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Cheese!!

So I have been on the path of Veganism for a little over a month now and I must tell you I have never felt better! I have lost 16 lbs, I have energy, I don’t feel hungry all the time because I am getting all of the nutrition I need. Unlike before when I was eating pretty much cardboard and killing myself. I was always hungry because I wasn’t feeding my body or my mind.

I cant believe what a change a month has done for me and I am looking forward to the results of a fulls years worth of being Vegan. Who knows if I will ever go back now, ask me in a year lol. I am amazed however at how people react when you tell them, no thank you I cant eat “that” they then ask you,

“well then what can you eat if you cant eat meat, eggs, or dairy that cuts out my whole diet.”

Well my friend that could be you’re obesity issue first of all, but secondly it got me thinking about how people are truly ignorant to the products corporations put into the foods they put in they’re bodies.  So then I stared posting to my Facebook information and nobody cared but the people that I already know eat well and take care of they’re bodies.  So I thought HEY bright idea I will start posting pictures of what I eat so they will see Vegan’s can eat yummy foods too. So I would sit on Pinterest for hours looking threw Vegan boards and making yummy food and posting pictures of it, but the response I got wasn’t what I thought it would be.

It was “is that meat? I thought Vegans couldn’t eat meat!” and “what is that, cheese, you cant have cheese Tiphany.” or “since when are you Vegan?”

These snide remarks not only make me feel like these people (my friends) actually think I am a friggin idiot, like I hadn’t researched anything and just went blindly on eating the same things I always have and calling myself a Vegan. Witch reminded me of two things 1) People I call my “friends” on Facebook really don’t know me at all and 2) Obviously they haven’t researched a damn thing.  Or they would know that the world of Vegan foods go’s well beyond Tofu, beans and salads. There is over 5o0 different kinds of Vegan cheeses out there and Vegan ‘meats”  are in the thousands! That are all plant based or Soy based or even beans and nut alternatives!!

The world of Vegan food is WAY more than you could ever expect going into it blindly. So once again I am going to designate some of my time into showing people that there is more than meets the eye in the world of yummy Vegan food. Witch brings me to the one thing people ask me the most about.

CHEESE!!

Ever wonder how when looking threw Vegan reciepes or at your friends Vegan plate how it looks to cheesy and gooey and oh! my yummo goodness? Here is a list of some of the most delicious and desirable “cheese’s” on the market for Vegans today. Brought to you by: Eco Vegan Gal not only does she have this list but she has all the information you need for just about anything!! Here is the link to the Ultimate Guide to Vegan Cheese Alternatives. I have tried a bunch of them and I assure you when she says Vegan’s and non-Vegans love them she isn’t telling a lie. So open your mind and start replacing things in your diet one thing at a time and you will be astonished at the results. For a closer, quit questioning me. I know what I am talking about. Thanks 🙂

Tiphany’s Dish-Soap

TIPHANY’S HOMEMADE DISH-SOAP

I have had so many people send me different recipes for dish-soap and I have Googled and Pinterested it to death. Until I finally found a simple one that I tried and loved. I tried a bunch of different small batches just to see how they would work and I finally found one that worked that I enjoy using and making. I have tried adding lemon oil, orange oil, tea-tree oil. All great ideas, however I didn’t notice any difference and wasn’t really in love with the smell.  I am obsessed with lavender. I cannot get enough of the smell. Some people love it and some hate it, I’m a lover so I chose Lavender castile soap. You can however choose whatever kind of castile soap you like. I have read most people buy the the baby (Dr.Bronners) kind or just non-scented and add their own scents, that’s probably the best idea. Because if you enjoy making you’r own smelly soaps and laundry detergents etc. You will want to do it more, and in the long run enjoy saving money. I am of course going to give you my step by step pictured directions but I also want to give you the recipe I followed. I had a SUPER hard time getting the Arm&Hammer’s Super Washing Soda to dissolve I’m not sure why it’s like that but it always is I end up having my daughter or husband help me stir because I get so impatient ;)~  You can use any kind of storage container, I chose to reuse my old dish-soap container because it already said lavender scented. I have seen however how people use mason jars, they cut a hole in the lid and hot glue gun a pump to it, I love that idea and when I have an extra pump I am so going to make one!! I will do a tutorial on that one for you too 🙂 With this old bottle I used though I was able to make double the recipe below, just depends on the size of you’r bottle. I hope you enjoy making and using this as much as I do.

Dish soap recipe

-1 ½ cup of hot water
-½ cup castile soap
-1 tablespoon of white vinegar
-1 tablespoon of Arm&Hammer’s Super Washing Soda (used to thicken the soap)
-1/8 teaspoon of tea tree oil (optional)

Ingredients you will need.

Add 1 1/2 cups of water

1/2 cup Castile soap

I TBSP Arm&Hammer’s Super Washing Soda

1 TBSP Vinegar

Stir until your arm hurts

Then let someone else stir

Until their arm hurts too

Put it in a storage container and use like the store bought stuff, Enjoy!