It is wonderful to know that as a vegetarian one is not limited when it comes to enjoying sweet tasting desserts.
And not just sweet tasting desserts but desserts that are also healthy and agreeable to eat.
As long as we are consciously aware and particular about the ingredients that are used to prepare a dessert, we may consume and indulge in as many variety of sweets that are available to choose from.
More frequently now in this day and age there are more products on the market that cater to the vegan and vegetarian lifestyle.
Certain health food store merchandise tend to be very expensive. Everyone cannot always afford to buy high quality vegetarian oriented foods.
So many people just result to purchasing their items at their local grocery. Which at times can be just as much expensive as shopping at one of those health food stores that specialize in organic and all natural and nutritious health food products.
Whether one chooses the local supermarket or the store for special dietary needs both are able to provide the proper and necessary ingredients to make a favorite and delectable dessert or sweet.
Even if one just wants to buy a dessert that is already made on the shelf. There are brands that are vegan and vegetarian suitable.
For those who like to bake their own fancy recipes there are the basic, simple, and deluxe ingredients to gather for preparation.
I like to be very creative and sample and substitute the old fashion recipes that ordinarily included shortenings (lard) and artificial flavorings.
In my opinion, the baked sweets that are the most natural and “less” animal derived taste the best.
The “vegetarian” ingredients needed to make the most healthy and nutritious desserts are:
All purpose flour, cake flour, pastry flour, bread flour, and prepared graham cracker crusts (for cheese cakes and pies). Some also prefer rice and/or potato flour, and so on.
Baking powder, baking soda, vegetable oil, coconut oil, coconut milk, butter, butter milk, whole milk, cornstarch, white sugar, brown sugar, powder sugar, salt, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and distilled white vinegar.
“Vegans” can also use soy milk, rice milk, soybean margarine or “Earth Balance” brand natural buttery spread (all 100% vegan), soft tofu, and non dairy cream cheeses to bake with.
And, depending on the kind and type of dessert that is going to be made, flavoring options could include cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans, coconut flakes, and whatever else that may satisfy one’s fancy.
I love ice cream. My favorite flavors are vanilla, french vanilla, and butter pecan. My favorite brand of ice cream is Haagen Daz.
The ingredients contained in the Haagen Daz ice cream is all natural. The vanilla is made with
cream, skim milk, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla extract.
The butter pecan is made with cream, skim milk (lactose reduced), sugar, pecans, coconut oil, butter, corn syrup, egg yolks and vanilla extract.
Ice cream is considered as a type of junk food by many people, however, I disagree. I do not believe that ice cream itself is a junk food. It all depends on how the product is manufactured.
A lot of ice creams on the market are not processed very well even though some claim to be natural.
Brands with ingredients that contain mono and diglycerides, yellow 5 and 6 (synthetic coal tar dyes that are made from industrial waste) and other very unnecessary substances, I absolutely stay away from.
Breyers ice cream is another very good brand that is made with just a few all natural ingredients such as milk, cream, sugar, egg yolk, tara gum and natural flavor.
And there are a few more other high quality ice creams that are out there on the market that contain the appropriate nutrition.
Although pizza is not a sweet it is sometimes a treat-and one that has also gotten a bad reputation for being considered as a type of junk food by many people.
I have to disagree again. Pizza that is prepared with the correct ingredients can be a very healthy and nutritious meal or appetizer.
There is the dough, the oil, the tomato sauce, and the cheese. What is so unhealthy about the combination of those preparations?
Pizza’s and desserts that are made with the finest quality ingredients are much more nutrient and less more bad for one’s health than when compared to certain lunches and dinners that contain beef and pork.
Sweets do not have to be copiously poured and glazed with sugars.
The excessive use of sugar in a dessert or beverage is what would most likely contribute to the poor health in individuals. Especially if one is constant with their intake of high sugary foods and sweets.
I for one cannot tolerate high levels of sugar within my diet. Sugar will sometimes sit up inside of my chest area as it is unable to digest properly.
And I do not like a food or beverage that has too sweet of a taste. It is not at all satisfying.
Delectable does not equate gross amounts of sugar. My desserts are just as fine and rich with great flavor with the minor portions of sugars, salts, and butters that I may include.
Less is often more in certain cases as is the same with particular foods.
If a dessert contains too much grease or oil that can also be a problem.
So the bottom line is that the constant intake of any particular ingredient (especially a wrong or bad ingredient) which is used in excess to prepare a food or beverage is what makes the item unwholesome, and not good for one’s health.
Whenever I shop for a product I always check out the contents. I often can tell what is of good quality and worth buying.
Some people just have an eye or gift for spotting the right things.
As a dedicated vegetarian I have to keep my eyes and ears open to all of what is out there. Good or bad. Old or new. And open to the things that are up for suggestion, and that are in the making.
It is gratifying and exciting to be a vegetarian. What is more better than one who takes great pride and pleasure in caring for them self.
I love reading my V.I.P. Vitamin Shoppe packages that come to me free through the mail. I receive health magazines and literature all towards maintaining health, health products, coupons and more.
I even watch out for the health of a pet.
Animals in my care would get nothing but the best of treatment, mentally and physically.
Canines bodies are more sensitive then us humans. Things effect and work faster on them than if it were to be given or applied to a human being.
I am generous as well as cautious in the care of a pet when giving them something to intake.
All of my puppies and dogs had got spoiled. They all ate table food.
And if one of them got sick or got hurt by accident and I could not get them to the vet right away or did not have to because it was not a major emergency, i’d give them some of my internal antibiotics (for a bacterial infection) that I had on hand.
Eye drops (for red irritated eyes), and topical Neosporin (topical relief and healing that I used on my pet for raw skin cause by a dog collar).
These medications had worked just fine on my canines.
It is said by some to not serve a puppy or a dog milk due to the fact that the beverage may cause them to develop tapeworms.
Well one of my dogs that I had for seventeen years loved milk and ice cream. They were her favorite foods. And she never once had any tapeworms.
My dog also loved carrots. She and I use to sit up and eat the fresh carrots all of the time. My dog was my eating buddy.
At times I can eat at just the same capacity as a canine pet.
Whether one eats like a dog or a bird we can rest assured that our nourishment of desserts are filled with the quality that we put into them for the continuous indulgence that we love to enjoy.