Vegans are individuals who’ve taken it upon themselves to completely exclude any form of animal products from their diet and lifestyle. They do not consume beef, pork, chicken, poultry, fish and seafood and even dairy products and eggs. This could be a religious or cultural choice as well as for health and medical reasons. There are also those who, for ethical reasons, some do not use fur, leather, animal hair products.
The journey to veganism is oftentimes a path people take in search for a healthy, environment-friendly lifestyle. With the prevalence of the internet, websites and social networking (not to mention books and magazines) provide valuable information for those who are on various stages. For those who started with a conventional (carnivorous) lifestyle, it is recommended to take things slow and gradual–taking out animal products slowly and replacing with plant-based food. Quitting cold turkey may lead to withdrawal if done abruptly and/or without the advice of health and nutrition experts.
These recipes are proof enough that vegan dishes are not difficult to prepare, tasty and provide all the needed nutrition for a healthy body. Be spoilt for choice from different categories from easy and quick to gourmet, holiday, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highlighting the use of fruits and vegetables, whether sourced from the farmers market, health food store or grocery, you will not run out of ideas options.
Usually having very short cooking times, recipes are usually quite simple and quick to prepare. From breakfast smoothies to hearty lunch salads and dinner casseroles, vegan dishes need not be boring, bland and lacking in texture. However, for special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas, you can go gourmet simply by using extra special ingredients such as truffles, mushrooms, wine and employing more complex cooking methods. Unconventional food preparation methods of vegan cuisine include dehydration, sprouting and fermentation.
Highlighting the use of fruits and vegetables, whether sourced from the farmers market, health food store or grocery, you will not run out of ideas for convenient, affordable dishes from appetizers to soups, salads to entrees, snacks to drinks and desserts. Vegans need to be extra aware that macro and micronutrients such as protein, iron, calcium and important vitamins and minerals are enough to sustain their bodies’ needs. This can be achieved by careful choices in ingredients and balance of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and oils – the former being consumed in larger quantities more while the latter used more sparingly.
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