Friday, March 01, 2013
I've been at it for a few of weeks now. Once I figured out how to replace certain things, it worked well.
Some things I've learned are: Coconut milk in coffee is awesome, soy milk gross. Almond milk is awesome in cereal. Chia seeds go goopy when added to smoothies. Vegan protein powder is gross. Vega chocolate smoothie mix is good. Soy and coconut yogurts are both gross...Soy is worse. Almond milk chocolate ice cream is awesome! The rice one is not as good as the almond one. Non dairy chocolate tastes like butt. However, if you get Vega Saviseeds covered in non dairy cocoa...it hit's the spot. Play with spices, they make bland into wow! Starbucks only has soy milk (blech), but Blenz has Almond Milk for lattes. Yaaa! Soy cheese is as good as it looks... like a block of rubber.
I'm learning every day, and loving it!
I just bought vegan dog food for my two doggies....my husband says they're going to hate me. I just couldn't bring myself to buy meaty food for anyone. It's either that or I cook for them too. Right now I make a salad for the 5 guinea pigs daily...the dogs will have to eat the bagged food for the time being. Once I figure out the nutritional needs and feel confident about it...I'll probably start making their food too.
Happily making choices that I can live with .... living with intention and animal friendly care.