This blog is a resource for vegan options available in the metro Phoenix area... both vegan restaurants and "normal" restaurants that have easily customizable vegan options!
Thanks!!! I’m glad you find the blog helpful!! :)
The last meat I ate was exactly 18 years ago; in September 1994.
Back then, the only “vegetarian” option was a powder from a box that you mixed with water to form a patty. It was terrible.
Today, if you want something as a vegan, you can find it. Mainstream stores carry a variety of items in the fresh, frozen, and boxed sections. There are stores filled to the brim with everything from vegan clothes to pregnancy supplements to flavored cream cheese.
While we certainly still have a battle ahead of us, there has been a lot of progress in the veggie arena the past 20 years and I think it’s great. Just think of how much further ahead we will be in another 20. :-)
I find protein to be the least of my worries as a vegan. Adults in the U.S. are encouraged to get 10% to 35% of their day’s calories from protein foods. That’s about 46 grams of protein for women, and 56 grams of protein for men. Beans, veggie burgers, tofu, and other substitutes have 10-15g each. A cup of soy milk is 7g. Even bread has a few grams. A normal scoop of vegan protein for a protein shake is around 24g… so as you can see, it really isn’t that hard to get what you need :-)
I’m so happy to hear that! Sounds like I need to get back to posting!