I’m always on the lookout for new and healthy ways to incorporate more plant-based sources into my meals and snacks. I’m a big fan of going plant based not only for ethical reasons, but because it’s fun. I feel so much more engaged and inspired when I’m doing something I love instead of doing something I don’t.
That’s true. I often refer to this as the “Vegan For Pleasure” mentality. I think that’s a great way to think about what we eat and how we eat it. What’s fun about going plant-based? That’s not just a delicious way to eat something, but a feeling about eating food.
Just as humans have an innate craving for sweetness, plants have a natural, even instinctual desire for nutrient-rich foods. So it’s not a problem to eat a vegan diet if you simply feel like you’re missing out on something. Vegan for pleasure isn’t a contradiction, it’s just a statement of fact.
I think its really easy to eat something to feel satisfied, and that can be a form of self-pleasure, but I think thats a bit of a misnomer. By being vegan for pleasure, youre not necessarily eating less of anything youre not consuming. As for actually enjoying what you eat, that is a much more complicated question. I eat for pleasure, not because of anything I feel like I’m missing out on.
That’s why vegan for pleasure sounds so great. Imagine eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for the rest of your life, and not feeling guilty about how that feels. It would be like a high-calorie, sugar-filled, guilt-less food. No, it would be like a vegan cheeseburger for the rest of your life.
It’s not vegan cheese, but it is vegan for pleasure. We’re talking about tofu, and I have to say that I am very glad we covered this topic. In the trailer, we find out that tofu is delicious and can be eaten by itself, and that it is also great for cooking. Not only is it tastier than regular cheese but it is also a more protein-rich food.
So tofu is like a fat-free, protein-rich, guilt-free food. We love it. And that’s what makes it so fun to eat. We’re still learning to eat it, but we’re pretty good at it.
Not quite sure what we can do with tofu at the moment. We have been trying to make vegan curry (which is a lot like curry but a lot less spicy) and we are having a lot of trouble. If we can get the recipe down, we would definitely be more comfortable in it.
The problem with just being okay with eating certain foods is that you end up eating more of them. You end up eating more and more of everything. If you are vegan, you want to avoid sugar, sugar substitutes, high fructose corn syrup, and a lot of other processed chemicals. So vegan for pleasure is a great food. But the problem is that tofu is a lot more difficult to find than cheese and even less so than meat and dairy.
A great way to get the recipe down is to cut the recipe in half and put in the pan and spread out the tofu with the pan. The tofu would be spread out evenly with the pan and the tofu would be put in the pan with the tofu, and then with the pan and tofu it would spread out horizontally.