Discussion in 'The Food Forum' started by azcardsfan1616, Feb 3, 2013.
A little late, but still relevant. See my new thread on Pegan - I had problems embracing Vegan because it's just ... too damn hard to follow! Went to Whole Foods last week and just on a few items spent $76. Sprouts is less expensive but not nearly the selection that Whole Foods has.
Been vegan for a few years now and have lost about 25 pounds without trying.
You can keep costs down by making meals with Staples like rice, quinoa and beans.
One of my favorite things is making my own burgers to barbeque. Drain a can of black or garbanzo beans and put in a bowl. Add some vegetable oil or olive oil and toasted bread crumbs, lemon Juice and whatever spices you want. Mix by hand while crushing the beans. Mix in more bread crumbs as needed to get a good consistency for your patties.
Panko makes great bread crumbs, or you can make your own from toast.
Lots of recipes for this online, but winging it is fun too. Here's one example http://makingthymeforhealth.com/vegan-mediterranean-chickpea-burgers/
The premade vegan stuff is spendy, but simple things you can make your self are not. Try my burger idea in above post!
I shop at a bulk food store with a good natural food section. Lots of cheap staples and I look for the fancy stuff on sale.
If you can at least cut out the dairy, that s a big step to better health.
Just found this thread,. I really need to explore this board more!
Well, yeah ....
Where else would you find out the Shirrito is the hottest food on the west coast?
See, I haven't found convincing evidence that dairy is bad for you. I love cream in my coffee, my greek yogurt, my cheese. Tried alternatives but they just tasted fake and chemically. Bought some non-dairy shredded mozzarella recently - gawd it was awful!
Ugly vegetables... A good thing or a bad thing?
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