i am new to being vegan
as well. i still give into temptation sometimes but most of the time i do not eat meat, fish, eggs, or dairy. i have honey in my apartment but i am going to get rid of it. i have found that agave necter works just as well. for cheap fruits and veggies, i go to a place called produce junction. you can get 2lbs of broccoli for $2. i think it is nation wide. i have to do more research about where they get their produce but it doesnt look like the genetically modified massive produce in the grocery stores. it looks like fruits and veggies should look. i also go to trader joe's. it is an organic food store that sells lots of vegan products
at a reasonable price. it is not expensive like whole foods. as for recipies, i dont really follow them. if you like spicy foods, i suggest stocking up on curry, tumeric, chili powder, and cumin. sometimes i just cook up some veggies and whole grains with them and i love it. balsamic vinegar works as well which would appeal to your love of sour things.