I’m vegan and a vegetarian.
And it’s a long, long road.
But I have a few secrets to help you understand the reasons why.1.
I’m vegetarian and a vegan because I love food.
For the longest time, I ate mostly meat and dairy.
As I became a vegan, I realized how many of the products I loved were derived from animal products.
This was true even though I was a vegetarian, because I grew up eating mostly plant-based foods.2.
I love cooking.
I’ve been cooking for a long time and it’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was small.
In my youth, I’d cook for family and friends and we would make delicious meals with fresh ingredients.
As a vegan cook, I wanted to give back to the community and have a fun cooking experience.3.
I want to be an advocate for animals.
As someone who has lived in many cultures, I have been exposed to many different cultures and cultures of animals, and I can attest to the importance of protecting the environment.
I wanted my cooking to be as natural as possible.
As my children grew, I was learning more about the animals, including how they lived and how they interacted with each other.
I also wanted to create delicious meals for them, so I would make a lot of choices to minimize animal suffering.4.
I don’t like eggs.
While I don.
But the fact remains that eggs are one of the few animal-free foods I enjoy.
Eggs are also one of my favorites because they’re so easy to make.
I enjoy the flavor, texture, and taste of eggs, so that’s why I love them so much.
I think that’s the reason I’m so passionate about veganism and vegetarianism.5.
I have no regrets.
For me, eating meat and other animal products is a lifelong choice.
In the last 10 years, I’ve learned to live my life more sensibly, to do more compassionate work, and to support my family through our work as a vegan advocacy organization.
It’s been a challenging process but one that has been worth it.6.
I eat more protein.
I am a big fan of protein, and my vegetarian diet is based on a simple formula.
I only eat meat, fish, and eggs, which I also know are good sources of protein.
My family is also a big supporter of plant-powered diets and we eat a lot more vegetables and fruits.
I just hope that my eating habits continue to evolve in the future.7.
I use a lot less oil.
For years, oil has been my biggest concern when it comes to veganism.
I do not trust oil from animal sources and I do enjoy it when I use it, but I do like to eat plant-strong food.
I find that when I can eat a plant-friendly diet, I can feel fuller, healthier, and happier.8.
I cook with a lot fewer ingredients.
I can’t cook without eggs, and that makes it hard for me to eat a vegan diet.
But it’s really important for me that I use less ingredients and cook my food more sustainably.
I’ll take fewer oil, less eggs, less fish, less meat, and less dairy if I can.9.
I practice good eating habits.
For example, I’m very mindful of my cholesterol levels.
I avoid red meat, I avoid sugar, and the foods I’m consuming are all plant-safe.
I feel healthier, happier, and more energized every day when I eat less animal products and more plant-healthy food.10.
I support animal rights organizations.
While some vegan groups are very vocal and don’t always have the best interests of animals at heart, I support all of the animal rights groups that I find work for the animal.
I believe that our world needs to be a better place for all animals and I feel strongly about it.11.
I make vegan food.
The vegan movement is not just about vegan food and I’m proud to support it, too.
I like to create vegan food for my family and myself.
It has been a long journey and I still struggle with some of my biggest vegan challenges.
But if you want to see the fruits of that work, take a look at some of the recipes on my blog.