Vegan Thoughts

I haven’t been experimenting much with vegan cooking these days, so I thought I would share a few random thoughts with you guys.

I’m really excited about having a 100% vegan Thanksgiving this year. I’ll be ordering my dinner and plan to make a delicious vegan dessert.

I get a real bad hankering for eggs about two or three times a month. Whereas my pizza cravings are more about taste and wanting something junky, my egg cravings seem physiological. I wake up on those days and I think, “I NEED SCRAMBLED EGGS TODAY OR I MIGHT DIE.” I don’t really get it, but I do give in to it and feel zero guilt because it makes me feel better physically. That’s weird, right?

I’m not comfortable calling myself vegan. That’s probably because I eat eggs and cheese sometimes. So, if it ever comes up, I most often will simply say, “I don’t eat meat.” That’s definitely a true statement.

I get really upset with vegetarian restaurants that aren’t vegan-friendly. I feel like they should be called creamy-and-cheesy restaurants.

We are approaching the one year anniversary of Turning Veganese! Can you believe it?? –Melissa

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10 thoughts on “Vegan Thoughts

  1. Have you tried a good tofu scramble, Melissa? Or a vegan quiche? There’s one on my site if you want to try it and it was eerily similar to egg. Maybe that’s all you need to squash the craving? xx

  2. Luke says:

    I used to crave eggs when I first went vegan. Then I read more about eggs and had the realization that I was eating something that came from a chicken’s vagina -a chicken whose feminine reproductive cycle was exploited for unnecessary purposes before she was killed (not to mention all the instantly killed male chicks)- and that was that. Ever since then I have been completely disgusted by eggs.

    Perhaps reading this, and looking at the pictures, will change your mind about chicken eggs: http://www.coexisting.co.nz/2012/10/curious-hen-deathly-ill-older-farm-hen.html?m=1

  3. teapotvegan says:

    I feel the same as you do about eggs. I try to buy them from the area farms for the guilt of it, but without them for too long I just don’t feel good.

  4. I definitely get your feeling about not calling yourself vegan – I’ve “cheated” a few times, mainly because of my weakness for baked goods. I’m glad to know that there is a community of supportive bloggers that don’t act like the “vegan police,” and shun you when you can’t be a “perfect” vegan. No one is perfect, and I believe we are still making a positive impact.

  5. I love what formerfishtacofanatic said…. no one’s perfect. We all have our issues. I was vegan at one time, but would always call myself “nearly vegan” due to little slippages like you describe. It’s just easier and more accurate to use vegetarian. With all of my allergies, I’m doing the best that I can, and don’t need judgement, just good ideas for things to try.

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