i wonder what this blog is about . . .
i’ve definitely been way busy lately and don’t post as much as i used to, but this is still primarily a tennant blog — the only times i post non-DT stuff here is when i get non-DT asks or if i have something that i really need more people to see (like the post to fundraise for my cats). otherwise i have a personal blog for everything else that i post.
uhh actually i’ve never heard of putting milk in tea? i drink tea all the time but it’s just like tea leaves and hot water … i would assume you could use soy, rice, almond, etc. milk instead of cow’s milk though? that’s what i do for everything else, like cereal, baking, etc.
hey! i’d like to direct you to vegankit.com for tips on getting started with veganism, it’s a great resource for food, recipes, alternative clothing, all that good stuff. it’s also super easy to find recipes online, just google “vegan (insert desired dish here)” and someone will have posted a recipe somewhere. personally i make a lot of stir-fries, soups, and pasta dishes but it’s all up to your personal preference.
as for what you can and can’t have, you’ll have to check labels pretty obsessively to make sure there’s no animal products in it but that sort of becomes second nature after a while. watch out for products that say “lactose-free” since this isn’t necessarily dairy-free (you might see something like “milkfat” or “whey” in the ingredients). other common ones to watch out for are casein, gelatin, rennet, lard, tallow, carmine — fancy names for bits of animals. a lot of new vegans also forget about things like mayo and dressings that often have cream, egg, or bacon fat in them. if you’re worried about not knowing something you can google like “list of nonvegan ingredients” to print and bring with you to the grocery store, but that’s really if you’re going to be buying a lot of processed foods — if you’re buying like vegetables, beans, rice, pasta (check for egg in fancier kinds of pasta, basic pasta is just durum wheat), nuts, fruits, obviously that’s all fine.
it takes a little time to adjust but once you’re used to it it’s all easy-peasy, especially if you live in a country where veganism is really starting to spread (like America). let me know if you have any specific questions and good luck!
if you’re interested specifically in the affect on humans, i’d like to direct you to this website here. it has tons of informational videos about different foods. this link will take you to search results for “eggs” and you can browse around and learn all kinds of new stuff.
i always direct new vegans to vegankit.com for tips on getting started, but honestly getting the right nutrients isn’t that difficult — basically substitute your usual dairy/egg intake with legumes and nuts and things like that (soy milk and almond milk are pretty good for you too, if you get the good stuff — rice milk is less nutritious but no less delicious). i generally try to spread out making sure i get in a variety of vegetables, starches, and legumes over a week, so like i might have potatoes and broccli one night and lentil soup the next night and veggie stir-fry with tofu and/or rice the next. but i don’t really make an effort to track it or anything, it’s just kind of like “hey i haven’t had vegetables for two days i’m going to make a giant salad for dinner” (or put zucchini and kale in my ramen). i was pretty picky too, but i’ve tried a lot of new things since going vegan (mostly tofu, which i used to hate and i now live on) so you’ll find things you like. just look up some recipes online and experiment in the kitchen a bit, you’ll get the hang of it in no time :) and feel free to ask if you have any more specific questions, i’ll try to help you if i can!