Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Here's a link to some of the items available to take the place of animal products in your favorite foods. I've tried several of them and they're pretty good. Vegan versions of taco filling, ground sausage, and meatballs are all quite good. I've used Ener-G egg replacer and earth balance spreads in baking. Daiya makes some good vegan cheese and Go Veggie parmesan style is great with pasta sauce. Tofutti makes great vegan versions of sour cream, cream cheese, and ice cream treats.
Some of these items I've found at Sprouts, Whole Foods, and Natural Grocers. But many of them are available in the health market sections of your favorite grocery stores. The Hy-Vee stores here in the middle of the country have a great selection. Take a baby step and try a substitute next time you're going to use an animal product. That's how every journey begins.


  1. Thanks for the link! I have not joined the vegan or vegetarian way of life as of yet. Do not know if I ever will. But, although I usually ride alone, last summer I was rode a few times with my sons neighbor. The neighbor had serious health issues a few years ago. His diabetes was bad enough to where they were going to amputate his leg. His health numbers were bad. He read the China Study and made the jump. He credits his diet to his healthy turn around. He tells me of his doctor reports. Says he has numbers a 20 year old would be happy with. Oh and one more thing. He is 76 years old and IS NO slouch on the bicycle...get in the big ring!

    1. Thanks for reading Roger. I think any step towards more of a whole-food, plant-based diet is a good thing. I'm all for "Meatless Mondays", using egg substitutes in recipes, etc. Baby steps.