Cow's milk ( and cheese and ice cream and cream cheese and sour cream...) was the last thing holding me back from going vegan. I honestly thought that I would not be able to get enough calcium from plants. When I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, we were some of the first kids to get the USDA's Dairy Council brain-washing campaign shoved down our throats. Early childhood lessons drummed in to us are not easily tossed aside ! Ads in school lunchrooms and ads in magazine addressed to mothers, planting doubt in their minds about whether they are being a good mother when they don't keep pressing the milk. But I knew the milk and all animal dairy products had to go.
So, imagine my delight, almost ten years later, when I saw this book at the library:
I leave this post with a picture of some vegan Melty Muenster Cheese that I made this afternoon, from Miyoko Schinner's awesome book, Artisan Vegan Cheese. I've made it many times, can you tell ? I love living, cooking and eating vegan. And I mourn for the cows and their calves.