I knew becoming vegan would be difficult, and that I would miss so many things about my old lifestyle. What I didn’t expect was how many replacements exist for things I used to love before I adopted this lifestyle. I also didn’t expect the hefty price tag that would be attached to these store bought products. I also was unsure about some of the ingredients. I was not a fan of ingesting things when I wasn’t sure what they were.
Living on my own doesn’t always allow for indulging some of these luxuries, but once in a great while I would treat myself to a vegan pizza. Then a lightbulb went off. Maybe there was a way for me to make these creations at home. My research commenced.
Turns out, there was an easier and less expensive way to enjoy things that I missed so much. I actually found more than I was looking for in the first place. A food processor was the answer to my prayers. I was SO excited. The amount of vegan recipes out there that were made with a food processor were endless.
I purchased my Cuisinart food processor from KitchenWorksInc. They offer a lot of genuine Cuisinart food processor replacement parts as well. I bought myself a few different blades (including one for dough), some larger sleeves and pushers to get larger pieces of food in there, and different sized bowls for different portioned recipes.
I am amazed at the things I can make now in my own kitchen! I’m talking veggie burgers, cookie dough, nut milks, nut butters, vegan cheese sauces with cashews, even vegan ice cream! I really should start my own business with as much as I’ve been able to create, but I’m not quite ready to share yet.
What was once a difficult lifestyle to uphold, has now become a breeze for me. I am even able to trick my non-vegan friends and family with some of my creations. I’ve converted some friends who were vegan curious as well, who were hesitant because of not knowing what to make for themselves. I enjoy rattling off a list of snacks, entrees and desserts that I make on the regular now.
Thanks to this magical kitchen gadget, I’m healthier and happier than I ever thought I could be. I hardly take in any artificial ingredients anymore. I also have things figured out for at least one week of meals, so it eliminates the week night stress of having to fret over dinner and lunches for work. I’m always looking for and actually finding new vegan dishes to make with my Cuisinart food processor all of the time! I highly recommend it to anyone in the same situation.