Greetings, friends, and a very merry Veganuary to you! After the approximately 500 years that comprised 2020, it’s nice to take a clean step into 2021 and entertain a shred of optimism that this year may be better. And while we can’t control what The World at large does, we can at the very least somewhat control the “better” in our own lives. And one way to do that is via what we eat.
When it comes to going vegan, most people exist somewhere on the spectrum between “ugh, never” and “tHiS iS tHe BeSt ThInG eVeR!1!” As with most folks, I myself started on the “ugh, never” side and am now firmly entrenched in the “best thing ever” camp.
But why? Why go vegan? Could we perhaps have the reasons in a handy list format that makes everything clear and easy to read?
Continue reading “Veganuary: How to Go Vegan and Not Hate It”
So, yeah, somehow I ended up writing a cookbook…? Not sure how that happened, but let’s just roll with it.
Want to get started down the road to vegan cooking but don’t want to be too good at it? If your kitchen is way too clean and peaceful and you’d like to incorporate some (potentially) delicious disasters, look no further: This book is for you.
Continue reading “How To Fail At Vegan Cooking”
Hello, friends. You may remember me from such posts as SO YOU WANT TO BE A VEGAN… (Part 1) and Nutritiony Things I Have Learned # 1 (Protein). Or perhaps this is your first visit to my weird little blog, in which I case, welcome.
In today’s installment of SO YOU WANT TO BE A VEGAN, we’ll be looking at some common myths about veganism, because there are about 735,000 of them, and we should probably make a start on that. Today’s myth concerns calcium, and why these wacky vegans refuse to get it from cow’s milk like everybody else.
So whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or frowning at your screen with a piece of bacon hanging out of your mouth, venture below for more information on those wild plant-loving scamps, The Vegans. *cue ’80s-sitcom-style theme song* Continue reading “SO YOU WANT TO BE A VEGAN… (Part 2: Calcium)”
So, you want to be a vegan! Or, more likely, you don’t. Hey, that’s all right. Thassokay. No judgment here. We cool.
But even if you don’t want to be a vegan, maybe you have some questions or want to know a little bit about these mysterious kale-eating creatures, so hey, let’s start with a few basics. Continue reading “SO YOU WANT TO BE A VEGAN… (Part 1: Basics)”
Latest Vegan Vlog: In which I discuss my recent resolution to eat less junk, my struggles with sugar (and fiber), and a delicious chocolate chia seed pudding recipe. Also, there is much weirdness, because…just because. Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 29: Non-junk resolution, sugar cravings, and chocolate chia seed pudding
Join me today, won’t you, for the glorious first installment of…
NUTRITIONY THINGS I HAVE LEARNED!
Today’s topic? Protein.
Continue reading “Nutritiony Things I Have Learned #1”
So, yeah, if you want to break down crying over a story about a friendly beaver named Chopper, have I got a book for you! I’ve heard so many people say that this book is the reason they went vegetarian or vegan, and now that I’m reading it, I can see why. It puts into words things I’ve felt but never been able to express, … Continue reading In which my heart is soft and squishy
There are lots of things I’m learning as a relatively new vegan. One of them, sadly, is that you can’t show people what they don’t want to see.
In my innocent youth, I always thought of the dairy and egg industries as being pretty benign, just a bunch of happy cows and chickens roaming around on the picturesque farms shown on the milk cartons. When I found out the truth – which I won’t go into here, but feel free to Google “egg industry” or “dairy industry” if you never want to sleep again – I was pretty horrified. “Appalled” would be a good word to describe it, in fact. And I thought, “Do people know about this? People can’t possibly know about this or they’d be as horrified and appalled as I am!”
Continue reading “Vegan Learning Curve”
Greetings! I’ve been half-awake for most of the morning, but I’ve still managed to teach some lessons, correct some homework, and do some cooking. As the cooking was actually successful, I thought I would include a recipe here, more so because the creation I speak of actually did not come from someone else’s recipe, and instead came from the depths of my fevered, chocolate-craving mind: CHOCOLATE DATE … Continue reading Actual recipe! Chocolate-Date Pie.
Greetings, friends. I’m off to the shower in a moment, but I thought I’d share the fact that I’ve compiled a page of links and resources for anyone interested in vegan stuff or plant-based eating. It is, creatively, entitled, “Vegan Stuff,” and you can find it either in the top site menu or right here: VEGAN STUFF <–Here. Check it out, peruse, consider, and feel free … Continue reading Vegan Stuff!
When I decided to start eating vegan, it was with the solemn promise to myself that I would not become an angry, evangelizing vegan. I wouldn’t be “one of THOSE” vegans, I told myself. I would be a peaceful, breezy, “live and let live” kind of vegan, and all would be sparkly and good.
Yeah, unfortunately, that’s turning out to be a bit tougher than I’d first anticipated. :P
Continue reading “On being “not one of those” vegans”
Today, a discussion of my struggles to eat healthily and get enough exercise, plus a tragic tale of egg in my rice. Additionally, my microphone has betrayed me yet again, so the sound isn’t as crisp and clear as last time. Alas. Someday I’ll sort this stuff out, rly. Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 27: Cravings, exercise, and delicious junky junk food