i would love to adopt a vegan lifestyle, but i can not fanthom giving up diary (particularly cheese). i do love soy milk, rice milk, and soy ice cream but i have not stumbled upon anything that can replace the flavor and taste of cheese. any suggestions?
Cass - I am struggling with the same problem... I am thinking it is just a bit of a detox thing. If you stop, after a few weeks the cravings go away. I would be interested to know of any good cheese substitutes too. I tried soy cheese once, years ago, and it was awful!
question for jo....did you go to the blossoming lotus in hawaii for your vegan meal by chance? my husband and i went to kiaui for our honeymoon last year and went there to eat. it was amazing!!! we went 3 times, even though he's a carnivore. left buying there cookbook. which i highly recommend. it's called vegan fusion.
Have no problem eating veggies and all, but what do you do when you visit people and cannot take food with you? We travel on the motorcycle and go out west, stay with friends in very small towns. They have one bar and a gas station--they serve burgers and pizza at the bar and sell fruit etc at the gas station. No major veggie meals or protien to be had--and if traveling by motorcycle it is hard to come by deceint meals??????
try to cut down on potatoes,pastas,white rice and everything that is made with white flour and sugar.try the internet with phrases such as "how to stir fry leafy greens","how to stir fry leafy green vegetables","vegan stir fry recipes","alternatives to dairy milk","vegan alternatives to milk","vegetarian alternatives to meat" and "vegan alternatives to meat".
hallelujah acres diet & lifestyle is a christian vegan organization and website with recipes [mostly raw] ,testimonies on the hallelujah acres diet plan plus additional information at http://www.hacres.com
Yeah I really think that you should start slowly little at a time. Since I also know what it is like to be strapped for cash after holidays and new years so finish up the food in your home maybe not to waste too much or give the animal products to someone else that will use it. But first finish the book so you have the full understanding and background to feel confident. Then start out with veggies/ fruits/grains that you love already and for sure start by getting all meat ect. out of your diet right away. Maybe it will be hard for you to get rid of dairy right away but work into it. one big change at a time start with the meat then work towards the dairy and see how it goes. I wish you the best of you luck and you have the great resource at your hands with the book but also here with the discussions.
I meant to start out as a flirt, going step by step, but the first few recipes I tried were vegan. I realized 3 days had gone by without meat or dairy so I tried to stick with it. It's been a little over a week now and I've had a few missteps: dairy pops up in food you wouldn't think about. I've tried focusing more on what I'm adding into my diet (barley, collard greens...) and not what I'm excluding.