7 More Tips for Being Vegan

Week 2 Snapshot of 2012 Vision Board

Last week I shared my vision for this year. In this week’s round-up of It’s Easy Being Vegan tips from Facebook, I share seven more ways to make the journey easier. “Like” my Facebook page to get tips daily. Help spread the word and share this post with everyone you know. Together we can change the world.

Tip #8: Remember why you are vegan.

When the going gets tough, watch Farm to Fridge to remind yourself why being vegan is worth it.

Tip #9: You CAN let go of dairy cheese.

Try a non-dairy cheese alternative this week, such as Daiya cheese or make a cashew cream. If you think you will miss cheese, see Tip #5. Daiya cheese is available at Whole Foods and health food stores. You can also order it online. You can buy raw cashes everywhere. There’s no reason not to try it!

Tip #10: Try new foods.

Don’t just shop by habit. Explore your grocery store. Pick a new food and try it this week. Google will help you find a recipe. Have you ever had kale? How about hominy? Take action: Snap a photo of the new food and post it on my Facebook wall.

Tip #11: Learn easy food substitutions.

You don’t need eggs for baking. Check out The Ultimate Vegan Baking Cheat Sheet from PETA to learn about egg substitutions. Take action: Bake something vegan this week. Experiment in the kitchen. It’s fun. Try this chocolate cake from the Post Punk Kitchen.

Tip #12: Give tofu a chance.

If you tried it once and didn’t like it, try it cooked another way. For ideas, read How can I be vegan if I think tofu is gross?. Personally, I’m a huge fan. Any way you cook it, I will eat it. Tofu scramble is my favorite. Try tofu today!

Tip #13: Watch the new documentary, Vegucated.

You can buy the DVD or rent the movie digitally online. It’s an honest and entertaining film that showcases the importance of a plant-based diet in a fun way.

Tip #14: Try adding a little black salt to your tofu scramble.

You will find it gives the tofu an “eggy” flavor. It’s the perfect addition if you are missing eggs or even if you’re not. (Hopefully, you’re not.) Black salt is actually pink and can be found at an Indian grocery store. Use google to learn more about black salt, then try the frittata over at FatFree Vegan Kitchen. It’s one of my favorite breakfast dishes.

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