VEGAN RECIPES THAT SATISFY
Are you one of the millions of carnivores who can't imagine a meal without meat, believing that vegetarian or vegan dishes are far too restrictive and unsatisfying, especially when it comes to soul-nourishing comfort foods? Lauren Ulm, author ofVegan Yum Yum: Decadent (But Doable) Animal-Free Recipes for Entertaining and Every Day, has a surprise for you. In her book, the enthusiastic vegan not only proves that following a vegan diet is a simple endeavor, she shares over 100 vegan recipes that are satisfying, delicious and even impressively decadent. Here are a few of Ulm's favorite vegan products and three very comforting vegan recipes.
VEGAN INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS
Veganism is a form of vegetarianism that includes eating fresh, whole, plant-based foods and avoiding the consumption of and use of animals for any commercial production. For many vegan-naysayers, the thought of following a diet with no meat and especially sans eggs and dairy is impossible. However, Ulm says the key to embracing and being surprisingly satisfied with a vegan diet is to change your expectations and experiment. “Stay open-minded and take the time to learn how to make foods that you really love, not poor imitations of foods you no longer eat,” she suggests. “That being said, there a few specialty products that I can recommend that might make your transition easier.”
As you are aspiring to change your meat-eating ways, give the following vegan ingredient substitutions a try:
“There are all sorts of wonderful and delicious foods out there that will show you what being vegan is all about,” says Ulm. “It’s a myth that vegan food is boring, flavorless and uninspired…you can be compassionate to the planet without giving up great food.”