burger with a gluten free bun at Red Robin. *First
    > burger bun I've eaten in a lot of years. *I normally ditch the bun and
    > eat the burger either with a lettuce wrapper or a fork.


    I think all the chains are going to have to come out with a gluten
    free bun.
    I would certainly eat more of their burgers if they did.

    I'd love to be able to find a decent gluten free bun in the grocery
    store. The only thing I can
    find is in the freezer section and those are AWFUL.

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    On May 21, 2:01*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On May 21, 1:56*pm, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > > ImStillMags wrote:

    >
    > > > A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.

    >
    > > Last week I had a burger with a gluten free bun at Red Robin. *First
    > > burger bun I've eaten in a lot of years. *I normally ditch the bun and
    > > eat the burger either with a lettuce wrapper or a fork.

    >
    > I think all the chains are going to have to come out with a gluten
    > free bun.
    > I would certainly eat more of their burgers if they did.
    >
    > I'd love to be able to find a decent gluten free bun in the grocery
    > store. * The only thing I can
    > find is in the freezer section and those are AWFUL.


    Not sure if you can order directly from these folks but I hear the
    bread is superb!
    http://www.sillyzaks.com

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    On Mon, 21 May 2012 12:02:47 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Saw this today:
    >
    >In a timely attempt to overcome bad press generated by the "pink
    >slime" fiasco, McDonalds has announced their first completely cruelty
    >free sandwich the McVegan.

    ....

    Thjey can call it whatever they want, and it will still be McCraps to
    me!

    http://recursos.fotocajon.com/enchul...AfLQE3UlEJ.jpg

    http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obes...maps/index.htm

    John Kuthe...

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"


    "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On May 21, 1:56 pm, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    > > A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.

    >
    > Last week I had a burger with a gluten free bun at Red Robin. First
    > burger bun I've eaten in a lot of years. I normally ditch the bun and
    > eat the burger either with a lettuce wrapper or a fork.


    I think all the chains are going to have to come out with a gluten
    free bun.
    I would certainly eat more of their burgers if they did.

    I'd love to be able to find a decent gluten free bun in the grocery
    store. The only thing I can
    find is in the freezer section and those are AWFUL.

    Lemme see if I can find my recipe. This one is really good! Excuse the
    typos. It isn't my recipe. I simply copied it from elsewhere.

    "Hi All
    It's been quite a while since iI posted but I just had to post a very
    simple delicous bread recipe I have developed. Like my mother used to
    say "necessity is the mother of invention". We travel a lot for Ken's
    work these days and I was forever running out of bread. Then I
    developed an allergy to yeast and eggs and that blew all my GF recipes
    out of the water for me so I began to experiment with a baking powder
    recipe called "lazy man's bread." I found most rice breads have a
    tendency to rise beautifully and then drop just before they are done.
    I decided to try my own version of this recipe in the microwave
    reasoning that since the bread always drops when almost cooked the
    microwave might fix this and it worked really well. The recipe I
    developed works really well in the corningware plain open stock bowls.
    A large soup bowl (not the ceral bowls that come in the sets) makes a
    small loaf and two rice bowls can be used instead for buns. I use the
    rice flours from the Asian isle in the supermarket. My brand is Ivory
    brand and since it is imported from Thailand it is not likely to be
    cross sontaminated with wheat flour. The secret to the nice texture is
    the sweet rice flour AKA glutenous or sweet rice flour.
    Here is my recipe:

    Microwave Rice Bread
    1/2 cup rice flour
    1 heaping teaspoon glutenous rice flour (also called sticky rice flour
    and yes it glutten is free even though the name implies
    otherwise)
    1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt (according to taste)
    1 tbsp baking powder
    1/2 cup soda water ot carbonated spring water

    If I am baking this in the bigger bowl I just put dry ingredients in
    the bowl and mix them then I mix in the carbonated water and put it in
    the mocrowave immediately for 3 minutes and in a total of 5 minutes
    or less I have a soft delicious loaf of bread. This is best eaten
    fresh but it is so simple I don't mind baking one whenever I am hungry
    for bread. It also makes a delicious hamburger bun it you bake it in
    two rice bowls instead.

    I have also addapted this recipe to a strawberry shortcake by adding a
    bit of sugar (about 1 tbsp) and vanilla. It can also take a bit of
    margarine added to it to make it richer. I just go a bit heavy on the
    flour or a bit light on the water.

    If I have to stay in a hotel I just put the dry ingredients for one
    recipe in a ziploc bag and when I get there all I have to do is put it
    in my bowl and add 1/2 cup of carbonated water. this is so great since
    most hotels have a microwave. This also works with plain water but
    since rice flour is hard to make rise using carbonated water makes it
    lighter.

    Just hink this is a great one for kids who hate crusts since it is
    crust free. Hope you all enjoy the fresh bread as much as I and my
    other celiac friends have. Betty"



  11. #11
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 21 May 2012 12:02:47 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags wrote:

    > In a timely attempt to overcome bad press generated by the "pink
    > slime" fiasco, McDonalds has announced their first completely cruelty
    > free sandwich the McVegan.


    Howe can the sandwich be completely "cruelty free" if they treat their
    employees like dirt?

    I'm sure I could find a bunch more harmful acts in the rest of the
    supply chain as well.

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 21 May 2012 16:32:01 -0400, Jim Elbrecht wrote:

    > On Mon, 21 May 2012 12:02:47 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>The company has had this one in the works for a while as they
    >>apparently secured the trademark to the word "McVegan" three years ago
    >>in 2009. Many people initially saw the news of the trademark strictly
    >>as McDonalds attempt to capitalize on a new market.

    >
    > They sure aren't protecting that trademark-- Loads of variations and
    > straightout copies of it on the web.


    Ahh yes, but did they PATENT it! ;-)

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    On Mon, 21 May 2012 20:56:56 +0000 (UTC), Doug Freyburger wrote:

    > ImStillMags wrote:
    >>
    >> A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.

    >
    > Last week I had a burger with a gluten free bun at Red Robin. First
    > burger bun I've eaten in a lot of years. I normally ditch the bun and
    > eat the burger either with a lettuce wrapper or a fork.


    How many extra dollars did they charge for that?

    I find Red Robin ridiculously priced medicore food. With downright
    terrible fries (those Evil, limp steak fries). 2 burgers, onion
    rings, two drinks = $25+ Screw that.

    -sw

    I stopped going to Red Robin when I realized two people cannot get out
    of there for less than

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    On Mon, 21 May 2012 14:01:10 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags wrote:

    > I'd love to be able to find a decent gluten free bun in the grocery
    > store. The only thing I can
    > find is in the freezer section and those are AWFUL.


    Chemistry will come to the rescue soon, I'm sure. And probably make
    you allergic to 5 other foods as a side effect. It's an endless
    cycle.

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 21 May 2012 15:03:48 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > Microwave Rice Bread
    > 1/2 cup rice flour
    > 1 heaping teaspoon glutenous rice flour (also called sticky rice flour
    > and yes it glutten is free even though the name implies
    > otherwise)
    > 1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt (according to taste)
    > 1 tbsp baking powder
    > 1/2 cup soda water ot carbonated spring water


    You lost me at 1 tablespoon of baking powder.

    -sw

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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 21 May 2012 12:02:47 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The burger is going to be rolled out starting with restaurants in
    > California and New York today. The price point for the burger is going
    > to be $3.29 with the value meal at an affordable price of $4.59.
    >
    > A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.
    >
    > ------------------
    >
    > Don't think I'm going to rush right out there and get one...nope.


    I might, just to say I tried it. McDonald's Angus burger is pretty
    good; but the Happy Hour burger at McCormick & Kuleto's + McCormick
    and Schmick is a 1/2 pound of beefy loveliness (single patty, medium
    rare) for $4.95. It comes with fries at no extra charge and I can
    order booze with it, so there's no contest about where I'm going for
    my $5 burger.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 21 May 2012 16:32:01 -0400, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On Mon, 21 May 2012 12:02:47 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Saw this today:
    > >
    > >In a timely attempt to overcome bad press generated by the "pink
    > >slime" fiasco, McDonalds has announced their first completely cruelty
    > >free sandwich the McVegan.

    >
    > where did you see that? Nothing on their website.
    >
    > >
    > >The company has had this one in the works for a while as they
    > >apparently secured the trademark to the word "McVegan" three years ago
    > >in 2009. Many people initially saw the news of the trademark strictly
    > >as McDonalds attempt to capitalize on a new market.

    >
    > They sure aren't protecting that trademark-- Loads of variations and
    > straightout copies of it on the web.
    >

    I doubt they had to do much except tweak the recipe to American
    tastes, since they don't sell meat burgers in India.


    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    On Mon, 21 May 2012 14:01:10 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'd love to be able to find a decent gluten free bun in the grocery
    > store. The only thing I can
    > find is in the freezer section and those are AWFUL.


    You just saved me some money.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  19. #19
    Doug Freyburger Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:
    > ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    >> I'd love to be able to find a decent gluten free bun in the grocery
    >> store. The only thing I can
    >> find is in the freezer section and those are AWFUL.


    I've tried various wheat-free breads at home. The awful buns are among
    the better ones, sigh. Fortunately my intolerance is specific to wheat
    and it is mild. I can have all rye breads when I can find them. I read
    labels carefully and remember specific bakery brands.

    > Chemistry will come to the rescue soon, I'm sure. And probably make
    > you allergic to 5 other foods as a side effect. It's an endless
    > cycle.


    Sadly prophetic I figure.

  20. #20
    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: Mickey D now has Mickey "V"

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > Doug Freyburger wrote:
    >> ImStillMags wrote:

    >
    >>> A gluten free bun option is said to be in the works.

    >
    >> Last week I had a burger with a gluten free bun at Red Robin. First
    >> burger bun I've eaten in a lot of years. I normally ditch the bun and
    >> eat the burger either with a lettuce wrapper or a fork.

    >
    > How many extra dollars did they charge for that?


    No extra charge, but as you wrote below it wasn't chreap:

    > I find Red Robin ridiculously priced medicore food. With downright
    > terrible fries (those Evil, limp steak fries). 2 burgers, onion
    > rings, two drinks = $25+ Screw that.


    True. I went there because it was in the mall across the hall from the
    cinema, the food court a floor below was closed, and we had tickets for
    a movie too soon to leave the mall for other food options. It was Red
    Robin or popcorn. This weekend when faced with the same challenge at
    another movie I picked the popcorn.

    In both cases I think we could have missed the first ten minutes of the
    movie and the food court would have been open. Tempting alternative
    given the previous two outcomes.

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