Vegan Recipes and Foods

Eating a diet of 70% vegan foods can reduce high blood pressure, help with weight loss, make it easier to get fiber and antioxidants, prevent heart disease, and things like that. In fact, a plant based (vegetarian or vegan) diet has been shown in this study BMJ Nutrition, Prevention, and Health to reduce the risk of severe COVID-19. Pescetarians also had a reduced risk, though it was not as substantial. Article explaining it

Added 11/29/20: A magazine with some vegan info Veg News Here's its vegan food guide section. Vegan Food Guides And here is its taste tests section. Taste Tests Added 3/16/21: Vegan product reviews from Vegan Kitchen Magick Link out

If you want to get more vegan foods in your diet, it's better to start with simple things. Remembering that vegan food has a tendency of being too carb-heavy, light on protein, iron, and calcium, here's a list of ideas to help you avoid shriveling up and dyin'. If you can get away with eating something vegan for one meal a day for a long time, then try adding more vegan things into your diet. Slow steps. Don't go 100% vegan unless you're sure you can handle that.* Most vegan websites online claim that everything they make is "delicious" because their food is vegan. Beware the siren lure of these things' recipes. They can cost a ton, take days to make, and still taste bad. Your best bet is searching for accidentally vegan recipes on cooking websites you trust, such as The Pioneer Woman, Instructables, or The Woks of Life. You can also often find vegan recipes in Indian cuisine. One good way of getting into it is trying a few vegan replacement-for-animal-product products per week as a substitute to something or other. Eventually you'll find the products that work in your usual recipes or diet. There is just one animal product that might actually help with the environment, however: honey. Beekeepers at your average farmer's market (in my experience) slave away for the health of their bees and help protect the bee population from dwindling. This article link out claims that humans always steal honey and replace it with sugar syrup, and unless the beekeeper is really greedy, that isn't true; they provide honey plants galore to feed the bees, save bee swarms from being killed by terrified homeowners and adopt them, give 'em a Langstroth hive, smoke out bees & centrifuge some of the combs only when the hive is getting overfull, replace the combs, and this prevents the hive from overflowing with honey and attracting honey-hungry predators, plus prevents other problems source second source Of course, just like all other animal husbandry, if you screw it up, it's bad, but you can totally backyard beekeep in a way that is ethical. So keep that in mind.

*I tried once and turned out to have a genetic B12 and other B vitamins deficiency problem (YES, I WAS TAKING LOTS OF B12 SUPPLEMENTS, YES, IT STILL WASN'T ENOUGH). Wasn't pretty. As in, I wound up in the emergency room. If I can manage to eat vegan 2/3 meals a day and 2-4 days 100% a week, you can probably do it.

Easy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Easy Vegan Lunch or Dinner Ideas

Easy Vegan Sides Ideas

Vegan Storebought Snacks: because it's easier to buy snacks than it is to make them

Vegan stuff that's nutritious which can be a diet staple

Hints for vegan cooking and substitutes, as well as things that are vegan already

The Vegan Foods Gallery of Infamy

Hands down the worst, most infamous, most inedible substances to grace a plate. If you would live a happy life, stay away.

Inexpensive kitchen doodads for making cooking somewhat more fun or easy

Expensive kitchen equipment for going a little extra with vegan foods in particular as well as everything else

Super expensive kitchen equipment that could in theory help with making vegan foods and incidentally all foods. Nope, I don't have any of this stuff but it's good to know it exists!

Links to vegan recipes

Links to vegan recipe hubs

The best vegan recipe websites

The best vegan cookbooks

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