The Vegan Diet – New to the Kitchen?

So you have decided to become a vegan and have commit yourself to be successful at this. After all. you want a better quality of life, don’t you?

As a vegan, you will face many different challenges, such as learning about nutrition, adapting to this new lifestyle, how to stay vegan in social situations, but the most scary one could be, what to cook. If you are new to the kitchen then this might be a horrifying thought, I mean you haven’t cook at all but now that you are a vegan, things in the kitchen get even more complicated. The good thing about this is that you are definitely out of your comfort zone, which means you will only grow from now.

Let me start by telling you that you are not alone on this. Many people face the same challenge regarding what to eat. I faced it too, when I was just starting my vegan journey and let me tell you that I have become a pretty good cook. Knowing where to start is not always easy, but with patience and proper planning, you will find that the kitchen monster is not as big as you think it is, you will learn how to cook the most amazing, cruelty free dishes.

OK so before you get started, you need to know where you are regarding your cooking skills. If your idea of a meal is going to the local take out and put that food on a dish, then you will need to ask your mom or friends for some help. Don’t get me wrong, you can still eat out as a vegan but it is not as healthy as cooking your own food and you will have plenty more choices if you prepare your meals.

Now take time to learn a few recipes and master them. Practice makes perfect and starting with a few dishes is a good starting point. This will also help you when you are in a hurry and need to prepare something fast. When you know what dishes to prepare, you can do them in record time. Also make sure you learn some recipes that include ingredients common in your household. It would be useless to learn recipes when you don’t have the ingredients on hand.

Finally look for some cooking classes around your neighborhood. This will really help you in mastering vegan dishes or get you started in the kitchen with help from professionals or people with experience. Just look at this as a great adventure and have fun with it.

I hope you have found this article to be useful in your quest for a better quality of life.

By Laura