This is probably the most asked questions I hear when I tell people I am vegan. People still mistakenly believe that since vegans don’t eat meat, cheese or eggs, they eat what is left; the lettuce and a tomato on the burger, the side dish at dinner, or a banana while everybody else is enjoying their dessert.
Yet I have never eaten a more diverse diet than I do now on a plant based one.
So it definitely is time to resolve this wrong conclusion.
By now there is a vegan substitute for everything; from milk to cheese and yoghurt to whip cream to eggs and even meat. The list could go on and on, but really whatever it is that you are desire, there is a vegan option.
But plant based eaters do not only live on substitutes; there are so many delicious meals that can be made – all vegan and super yummy.
Not only can tasty meals be made out of vegetables and fruits, but also cakes, ice cream, donuts, and all kinds of desserts can be prepared – all vegan off course 🙂
Just as every change, it will take some time to figure out where to find recipes, what foods to eat instead, and where to buy the ingredients. But I promise even after a few short weeks you get into the rhythm and it feels totally normal.
Spend some time researching on the internet for recipes – I found Pinterest very helpful (I created a board with super delicious vegan meals).
Go to your local bookstore and buy a vegan recipe book – or order one online.
Oooor – I’m still so excited to say it 😉 – take a look at the vegan recipe eBook The Veganning I designed. It includes over 90 easy but delicious recipes, grouped together into breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas for the first 30 days of your vegan journey.
Strange sounding and unfamiliar ingredients, like millet flour or flax seeds, can more and more be found in regular stores, but for sure they can be found in the web.
You don’t have to push yourself too hard, wanting to become the world’s best vegan chef over night; start simple and try yourself once in a while and soon you get the hang of it.
Vegan restaurants are definitely a good way to get in touch with vegan food and even vegan cooking classes are available at more and more places. Just keep an eye open and you won’t believe how many chances there are just waiting to introduce you to vegan food 😉
⇒ Ps: As I write this, I am currently working on creating a beginners guide to veganism. It covers reasons why people choose the vegan diet and/or lifestyle, plant based options for meat, fish, eggs and dairy, and 90+ delicious and easy recipes. I will keep you updated when it is finished. I’m so excited!!
Pps: It is done – wuhuuu. The Veganning finally is up and available for purchase! ⇐
I just want this to be very clear: I do not want to attack anybody personally with any of my blog posts. My intentions simply reside in educating and opening eyes to what really is going on. I wish I stumbled over stuff like this years ago and changed my diet earlier, so I’m simply trying to do my best in providing such for others.
If any questions about this lifestyle come up or you need help with anything, please do not hesitate to contact me!