Hi all! New to the forum. Vegetarian for many years, recently my husband and I decided to become vegan after a trip to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary! We're working on the transition now.
I thought for a lot of years I wouldn't be able to give up eating dairy and cheese, but so far I'm totally happy with the alternatives. I love my Daiya and Parmazano! I'm slowly learning vegan baking without eggs. Our home is now totally vegan and we're fine with it.
Our problem so far has been when we go out to eat with friends. When it's just the two of us, we head to a vegan restaurant-- no problem where we live in NYC! However, when we go out to eat with non-veg pals, we're having a tough time finding menu items and usually end up eating some dairy in the recipe. I feel like the answer would be to "eat a salad", however, I have Crohn's disease, which prevents me from eating uncooked vegetables, I just can't digest them and they make me sick. Kinda leaves me stuck on what to eat.
So, really looking for suggestions on where and what to eat with non-veg friends when we go out. I really appreciate the social gathering, and we don't want to be the weirdoes who only eat the side order of french fries.
Thanks so much for the advice!