Posted on | Monday, February 15, 2010 | 7 Comments

... why do you taunt me?
... why do you taste so good?
I'm trying to be a "good" vegan, but cheese... you are making it difficult.

I am not a dairy drinker, but in a solid form, cheese really makes it hard for me to stay on the course. Meat? Eh, you can have it. That's easy for me to avoid.
How about you? Anyone recently go vegan and find a particular food or food group hard to cut out?


7 Responses to “Cheese...”

  1. Elizabeth Rushing
    February 15, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Cheese is delicious. I admire your vegan pursuit. Mostly I do not eat meat--occasionally there is the boneless, fried piece of chicken (I live in the south so it's hard to avoid). But mostly seafood, veggies, pasta.

    I love your blog by the way. You make such beautiful things!

  2. Myra - twigs and honey
    February 15, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Thank you, Elizabeth! You are SO sweet.
    Oh gosh... I bet it is hard in the south! I would go crazy over the seafood. :)

  3. Cyd
    February 15, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    I'm vegetarian and I keep toying with the idea of trying to eat vegan, but it's the cheese that holds me back. Cheese and Greek yogurt. That stuff is just way too good for words.

  4. Myra - twigs and honey
    February 15, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Cyd... oh man! Yeah!
    Greek yogurt! Yum. When the hubby and I were in Istanbul, they had really good yogurt there too... would that be "turkish yogurt"? I dunno... yogurt is good too!!

  5. Creative Montage
    February 16, 2010 at 7:15 AM

    My sister is vegan and I just recently stayed with her for 3 days. Thought I would mind not having cheese, dairy or meat but I totally didn't miss it at all. I highly recommend the Conscious Chef cookbook...its amazing!

  6. Kristin @ The Treasured Petal
    February 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    when i did my vegan stint, i had a hard time letting go of cheese, too. the soy cheese is just wayyy to funky!

  7. Brenda
    February 18, 2010 at 8:05 AM

    After reading The Kind Diet, I decided to be 100% vegan/gluten-free/sugar-free at home, but continue my pescatarian ways when I go out with friends. Because I allow myself these non-vegan outings, I haven't found it too difficult to be vegan at home (although vegan/gluten-free baking is turning out to be my nemesis; I have 20% success rate). This week I made a big spaghetti sauce that I bring to work for lunches with rice pasta. This is when I need the cheese! So I got some rice cheddar which is melty and delicious, but it has casein protein in it. Hmph. What's your take on casein in "dairy free" products? Have you tried any vegan cheeses I should know about?

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