What Is Vegan

1) Have you always been a vegan? Yes/no if no: 1) a- how long have you been a vegan and how old were you when you chose to be a vegan? 1) b- what influence you choice to be a vegan? 1) c- what foods do you miss that you can no longer have? 1) d- Do you feel you are healthier since becoming a vegan? 2) Is everyone you live with vegan? If no: 2) a- What impact do you think your choice to be vegan has on those you live with? 3) What is your favourite vegan meal? 4) What is your least favourite vegan meal? 5) Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans? 5) a-Do you find it hard to shop for your dietary needs? 6) Do you find the vegan diet bland. I think I found an answer. 1) Have you always been a vegan? No if no: 1) a- how long have you been a vegan and how old were you when you chose to be a vegan? 25 1) b- what influence you choice to be a vegan? Nothing really, I just did likely not eat any animal products anymore 1) c- what foods do you miss that you can no longer have? None really, all animal products are bad for you 1) d- Do you feel you are healthier since becoming a vegan? Definitely 2) Is everyone you live with vegan? My bf is mostly vegan. Only vegan products are allowed in the house If no: 2) a- What impact do you think your choice to be vegan has on those you live with? A very big impact, he didn’t even know what vegan was when we met 3) What is your favourite vegan meal? Veggie jalfreezi 4) What is your least favourite vegan meal? Anything that has ketchup in it, chili, sloppy joe’s, veg meat loaf 5) Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans? Where I live, yes 5) a-Do you find it hard to shop for your dietary needs?nope 6) Do you find the vegan diet bland?not at all


17 replies on “What Is Vegan”

  1. Dharmu says:

    1) Have you always been a vegan?
    no

    if no:
    1) a- how long have you been a vegan and how old were you when you chose to be a vegan? Since Jan, 14
    1) b- what influence you choice to be a vegan? When I had an epiphany and realized I didn’t want anyone to suffer for me.
    1) c- what foods do you miss that you can no longer have? I miss things like pies and tarts in bakeries, but I can make yummy vegan versions at home.
    1) d- Do you feel you are healthier since becoming a vegan? yes

    2) Is everyone you live with vegan?
    No, my brother is vegetarian

    3) What is your favourite vegan meal? What ISNT my favorite vegan meal

    4) What is your least favourite vegan meal? see above

    5) Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans? Yes
    5) a-Do you find it hard to shop for your dietary needs? somewhat

    6) Do you find the vegan diet bland? No~!

  2. Kayson Raneesh says:

    1. No
    A. 6 months I was 19 when I chose to do it
    B. I was reading a book about juicing/fasting/detoxing and there was a lot of info about how beneficial raw vegetables and fruits can be compared to the average american diet. So I began to explore it, adding more and more healthy stuff and taking away most meats and dairy. My boyfriend considers my transition cold turkey but it doesn’t seem like it to me.
    C. Sausage burrito from mcdonald’s is one of the only things I crave really badly
    D. Feel like a million bucks, never feel sluggish anymore. Lots of energy and I feel a lot more alert through out the day. I sleep a lot better too!

    2. Nobody is vegan or vegetarian
    A. My boyfriend has become a lot healthier too, he thanks me for changing his eating habits. (cutting out fast food) He eats a lot of the vegan meals I prepare, and he even buys soy ice cream and soy corn dogs for himself now and practically begs any weekends for me to make him egg mcvegan sandwiches with tofu eggs and soy sausage! Our roommate though has not changed a bit!

    3. Hard to narrow down, I love making vegan pizza or vegetable lo mien and sesame tofu

    4. When tofu isn’t cooked well or Ive had any bad vegan burgers Sometimes I get sick of salads

    5. Yes, there are tons of options for making lovely vegan food, you just have the resources and be willing to experhyment with cooking and baking.
    a) yes/no, places like trader joe’s make it easy to find most of your needs for substitutes. They even have any frozen foods and stuff that are dairy free! But sometimes they just don’t have what you are looking for, like vegan sour cream!!!

    6. A vegan diet can certainly be bland if you don’t know the ropes, its been 6 months and I can whip up a good number of VERY tasty dishes, but I love to cook and I experhyment and perfect the dishes that I really love. Especially ones that I thought I would miss the most from my transition but so far so good!

  3. Ms Baghwan831 says:

    1. No, I have been a vegan for one year, I chose to be vegan when I was twelve. I decided to become vegan when I saw any videos and read any info on how animals were treated even before they were killed. I miss cheese thats about it. Yes I feel healthier.
    2. No I’m the only one that is a vegan in my whole family, even vegetarian. I think that our family eats a lot more animal contious. I think that a few people in my family are deffinitly thinking about becomeing veggie in the future.
    3. My favorite vegan meal is vegan pizza with potatoes, artichoke, olives, sweet onions, mushrooms, and veg cheese.
    4. My least favorite vegan meal is. . . I’m not sure.
    5. I think that being vegan is really easy. There is a lot more to pick from than many people know.
    6. No the vegan diet is delicous and has many things to it. I think I have eaten many new things since changing to this diet.

  4. Mrs Burbank says:

    1) Have you always been a vegan?
    no

    -I have been a vegan for 10 months, I was 19 when I decided.
    -I was already vegetarian, and realized that I still included food that hurt and tortured animals. Plus. I love the environment and factory farms add harmful gases to our ozone.
    -I don’t really miss anything, I mean sometimes at work (we have a bakery) I want a brownie. But. I can easily make vegan brownies, plus I do not need to eat brownies (fat and sugar) but also I just think of why I am vegan and that is reason enough. If I wanted it that bad, nothing is physically stopping me. Oreos are my favorite and they are vegan – so yummm!
    -Yes. I get sick less often, have more energy then before, am rarely hungry (b/c I eat nutritious food rather than so much junk that I have before) and I lost 20 lbs simply by staying away from junk food – since most is not vegan.

    2) Is everyone you live with vegan?
    No. (but when my bf and I get married, he says he will go vegan, or at least vegetarian )

    -no impact. I mean just that we now get boca vegan burgers instead of regular veggie burgers. my mom is not vegan or vegetarian but she likes to eat healthy, and she eats veggie burgers with me any nights.

    3) What is your favourite vegan meal?
    My newly found recipe of tempeh “stew”. multigrain tempeh, sweet potatos, onions, tomato &coconut milk sauce, and spices.

    4) What is your least favourite vegan meal?
    prob just a veggie burger, kinda boring after a while.

    5) Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans?
    yes
    -no I find it easy. at first it was kind of hard, but after about 4 months I realized there are endless foods that I can eat, and much better dishes that can be made than I had ever thought of. **recipe books help!!!**

    6) Do you find the vegan diet bland?
    Nope. at first I was kind of bored w/ the food, but I really don’t love food. I eat to live, not live to eat. my beliefs triumph my taste buds. so even if I had to eat rice every day and nothing else, instead of any animal products, id do it.
    but there are many vegan foods that are AMAZZING and definitely not bland, the tempeh stew – taht I just made for dinner tonight actually- has garlic, ginger, red pepper and lime juice for flavor. its so great.

  5. Valen Robot says:

    1. No
    a) 1 1/2 years. I was 15.
    b) I became vegetarian for 2 days and was looking up stuff online about the vegetarian diet and came across “meet your meat”.
    c) cheese
    d) heck yes

    2. no, my family if far from any vegetarian diet
    a) I think I have spread awareness in my family of different diet options and substitutions.

    3) spinach pie?

    4) Any kind of veg yogurts

    5) yes.
    a) no

    6) no. There are too many fruits and veggies out there to make it bland.

  6. Florida Johnson says:

    1) Have you always been a vegan?
    not even close

    if no:
    1) a- how long have you been a vegan and how old were you when you chose to be a vegan? I have only been fully vegan for about a month, I am currently 21
    1) b- what influence you choice to be a vegan? I have been considering the vegan diet for a long time. Although, I have a longtime boyfriend whoever is a meat eater and against veganism. I basically decided that it wasn’t fair of him to influence my life like that. We are still together I just compromised with him and told him that I would not try to influence the way he eats.
    1) c- what foods do you miss that you can no longer have? I missed cheese, but I don’t anymore
    1) d- Do you feel you are healthier since becoming a vegan?I do, my nails are much stronger and my skin is clearer

    2) Is everyone you live with vegan? no, I live with two other people, and my daughter, none of which are vegan
    If no: 2) a- What impact do you think your choice to be vegan has on those you live with? It has made everyone in my house eat healthier, as we are now eating a lot more fruits and vegetables, and I am the one that cooks

    3) What is your favourite vegan meal? I have been eating a lot of burritos with guacamole lately. Not really healthy, but good.

    4) What is your least favourite vegan meal? I haven’t had one that was too bad yet. I am not a big fan of curry, which a lot of vegetarian restaurants are full of

    5) Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans? Oh yes, you just need to learn how to cook.
    5) a-Do you find it hard to shop for your dietary needs? Not at all. I am moving to El Paso next yr though, and I already know I am going to have to stock up before I leave

    6) Do you find the vegan diet bland? Not unless you make it bland

  7. Mrs Fujiyama says:

    I refuse

  8. Grace Camry says:

    1) Have you always been a vegan?
    no

    if no:
    1) a- how long have you been a vegan and how old were you when you chose to be a vegan? 2 weeks, 15 years old.
    1) b- what influence you choice to be a vegan? I’m a huge animal lover. I’ve been vegetarian forever, and decided to just not use any animal products.
    1) c- what foods do you miss that you can no longer have? I don’t miss anything. Everything can be substituted.
    1) d- Do you feel you are healthier since becoming a vegan? In 2 weeks, yes.

    2) Is everyone you live with vegan? Nope, I live with big meat eaters
    If no: 2) a- What impact do you think your choice to be vegan has on those you live with?

    3) What is your favourite vegan meal?

    4) What is your least favourite vegan meal?

    5) Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans?
    5) a-Do you find it hard to shop for your dietary needs?

    6) Do you find the vegan diet bland?

  9. Rachel Baghwan says:

    1) No
    -a• Only about three months ago, but I’d been a vegetarian for any time before that, I was (still am) 16, I’ve surprised myself at how adamant my views on the vegan lifestyle have became after only 3 months, though.
    -b- As I said above I was vegetarian before, I found it kind of useless avoiding meat, but then funding the meat industry directly by eating eggs and using dairy, not to mention the cruelty.
    -c- Both things I could not have even if I was only a vegetarian, sushi and cheese (I’ve yet to find a vegan cheese that tastes good).
    -b- Oh wow, yes, so much healthier.

    2. No
    -a• I live with my parents, I think I could possibly influence my mom to become vegan (she was a vegetarian for 10 years before having me), but my dad’s a no go zone, he eats meat with pretty much all meal and has never contemplated giving it up, so our influences kind of cancel out.

    3. Anything Asian, nothing in particular.

    4. I’ve never really liked tofu, at least when I prepare it, I’m not the best cook out there.

    5. Yes, if you know where to look.
    -a- Not really, I’ve found a great store by me where there’s a lot of tasty options.

    6. Not at all, I love trying new things and I’ve taken to it quite well.

  10. Dharmu Fujiyama says:

    1) Have you always been a vegan?
    No

    if no:
    1) a- how long have you been a vegan and how old were you when you chose to be a vegan? Almost 6 months, 20 years old (took me way too long, I just wasn’t informed)
    1) b- what influence you choice to be a vegan? Environmental reasons were the big one, that’s what made me go vegetarian before becoming vegan, animal rights helped me make the switch to veganism too. There’s pretty much nothing better that we can do for the environment than going vegan, it just makes sense.
    1) c- what foods do you miss that you can no longer have? Nothing really
    1) d- Do you feel you are healthier since becoming a vegan? Yes

    2) Is everyone you live with vegan? No
    If no: 2) a- What impact do you think your choice to be vegan has on those you live with? A positive one, I think it gets people thinking, makes them more open to veganism, helps my family realize it’s not crazy, when I am at school with my roommates since one of my roommates is vegan too the dinners we make as a group are vegan and the desserts that she makes for everyone are all vegan

    3) What is your favourite vegan meal?
    I’m a pasta person, I’ve always been. Whole grain pasta with zucchini, onions, and various colored bell peppers. Yum.

    4) What is your least favourite vegan meal?
    Hm, well my least favorite food is coconut, so anything with coconut in it.

    5) Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans? For sure
    5) a-Do you find it hard to shop for your dietary needs? Not at all. All the foods we should be eating are available at the normal grocery store: fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, legumes, and whole grains. The processed stuff that vegans can’t always find probably aren’t as good for us anyway. Plus, there’s way more things vegans can eat than people think, you just have to be willing to look for them.

    6) Do you find the vegan diet bland?
    Definitely not, not one bit. Since becoming a vegetarian and then vegan I have tried way more food than I ever did when I ate meat and dairy and all that. I also have been more open to trying new foods too.

  11. Sunna Dree575 says:

    no, I have not always been vegan.

    a) i’ve been vegan for about a yr and a half, I was16, but I was vegetarian before that since I was 9-10
    b) I dont feel comfortable eating something that an animal either died or was harmed for
    c) I dont miss anything anymore, for a couple months after first becoming vegan I missed velveeta macaroni and cheese though
    d)i guess so, not by a lot though

    2. -nope, just me
    -it annoys them a lot. thats about it

    3. I like zucchini and broccoli

    4. those fake meats. . except for veggie burgers, they are okay

    5. -yeah, theres plenty
    -nope, its not too bad

    6. no

  12. Florida887 says:

    1) Have you always been a vegan?
    NO, I used to able to eat Steak/meat for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. If something didn’t have eggs or in milk in them then I simply didn’t eat them.

    if no:
    1) a- how long have you been a vegan and how old were you when you chose to be a vegan?
    I’ve only recently dabbled in Veganism and i’m 30.

    1) b- what influence you choice to be a vegan?

    Most the health food documentaries such as Vegucated and Fork over Knives etc

    1) c- what foods do you miss that you can no longer have?

    Chicken Burgers, Kebab’s, Steak, Omlette’s, Cheese on Pizza and everything else. Milk ( I loved Milk), Ice Cream. . . . . . The list goes on!

    1) d- Do you feel you are healthier since becoming a vegan?

    I feel amazing and food tastes so good after you’ve stopped eating all the fatty stuff that I feel blocks your taste buds etc.

    2) Is everyone you live with vegan?

    I’m the only one in a house of8.

    If no: 2) a- What impact do you think your choice to be vegan has on those you live with?

    At first they were like WTF, but now they’re understanding me they are gradually changing their habits to be more in line with mine even though I have not tried to influence them in any way.

    3) What is your favourite vegan meal?

    I love Indian veg curries. Spinach, chick peas, you name it! AMAZING! I have also really got in to my salads too. Roasted Aubergine and 3 Bean salad from Marks and Spencer left me with a HUGE smile on my face.

    4) What is your least favourite vegan meal?

    Any type of vegan milk. I’ve tried them all and I can’t even force them down. I recommend you have flavoured ones which make life easier until you can stomach them but you may like them more than I did because I was McDonald’s milkshake type of guy.

    5) Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans?

    Not really but if you cook your own food you will find that you can get a huge variety and never really miss anything because your trying so many new things.

    5) a-Do you find it hard to shop for your dietary needs?

    Not at all, i’ve changed my supermarket from Tesco/Asda etc to Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Marks&Spencer. They are way more expensive than where I used to shop but I feel the difference and because i’m tasting the food more I appreciate good food instead of the battery chicken and other rubbish I used to eat.

    6) Do you find the vegan diet bland?

    Not really but every so mainly I’ll have Free-Range Organic eggs, Milk or meat as I sometimes feel the grass is is greener on the other side but I soon realise why i’m not eating them and then relapse back to veganism.

    This question was asked 5 years ago. it would be interesting to hear how you got on.

  13. Mindy548 says:

    1) Have you always been a vegan?
    No

    if no:
    1) a- how long have you been a vegan and how old were you when you chose to be a vegan? 2 years, started at 39
    1) b- what influence you choice to be a vegan? Poor health, diabetes, and bad blood chemistry readings.

    1) c- what foods do you miss that you can no longer have? Really, none any more. For a while I really craved a hamburger smother in peanut butter covered in jalapenos with an egg and bacon on top.

    1) d- Do you feel you are healthier since becoming a vegan?
    Yes, way healthier.

    2) Is everyone you live with vegan?
    No
    If no: 2) a- What impact do you think your choice to be vegan has on those you live with?
    none

    3) What is your favourite vegan meal?
    paella

    4) What is your least favourite vegan meal?
    dunno

    5) Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans?
    Yes
    5) a-Do you find it hard to shop for your dietary needs?
    not at all.

    6) Do you find the vegan diet bland?
    why would it be bland? name a spice thats not vegan.

  14. Valen Nguyen says:

    1) Have you always been a vegan?
    No

    if no:
    1) a- how long have you been a vegan and how old were you when you chose to be a vegan?
    I’ve been vegan since January 2008. I was 28.
    1) b- what influence you choice to be a vegan?
    I was already a vegetarian. Animal cruelty was a large part of it, but there are also health and spiritual issues that assisted my conversion.
    1) c- what foods do you miss that you can no longer have?
    Nothing much. I totally don’t see meat as a food source anymore; it’s just a dead animal to me. I sometimes crave cheese pizza, though.
    1) d- Do you feel you are healthier since becoming a vegan?
    Very much so!

    2) Is everyone you live with vegan?
    No one lives w/ me.

    If no: 2) a- What impact do you think your choice to be vegan has on those you live with?

    3) What is your favourite vegan meal?
    That’s hard. I guess it would have to be black bean burritos.

    4) What is your least favourite vegan meal?
    I love quinoa, but it runs right through me. So I’d have to say quinoa topped with sauteed veggies.

    5) Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans?
    Nope – not even close!
    5) a-Do you find it hard to shop for your dietary needs?
    Sometimes. But I think it’s b/c I live in Ohio and that’s not a common dietary choice here.

    6) Do you find the vegan diet bland?
    Not at all. Going meatless has opened my eyes up to yet another world of foods, spices and herbs. My food is more flavorful now than it’s ever been.
    🙂

  15. Terry says:

    no

    a year

    saw videos of factory farming on goveg. com (this prompted me to read all about the affects of eating meat on animals, health, environment, etc. . . )

    nothing

    yes

    no

    told my dad all about it and he proceeded to tell his coworkers everything I told him; so, now one has gone vegan and many of the others eat vegetarian/vegan a couple days a week; helped my family to eat healthier

    there’s too many

    haven’t found one yet

    yep; there’s a ton of stuff

    no

    nope; it’s opened the door to so many new recipes that I would have never tried as a meat eater

  16. Marcalo Fujiyama476 says:

    Have you always been a vegan?
    No I became one last year with my best friend.
    how long have you been a vegan and how old were you when you chose to be a vegan? Last year, 13 years old.
    what influence you choice to be a vegan? My best friend and the cruelty of the meat and dairy industry.
    what foods do you miss that you can no longer have? All sorts of sweets
    Do you feel you are healthier since becoming a vegan? I take vitamins so I am healthier I think
    Is everyone you live with vegan? Definitely not
    What impact do you think your choice to be vegan has on those you live with? Nothing at all, they make fun of me all the time.
    What is your favourite vegan meal?
    Pasta or tacos with Boca fake meat
    What is your least favourite vegan meal?
    Beans
    Do you feel there is a wide enough range of dishes available for vegans? Oh yes. Absolutely
    Do you find it hard to shop for your dietary needs? No, even Walmart and Kroger have vegan stuff
    Do you find the vegan diet bland?
    Not at al

  17. Dee Nguyen says:

    1) I was not raised a vegan; in fact, I ate a lot of processed frozen meals and fast food growing up. I’ve been vegan for 2 1/2 years now, after being vegetarian for 2 years prior to that, and I went vegan at age21.

    My decision was generally influenced by the health benefits of being vegan, though now that I’m more familiar with the environmental and ethical issues surrounding the consumption of animal products, these factors have reinforced my decision.

    I really don’t miss/crave animal products; in fact, I’ve become kind of grossed out by the thought of eating them.

    And yes, I do feel quite a bit healthier – though I noticed the bigegst change when, after being vegan for a year, I started to eat a lot more green veggies and cut out most processed food. I haven’t had a cold since.

    2) I live only with my boyfriend, whoever is vegan also.

    3) I make a lot of variations on stir-fry with homemade sauces, and I find that I crave something like this (big plate o’ veggies with a little starch and maybe some protein) most days of the week. My absolute favorite is an orange-sesame sauce I make with seitan, red peppers, edamame, snap peas, and toasted cashews over rice.

    4) I really don’t like faux meat products like gardenburgers or those fake chicken nugget things. Also, I just can’t seem to get over my dislike of eggplant and portobello mushrooms.

    5) Absolutely, there are a wide range of foods for vegans, though you really need to learn how to cook. Once you’ve passed that hurdle, there is just as much variety in food choices as a non-vegan would have, in my opinion. And no, if you shop at a natural foods store/co-op, its easy to find everything a vegan might need.

    6) No, the vegan diet is not bland, when you cook with lots of spices and herbs. The same could be said for any meat-based diet; plain chicken or plain egg is just as bland as a bowl of unseasoned brown rice.

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