hi all. i read through the rules and i think this post might apply. i've been a vegetarian for about five to six years now, and my i converted my boyfriend and he's been a vegetarian for about a year and a half. i'm mostly vegan now, and for years i have not bought animal tested products or products that contain animal ingredients. we're trying to get more strict with our diet, day by day, and he is 100% dedicated to it as well. we live in a city where there is a pretty small vegan/health food store on our corner but theyre local and they run out of things quickly and for a long time. recently we got the privelage to go to a whole foods out in ann arbor, MI. we were rushed and grabbed as many vegan neccesities as we could, but we have NO idea how or when to use them! we are both completely new to the amazing art of vegan cooking, and i would love to know if we bought any ingredients that can be used together. i have many vegan/vegetarian cookbooks, but i've found that the most helpful vegan resources are messageboards and communities like this one. if anyone could throw me any hints that would be very appreciated. we're both trying very hard to find an easy way to transition.
here are the vegan/organic ingredients we purchased today.
extra firm organic tofu (365 brand) lightlife soy organic tempeh organic garlic cloves organic baby romaine organic green and red bell peppers organic baby tomatoes organic brown rice organic onions organic wheat tortillas and organic whole wheat wraps olive oil green lentil rice & beans crushed organic tomato & rosemary organic kidney beans organic tomato sauce organic veggie broth organic seeds of change lentil and rice pilaf near east medaterranian couscous
we also have onion powder, lemon & herb spices, black pepper and garlic powder in our house. does anyone have any suggestions or ideas on what we can make? and if there are things i should rush out and get, please let me know! thank you all so much.