I read the whole book in one day..I could not put it down. I am without a doubt going Vegan...I have been told that it is impossible for me to be a true vegan because foods are not available where I live ( Southern Indiana) I want a better quality of life for me and my family and am going to prove that Where there is a will there is a way...Looking for menus, simple recipies with ingredients that can be found locally or where i can purchase and have shipped... Thank You Alicia!!! I am looking forward to reinventing myself...
Hi Densie. I am in southern IN too. I've been a full-on vegan for 6 months now. I don't have any problem finding food, even some of the more exotic foods, withing a reasonable distance. I am in very rural area and once a month make the long trip to the Whole Foods. I can stock up on harder to find staples there and then get by on Kroger organics between trips.
If you'd like PM me. Maybe we live within meeting distance. Southern IN isn't that big of an area!
If you live in the US, you can be vegan. Legumes, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fruits are all vegan and there is a large variety. Now it may not be able to find specialty products but that doesn't mean you can't be vegan. Also, you might want to check your library to see if they have any vegan cookbooks and your local bookstores. There are a lot of good vegan cookbooks out there that use very few specialty products and really rely on whole foods type products.
I love the book although I am doing it slowly. I started with brown rice and eating more beans. I am only working part time and so cannot go buying all the organic stuff all at the same time since they are more expensive and have to eat/cook everything thats in the fridge and cupboard first coz i do not want to waste food. But I want to do superhero..
Beans are a somewhat easy find but I have never really bean a bean eater other than the old fashioned ham & beans..so looking for different bean recipies. We have been eating lots of rice, tofu and ready for some variety!!
Pumpkins!! My husband brought home pumpkins to carve for Halloween but.....I guess he didn't realize they were pie pumpkins not for carving!! so now we have four really nice pumpkins to eat!! I have honestly never prepared pumpkin other than from a can, so any tips would be appreciated....Thanks
Denise -- We eat pumpkin just like regular squash. Cut it in half, take out the seeds, place in a baking dish with little water, and add some earth balance. Then bake. For a sweeter taste add a bit of maple syrup to the pumpkin cavity.
Refried beans are always a hit. Just mash the beans up, add some garlic, a little onion, maybe a dab of oil, and heat. You can use any bean. They all mash.