I am in a predicament. I love animals and would adore being a vegan. I'd do it in a heartbeat, but for one thing: I can't afford to.
Allow me to give background information.
I am living with my parents, I'm a minor, and I have a part-time job (minimum wage, for Florida), that I'm not getting too many hours from. I am currently a vegetarian. I rely on my parents to buy groceries. I know vegans can shop more cheaply than omnivores, but probably not more cheaply than people who don't shop at all. I don't have a camera to take photos, but basically my fridge, freezer, and pantry are barely vegetarian friendly. And when you try to find vegan options, there might be one for every shelf, the rest being loaded up with dairy or meat.
So, the only way would be to shop for myself. I am willing to save back money, but there's not a lot to begin with. So, I definitely need places I can get healthy vegan food cheap. (I don't require organic from stores, I live in a part of Florida that has veggie stands/markets in abundance, as well as chain stores and whatnot (whole foods/ health stores, too).
Oh, even though I'm new to the vegan thing, I'm good at cooking and adapting. =]
So, yeah, any location/coupon/recipe/ingredient/money-saving advice would be good.
PS Wasn't sure if this belonged here or in Food, so I'll be on the lookout for it to move.