I eat yogurt everyday and absolutely love greek yogurt- more specifically Chobani. So I think that will be one of my struggles as well as cheese. Does anybody have some suggestions on some good soy yogurt or other types of vegan friendly yogurt? Also, how do you deal with eating out when there is cheese and milk in a lot of dishes- are there certain sauces that I should stay away from? Any suggestions would be helpful! Thanks! ~Kirsten
so happy you are here!!! there are some good soy yogurts that do the trick for taste. but i dont know about greek ? that sounds fancy. silk, and whole soy make good ones. anyone know any others? i dont miss yogurt. but every once in a while i have the soy yogurt with fruit and granola cup at m cafe....and its yummie! cheese...im gonna do a cheese blog next week so stay tuned! and eating out..read that part of the book again. and just enjoy asking when you go out. you will get the hang of it quickly. just takes reading the menu a bit and then anything your not sure about ask. and find yummie places that you wont have to worry about all that....like at happycow.net or .com not sure...but they tell you all the ymmie spots in your area. so happy you are here!!! thank you
yogurt was a bit of a challenge for me too..i also loved greek yogurt. Unfortunately i haven't found any vegan alternative to that, but I find that I don't miss it anymore. Soy yogurts have a different taste than regular yogurt, it took me awhile to get used to it, and I also had to try a couple different brands until I found one that I really liked. Now one of my favourite vegan snacks is soy yogurt with cut up pear, or apple, cinnamon and slivered almonds. As for eating out, that takes some getting used to...it doesn't always mean you can't have your favourite dishes though, you will just have to request them to be made differently. I still have pizza at my favourite restaurant, but I ask for it to made without cheese. Most places are quite accomodating. Sometimes I tell then I have a dairy allergy, rather than I'm vegan.
Thanks for the suggestions Alicia, Amy, and Ether. That is a good idea to say you have an allergy- I feel that way they listen to when you order rather than think you just don't want something because you don't like how it tastes- and it seems like a lot more restaurants are more allergy sensitive than they used to be. I'll try all of these suggestions out. Thanks!
I feel like I could have wrote this. For me, the cheese and yogurt are going to be hard. I like the beneficial good bacteria you get in the yogurt and I'd like to try to get that somewhere else. I'm not too sure I'd want to eat soy everyday, like I do the yogurt so I'll have to give this some thought.
Cheese will be tough. Man I love me some good cheese with crackers. I guess I could try to just get by eating them with hummus which I already do or maybe make some type of artichoke dip. I think it's all about just coming up with alternatives that are tasty enough to not make you feel like your missing out.
I don't like soy yogurt either. Actually that's an understatement- it makes me want to hurl. But I love, love, love the new coconut yogurts. Vanilla and pina colada are my favorites! I can't help with cheese. I've been vegan for years and I've never had a vegan cheese I liked. I gave up awhile ago.
I've switched my cheese from organic to vegan and to me its no different at all. I use it on veggie burgers and to make grilled cheese on ezekiel bread. My hubby never even noticed I switched and I just buy the veggie slices from Publix supermarket.
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