View Full Version : Tips for a veggie going vegan
21st Jun 2012, 12:50 AM
Hey fellow veggies :)
Im attempting to go vegan after 10 years of being vegetarian, i was wondering if anyone had any tips? Or website suggestions for recipes etc (pref UK ones).
Im planning on easing myself in by just havin vegan dinners for now, untill i can find a substitute for cheese cos i swear i have that on everything!
21st Jun 2012, 3:22 PM
I tried going vegan once, lasted a few months before I caved in. I had the same problem as you, I rely heavily on cheese in my meals! I've never actually tried vegan cheese, but I have a vegan friend who buys cheese from this (http://www.redwoodfoods.co.uk/) website. No idea how similar it tastes to the actual thing though, but I guess any substitute is worth a try! I'm sure there are plenty of websites selling vegan cheese though.
Also, I used to buy stuff from the (incredibly small) vegan section of Tesco sometimes. I can't for the life of me remember the brand, but they do really nice biscuits and these creamy desserts which you'd never even realize were vegan if you didn't know.
I definitely thinking easing yourself in is the way to go though. That's probably where I went wrong last time. It's such an extreme change, even from being a vegetarian. And check out the Vegan Society website (http://www.vegansociety.com/lifestyle/food/recipes/) and the BBC Good Food website (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/content/recipes/vegetarian/vegan/) - lots of recipes to try!
22nd Jun 2012, 7:37 PM
ahah yer im the same i literally put cheese on everything it just makes everything taste better lol. Thank you for the links! I'm defo going to have to have a little vegan cheese tasting session this week see which ones i like best, ive ordered a few :)
Tesco do a pretty good vegetarian range of their own brand so im hoping i can find some vegan stuff there! Going to go and have a look tommorrow :)
Thanks for the reply, will defo check them sites out :)
22nd Oct 2012, 5:21 PM
Perfect Italiano - Mozzarella Cheese. Mozzarella cheese always seems to be vegetarian.
27th Oct 2012, 11:31 AM
Redwoods is great for vegan cheese (I was also a cheese lover before going vegan!). There's quite a few different flavours, they're great :D
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