How to be vegan (and eat chocolate too)
Is it vegan?
The question comes up constantly, for those who are beginning to make the change towards the vegan lifestyle. According to the blog, “Is it Vegan?” by Brian and Melissa, a vegan and a vegetarian, any step in the direction of a vegan diet is a good one. I wholeheartedly agree. Rather than a huge debate about the tiny amounts of casein in some soy cheeses, why not expand the common understanding of what it truly is to be vegan by sharing delicious recipes?
But, before some people get to the point where they can truly embrace vegan meals, the big question is:
Can I still eat delicious food?? Can I still have dairy-like products in my life?
There are countless substitutes for dairy products, chocolate and sweets…the following treats make it easier to transition to being vegan.
- Tofutti Cutie Ice Cream: These are basically ice cream bars, with chocolate chips, that are just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Rice Dream Chocolate Bars: These bars are very similar to chocolate, but without the dairy.
- Vegan Gourmet Cheese: The cheese actually melts, which makes it crucial for lasagna or grilled cheese sandwiches.
- Veganaise : This is a life-saving substitute, if mayonnaise is an important part of existence. If not, Veganaise makes an excellent potato salad.
These products may be a little pricey, but sometimes there’s no way to make a good grilled cheese sandwich with hummus.
Which vegan products could you never live without? I want to know which products save your life…(or at least your urgent need for chocolate)