12 things vegans wish they know before going vegan Cashew cream is magical and is the most amazing way to make your vegan dishes. It can also be used as a condiment for many different dishes. Quinoa is an excellent alternative to rice and even couscous, and it's a complete protein. It's also gluten-free so it can be made for those who have celiac disease, which is always a plus. Tofu can often be overdone or undercooked, so you should make sure that the water doesn't dry up during the cooking/steaming process. If your tofu seems too soft, it may need more time in the pan before removing it from heat. There are tons of resources available to help make going vegan a more straightforward process. One of these resources is the website www.veganuary.com, which helps make transitioning to veganism less daunting by providing a breakdown of how to go vegan on a budget, sample menus coupled with shopping lists, and links to various vegan organizations in need.