Vegan Websites I like (This list includes recipe sites, blogs, online stores etc):
Dos And Don’ts
DO your research (what to eat and why vegan is worth it)
DO remind yourself of all the reasons to stick to your goal (health, fitness, animal cruelty, factory farming, the environment, starvation, etc.)
DO celebrate your success, however small
DO try new foods and experiment
DO reach out to others
DO find substitutes you enjoy
DO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY (If you are craving a certain food, there’s a reason. It is your body’s way of telling you that it needs a certain nutrient) ex. craving chocolate? you may need antioxidants. Craving coconut? You may need potassium.
DO know the facts and the stats. Fight ignorance with knowledge. Back up your beliefs with facts. Speak of your values with intelligence and confidence.
DON’T sweat the small stuff. We all make mistakes, we all mess up. NOONE IS PERFECT. Do not aim for perfection. Remember that veganism is a journey, and everyone’s path is different. Beating yourself up over every mistake is only ensuring failure and self-hate.
DON’T get defensive in the face of other’s doubt, BE CONFIDENT IN YOUR DECISION.
Butter: Earth Balance (Any variety, though I recommend the tub for everyday and the sticks for baking)
Egg: Ener-G Egg Replacer, 1/4 cup of blended Silken Tofu= 1 egg, flax seed and water blended, mashed up banana or apple sauce
Milk: Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Soy Milk, Rice Milk, Hemp Milk, Oat Milk, Hazelnut Milk
Yogurt: Soy yogurt, Coconut Yogurt (I recommend it for texture), Almond Yogurt
White Sugar is NOT vegan, unless it is specifically labelled as such. For details on why, click on my “Vegan Logic” link on the home page of my blog!
The Following white sugar brands ARE vegan:
Tate & Lyle Sugars
Meijer’s store brand
Stator Bros Brand (except 1lb package)
What animal ingredients to check for in:
Gummies, Marshmallows, Gum, Pastries, Frosting, Pop-Tarts, Cereals, Biscuits, Jello, and Various Sweets: Gelatin is made from boiled animal bone and skin, and often used in these foods.
Vegetable curry, samosas, pakoras, dhal and papadums
Specify no butter or ghee (traditional Indian clarified butter)
Vegetable sushi rolls (cucumber, avocado, tofu, etc.), inari, wakame salad, miso soup (without bonito fish flakes), vegetable tempura, and edamame
Specify no fish sauce, roe (fish eggs), and no egg in tempura batter
Pad Thai without egg and shrimp, coconut curry, rice wraps, and sticky rice with mango
Specify no fish or oyster sauce
Stir fried vegetables, noodle dishes, fried tofu, and vegetable soups
Specify no meat or fish in the sauces and stock
Pasta with tomato sauce or pizza without cheese
Specify no egg in the pasta
Falafel, couscous, and tabbouleh salad
Specify no dairy or yogurt sauce
Injera bread with bean and vegetable toppings
Specify no meat or egg
Bean burritos, fajitas, and corn chips & salsa
Specify no cheese, beans cooked with meat, guacamole made with sour cream, or tortillas made with animal products
Almost Any Restaurant
Salad without meat or cheese, sandwich with vegetables, soup with vegetable stock, and vegetables and rice (not cooked with meat stock)