In my almost-two-year vegan journey, I have learned quite a bit about proper nutrition, and how attainable it is on a vegan diet: as well as what scary things can happen to your body if you aren’t getting proper nutrition. Though the average person often assumes they are quite knowledgeable on the subject, it is amazing how little the average person understands about nutrition.
Though there are many delicious and healthy vegan recipes that don’t seek to approximate an omnivore original, sometimes you just want a vegan version of a mainstream food!
Veganizing your omnivore food is much easier than you might think. You can successfully modify almost any omnivore dish to fit your vegan diet. Here is a quick list of substitutions I’ve found successful.
There are so many resources out there for people looking to become vegan, but don’t know where to start — or even veteran vegans that are looking for some cooking support. I would not have had the confidence to start my vegan journey without my very first vegan resource, The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. This was basically what introduced me to the versatility of cashews and lentils and tofu, and what helped me to discover vegan cooking is actually delicious.
I started my vegan journey this New Year of 2018, after many years of unchecked guilt about the food choices I was making. I had heard the PETA pleas, and seen the various literature showing the barbaric treatment of farm animals, heard the environmental criticisms, and somehow always dismissed it, moving it to the back of my mind for when I was really ready to deal with it. I never felt great about eating meat, but that wasn’t the main thing that made me uncomfortable with an omnivore diet…