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  1. lauzieslifestyle says

    I used to hate tofu but now I am a fan. I bought Violife cheese which is really nice for pizza. Just discovered yesterday though, that it is making my fridge smell awful!! I’m going to keep tracking down recommendations.

  2. mofosuperheroe says

    I am so happy to live in the neighbourhood of Warsaw – I can always buy everything I need 🙂 it’s not difficult to become vegan, one has to open up their hearts. I find it extremely awesome when I hear “hey, your vegan options are sometimes way better than mine” 🙂 it is, indeed, so: vegan eating is the best 🙂 Aaaaaan my fave cheese is Wilmersburger <3 Violife is perfect for pizza 🙂
    I think you should visit Warsaw: Vegan caffe? No problem! Vegan pizza? No problem! Vegan cake? No problem!

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      I actually have Violife and use it to make pizza. I find that it is too strong for a sandwich or cheese toast etc, but really nice when cooking.
      It is amazing that you have so many options. Where I live, you are lucky to find one vegan option on the menu. I am going to try Wilmersburger. Thank you for telling me about it! 🙂

  3. lauzieslifestyle says

    Last year I did the same and cut down on my meat intake. I think that is partly why I am finding it ok to now be completely vegan.
    I have yet to go to a vegan restaurant or cafe. I cannot wait to look at a menu and know that I can eat everything on it!
    Veganism makes you more creative I find. You have to sometimes think out out of the box. 🙂

  4. lauzieslifestyle says

    I can really relate to this. Anytime you are in a group and go against what everyone is doing, you are looked at as the strange one.
    Luckily I have a few close friends who fully accept my lifestyle and do not try to question it. If anything, I have had the most criticism from family.
    You summarised it perfectly with your last sentence. We should not put pressure on ourselves to conform to what we disagree with. Some people never seem to grow into adults right?!

  5. lauzieslifestyle says

    Because I ate before, I was not hungry. But I was slightly gutted when everyone around me was eating snacks and I could not order anything. I suppose I need to come prepared for that and carry snacks with me.
    Have a great week as well! 🙂

  6. lauzieslifestyle says

    Thank you! I think people automatically assume that you are judging them. I think if anything, more people have judged me for changing.
    I have made vegan desserts before and they are delicious! Plant-based food in general can give people so many benefits – regardless if you are vegan or not.
    I was not sure how people would take this article, but I am so happy that it has transferred well and I will definitely be posting more. x

  7. whatismaria says

    Girl I am so happy that you managed to make veganism work out! I have been a vegan for over two years and honestly have never looked back or felt healthier. When I first switched, I too made the mistake of not doing my research beforehand and had no idea what to eat except for oatmeal, bread and cereal with soya milk but nowadays my meals are so much more abundant and I do not miss animal products at all. I can totally agree that the social aspect of it is the hardest part – especially when people start questionig my choices!
    Have a great Monday x

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Your food always looks incredible. You take amazing photos – especially the cheesecake!
      It is reassuring knowing that you have never looked back and that you do not miss animal product. As the weeks go by, I am combining more plant-based meals and no longer rely on animal substitutes – although some of them are nice.
      I hope you have a great week 🙂 x

      • whatismaria says

        That is such a lovely thing to say! Thank you so much, it really means a lot 🙂 Veganism really does get easier over time, nowadays I hardly even notice I’m vegan until someone else brings it up lol. I hope you have a wonderful week as well! <3

  8. The Creative Corner by Tahli says

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I tried vegetarianism a couple of years ago, I know it’s not quite the same, but I actually didn’t find it hard to stop eating meat products. I have an auto immune disease so I have funny tolerances to different foods, including lactose and gluten, so I am actually looking at trying a vegan diet to see if that helps me better manage the symptoms of my illness 🙂

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      I have never been a huge fan of meat. If anything, the dairy and eggs has been the hardest thing to give up.
      Luckily, there is a lot of option available for gluten and lactose free. I had to cut both out when I was trying to determine if diet triggered my acne.
      I am really happy being a vegan but I would recommend doing a lot of research and maybe investing in a cooking book or just magazines for extra guidance.

  9. Beyoutiful says

    I can relate since I’m vegetarian since birth. People have questioned my diet many times and its been hard to eat out due to limited choices but I really like being vegetarian. Not really caring about what other ppl say but I’m glad I’m sticking with my choice and prob gonna be one for the rest of my life. Glad you took the right decision and decided what works best for you 🙂

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you. I think that is what it comes down to – making the right decision for you. I find people ask me lots of questions and then argue against my answers. Or they say – oh you are trying to persuade me but I won’t become a vegan.
      And I am thinking – actually you have just forced to answer a kazillion questions about it! Anyway, I am glad you are sticking to what works best for you and not listening to others. x

  10. Stormy Dormy says

    Grats on going vegan! As for eating out and finding health food stores, I HIGHLY recommend using the website https://www.happycow.net/. You just put in your location or post code and click search, and it comes up with a map with tons of vegan friendly restaurants and stores in your area 😀 It’s truly amazing, and it has really opened me up to tons of new dining out experiences – it works in foreign countries too, so I find myself using it a lot when I go abroad. Seriously, try it! I’ve been vegan for around 14 years, and only discovered that gem around 2 years ago. I use it very very frequently now…

    And, yes, there’s a huge misconception when it comes to veganism and health. I myself have become overweight whilst being vegan. There’s vegan ice cream, chocolate, sweets, bread, yoghurts, CRISPS, chips, and tons of store bought, packaged and frozen foods. I definitely don’t find it any more difficult to pig out on treats now that I’m a vegan than I did beforehand.

    Grats again! 🙂

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you so much for this advice!! I am definitely going to give the app a go because I have zero clue on where to eat. I have been so far winging it and just hoping that there is vegan options.
      I have yet to try vegan ice-cream but I know that I would end up just as addicted!
      x

  11. Mrs.S LDN says

    I am so proud of you! It’s so not easy for sure!! I’ve been keen to see how you got on with this! I’d love more info on what meals. I struggle with this big time! Any more posts planned on this?? Would love to know more! xx

      • Mrs.S LDN says

        Cant wait!! Really interested in it for sure! Im so bad, this week in Tesco I just caved and hot the meat aisle!! I’m trying to go veggie a few nights a week and ease in that way!! Any good recipes send my way ye?!?! xx

          • Mrs.S LDN says

            Awww I hate when that happens!! I hardly ever remember to take photos! I’ll get home or whatever and be like uhhh… idiot!! hahahaha. Looking forward to seeing it xxx

          • lauzieslifestyle says

            Haha! It is probably a good thing. I have so many pointless photos in my phone!! I uploaded the post yesterday so hopefully you like the look of some of the recipes. xxx

  12. Infinite Living says

    Yeah it is working out 🙂 I have realized and learned that there are so many things other than food that I can share company over. Whether I eat with someone or not has become secondary to me. If both parties care for the company then it works.

  13. Infinite Living says

    I have always been a vegetarian …but I will share this …I drastically changed my diet for health reasons and I watched my entire social paradigm shift … found more peace overtime as I was only left with the most authentic relations.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe …motivated me further to try 🙂

  14. Infinite Living says

    I wish you the best in your choices 🙂 I know it is a drastic change in life, so much of our life is shaped with our food choices. I also know that it can be done positively because my husband is a vegan and I am a no-egg vegetarian, I need my glass of milk daily, but I don’t eat cheese.
    I am definitely going to look up the home-made mozzarella with cashew nuts 🙂

  15. shewrites170 says

    As a vegetarian living in Sweden I have very few options to eat out so I can understand your pain of getting almost nothing delicious to eat out from.
    Looking forward to your vegan options post!!

  16. Lindsey says

    Oh this was helpful. I keep trying to go vegan and keep failing. I want to go because i don’t like the meat and dairy industry and for all the health benefits. I’m glad it is going so well for you. I hope I can work myself to being as determined to stay vegan as you.

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      I will be doing a post next week on vegan and plant-based food swaps. I took the advice of one vegan blog I came across which said to really indulge at the beginning. It helps you to not focus on the food you are missing out on. Hopefully my post next week will be full of useful information.

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