Thursday, March 22, 2012

Not Milk?

Throughout my years as a mostly-vegetarian, I was occasionally confronted by people about dairy, and leather, and other aspects of a cruelty-free lifestyle.  I would always shudder and reply, "I'm not vegan! I don't know how they do it, I could never give up cheese!"

Well, here I am, jumping on the no-cheese, no dairy bandwagon.  It's only been a very days but so far, I think this is the most challenging part of veganism.  I can't tell you the last time I drank a glass of milk, but oh, how I do love my cheese! Mozzarella, provolone, cheddar..and, my oh, my beloved they do tempt me! And ice cream, that's been tough, especially since I just stocked up on Weight Watchers frozen treats.  Sigh.  What's a girl to do?

Hmm..Tofutti and non-dairy whipped cream would suffice, right?
 Well, I've been doing some reading, reminding myself why I don't want to eat dairy, and then shopping for some non-dairy substitutes.  So far I've sampled some delicious soy yogurt and looking forward to a vegan pizza later on this week.  And since I'm craving comfort food, I'm going to try this recipe for Vegan Mac & Cheese.

 It's not easy, but it's sure to become less challenging as time goes on. And it will be oh-so-worth it in the end. 


Have a Beauty-Full Day,


  1. Holy moly. You are going THERE. I am so curious how this will turn out! ;-)

  2. Nicole, so far I'm doing ok! Not sure if I've lost any weight but figuring this out will take some time. Thank you for hanging in there with me! xoxo

  3. My dearest Rapunzel, I'm curious to see how this goes for you. Actually, I've been advised { and you know how well I take advice... :( } to cut dairy as well. Last time I drank a glass of chocolate milk before bedtime my stomach staged a major revolt on me. Well, keep at it darling. Oh, and please feel free to use full body shots for those milk photos in the future. They, er, have more impact for me. Yes, impact!

  4. Dear Blue Orchid, I will do my best to provide more impactable photos for you in the future.