I know how difficult it can be to start a plant-based vegan diet. I remember in my first two months, I was so lost in what I could eat and what was worth trying. Now that I have been vegan for 9 months (read my vegan story here), I feel that I have a good idea of my food options (but am still trying new things all the time), and I want to post a weekly ‘What I Ate’ post to help those who are on a plant based diet and need some inspiration, are just starting a plant based diet and are not sure about your food options, or are not eating plant based, but want to learn more about how to incorporate plant-based meals into your diet. My goal for these posts (and well, for the blog in general) is to show that plant-based eating can be easy and attainable for the average person. Not only that, I want to show that plant foods can even be delicious! I can honestly say that I appreciate food more than ever, and I want to spread the enthusiasm. I will post these weekly for now to see how it goes..maybe in the future they will be every two weeks or every month, but for now, these are here to stay. Let me know if they are helpful.
“I could never stop eating meat! I like it too much!” “I could never give up cheese!” “Eggs are healthy….I wouldn’t stop eating them” -All things that I hear people say frequently, and I can’t help but chuckle. Why? Because I’ve said it all, too.
My journey to Veganism was so unexpected…but yet so expected at the same time. I never thought I’d be vegan, but then again, it makes complete sense. Confused yet? I promise it’s simpler than it seems.
My vegan story started when I decided that I was done living the way that I was.
Before getting to that, though, I think it is important to talk about my childhood and my relationship with food throughout my life.
Oh lemon meringue pie…so delicious, but so not vegan.
My household was never into pies. We would have pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, and that’s about it. It took me 12 years to try lemon meringue pie, and I fell in love with it. I used to go to my local Sherry’s and have a slice after theater performances. It’s a very nostalgic treat for me.