Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What Do Vegan's Eat??

People (who are not vegan) always ask me, "what can you eat if you're vegan?" So if you're wondering...

  • Fruits and veggies: Mostly organic, fresh and raw. I do cook veggies, but I try to eat 50% raw at least 5 days a week.
  • Grains: Such as brown rice, couscous, quinoa, mock meats, breads, pasta, etc.
  • Legumes: Such as lentils, black beans, refried beans, butter beans, black-eyed peas, etc.
  • Sprouts: You can get a variety of sprouts and they're packed with nutrients.
  • Herbs: Yummy goodness. Fresh ones are the best.
  • Soy: Tofu, miso, tempeh, soy ice cream, soy sour cream, soy whip cream, soy milk, soy cream cheese, soy cheese (jack, cheddar, etc), fake meats, etc.
  • Nuts: Almonds, walnuts and pine nuts are my favorites to cook with.

Basically anything that is plant based and does not contain anything derived by an animal. The food I eat is loaded with flavor and full of compassion for our earthly friends.

Trader Joes has a new labeling system, where they put a V on a bunch of their vegan items. They don't have everything labeled yet, so if it doesn't have a V it may still be vegan. Check out their list of vegan items.

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