Hello Loves ♥!
I can’t believe it’s already one month since I decided to radically change my eating habits. Yesterday, I sat down and gathered all my ideas about this journey so far and I gladly noticed that I’m fully pleased on how it turned out, no down sides or any negative discovery!
I tried to make a summary list of the main consequences that I wanted to underline, I wonder if anyone out there had the same effects as me after deciding to go vegan.
It’s probably no secret on what foods are vegan and which ones are not but to actually create a yummy and flavory dish takes a bit more than a basic knowledge on food. In some cases I was able to lean on my old recipes with some twitches but for the most part a restart was necessary. Pinterest is the most complete and quick source for new recipes and I found some great blogs that I always go back and check what’s new, nearly on daily basis.
Seitan is my motor and Feeding your beauty are the ones I like the most so far, Finding Vegan is another quick source like Pinterest but it’s completely only for vegan recipes!
New recipes thus new meals! I think we all settle down after a while, we often bring somehow the same dishes on the table, maybe because they are simply our favorite or we just don’t know what else to cook so we choose to stay within our comfort zone, we know what to expect from that dish and we know exactly how we want it.
However, with a radical change as a vegan eating style, I was forced to rethink about my meals. All consequences were happily welcomed, new flavors and new ingredients lured me in the kitchen and allowed me to enjoy more the process of preparing a dish – together with my personal chef ♥ .
Our cupboard started to host new ingredients, many of them I didn’t even knew the existence and it’s an awful pity! Some ingredients were introduced as replacement, mostly tofu (which I knew before but never tried) but many other ingredients were falling into place naturally, to give more taste to the dish, to enrich it and pack it with nutrients.
I’ll gather some of these ingredients in one of the next posts so stay tuned!
Yup, becoming vegan makes you smart. There’s an active search of what is best to eat, why and how. Reading labels is necessary to avoid diary or eggs and while searching for those, you notice how often “Sugar” or “Oil” is the first ingredient listed – and when I read Palm Oil hatred burns in my guts – am I right, buddies?
Take 5 minutes and read about palm oil on rainforest-rescue.org , you can also take action!
This is an advice that everyone should follow, vegan or not vegan, please read food labels ALWAYS and understand what you are putting in your body.
Last but not least, fibers! With a plant based nutrition, the fiber intake has automatically raised. A good fiber intake keeps you regular, it lowers cholesterol and blood glucose levels and helps you to feel full longer.
I’m eager to know your opinion about being vegan and if you are already, what pushed you to become vegan?
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