If you’re brand new to vegan cooking, there are a few things you just need to trust me on. First, cashews are vegan magic. When soaked and blended like hell, they become velvety smooth and can take the place of milk, heavy cream, or even plain yogurt. Second, the vegan meat and dairy alternative market is unbelievable right now! There are the heavy hitters like Field Roast, Beyond Meat, Miyoko’s Kitchen, Kite Hill, and Treeline, and there are constantly new products coming out every day. It is really easy to find your new fave alternative.