When the singer-songwriter Moby was 19, he had an epiphany. As he described it last year in Rolling Stone, he was sitting on the steps of his home with his cat Tucker, whom he’d rescued from a dump as a kitten, when he realized that he did not want to eat animals.
Grocery shopping can be intimidating for new vegetarians: off-limits ingredients abound, and questionable products seem to lurk in every aisle. When in doubt, use this handy cheat sheet—and learn how to replace non-veg items with suitable substitutions.
Here at VT, we’re always on the lookout for the latest-and-greatest vegan cheese. Kite Hill. Treeline. Dr-Cow. We've devoured it all. Our current obsession? Miyoko’s Creamery. The aged cashew-based goodies made by vegan DIYer and cookbook author Miyoko Schinner elevate any cheese plate, sandwich, pasta dish, or straight-up snack attack.
Thinking about going vegan, but not ready to give up cheese? You're certainly not alone. Many vegans have gone through a period where giving up cheese felt impossible. Pizza is one of my favorite foods, and I never thought I would be able to give it up.
When I became a vegan a few years ago, I was so proud of my decision to forgo all animal products that I wanted my family to follow me into this newfound enlightenment. When they weren’t so quick to jump on board, I was confused and a little upset.
Aside from fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy eaters know how important it is to stock their kitchens with other nutritious foods that are less perishable. If you want to commit to healthful eating, making it easy to eat well with a well-stocked pantry is your key to success.