Veganism & food enjoyment put into practice
Thankfully, mother nature has a variety of healthy foods in store for us without exploiting the environment with its animals. It is now in our hands to use those sources accordingly.
Eating vegan doesn’t have to be a boring experience! There are many ways for vegans to experience food enjoyment. Experiment with different flavours, textures, and ingredients, and try to find delicious and creative ways to make meals more enjoyable.
Especially if you’re new to veganism, the first and, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is try to veganise your favourite dishes.
Here is a guide to get you started. You can swap
- dairy cheese, yoghurt and milk with vegan cheese, coconut/soy/almond yoghurt and plant-based milk like almond, oat, rice, hemp or soy.
- scrambled eggs with either tofu or just egg which is a vegan egg substitute made from mung beans.
- eggs in baking with flax eggs. 1 flax egg amounts to 1tbsp ground flaxseeds mixed with 3tbsp warm water, aquafaba (chickpea liquid), 1/4 cup mashed banana, 1/4 cup apple sauce, 1 tbs protein powder and 1 tbsp water.
- honey with maple or agave syrup.
- butter with vegan butter, coconut or vegetable oil.
When it comes to meat substitutes, there are obviously processed meat replacements available in stores, but you can also try to make burger patties, sausages, and nuggets from plant-based ingredients like beans and lentils yourself.
- Tofu and soy chunks usually work well in most meat-based dishes.
- Mushrooms and cauliflower can be great and highly nutritious replacements for chicken, for example.
- Seitan is a very proteinous plant-based meat substitute. It’s another name for wheat protein. If you’re living gluten-free, this option is not for you.