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 Post subject: I suppose I should introduce myself.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:18 pm 
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Edward L. Cote, author of Violet Skies, a YA Fantasy series. Gamer geek, nontraditional student, politics junkie, amateur foodie.

I am not vegan or even vegetarian but, boring story even more boring, I do cook for vegans and eat vegan food sometimes. I've cut back on meat and I really should eat better in general anyway.

My record for keeping a vegan diet is 40 days. I don't think I can go any longer than that. It's actually the dairy more than the meat.


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 Post subject: Re: I suppose I should introduce myself.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:24 pm 
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baby steps. dairy really is addictive. 40 days is impressive! it'll be easier next time if you decide veganism is for you. i promise.

i was vegan for 6 months, caved to peer pressure (dairy based coffee drink and then pizza the next day), and then it took another 5 years to commit again. it was definitely more the pressure to join in the fun and not be any trouble than missing the dairy, so i really regret it more than had it been an actual craving.

one technique to get yourself off the dairy is to spend 28 days not eating anything similar to dairy and then afterwards, adding in the alternatives. that way your tastebuds will be less likely to compare them so strongly.

welcome to the PPK.

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 Post subject: Re: I suppose I should introduce myself.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:38 am 
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It took me about 10 weeks of being dairy free to stop craving it. Once I got over that hump, it got a lot easier. As long as I avoided things that were trying to mimic dairy during that time, I didn't really miss it that much.

Welcome to the PPK.

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 Post subject: Re: I suppose I should introduce myself.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:41 am 
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During my transition from vegetarian to vegan I gave up all dairy except for mozzarella, which I knew I'd give up eventually. So the only dairy I had was once a week on pizza night, and then maybe 6 weeks in on this weaning process, I noticed that dairy mozz was tasting just.... different, and that was my last dairy mozz pizza. I realized I was over it.

During the transition time, for other meals I used supercarrot's strategy of just making dishes that didn't call for dairy as the star of the dish and that made giving up all other cheese pretty easy.

Good luck and welcome!


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 Post subject: Re: I suppose I should introduce myself.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:37 pm 
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welcome!

if you enjoy cooking check out some of Isa's cookbooks. very approachable and yummy food!

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 Post subject: Re: I suppose I should introduce myself.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:06 pm 
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Welcome!!

I would definitely recommend Isa's books especially her newest Isa Does It!

Also, for some being vegan is a bit of trial and error before it sticks. No worries if it takes a while. I can say I was a cheese/dairy fiend but I find even the smell unpleasant after many years of not eating it.

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 Post subject: Re: I suppose I should introduce myself.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:33 pm 
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extremely unpleasant. many of us equate it with puke.

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 Post subject: Re: I suppose I should introduce myself.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:00 pm 
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Hi Ed! Welcome to the PPK. You'll find lots of inspiration for plant-based meals in the Food Porn section. :)

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