I'm really thinking of starting to eat vegan, would you suggest to first start as a vegetarian and then go to vegan or directly go to Vegan. Also, would you have a good recipe book to suggest to get started with?
Also, in Alicia's book, there is a lot of ingredients I'm not sure where to find like Umeboshi plum, Umeboshi vinegar, kukicha tea, would you know where to buy some?
Thanks for the Vegan store address, I'm definetily going to check it this week.
hi Elise , i would go vegan directly for sure ! personally speaking i felt soooooooo much better within days of giving up meat/dairy and have not looked back since last march when i read TKD . I would stick with that book for now , if youre just starting its the best bet as there is all the info you need . YOU can find pretty much everything quite easily in montreal . There is a big Rachelle Berry on st Laurant where you can get umeboshi plums in jars and kukicka too . Daikon you can get in the portuguese grocery on st laurant between mont royal and marie anne , earth balance is soooooo much better that butter and is easy to find in health stores and some big supermarkets too . Try Aux Vivres , a vegan restaurant on st laurant too , you wont believe how delish it is......................
Thanks Pixie, really appreciate your quick answer. I'm going to check Rachelle Berry and the portuguese shop next week. I went to check the menu at Aux Vivres and I must admit that it looks really tasty!!
I'm going to do my reading in Alicia's book just to be sure that I get all the information that I need and I should be starting shortly. I am really excited about it!! Will keep you posted.
Hi Elise,my name is Priscilla.I do most of my shopping at Loblaws (Henri-Bourrassa).They have everything from organic vegetables and fruits to vegan food and rice and soy products.Usually i can find everything there ,so if you're a very busy person you dont have time to run around looking for every store in montreal..If there are things i can't find there i usually go to Tau in st-denis or Rachelle Berry.Alicia's book is also very good when you start but you can also find good vegan receipies on the internet..You can also google vegetarians restaurants in montreal,you'll have a list of all the restaurants near you...Good luck with everything :)
Thank you Pikie for the tips on the umeboshi plums and daikon, i've wanted to try the recipes in Alicia's book that feature those ingredients, but had no clue where to find them! I love love love the daikon in the dragon bowls at Aux Vivres, and wanted to cook with it at home as well!
I've been vegetarian for 2 years, and vegan for 4 months, and i'll never look back! Best decision of my life!
me too , best decision . And i feel like its crazy that i even ever ate meat and dairy now . The idea of going back to it , i would rather starve frankly ! :) but luckily i dont have to with Aux Vivres round the corner from me .