I've compiled for myself some vegan resources that I hope will be helpful to me as I embark on my vegan voyage tomorrow.
I tried to find a printable, pocket-sized list of animal ingredients that I may not be aware of when looking at ingredient lists. From PETA, I found a list with explanations and alternatives and then condensed the ingredients down, removing the additional information. Here is the list (You can copy and past into a word document, change font to 8-pt. Arial, make the page landscape and all margins .9 and it should all fit onto one page that you can print and fold up into a wallet.):
Animal Fats and Oils.
Aspartic Acid. Aminosuccinate Acid.
Biotin. Vitamin H. Vitamin B Factor.
Carmine. Cochineal. Carminic Acid.
Carotene. Provitamin A. Beta Carotene.
Casein. Caseinate. Sodium Caseinate.
Cod Liver Oil.
Fish Liver Oil.
Guanine. Pearl Essence.
Hydrolyzed Animal Protein.
Lanolin. Lanolin Acids. Wool Fat. Wool Wax.
Leather. Suede. Calfskin. Sheepskin. Alligator Skin. Other Types of Skin.
Lecithin. Choline Bitartrate.
Monoglycerides. Glycerides. (See Glycerin.)
Myristal Ether Sulfate.
Oleyl Alcohol. Ocenol.
Panthenol. Dexpanthenol. Vitamin B-Complex Factor. Provitamin B-5.
Placenta. Placenta Polypeptides Protein. Afterbirth.
RNA. Ribonucleic Acid.
Sea Turtle Oil.
Shark Liver Oil.
Shellac. Resinous Glaze.
Silk. Silk Powder.
Sodium Steroyl Lactylate.
Spermaceti. Cetyl Palmitate. Sperm Oil.
Sponge (Luna and Sea).
Stearoyl Lactylic Acid.
Stearyl Alcohol. Sterols.
Tallow. Tallow Fatty Alcohol. Stearic Acid.
Turtle Oil. Sea Turtle Oil.
Vitamin B-Complex Factor.
Vitamin B Factor.
Vitamin D. Ergocalciferol. Vitamin D-2. Ergosterol. Provitamin D-2. Calciferol. Vitamin D-3.
I also researched companies that do not test on animals. I'm not going to be that strict for now since I'm just getting started, but I wanted to be more aware and make more conscious decisions. CaringConsumer.com has a page that offers a list of companies that do test on animals as well as a list of those that do not. There's also a function to search by product type. Very user-friendly!
VegCooking.com offers endless possibilities for vegan recipes--all of which look delicious! I can't wait to try them out. When I do, I'll post the recipe with pictures and a review.
I also read here about Chia seeds, a seemingly remarkable food that can be added to just about anything to bring protein to the meal. I can't wait to try them out!I will be sure to update my blog with how I'm doing as a vegan. Today is my last day as a non-vegan, so I'm calling it my "Fat Friday." Earlier, I ate my last In-N-Out burger and later today I'm going to have a bite of corn dog at the fair. M&Ms, a churro, and whatever other non-vegan foods that look appetizing tonight are also on my list before I begin my journey tomorrow morning.
Do you have any tips or suggestions for me? I'd love to hear what your favorite vegan foods and recipes are. Or if you have any advice for me, I'd really appreciate it!
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