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#1 Old 01-14-2010, 05:48 AM
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I'm really new here, only been 2 days since I've stopped eating meat but my goal eventually is also to give up dairy (apart from eating the eggs laid by my 3 hens I keep in my back garden) and I'm just looking at alternatives, milk doesn't seem to be a problem as I only have it on cereal so was going to try soy/rice/almond but I really like ice cream and yogurt and really didn't like the soy yogurts I tried recently



I love coconut milk but I'm in the UK so don't have access to the coconut milk yogurt I've seen people mention on here. Just wondered if anyone here has made their own yogurt and/or ice cream using coconut milk and how successful it was?



Other thing is cheese, what are the fake cheeses like?



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It's difficult to discuss food when that throwing-up emoticon is around(I'm a bit squeamish about vomit for some reason)....was the soya yogurt really that bad?

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Honestly, I think (and you'll find many others in a similar boat here at VB) that it's easier to just go cold turkey (so to speak) on the cheese. I've found one or two that don't taste too bad (Tofutti slices, in a sandwich, and white cheddar Cheezly, mixed into something). However, I could easily eat them never again and be quite happy. Some folks however, really dig the faux cheese. For me, it was easier to try and find something that satisfied the desire for salt/fat. Fried hummus sandwiches do in a pinch for grilled cheese. Nutritional yeast sauce makes a nice mac and cheese, etc.



What kind of soya yogurt did you try? I wasn't a big fan of dairy yogurt at all, but I like the Alpro brand ones (except the vanilla, blech). You can get rice yogurt as well, but I don't think they're very widely available.



There are plenty of nice non-dairy ice creams. Swedish Glace is a favorite in our house, but we've had B'Nice (from rice) and Booja-Booja as well. The BB is wicked expensive though, because it a sort of luxury ice cream.



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Yeah, I've bought Swedish Glace from Sainsburys, and Waitrose---Waitrose had more of a range in flavours....I like the Swedish Glace Choc ice lollipops..

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Thanks I did wonder that about the cheese, might not be able to cut that out quite yet though as only been veggie for 2 days lol! Milk and marg isn't a problem as not keen on milk anyway and I just use olive oil instead of marg. Don't like hummus either but still eating egg as I keep chickens so I guess I can have egg when I fancy something fatty lol and I really love the linda mccartney sausages, they are quite fatty tasting I think.



I tried the alpro yogurts as they were on offer but couldn't even eat one whole one as I found them so gross, think it was a strawberry flavour. I'll try the swedish glace ice cream though thanks very much



Does the soya milk taste as bad as the yogurts? Maybe I try the rice milk first as that sounds more appealing!
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I don't like any of the vegan cheeses but the Tofutti cream cheese substitutes are nice. The only soya yogurt I like is the Alpro vanilla one. Haven't screwed up the courage to try any non-dairy ice-cream at all - I get my ice-cream fix by eating sorbet instead.



Try Alpro Light soya milk - it's the only one I can tolerate. I only use rice milk to make porridge, I don't like the taste of it otherwise.



I haven't tried any of the oat or nut milks at Holland and Barretts but they might be nicer?
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Thanks I did wonder that about the cheese, might not be able to cut that out quite yet though as only been veggie for 2 days lol! Milk and marg isn't a problem as not keen on milk anyway and I just use olive oil instead of marg. Don't like hummus either but still eating egg as I keep chickens so I guess I can have egg when I fancy something fatty lol and I really love the linda mccartney sausages, they are quite fatty tasting I think.



I tried the alpro yogurts as they were on offer but couldn't even eat one whole one as I found them so gross, think it was a strawberry flavour. I'll try the swedish glace ice cream though thanks very much



Does the soya milk taste as bad as the yogurts? Maybe I try the rice milk first as that sounds more appealing!



Ooooh someone else who doesn't like hummus, finally!!



I hated soy yoghurts and soy milk when I first tried them, but now they both taste "normal" to me. Definitely try rice milk first. What I did was drink rice milk straight but used soy milk in baking or cooking where I couldn't really taste it. Over time your taste buds adjust and when I tried soy milk straight after a few months, it tasted fine.
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Luckily I don't really like milk (only on cereal and porridge) so won't be drinking it straight. Think I'll try the rice milk first though rather than soya after eating those yogurts although I love coconut milk so can have that on porridge yum! As you say over time I'm sure I'll get used to it, cheese will be hard to give up though as I love pizza although I guess I could just make a pizza without cheese, be a bit more like a bruchetta but still be nice lots of olive oil and tomatoes.



Urgh I HATE hummus, I don't like chick peas particularly and that tahini stuff is foul! Hummus is just wrong!
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Luckily I don't really like milk (only on cereal and porridge) so won't be drinking it straight. Think I'll try the rice milk first though rather than soya after eating those yogurts although I love coconut milk so can have that on porridge yum! As you say over time I'm sure I'll get used to it, cheese will be hard to give up though as I love pizza although I guess I could just make a pizza without cheese, be a bit more like a bruchetta but still be nice lots of olive oil and tomatoes.



Urgh I HATE hummus, I don't like chick peas particularly and that tahini stuff is foul! Hummus is just wrong!



Cheeseless pizza is great, I preferred it like that even before I was vegan. It's about half the calories, less greasy, doesn't leave you feeling bloated and fat and you taste the toppings so much more.



Strangely enough I can eat chickpeas or chana dal, I just hate stuff made from chickpeas. Falafel is even worse than hummus, ew.
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soy milk to me is much better than the soy yogurt, and they don't taste the same. totally different texture too. Cheeseless veggie pizzas are the bomb! Homemade- and you can put anything you want on them!

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I have made the soy versions of the below ice creams (on Vegsource) and I was pleased with the results. I have not tried the rice or coconut milk versions but I have tried many of her recipes and they have all been delicious

http://www.vegsource.com/talk/recipe...ges/95340.html



Coconut ice creams that I found on the internet



http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/b...ntry-26-061084



http://veganicecream.blogspot.com/20...t-squared.html



http://mihow.com/articles/2008/07/02/vegan-ice-cream/



http://gnowfglins.com/2007/07/16/coc...lla-ice-cream/



http://www.chow.com/recipes/27370

(that one sounds awesome to me)



http://mjennings26.wordpress.com/200...fee-ice-cream/



http://www.nibbledish.com/people/Veg...egan-ice-cream

(mmmm)



http://waffleparty.com/2008/01/07/da...-cream-recipe/





I have made my own soy yogurt and it is really easy and I like the taste

1 pkg. silken tofu (12 ounces)

lemon juice to taste

soy milk to thin

sweetener to taste

vanilla to taste

*flavorings- lemon extract, fruit spreads, instant coffee, etc
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is you ever come across sojasun yogurts (most likely in a healthfood shop), they're fantastic. european brand, they have decent flavours like lemon, and they also have very decadent chocolate puddings too. and swedish glace is excellent too- get the vanilla, i dare you to hate it.
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I have made the soy versions of the below ice creams (on Vegsource) and I was pleased with the results. I have not tried the rice or coconut milk versions but I have tried many of her recipes and they have all been delicious

http://www.vegsource.com/talk/recipe...ges/95340.html



Coconut ice creams that I found on the internet



http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/b...ntry-26-061084



http://veganicecream.blogspot.com/20...t-squared.html



http://mihow.com/articles/2008/07/02/vegan-ice-cream/



http://gnowfglins.com/2007/07/16/coc...lla-ice-cream/



http://www.chow.com/recipes/27370

(that one sounds awesome to me)



http://mjennings26.wordpress.com/200...fee-ice-cream/



http://www.nibbledish.com/people/Veg...egan-ice-cream

(mmmm)



http://waffleparty.com/2008/01/07/da...-cream-recipe/





I have made my own soy yogurt and it is really easy and I like the taste

1 pkg. silken tofu (12 ounces)

lemon juice to taste

soy milk to thin

sweetener to taste

vanilla to taste

*flavorings- lemon extract, fruit spreads, instant coffee, etc



Wow thanks for those, you're right about the roasted banana one, it does look awesome, will try that one at the weekend
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is you ever come across sojasun yogurts (most likely in a healthfood shop), they're fantastic. european brand, they have decent flavours like lemon, and they also have very decadent chocolate puddings too. and swedish glace is excellent too- get the vanilla, i dare you to hate it.



Thanks they have them on goodness direct, I'll give them a try
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When i lived in the UK i never found any good non-dairy icecream in stores...but if you happen to be lucky enough to live in or near london (or, while visiting in London) and want icecream...two amazingly good vegan options are the icecream from Neals Yard Salad Bar (for soft icecream) and the icecream from Inspiral lounge (for hard/regular icecream).
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You are very welcome, let us know how that turns out
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suchgreatheight...what part of the country are you in? We can find Swedish Glace in Holland and Barrett, Waitrose, often in Sainsbury, Tesco, and a small hfs.

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I am living in DC now (will be moving back to London in October ) ...i could find vegan icecream in waitrose I just, personally, thought it tasted nasty. In America I like soy delicious a lot.
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Oh my lord, have you been to Sticky Fingers bakery? I don't know if they have it in winter, but they have a vegan soft serve ice cream machine. Throw some sprinkles on there.....I am one happy girl. (I think I actually skipped down the street once when I was eating it).



Best I've found in the States has to be the chocolate cherry Soy Cream (they sell it at Trader Joe's). Soy Delicious is yummy too, and Chicago Soy Dairy, but I don't think they sell that in DC. (you can see why I use to weigh 300 lbs )

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