While eating whole foods is by far the healthiest choice for any diet, it may not be practical for many people… and some of us just like the taste of traditional Western food. Having vegan meat, cheese, and dessert options allows us to continue to participate in some of our favorite food-centered activities, such as Bar-B-Ques, pizza parties, and coffee and dessert, without feeling deprived. We are fortunate to live in a time when we have a plethera of options that make transitioning to a compassionate diet much easier (and fun) than ever before. So check out the ever-expanding selection of faux meats, cheeses, dairy, and more… but don’t forget to search the internet for vegan recipes! There’s a whole wonderful world of culinary delights just waiting for your plate!