i recently read colleen godreau’s 30 day vegan challenge. it had some very nice tips and recipies. she made one point that i thought was really interesting. think about how we flavor meat ( or used to rather). we slather it in mustard, ketchup, bbq sauce, relish, chutney, and spicy marinades, even garlic and herbs. all of these are made from plants! how often do you encounter someone who likes to eat their meat completely plain?meat would be really boring if we didnt have delicious plant products. im not saying that this proves we are not meant to eat meat or anything.i just find it interesting that of all the meat-eating creatures on the planet we are the only ones who have to cook our meat and add extra flavor to it.
I have been using a similar statement for quite some time now to highlight how vegan food does not need to be boring. What do we often add to food to help it have more flavour or taste exciting or give it that extra something? Herbs and spices right! Plants can certainly keep up with the whole flavour aspect.
You will even find chicken or beef flavour in a lot of food is in fact just spices and additives often derived from plants.
You can buy beef stock and chicken stock powder that is essentially vegan.
There is a lot of traditional dishes in many societies that are by default vegan and consumed in great amounts all over the world. I was shocked to discover just how much wonderful food you can have when I first became vegan. So many cultures have standard dishes that are suitable, or suitable with just a few variations that do not detract from the whole experience at all or very little. All the same - there are very few dishes that cannot be fairly well mimicked by vegan constructions these days. There is vegan cheese and vegan sausages that would amaze many people who may have tried some of the poorer earlier efforts of the past. Many swear that the best of the vegan creations of some of the traditional meat based dishes are superior in taste and experience combined.
i agree. i also think that people who eat too many animal products sort of ruin their taste buds a little. they are so used to high concentrations of salt and fat in their food that they think vegetables taste boring. after i stopped eating animal products for a while plant-based foods began to taste so wonderful to me. my taste buds sort of reset and i found that my mouth would water at the sight of a well-constucted salad rather than a cheeseburger or something. i almost start to drool in the produce section of whole foods. if more people would give it a try i bet they would experience the same thing.
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I also consider over that people who eat too many animal products sort of ruin their taste buds a little. they are so used to high concentrations of salt and fat in their food that they think vegetables taste boring. after i stopped eating animal products for a while plant-based foods began to taste so wonderful to me. my taste buds sort of reset and i found that my mouth would water.