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well i still havent goten the courage to try being vegan. i just dont know i would love too but i know i would probley not be able to do it. i would miss chesse and ice cream. and i eat alot of pasta and that rules out most of the sauces there all chesse. any advice would help or mabey on steps that other people have done<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:">
 

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Me neither.<br><br>
Why do you want to go vegan?<br><br>
I am happy vegetarian... although I've found that soy cheese tastes SO MUCH BETTER than cow's milk cheese.<br><br><br><br>
sheez... cheese
 

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well for one i consierder myself a caring human being and me eating cheese and dairy and gelitan and crap like that is almost worse it like saying i am just usseing these animals which make me feel like crap
 

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I buy generic Prego pasta sauce. They have a bunch of varieties, some of which are "meat sauce" or have cheese, but I just buy the mushroom one, which is vegan. As for ice cream, I've seen soy based ice creams, but I've never tried them.<br><br><br><br>
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Vegan, contrary to what some will say, is not hard. All you have to do is know what it is that you are going to eat. Find the substitutes that are vegan (there are plenty) and look for them on the line of goods for purchase.<br><br><br><br>
Soy Delicious! is a great ice-cream substitute for Vegans (I like mocha fudge). Soy-based vegan cheeses are usually easy to find, but some taste on the bleh side.
 

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i guess sometimes i think about it and i feel like i eat so much dairy i dont know what i would eat or all the things i eat would be have some sort of dairy i dont know what i would do
 

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I was ovo-lacto for about nine years, then went full-on vegan about four years ago. It really isn't that hard. Sure, I do occasionally miss things, like lamb gyros and even venison (!) but there are a couple of ways to deal with it:<br><br><br><br>
o Sometimes when I get an evil craving, I'll just whip out Meat Your Meat or Earthlings or such and remind myself just how much brutality goes into dairy products -- eg., the veal connection.<br><br><br><br>
o Growing is often hard -- but worth it. The ice cream thing is eeeeeasy -- So Delicious, Purely Decadent, Rice Dream --- the vegan options are really very, very good these days, and widely available even in mainstream supermarkets. Cheese is a little harder, but you can get partway there with things like nutritional yeast, Follow Your Heart, and Scheese.<br><br><br><br>
Pasta: I do occasionally find jar sauces that contain cheese (or meat stock!), but most tomato sauces don't. It's easy to find pesto that doesn't contain cheese, and easy to make your own too.. Making more of your own stuff really isn't hard, it's fun, and chicks dig a guy who cooks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
It's not really that overwhelming -- take it gradually. I'd much rather see you incrementally remove dairy from your diet over time than not do it at all because it seems impossible.<br><br><br><br>
There's a book called Becoming Vegan that might help you out:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://product.half.ebay.com/_W0QQprZ1773285QQcpidZ5115033" target="_blank">http://product.half.ebay.com/_W0QQpr...QQcpidZ5115033</a><br><br><br><br>
$11 or so scores you your very own copy.
 

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I'm almost vegan, not because I'm trying to be but check this. I don't eat eggs cause I hate the taste of em, and I drink soy milk mainly cause its less fattening, but I do still eat cheese. So if I cut out cheese I guess I would be vegan for the most part. But honestly I would say that it's like when you went vegetarian, just take small steps at a time, then before you know it you'll be there.
 

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even omnis I know have said that vegan ice cream tastes the same as cow's ice cream (they were talking about tofutti brand specifically, though I love swedish glace and I'm not keen on tofutti. I was never keen on dairy ice cream).<br><br><br><br>
Pasta sauces are easy. Loads of the generic ones are vegan, just avoid the cream/cheese based sauces and go for the tomato based ones.
 

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well i still havent goten the courage to try being vegan. i just dont know i would love too but i know i would probley not be able to do it. i would miss chesse and ice cream. and i eat alot of pasta and that rules out most of the sauces there all chesse. any advice would help or mabey on steps that other people have done<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:"></div>
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I'm doing a slow transition and maybe that would work for you too. You could start with trying some of the soy or rice ice creams. Tackling the pasta sauces shouldn't be too hard either since there are many sauces that don't have cheese or cream. Some of those that are creamy can be veganized without too much trouble as well.
 

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Well I have been vegatarian since July last year...<br><br>
And at the start of this year I found out about the rennet in cheese and gelatine in things...<br><br>
Since then I have not put a lollie or cake or icecreem in my mouth..<br><br>
As for cheese I have had a bit if vegetarian cheese.. (Veg rennet)..<br><br>
And I cant give away my lattes...lol...<br><br>
So yeah just the milk is what I still have...<br><br>
Otherwise everyting else I do and buy is VEGAN... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
It all happens in the end and I honestly dont even think about all those foods and I used to eat alot of junk..<br><br>
My fiancee cant believe the way Ive been eating.. lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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For me it was all about the animals and once I made it all about the animals, following up on what I believed was a non-issue.<br><br><br><br>
Think of it this way. You probably believe murdering a human being is immoral, right? And because of this moral belief, I'll bet you never murder humans. No matter how mad they make you, you never even really consider murdering a human. In fact, you don't miss it when you don't murder humans either, right?<br><br><br><br>
Well, when you truly believe that animals do not exist for our use or abuse, you will be <i><b>compelled</b></i> to follow a vegan lifestyle.<br><br><br><br>
When I became a vegetarian, I had had a friend who was vegan for several years. I'd watched this person live their vegan life and it made me think. I also read a lot (although I could never bring myself to watch those videos.) I thought for a long time before I became a vegetarian and when I became a vegetarian, I KNEW I'd become a vegan eventually. But I forced myself to live as a complete ovo-lacto vegetarian for a year and a half before I allowed myself to consider going vegan.<br><br><br><br>
When the year and a half had passed, within a month, I'd become vegan and have just passed my two-year vegan anniversary.<br><br><br><br>
I have to say I've had my moments of self pity--mostly in restaurants when trying to figure out something I could eat (and then lamenting the lack of choices, not the restriction from animal products.) But because I have accepted veganism as part of my ethical framework, I never actually want to eat or wear or use an animal product.<br><br><br><br>
By the way, I never want to murder human beings, either.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck.
 

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Veganism really isn't that hard. I actually found it much harder going from omni to veggie than from veggie to vegan.<br><br>
I actually failed my first attempt to go veggie and only stuck to it the second time I tried. However I went vegan on my first attempt, overnight, and have never looked back.<br><br>
Especially considering you say you already prefer soya cheese to cow's milk cheese, most people usually find giving up cow's milk cheese one of the hardest parts of going vegan.<br><br><br><br>
I'd say simply give it a trial run. Say go vegan for a week or so, and see how you go. If you are coping then stick with it. I do find it helps to read up about how the animals suffer for eggs and milk if you're ethically motivated. You obviously care about animals and that might give you the boost you need.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway I wish you luck with your decision, and hope it all goes well for you.
 

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You can make a vegan version of 99% of your favourite things to eat. Its easy once you know how. Tell me your favourite creamy/cheezy pasta sauce and I'll show you a vegan recipe for it. No problem at all.<br><br><br><br>
There really is no excuse for not giving veganism a try. Veganising recipes is actually fun.
 

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I'm intimidated by veganism. Everyone says "it's so easy" but it doesn't seem so. I had no trouble going omni --> veggie, but trace ingredients and hidden chemicals screw me up every time.<br><br><br><br>
I was happy that I found a dairy-free, gelatin-free margarine in my local supermarket...now I see that it has Vitamin D3 in it. Not vegan, right? (Not even veggie, I think). Sucktacular. Have half a tub left so I guess I'll use it up.<br><br><br><br>
Everyone says it's almost impossible to find commercial vegan bread. I buy Wonderbread when I can find it; now I see they're switching their recipe to be non-vegan. And what about the bleached flour? I cook with bleached flour and white sugar, I can't afford the fancy organic stuff. Double the price and half the size! If not a quarter of the size! Tofutti sour cream and cheese isn't much more expensive than the regular stuff, and I never ate much cheese anyway, so I think I'm safe there. A vegetarian friend told me my canned beans aren't vegan (aren't even vegetarian!) because they have cow bones in them -- or possibly oyster shells -- to give them calcium. True? False? I don't know. I'm still buying canned beans. I want to call myself vegan but I'm sure there are hidden ingredients lurking in everything. I order the veggie burger with no cheese or mayo when I go to Brewster's, but who knows what's in the bun? Who knows what's in the patty?<br><br><br><br>
It seems like every time I find something I think is vegan, it turns out I'm wrong. I don't want to eat nothing but vegetables and whole grains for the rest of my life, I'm sorry. I'm not that good. I don't care that much. Maybe someday I will, I don't know.
 

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I'm with Medesha on this one. I'm already pretty close to vegan. I don't buy eggs, honey, or dairy products. But I don't know what to look for half the time to figure out what hidden ingredients are non-vegan. I make a vague effort to try, but I'm just not dedicated enough to spend an extra few hours every week doing special research in order to make sure I buy the right groceries, especially since it'll end up costing me a lot more money.<br><br><br><br>
And in some cases, even though there are vegan versions of things, they don't meet my definition of the word "edible". For instance, Publix and Boca brand vegan hamburgers. I tried them both, so give me credit for at least trying, but I couldn't finish the whole package either time, because they're just awful. No amount of ketchup and pickles on top could make them edible. So I still buy Morningstar Farms, which has egg whites, but I sent Morningstar a letter to let them know I'm displeased with their use of eggs, and I'm cutting back on how often I eat these things. I may eliminate them altogether eventually.<br><br><br><br>
But that's the way it is with me. I'm gradually eliminating more and more stuff. Given that it's only been about 2 months since I first decided to go vegetarian, I'd say I'm doing pretty well.<br><br><br><br>
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