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While nothing truly replaces blood, itself, there are many every day food items that will reduce the bloodlust, even if only temporarily. After scouring every corner of the Net years ago in search of these items, recipes, and techniques, I am setting out to once more discover these things and bring them to you.
Oh yes, we've all been through it. So you've got yourself a good system going for you to obtain blood or at least a regular pattern by which you comply with, and the next thing you know you have to unexpectedly leave for a while.
What do I do?
If it is just a matter of days, then it is no big deal, but if it is a matter of weeks or if those days are particularly stressful, then you may find yourself with the very compelling urge to Feed off of anyone and everyone that you set eyes upon. Of course, when one person in particular is causing you stress, this becomes even more difficult to deal with, as we all know how patient we are when we're Hungry (not).
Sure, you could try auto-vampyrism, but what if you are in a situation in which it is difficult to get away and have some time to yourself? Well, this list should help with that quite considerably.
Substitutes for Blood
This article can be tried out one-at-a-time, memorized, or even printed out as a shopping list if you so wish it to be, but what I am going to do is simply make a list a list of all things alleged to 'sedate' the Hunger.
Note: Some of these (or a lot) will contradict each other, and that is O.K. Why? Because it differs slightly from person-to-person. A lot of these do not work for me, but they might work for you so have at 'em.
- Rare or Medium-Rare Steaks
- Fruits and Vegetables (Particularly vegetables, and preferably raw.)
- V8 Fusion not the "vegetable juice" type; the kind with actual juice flavors (such as pomegranate).
- Light blue Gatorade (Glacier Freeze) for whatever reason does wonders.
- Meditation (One would be quite surprised by the sheer power of conscious decision and serenity.)
- This one goes without saying, but maintaining a good diet, and giving yourself a healthy amount of rest does wonders.
- Another common sense thing is if you're feeling like it's getting the better of you, go out for a jog do some exercising.
- Something that helps me (Zane) a lot is pomegranate juices. The other flavor in it doesn't seem to matter much, but if you can find some pomegranate-based juice you should be pretty set. The heavenly abilities of pomegranate to sedate the "Thirst" is anything short of a godsend.
- The last thing I would like to mention before showing what others believe work for them, is Psi-Feeding. Although real vampyres need blood, do not underestimate what Energy can do for a "quick fix." Obviously it's not going to be anywhere near as helpful as blood, but depending on how much you take, it should be able to get you by for anywhere from a half hour to a few hours.
- Chocolate Milk*
- Red Wine*
- Fresh Pineapple*
- Suck on Clean Pennies*
- Blood Supplements (i.e. iron supplements, etc.)*
- Orange Juice**
- "...red Gatorade mixed with a little bit of orange juice and beef broth and liquid multivitamins. (Try it, it tastes almost like blood and it's VERY nutritious.)"**
- "...buy some larger rodents they sell at pet shops to feed snakes with, and feed from those."**
- Chocolate Syrup**
- Tomato-based products (i.e. Ketchup, Tomato Soup)**
- Hot sauce**
- Spicy foods**
- Tobasco Sauce**
- Hot peppers**
- Beef broth**
- Beef bouillion**
- Half-set Jell-O**
- Green tea**
- Pulpy Orange Juice**
- Beef liver (cooked)**
- NesQuik Powdered Strawberry Milk Mix***
- "I have found a drink that actually really helps stop the craving for blood but not altogether; it at least takes some of the "pain" of it off. High Pulp Orange Juice: it's thick, filling, easy to get, and everyone's happy because you are drinking something "normal" and healthy..."**
- Blood-Wine**** [Just visit the link (****) at the bottom of the page for this and the prior.]
- Cheese, Yogurt, other bacterial foods*****
- Milk (Fresh)*****
- "look, here's what I do. It may help you, it may not. Boil beef broth, and mix with v8 and orange juice. Taste like blood, has almost all of the vitamins and minerals you need."******
- Hot Apple Cider******
- Raw fish*******
- Ice cream*******
- Cherry syrup********
- Cooked insects********
- Cranberry Juice********
- "Fresh Berries of any kind (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, etc...)"********
- Energy Drinks (i.e. Red Bull, etc.)********
- "Geritol Liquid (taken 3 times a day)"********
- "Sports water (the kind with added oxygen)"********
- "Raw liver (beef or calf only and even then you risk illness)"********
- "bear,rabit and goat blood also make good 2eds"********
- Brewer's yeast*********
- Sea salt*********
- Colloidal materials*********
- Bluegreen Algae********* [Zane Note: Some people are allergic to chlorella, spirulina, and bluegreen algae]
- Table salt*********
- Self-hypnosis********* [Zane Note: While there usually are not any complications regarding this, I strongly urge everybody to do their research from all perspectives before delving into this as there have been some, albeit very few, negative health reports regarding this.]
- Another method of cooking that I regularly use. Heat an oven to 150°C (about 300°F) with a baking tray in it. When it is up to temp slap your steak (seasoned as you like) on the baking tray. Cook for 2 min a side at most. Just enough to seal the outside and warm the inside to body temp. Cooking too long is a waste of blood, too long and you risk an upset stomach. Fresh is WAY better than frozen.
- Blood sausage
- Don't know if you can get it in other countries, but here in England we have black pudding, a sausage made from pigs blood. It is sliced and fried for breakfast. Got more iron than chewing on nails, plus feeds us in ways we need to be fed. ;)
- Oil of Clove
- My old emergency remedy. Oil of clove can be bought from herbal remedy shops and some pharmacies (drug stores to you Americans). It is used as a dental anesthetic and rubbed on gums helps with wisdom teeth and the likes. Get a glass of ice cold water and put 2-3 drops of clove oil in it (aka a tincture). Drink slowly in sips and give the water time to swill around your mouth. By numbing the tongue you will reduce the thirst drastically. Oil comes in little bottles, so easy to keep in your backpack or handbag. Anyone asks, its for your tooth pain**
Duck or goose blood soup or czarnina (also known as czernina) is a Polish favorite and originated as a way to use up every part of a slaughtered duck or goose.
If you don't have access to a freshly slaughtered duck or goose and its blood, you may be able to purchase the blood at a Polish deli and duck parts from a butcher (or blanched pork neckbones). If blood isn't available or distasteful, try slepo (blind) czarnina, which is blood free.
Makes about 10 servings of Polish Czarnina
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 hours
- Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
- Blood from a freshly killed duck or goose (about 2 cups)
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- Duck or goose parts (or 3 pounds blanched pork neck bones)
- 10 cups cold water
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 teaspoon marjoram (cloves, allspice are optional)
- Salt and pepper
- 2 cups dried fruit (prunes, raisins, pears, apples)
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Mix fresh blood with vinegar so it won't clot, cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Or you can buy the blood already mixed with vinegar at some European specialty stores.
- Place dressed duck pieces in a large pot. Cover with at least 10 cups cold water. Bring to a boil, skimming off any foam that rises to the surface. Add a stock sachet, if desired, marjoram and other spices, if using, and salt and pepper to taste. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour.
- Add the dried fruit and cook another hour. Remove meat from bones and return to the pot. Let the soup cool and refrigerate to make skimming off the fat easier, and prevent curdling once the blood and half-and-half are added.
- When ready to serve, in a large bowl, cream the soup by fork blending flour into half-and-half. Add 3 ladles of cold soup and blood-vinegar mixture and whisk until smooth. Transfer to pot with remaining soup and heat gently until soup is thickened and the raw flour taste is cooked out, about 20-30 minutes. Adjust seasonings, vinegar and sweetness, if necesary. Serve with soup kluski or potato dumplings.
If anybody has anything to add to the list, feel free to shoot me an email.
- * http://www.sanguinarius.org/articles/CG_solitary-vampyres.shtml
- ** http://www.sanguinarius.org/guide/blood/bloodthirst.shtml
- *** http://www.sanguinarius.org/teen-vampires/t-surprises.shtml
- **** http://www.sanguinarius.org/guide/blood/cooking.shtml
- ***** http://www.vampires.nu/pages/forums.cfm/action/viewmessages/PageID/10/Forum/25/Topic/26105
- ****** http://www.vampires.nu/pages/forums.cfm/action/viewmessages/Forum/25/Topic/19407/PageID/10
- ******* http://www.house-eclipse.org/hex/hex_plugins/content/content.php?content.74
- ******** http://vampires.nu/pages/Forums.cfm/action/viewmessages/Forum/25/Topic/14079/PageID/10
- ********* http://sarasvati.sanguinarius.org/bbcfamine.html
- How to cook steak http://sphynxcatvp.nocturna.org/articles/sc-meat.html
- How to cook steak http://www.sanguinarius.org/guide/blood/bloodthirst.shtml
- Cooking with blood http://www.sanguinarius.org/guide/blood/cooking.shtml
- Blood-Ingredient-Recipes http://sarasvati.sanguinarius.org/recipies.htm
- Things to help the Thirst http://www.angelfire.com/home/darkrealms/recipes.html
- Somebody else's list (with recipes) http://sphynxcatvp.nocturna.org/articles/sc-substitutes.html