After finding out that I have high cholesterol, I’m attempting to become a vegan. That’s someone who is not just a vegetarian, but also makes their life even more difficult by not eating any dairy products. That’s no cheese, no eggs, no milk or yogurt. Did you hear me say “No cheese?” I would like to know how it is even humanely possible to achieve a no-cheese lifestyle. I would eat melted cheese on a piece of cardboard.
While I have been an on again off again vegetarian for over 35 years, I never tried to stick to the rules of veganism. It’s HARD!
After spending $800 in Wild by Nature, my first attempt at cooking a delicious and healthy vegan meal ended up with me getting in a huge fight with my food processor and I tossed it into my laundry basket. I thought this was more “vegan-like” than slamming it against the wall. On the positive side, I guess I learned a lot of new words this week like Quinoa (keen wah) and I did eat two meals this week that tasted good. But on the down side, I really miss that cup of coffee in the morning with milk. I tried soy milk (YUCK) and then vanilla almond milk (better), but neither give me that “all’s right with the world” feeling that coffee with milk does in the morning. BTW, how do you get “milk” out of an almond? Such strange goings on in the vegan world!
I am not giving up on this so quickly though. I am committed to making tasty and exciting meals using nothing but nuts and navy beans!
But what am I thinking? I read through the entire Veganomicon cookbook and NOT ONCE did I see the words Haagen Dazs, Monterey Jack or Devil Dog used. The question remains…can I live in such a world?