My name is Jenna and I'm from Nova Scotia, Canada. (Hoping to meet some more Canadians on here as well!) and I've been vegan since April, 2010. I am feeling great, energetic and so many of my stomach problems have started to dwindle away. I'm really enjoying trying all the new recipes and I am constantly getting vegan cookbooks from the library. Today I made a Tofu Teriyaki Pizza (with beansprouts, peppers, mushrooms, green onions and rice cheese)...followed by a vegan strawberry cobbler.
Not only is this new lifestyle exciting--I find that I just want to spread the word to everyone I know and make them more aware of their food choices.
A Big thank you to Alicia for helping us all along on our journey.
Hi Jenna! Fellow Canadian here - Ontario. I'd still define myself as a flirt, but have almost entirely given up meat. I've removed most eggs and milk from my diet as well - at least directly, haven't been reading my ingredients as I should be.. Cheese is my biggest problem (cause it's pretty darn yum) and I've been pretty nervous about trying vegan cheese.
Thinking I should just jump in, as I'm feeling tired and lazy most of the time with the way I'm eating now.
Hello! That is awesome Jenna! Mmmmm strawberry cobbler... I live in Toronto, but I am visiting Nova Scotia in a couple weeks to visit some family! Any recomendations for restaurants with tasty vegan options? Or stores I should shop at?! Thanks
Hey Jenna! I'm actually in Halifax. What are you eating as vegan cheese? Because I'll be honest, there are so few good ones available here that I still eat a soy cheese that has a milk protein in it. Am dying for Daiya or Follow Your Heart to be available here.
Anna, where I'm from in NS there are no specific "vegan" restaurants. I did go to school in Halifax and there are some good places there. Denise might know some too (I haven't been there in a while). But there is the Heartwood Bakery (which has vegan food) and Planet Organic on Quinpool Road. Also, a place like Pete's Frootique has a lot of variety in veggies/fruits etc. I gues it all depends on where you are going in NS! I just always search on "happycow.net".
I hope you have a great trip! :)
And Denise, I know it's hard to find cheese without milk protein. The one I buy is plainly called "Vegan" cheese. It's usually right beside the rice cheese (which has milk protein) if your grocery store offers it.