Hey everyone... I'm starting this.. And i'm kind of nervous about it all.. I've done without meat for maybe 9 months.. But lacked on so many nutrients because i'll b honest i'm the worst cook in the world.. all i've ever done before is mac n cheese.. N grilled cheese.. I know right? Cheese.. Cheese.. I just read a whole chapter on how addictive it is.. and fatning.. Not trying to make everyone drewl.. here but Just lookin for some Direction or Anything :) ? LoveStef
Hi Stef! I would recommend making a big batch of veggie soup, a big batch of brown rice and stock up on fruits and veggies. I love making veggie pitas and burritos. Just go for it, there are some really good recipes online and in TKD.
Thank you guy's... Going all in.. Guna go get some cooking books and get to it. :) The thing is.. I don't recongnize sum of the ingrediants sometimes.. But i guess i'll get better with time.. Oh And can anyone explain how you cook toffu and beans?? :S Thanxs xoxo
Hi Steph! I'm pretty new to this too... about 3 weeks in and I could also use some direction. I've made a few recipes from TKD and they are yummy and easy... especially if you read it all the way through like Alicia suggests:) I recommend trying the collard green recipe recipe and the bok choy recipe... I had NEVER had those before reading this book and have a new found love for these veggies! Now I make them with my own variations. I agree with Cassi and Megan.. Great advice! Julie
I am in the same boat! I just started this about a month ago and was really nervous about trying this new ingrediants. I didn't even know what some of the things were. I went to whole foods and the staff there helped me soooo much. This one guy walked around the store with me and helped me find a lot of stuff. They are so nice there. Also try to check out some asian markets. I took my daughter there and we had so much fun! She was so excited to try new things just because the labels were in Korean and Japanese. Just give yourself time and accept that you are going to try somethings that you are not going to like. But that is the same with everything. I did not like everything that had cheese, egg or honey in them so just experiment and let it be fun. Good Luck!!!
I'm new to this too! Just started 5 days ago...I've been cooking everything, and so far so good! Just tried the mochi waffles this morning and they surprisingly worked! (I was skeptical when the instructions said to cut the mochi into strips, but they all melted together and puffed up in the waffle iron!) I recommend Veganpandamonium (veganpandamonium.blogspot.com/) . Not everything is superheroe status, but it's super easy with minimal ingredients. The black bean coconut soup is great, and I'm trying the kale chips today! Have fun!
I just found a farmers market on Sunday (in Sacramento) and they had several of the vegetables that I needed at great prices! A huge pack of daikon for $1! And I had my first trip to the health foods co-op a few weeks ago, walked around, and saw that a lot of what was in the book is right there! From umibashi plums to tempeh...stuff I'd never heard of before! Some of the things are a little expensive, like the plums, but it's definitely true that the tofu is way cheaper than meat (especially free-range grass-fed). :) Oh, and try the radicchio pizza. I was going to hold out on the truffle oil but read that it makes the pizza, and it definitely does! Pile it on some Trader Joes wheat pizza dough! I swear you will die!
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