I want to say "Hi" to everybody! I just bought Alicias new book and I really love it!
I am a vegetarian for about 10 years now and I kind of a vegan wannabe since April this year. I had to much cravings for things like pizza and not vegan sweets that I gave in from time to time... but now I am soo motivated and I think my cravings had a lot to do with sugar- and cheese-addiction. I hope I can get over that and be a strict vegan from now on. Maybee even a superhero? Lets see! :-)
To my person: I am 29 years old and I work as a teacher in Germany at a High School (or what we call Gymnasium). And I am german, so please forgive my bad english! And I am sooo jelious! I would love to live in america, you have a lot more nice places for vegans over there, like this whole food stores and stuff like that. An you even have vegan Restaurants all over the place in your big cities! We don't even have a single one in my city, and there only a fiew in our capitol city Berlin, which is far far away from where I live. Well, but we have some small organic-stores and I love to cook anyway. :-)
Welcome! I had the same problem with cheese when I first transitioned. I thought I could never go completely vegan - i loved it too much. Then I started doing research - and what I found turned my stomach. That made the transition SO much easier for me. I don't even think about cheese! Sugar I am still working on...haha. Good Luck!
Hi, I live in Germany too. I am American, here for the Air Force. Where do you live? It is really difficult for me here, because I don't speak German and can't read the food labels at my local stores. I am trying to go Vegan. I've been vegetarian for 2 years now. I also have a problem with cheese, how can I eat pasta without cheese?!? I just got the book today and I am loving it so far!
Hi Kim, I live in Heidelberg. And I eat my pasta with something called "Hefeschmelz", you can get it in our local organic-stores in Germany. Its something like yeast, that sounds nasty, but it tastes really good, especially on pasta with tomatoe sauce, and it looks like parmesan too. ;-)
Hey Birdie! I can kinda feel your pain. I live in a decent sized town but there are 0 organic stores and really only one place that has vegan on their menu. The nearest Whole Foods is about 1 1/2 hours away. Do you know if "Hefeschmelz" is like Nutritional Yeast? Flakes that kinda tastes like Parmesan cheese? I got a great recipe from a book for a pasta cheese sauce. Maybe it was in the Kind Diet - it's been a hectic morning and my mind is elsewhere. But here it is:
1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast 1 Teaspoon Shoyu 1 Teaspoon Olive Olive Salt to taste (won't need much) Enough water to make creamy.
Blend all of it together and microwave for 20 seconds. Really great for single dishes. Man...what book was that in... :(
Hi Birde....nice to meet you on this site!....im from Ireland so waving to you now!.... yes, turning completely vegan can be so difficult......i never was a big cheese eater....but butter was my weakness.......sometimes i have to give in!...but then i feel bad afterwards for the animals.......... in Ireland here, its difficult to to get vegan choices and eating out can mean you are left just eating potatoes and veg!....Im excited about trying the recipes in The Kind Diet....I too would love to live in the U.S.A..... . and definitely would love to meet Alicia one day!....she has always been my inspiration. Have a lovely day.
Hey Monk, well, I don't know if nutritional yeast is the same I was talking about, but it sounds like. What I mean comes in a box and it looks a little like oatmeal/oat flakes. And it is used in many german recepie for cheese alternative together with mustard and some spices. It tastes different than cheese, but it looks like it and it melts and it tastes good!
Hi Catherine, its probably the best to cook for yourself anyway I think, you know exactly what ingredients is in your food. If I only had some more time or the day some more hours. ;-) I just had alad for lunch and whole-wheat noodles with vegan tomatosauce for dinner. I would love Alicia to come on a europe tour too! Maybee she will do that, but beforeshe would come to germany, her book probably needs to be translated published here. :-(
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