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Dre (Slowly) Becomes a Vegan: Almond Milk FTW?

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Oh snap, Dre’s becoming a vegan, y’all!

Yes, it’s true. I didn’t think I’d officially make the jump, but now that I actually have a reason to do it, I’m just to bite the bullet. The thing is there’s no way I’m quitting animal products cold turkey. Meat was easy, but a brother still loves his bougie cheese. So I’m going to wean myself off with a makeshift detox plan.

So I plan on slowly introducing veganism into my life by removing something from my diet every few weeks so I don’t miss everything at once. Otherwise, I’m going to slip faster than something that slips a lot. Here’s the order of things I’m cutting out:

  1. Milk
  2. Eggs
  3. Butter
  4. Honey
  5. Cheese =(

Yeah, I don’t really eat honey much, but I’m just trying to delay giving up cheese as long as possible.

I already gave up milk. Right now I’m using almond milk, which is decent enough, but that creaminess isn’t there. I can get used to that though. Still, I’m going to try other options. Soy milk is an obvious option, but I had a REALLY bad allergic reaction when I tried it years ago. I’m going to try an organic brand and hope my live to see the next day. My fiancé also tried oat milk, but she wasn’t too enthused about it. I may try it anyway to see if my palette says different.

For now, I’m rocking with Silk almond milk. If anyone else has suggestions for milk replacements, feel free to let me know! Once I’m comfortable with the transition I’ll move on to eggs, which, admittedly, will be just as easy to give up as honey. I prefer butter over things like vegan margarine, but like I said, cheese will be the toughest.

I mean… pizza, right?

And don’t give me that vegan cheese, nonsense. I already wrote about that one. Unless there’s an actual delicious option. Then I’m all in. In the meantime I’ll do my research and enjoy this grilled cheese sammich while I still can.

Peace out, party people.

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2 Comments

  • Vegan Puppet Olga Linguini March 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Cheese is the hardest for sure! My favorites are field roast brand chao cheese and myoko’s gourmet cheeses (especially the smoked farmhouse flavor!!) Try almond breeze original unsweetened almond milk too! Good luck!!

    • Andre C Griffiths March 19, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Thanks for the advice, especially with the cheese suggestions! If you ever have any others, don’t be a stranger =]

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