HOW TO SUCCEED AT TURNING VEGAN, AS TOLD BY ME.
so I decided to do the unthinkable and give up dairy for Lent. as I'm already a vegetarian, I figured it would be easier to find stuff to eat by looking to see if it was vegan. which leads me onto my first tip...
- •make sure you know the difference between dairy-free vegetarian and vegani.e I always thought eggs were classed as dairy. I guess when I think 'dairy', I think farms. and eggs come from farms. as soon as someone told me I could have eggs, I went out straight away to buy 5 jam doughnuts.
- •DON'T PANIC!caffeine can still be had! soya lattes! almond milk lattes! tea! (even though I perhaps would go for black tea as almond milk in tea tastes.. wrong)
- •hide all your chocolatebecause the thought of it will consume you with unholy urges
- •hide all your cheesesee above
- •Google "unintentionally vegan foods"you will be pleasantly surprised! I discovered I could still have mr kipling treacle tarts, jammie dodgers, houmous, ice lollies, some doughnuts, steamed puddings, cake made with marg/baking spread instead of butter...
- •look up cool vegan places to go for lunchI'm really fortunate with this one, as I work in bethnal green near the london buddhist centre so there's quite a few places to go when my face needs stuffing.
- •suss out vegan alternativesswedish glacé do a beaut vanilla ice cream that actually tastes like normal ice cream! it's also super easy to make nom-worthy vegan brownies, cake, pie (ready-made pastry is usually vegan)...
- •be thankful that you can still eat chips/curly fries/potato waffles/spicy wedges/all other tasty forms of potatoAS LONG AS I CAN HAVE POTATOES, LIFE IS WORTH LIVING.
- •procrastinate by looking up trendy vegan blogsthe photos make the food look so good that you don't even care if the cake's got vegetables in it
- •basically, work out all the ways you can still be as unhealthy as possible 😀