What’s involved in designing a vegan kitchen?
What’s involved in designing a vegan kitchen?
Contingent upon the fact that you are so dedicated to the way of life, it may take a touch of thought to consummate your fantasy veggie lover kitchen. Notwithstanding, as specialists at a creator kitchen organization, we can guarantee you that the outcomes are definitely justified even despite the exertion! Like any kitchen, there's space for a great deal of variety in veggie lover kitchens, contingent upon your own inclinations.
What’s involved in designing a vegan kitchen?
What’s involved in designing a vegan kitchen?
First of all – natural products like bananas, apples, citrus, onions and garlic would all be able to live on your ledges on the off chance that you have the space for them. They can endure serenely outside of the cooler, fill in as an additional scramble of shading in your kitchen, and can help you stay propelled in your vegetarian way of life! Just as these, it very well may merit considering having an indoor spice garden on your windowsill; in addition to the fact that it smells incredible, yet you have new fixings to hand at whatever point you need them!
What’s involved in designing a vegan kitchen?
What’s involved in designing a vegan kitchen?
When setting out your pots, skillet and utensils, it merits putting together your kitchen early with the goal that you realize where everything is. It sounds self-evident, however you can very effectively lose inspiration in case you're battling to locate that vital fixing or utensil mid-route through setting up a feast. As staples to the veggie lover way of life, we'd recommend a decent blender, food processor, a solid cutting board and sharp blades. In the event that you can, commit counter space to having all these out prepared – you may be astounded at how much a spotless, useful and coordinated kitchen has an effect when you begin cooking!
What’s involved in designing a vegan kitchen?
What’s involved in designing a vegan kitchen?
When stocking your vegan pantry, think about what’s seasonal. Sticking to a green diet means that certain ingredients may be more difficult to find at certain times of year, so it very well may merit loading up on something ahead of time, or changing your eating regimen to coordinate! Indeed, association is vital – gathering your fixings and connecting marks to the containers not just causes you rapidly distinguish what you need, however can likewise give your storeroom a brilliantly vintage, farmhouse look. Regarding what's really going in it, start with the nuts and bolts and move gradually up from that point – you'll need vegetables, grains, pastas, sauces and toppings, at any rate.

How To Go Vegan: Tips To Transition To A Vegan Lifestyle

Going vegan is life-changing. With so many benefits to veganism, there’s really no surprise more people than ever are choosing the vegan way. If you’re thinking of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, it can feel overwhelming at first. Unlike vegetarian diets, veganism is a lifestyle change that reaches far beyond a dietary shift. In this …

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Going vegan is life-changing. With so many benefits to veganism, there’s really no surprise more people than ever are choosing the vegan way.

If you’re thinking of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, it can feel overwhelming at first. Unlike vegetarian diets, veganism is a lifestyle change that reaches far beyond a dietary shift.

In this guide, I will walk you through every step of how to go vegan, including getting into the right mindset, what you can eat and wear, and why veganism is one of the most important things you can do for the Earth and everyone on it.

cows in a field

Getting In The Right Mindset

Before you transition to vegan, it’s important you have the right mindset. To do this, you need to establish why you are going vegan?

There are many reasons people go vegan, including:

  • Love of Animals – Going vegan effectively decreases the demand for animal-based products. In fact, it is estimated going vegan for just one month saves 30 animal lives (1). All animal products produced for humans come at a cost to animal welfare. This includes eggs, dairy, wool (2), and leather. If you love animals, the best thing you can do for them is to go vegan.
  • Health Benefits – More studies are continuously revealing the extraordinary well health benefits of a plant-based diet (3). This includes reducing (and sometimes reversing) the biggest diseases facing the modern US population like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Going vegan is also becoming increasingly popular with athletes who are realizing the fitness, stamina and recovery benefits plant-based has (4).
  • Caring for the Planet – Animal agriculture is responsible for producing more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation industry combined. It also uses a lot of water. On a fundamental level, if you care about the environment, the best thing you can do is go vegan.

No matter what your core reason for going vegan is, mindset is vital to success. This is especially true if you’re unfamiliar with the vegan lifestyle. 

vegan mindset

Getting into the right mindset to transition into veganism means setting goals, researching, and understanding difficult situations that might occur and how to handle them. For example, if you’re going vegan alone, family and friends might not understand. They might feel threatened by your lifestyle change, mock it, treat it as a fad and try to push non-vegan food onto you. 

Knowing how to handle these situations is key to maintaining your ethical stance and also not getting frustrated and upset in the process. Not everyone understands veganism, so learning the ins and outs of why you are vegan, helps support yourself should these situations occur.

For further help, these vegan documentaries go in-depth on specific issues and can help back up your research.

Find A Community

Finding community within the vegan space is really helpful, especially for new vegans.

If your normal support system isn’t vegan, it might feel lonely at first. A good source for finding a community is Facebook Groups. There are plenty of vegan Facebook Groups specifically for new vegans.

finding a vegan community

Other ways to find likeminded vegans are: 

  • Local Meetups
  • Attending Vegan Events (Check your local vegan restaurant’s websites/socials for updates) 
  • Online communities
  • Animal Sanctuaries 

It is also important that your loved ones understand and respect your decision to go vegan. It isn’t always easy but having their support goes. along way. 

If you’re having difficulty with loved ones understanding why you’re going vegan, try these suggestions:

  • Ask them to watch a documentary with you
  • Arrange a meal at a vegan restaurant
  • Tell them it is important to you that they respect your decision

What To Eat & Drink When Going Vegan

The biggest impact going vegan has on your life is often your diet. With most people eating three meals a day and snacks in between, food and drink play a fundamental role in what it means to be vegan.

Vegans do not consume anything that comes from an animal including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey. The best way to navigate this dietary change is to learn non-vegan ingredients and check each individual food label. Scanning labels is something that inevitably becomes second nature to vegans, so you’ll get used to it.

Some other non-vegan ingredients to watch out for are:

  • Gelatin
  • Whey
  • Honey
  • L. Cysteine
  • Casein

Tips for Transitioning to a Vegan Diet

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1. Rediscover the grocery store

Most grocery stores have a vegan section nowadays. This is where you’ll find specific plant-based food options like vegan cheese, plant-based meats and other alternatives.

2. Try out new brands

Just like being non-vegan, there are some brands that are better than others. If you don’t like your first veggie burger, try another brand. Vegan food can vary considerably from brand to brand. Don’t settle on sub-par vegan food because there will be a better brand out there.

3. Try out a vegan food subscription service

Vegan subscriptions are a fantastic way to discover new vegan options and make transitioning, not only easier, but fun too. The Vegancuts Snack Box comes with 10+ snacks that are 100% vegan so you can discover new treats. The box also comes with pantry items, which can spark meal preparation ideas. Use the coupon code tryplantbased to get $5 off a Vegancuts box.

4. Dig into new recipes

Going vegan can mean learning to cook with new ingredients. There are no shortage of vegan recipes online, which a simple search will bring. Don’t know where to start? Have a look through the Vegancuts Blog to find some tasty plant-based recipes.

5. Learn your alternatives.

The days of vegans being restricted are long gone. Today there are alternatives for everything. Plant milk is taking over, vegan cheese gets better every year, and vegan meat is so tasty now, that even non-vegans cannot taste the difference.

 

What Vegans Wear

Clothing is one aspect often overlooked when going vegan at first.

Like food, vegans also do not purchase clothing that has come from an animal. Animal furs, skins, and feathers and other fashion animal derivied products come at the expense of animal welfare. For example, wool is often seen as a harmless shearing process that sheep go through. However, Mulseing is common practice in the wool industry, which requires removing sheep skin along with their fur. It is extraordinarily painful for the sheep, who often do not survive the practice.

vegans do not wear fur

Non-Vegan Clothing

  • Wool
  • Leather
  • Fur
  • Silk
  • Down (Feathers)

Unfortunately, the clothing and fashion industry is full of these products. The good news is, just like vegan food, there are alternatives for each of these items. You can easily find faux products available at most places, and there is a range of vegan shops online selling everything from faux fur to vegan leather.

What to do with your existing non-vegan clothing?

When you transition to a vegan lifestyle, you’ll no doubt have a bunch of non-vegan clothing in your wardrobe. Unfortunately, there is no mutual consensus in the vegan community on what should be done with this. Thus, it is an ethical decision on your part if you wish to continue wearing the products.

The argument for continuing to wear this clothing lies in the fact that the support of the industry (which is done through money) has been done. You are not purchasing any more non-vegan clothing, and throwing away the clothing would in fact be wasteful.

The argument for not wearing your existing vegan clothes, suggests that it is still unethical to wear these clothes as it is still supporting the industry and could be seen as hypocritical.

We’ll leave this one for you to decide where your line is drawn.

Skincare, Makeup & Household Products

There are two main things to consider when transitioning to vegan beauty and makeup products: are the products vegan and are they cruelty-free?

To put simply, if a beauty or cosmetic product states it is vegan, it means it does not contain any animal products. However, if a product states it is cruelty-free, it means the product was not tested on animals. Unfortunately, many beauty products will be cruelty-free but not vegan and vice versa. This means extra diligence is needed when choosing the right products.

cruelty free beauty and makeup

How to Tell if a Beauty Product is Vegan and Cruelty-Free

The very best way to tell if a beauty product is both vegan and cruelty-free is to understand ingredients and packaging labels. While in theory this sounds simple, the fact that most non-vegan ingredients in beauty products are ambiguous and labels can be deceiving, makes things complicated for consumers.

Common non-vegan ingredients in beauty and makeup:

  • Collagen
  • Gelatin
  • Beeswax
  • Lanolin
  • Carmine
  • Cholesterol
  • Silk powder
  • Animal-derived glycerin

Important labels for vegan and cruelty-free beauty:

  • Leaping Bunny – Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan Society – Vegan & Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan Certified – Vegan & Cruelty-Free

For more vegan beauty information and how to read labels, you can read our full guide to vegan skincare here.

Tips for Transitioning to Vegan Beauty

cruelty free vegan label

1. Learn non-vegan ingredients and important labels

As mentioned, it’s vital to know what constitutes as vegan and cruelty-free in the beauty world. Ensure you’re familiar the ingredients and labels to avoid purchasing non-vegan products.

2. Subscribe to a vegan beauty box

Vegan beauty is becoming mainstream, and with it, more innovative brands are releasing new and exciting beauty products all the time. Vegan subscriptions like Vegancuts, provide in-depth research into each company and their products to deliver the very best in vegan beauty products to your door. You can see their latest Beauty Box here – and use the coupon veganskincare to get $5 off your first box.

3. Learn which brands are 100% vegan and cruelty-free

Some brands are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, always. By finding a brand you can trust, you can bypass the inspection in safe knowledge your products are free from animal ingredients and cruelty. 

Check out our full list of our favorite vegan beauty brands here.

Household Products

vegan household products

One. of the least known aspects of going vegan, is that many household products are not vegan-friendly.

Here is a list of common household products that are not sometimes not vegan:

  • Shampoo & Conditioner – Often contains the dairy derivative lecithin. However, there are many vegan alternatives on the market.
  • Plastic bags – Sometimes contains animal fats to lubricate the bags from sticking together. Look for Earth-friendly bags and reduce your plastic-usage.
  • Fabric softener – Sometimes these contain hidden animal fats called tallow dimethyl ammonium chloride. 
  • Sunscreen – Check out our guide to vegan sunscreen.
  • Medications & Vitamins – Ensure your medication do not contain gelatin or other non-vegan ingredients.
  • Toothpaste – Glycerin, animal fat, is commonly found in some toothpaste. Make sure to search for vegan toothpaste to avoid this.

Activities To Be Mindful Of

Something often overlooked when going vegan is that the activities you might have once 

Going vegan changes your outlook on many activities seen as normal by wider society. One of the best examples of this is zoos. Unlike animal sanctuaries, zoos hold animals captive for the sole purpose of human entertainment. This raising obvious ethical concerns and most vegans would not support zoos by visiting them. Instead, animal sanctuaries provide a much more ethical and enjoyable experience, where animals are rescued and given freedoms zoo animals are not. 

are zoos vegan

Each month Vegancuts supports animal sanctuaries, with a percentage of each box sold going to supporting them. You can find out which animal sanctuaries are supported this month by visiting here.

Here is a list of places and activities that vegans might choose to bypass:

  • Visiting zoos & aquariums
  • Visiting non-ethical safaris
  • Attending a circus
  • Purchasing breeder dogs 
  • Riding elephants
  • Attending animal-based sporting events like horse racing

Supplements

Contrary to what many people think about nutrition on a plant-based diet, vegans can get all their essential vitamins. However, when it comes to B12, which is found naturally in soil and murky water, and ingested by animals, it can get a little more tricky (6). That’s why many health professionals recommend vegans supplement B12. You can supplement B12 through capsules, sprays, and even gummies.

Jase Quelch

Jase Quelch

Jase is passionate about everything vegan. When he's not advocating for animals, you'll find him roaming the globe scoping out the best vegan eats.
 

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  • Juicer. Vegetable juices can be the most nutritious component to a healthy vegan diet, which is why a device such as the Omega Juice Cube is essential.
  • Chopper and adjustable slicer.
  • Tofu Press.
  • Spiralizer.
  • Avocado cutter.
  • Food processor.
  • Knife set.
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