How To Vegan - A Herbivores Survival Guide To Veganuary
So, you’ve done it. You’ve made the pledge to see Veganuary out through ‘till February, and we think that’s awesome. However, like any kind of lifestyle change, we know it can be tricky as old habits truly do die hard. But that being said, we’re here to lend a hand with our little “How to Vegan” segments throughout Jan – so keep your eyes peeled for some insider knowledge from our own in-house herbivores.
Step 1 – Community Spirit
Veganuary is the perfect excuse to experiment in the kitchen. You can turn almost any of your favourite omnivorous dishes animal-free, you’ve just got to get the creative juices flowing. Swap-out meat for mixed beans to make a healthy and hearty spicy chilli. If you’re feeling a little naughty, replace your Saturday morning bacon-buttie for a smoky seitan strip and tangy salsa sandwich. Sounds tasty, doesn’t it? As Leeds, first and original all-vegan eatery, Cantina had to get a little creative ourselves when putting together our menus. We didn’t want to the same-old stereotypical plant-based stuff – we wanted proper tasty vegan grub. Move over safe and boring snacking – Hello 5-Spiced Popcorn Tofu, Viking Chorizo Burgers and Crispy Buffalo Fried Seitan.
Step 3 – Plan Ahead
Being a vegan doesn’t have to mean stuck for choice – it can mean quite the opposite really. But if you know you’re going to be heading out and about, why not plan ahead? If you’re visiting omnivorous friends and family try taking along a big batch of tasty vegan food for them to try. We all know sharing is caring, right? If you’re planning on visiting a new city then look to the web for a little helping hand. Websites such as Tripadvisor and HappyCow are perfect for scouting-out a takeout or scanning a menu before sitting down to eat.