Written by Vegetarian Star on April 12th, 2011 in Food & Drink.
Russell Simmons gave an exclusive interview to CNN’s Eatocracy where he shared his journey to veganism, including the delicious dairy-free and egg-free desserts he’s found on his way there.
Turns out, Simmons is a fan of Tofutti Ice Cream, a popular brand of soy desserts found in both natural and mainstream foods stores.
“[You can have] a really good vegan cheesecake or a really good cashew nut ice cream,” Simmons said, referring to the misconception that vegan desserts aren’t tasty.
“Soy ice cream is not bad. Tofutti Cutie is not bad. You can’t beat a Tofutti Cutie. You frontin’ if you say so. You know, the cream is not as creamy – someone might not notice it, or they might if they put them together. But you find the vegan cheesecake, if you digest it, it doesn’t stick in your chest the whole day. It might be a little lighter and taste a little better, but that takes a minute.”
It took Simmons an entire year to transition to veganism and he advises others to do the same.
Cold turkey may be good in the faux form, but not so good for staying the course.
“You can’t jump to vegan if you’re not. Some people are absolute. Some people are able to be gradual. You know the transition from first eating red meat and pigs to not eating chicken, when you realize how they’re being raised. One day, you stop eating fish or you stop eating dairy and eggs – the next thing you know, you’re a vegan. It can happen over a period of time. I started out as a vegetarian.”
However you choose to transition, it may go a lot smoother with a box of Tofutti Cuties in the freezer.
More at Eatocracy.
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