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…well, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement, but I will try to talk a bit about veganism here and hopefully you’ll find it somewhat enlightening.
So what does it mean to be a vegan?
Simply put, vegans don’t eat or wear animal products. Meat, eggs, milk, butter, cheese, whipped cream, sour cream, leather and furs are all out of the question.
Okay…if all animal products are out of the question…What does a vegan eat?
Vegans eat plants, plants, and, well, …more plants. 🙂 That may seem pretty exclusive at first, but there are tons of delicious plants. Apples, bananas, oranges, tangerines, lettuce, pomegranates, rice, almonds, cashews, carrots, dates, quinoa, millet, artichokes, grapes, tomatoes, vanilla beans, lemons, sunflower seeds, sprouted grains…the list could go on for a very long time. 😉 I once heard that even if you ate a different fruit every day of your life, you wouldn’t run out. There are literally that many choices out there! Of course, they’re not all available everywhere in the world, but there’s still a lot of options.
Fruits and vegetables? That doesn’t sound very tasty…
When trying to overcome a dietary challenge, think of it as an opportunity to get creative and explore. Unique alternatives are out there waiting for you to find them, and some things you already eat are naturally vegan! Diet changes don’t have to be limitations, they can be invitations – to explore, imagine, and create. There are so many exciting dishes you can make if you put your mind to it. And vegans don’t only eat fruits and vegetables, they eat grains, nuts, and seeds too. Rice dishes, lots of pasta, and pizza crust can still be vegan in a lot of cases.
Think it’ll lack taste? With the vast array of spices available, new taste combinations are right around the corner. And there’s such a vast network these days with everyone sharing their ideas. Vegan food doesn’t have to be bland, tons of flavourings that are used in meat dishes can still be applied to vegan ones – onions, garlic, ginger, herbs and spices. And, for those that want to look further into vegan dishes, dig into the internet or check out the recipes page!
Still wondering about something? Or do you have some insight to add to the conversation? Comment with your questions and thoughts – I would love your feedback and participation to make this blog into a community connection!