Tips for Giving Up Dairy


Dairy is Usually the Hardest for People to Give Up!

For those new to the veg lingo, vegetarians consume some animal products whereas vegans avoid all foods and products made of or by animals (including honey).


When we started out on our plant-based journey, we decided to become lacto-ovo vegetarians rather than vegans because we weren’t quite ready to give up dairy and eggs. As we have learned more about the harmful effects of dairy over the years, we have given up quite a bit of cheese but are always looking to improve.


In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some tips for giving up dairy, some of which come from the amazing members of the Peas and Carrots Society! We also offer some vegan alternatives, in case you just need to have something “cheesy.”



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Here’s what we mention in this episode:


Resources Used for this Episode:


Recipe of the Week

Trisha’s Homemade Vegan Cheese Sauce

2 red bell peppers, fire-roasted and peeled
1/2 cup of cashew butter
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp pink salt
1/2 cup water, or amount needed to make a smooth sauce
1/2 c nutritional yeast

Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or similar high-powered blender. Enjoy!


Thanks for listening!

Peace and Veggies,
Vickie and Larissa

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