Yep. Kinda annoyed.
Turns out not all veggie cheese is created equal. Some of them contain casien, which is a protein derived from cow milk and used in soy cheeses as a binding agent.
If I wanted dairy in my cheese I’d eat freaking CHEESE. What is the point of having a product that is supposedly dairy free (aka vegan) if it’s going to use dairy products in any form or fashion? It’s not for the taste, I’ll tellya that.
One more reason to do your research and read labels, kids.
Worse yet, I may not be able to find this casien free stuff in my area and have to order them online and pay shipping.
This might be why even with eating less I’m seeing the weight loss slow down, too. I was attributing it to the body’s metabolism slowing down thanks to a low calories and inactivity.
Which, it probably is anyway… but I don’t trust dairy anymore after seeing how fast the weight dropped off after I stopped eating it.
Back to the drawing board. Thankfully I’ve found Mexican recipes where I don’t even need the cheese, so I’m pretty excited about that.
It’s shopping day, so I’m psyched about the new menu options I’m trying, especially since I get to go to the health food store too. (Tofutti – get it… love it… it’s awesome) They have a vegan peanut butter cookie that is just out of this world delicious, and that’s my treat when I get to go there. Sugar and dairy free, it’ll knock your socks off.
Too bad it’s loaded with calories. Eh, I’ll just split it with Steven.
The raw chocolate bar with coconut is pretty darned tasty too.
(I’m hormonal… hence the sweet tooth)
This week is going to be a fun one if I can make it into the kitchen to cook. We’re talking scones, we’re talking waffles, we’re talking Mexican lasagna, we’re talking peanut butter cookies…
Even corn fritters.
I’m beside myself with anticipation.
And can I just say again it’s pretty fantabulous that I can get excited about my food on a vegan diet? I never thought that would be possible.
The possibilities are endless.