Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Vegan Pizza + Veg Talk

To be completely honest, I was really nervous about going full vegan because I thought that there weren't going to be any cheese options as close to actual dairy products. Being a vegetarian for the past 8 years, cheese was never really a thought in my mind in terms of ethics. I became a vegetarian when I was 12 or 13, and back then all I knew was that I didn't want to eat meat because of how awful animals were treated. Fast forward to now, when I am 20 and more aware of the horrors of this industry!

If you haven't watched Vegucated on Netflix, you should. This is ultimately what helped me decide to go full veg. I never really thought about dairy in terms of health either, but lately more and more people are attributing their acne or stomach discomfort to dairy and it made me think.

So plain and simple, I am a vegan. Hi, nice to meet you. Now you may be wondering how my life is without cheese and ice cream, and I have to say that it was hard at first but that was from my own doing. I was personally freaked out by vegan cheese. I had a horrible experience with soy cheese once that scarred me for life. Needless to say, I had to get over this fear quickly if I wanted to be fully committed to veganism, so I went to Whole Foods. 

I was mostly sad about not being able to eat pizza of all things, so I researched far and low for the best vegan pizzas and stumbled upon this baby:
 
(Photo taken from daiya.com)

I literally have no idea how, but this is basically an exact (vegan) replica of my favorite Kashi Fire Roasted Veggies Pizza! I swear I think I could eat this everyday it is so good. 

I was nervous about the taste and texture of the cheese on the pizza, but it was so stretchy and delicious that I had to keep reminding myself that it was vegan. I even ate it cold this morning for the final taste test.

All in all, I would say that being a vegan is pretty dope. I get to eat yummy foods that give me lots of nutrients and I get to save the animals and our world! 

Anyways, that's my rant on being vegan and eating pizza! Until next time!

xo Danielle

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