@sayasha last day today! How have you got on? Will you be making any longer term changes?
@bonvoyeurs I made the Gansito Cake you recommended and it was very nice . I changed the recipe slightly (I used 1.5 tsp baking powder and 0.5 tsp baking soda instead of all baking powder - it still rose fine) and I just made vegan buttercream rather than use tofu for the filling).
I am definitely glad I gave being vegan a go - I’ve gotten back into cooking and baking from scratch and have learnt to be more creative with my food I’ve learned that I think I actually prefer soy milk to regular milk in tea and coffee and that I actually didn’t miss fish as much as I thought I would. I’ve learned why honey isn’t vegan. I’ve learned that a massive majority of stuff contains milk or milk derivatives . I’ve learned that despite a lot of press coverage about veganism recently, most people will still think you’re a bit mad to try being vegan and a lot of places can’t cater for you (certainly in the UK, I’ve been thankful for M&S and Starbucks for enabling me to have something other than a flapjack for lunch when out and about!)
@sayasha @_tonibell @Vanished @bonvoyeurs @Humma Which other chains have you found can cater for vegans?
So…I won’t be staying vegan (sorry folks, I miss proper cheese and a few other things too much) but:
- I think I will be eating less fish and perhaps one day even cut it out entirely.
- I will be making more vegan cakes - my vegan cakes have risen more consistently than my regular cakes usually do and have tasted pretty good.
- I will be eating more vegan dishes at home and sandwiches/meals at places that cater for it.