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Hmm.. maybe it *is* possible to give up cheese (an idea I've thought was ridiculous for the past 8 years). I got offered some pizza (cheese in its best form, I think), and it wasn't even appetizing.<br><br><br><br>
And two days ago I didn't want any cheese on my pasta. And I ate Indian food and *didn't* get palak paneer for once (cheese & spinach).<br><br><br><br>
It's been easy enough to be a strict vegetarian in my home since my kitchen is entirely mine, but when out I do generally enjoy the melty goodness of cheese. But it's not even sounding good this week. Cheese is the last thing that would have to go before my diet became entirely vegan (there would still be the issue of leather tap & jazz shoes, but as far as *diet* is concerned...). Looking back on what I've eaten over the past week, I haven't had any dairy except last Sunday when I had a little bit of brie. And a "little bit of brie" wasn't really in my vocabulary, so that was showing some restraint, too.<br><br><br><br>
So either this is a fluke, or this is the prime time to attempt veganism. Hmmm...<br><br><br><br>
I don't stress over such things. It's not like I'll get all guilty if I fail, but I *know* the cheese isn't good for me, so I might as while try. So I'll see how it goes for, let's say, a month. If I get that far. It certainly can't hurt to try.<br><br><br><br>
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Mskedi,<br><br>
Congrats! I'm happy for you that you're obtaining self-restraint on this. I know, it's soooo hard to stop eating cheese, and I haven't exactly done that yet either. So far, two unsuccessful attempts to attain veganism, and my resolve on even stuff like gelatin and mono and diglycerides is showing some weakening. However, I tend to be cyclical, so this down time right now will be followed by an up--hopefully an up that will 'stick'.
 

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Hey make your own cheese....<br><br><a href="http://www.vegsource.com/talk/recipes/messages/75130.html" target="_blank">http://www.vegsource.com/talk/recipe...ges/75130.html</a><br><br>
Follow links to great recipes from Deborah <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
That Tofeta is so good!<br><br>
And other reccomendations from me are listed.<br><br>
I have been vegan for about a year and this website and vegsource have helped me emotionally and vegsource helped me to become a vegan cook thanks to Deborah.<br><br>
Mark and I have any foods omnis can have.<br><br>
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Cheese has probably been the only thing that gives me a hard time other than hidden ingredients where veganism is concerned. I live in the "dairy" state, so there's cheese on just about everything around here. It's definitely a big comfort food. I<br><br><br><br>
However, I've found that I feel much much better every time I pass it up rather than partake in it. As time goes on, I'm starting to see it as more repulsive.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, good for you for passing it up three times! And, yes, pizza is cheese in it's best form, unfortunately. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I used to adore all things cheese. But once you go without it for a little while, you really start to find it repulsive, as Flower said.<br><br><br><br>
Congrats on passing up the cheese! It really becomes easy to live without once you give it up for a bit. You'll stop finding it appetizing.
 

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Well pleazed with you Mskedi and the other day when you tried an all vegan dish too!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Trying the vegan alternatives to dairy<br><br>
cheese is the next move you can try as indeed you ought!... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
I should wake up more to making my own vegan cheese and wot not, sometime soon...and can't think why I've not done so sooner with me already having been long-time vegan, its hard to figure, except in Britain where I live, prices inhibit buying ready-made, all the more reason I should try to make my own someday!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thanks, guys. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
I think I'll hold off on the fake stuff for a bit -- I've had it before & remember it being pretty nasty, so I don't want to taste it again until I've kinda gotten un-used to real cheese -- but I do appreciate the link!!<br><br><br><br>
At lunch my friends and I always throw a whole bunch of food into the center of the table & just grab as we please. Today there was string cheese, yogurt, honey wheat thins, cheese-flavored chips... yikes!! But I stuck to the pepitas and carrots. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
THEN there was a meeting & all the little snacky things they had had whey in them (cookies and such -- at least they were in the original packeging so I could check), but I managed to resist...<br><br><br><br>
If I keep feeling obligated to post here, I just might make it... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
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This is awesome, Msdeski. I am convinced that cheese is evil. It is fatty - sweet and salty - and oh, so addictive. And there's nothing else like it - alternatives are a poor substitute for that which is the Greatness of Cheese.<br><br><br><br>
I'd been vegan for almost a year, and last weekend I caved in. I ate three pieces of artichoke/mushroom/tomato/basil pizza.<br><br><br><br>
And regretted it for two days. I felt gross in my own skin. My intestines growled at me. I made friends with the magazines atop the toilet.<br><br><br><br>
Alas - cheese is not your friend. It is evil. It lures you into its realm only to lock you in to a vicious cycle of addiction.<br><br><br><br>
Ok, maybe not, but it sure did a number on my system. And y'know, that tells me something... I used to eat cheese like a fiend and not have a problem at all. Then I gave it up (after reading about pus and other nasty stuff.) I ate it ONCE after about 11 months of no-cheese living, and BAM! havoc on my body.<br><br><br><br>
Anything that wreaks that sort of damage tells me something's wrong.<br><br><br><br>
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i'm also trying to give up cheese, i figure if i wean off it won't be as hard.... and as far as fake stuff goes... i always hated every "veggie meat" until it had been over 10 years without the real stuff... then the veggie stuff tasted good. I didn't even remember what "real" bacon tasted like compared to veggie... so i figure that's what i'll do with cheese too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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It was hard giving up cheese for me, too. I just try to bear in mind that cheese is the silly putty of the colon, and that generally loosens the grip of those cravings (that, or the thought of my dad's upcoming second bypass surgery - stupid Atkins <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> ).<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:"><br><br><br><br>
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Yay Mskedi! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Woot!<br><br><br><br>
Cheese was (is) hard for me too. Way to go!
 

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If you can resist paneer, you can resist anything. If you are into Indian cooking, you can use cubed extra firm tofu in place of paneer in recipes and it's very difficult to tell the difference.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>The Rev</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
cheese is the silly putty of the colon<br><br><br><br>
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yeah that will help.... print that out and stick on the fridge <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 
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