Tuesday, October 26, 2010

my veggie story part 2

i meant to share this sooner! but here it is now. you can read part one of my veggie story here. part two is the story of how i went vegan.

last year, sometime before christmas emma at from scratch posted about a book she had read. it was called Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. i love good book recommendations so the next time i was at the book store i picked it up.
ivan and i were in florida visiting my dad when i finished reading the book. right then i decided i had to start becoming vegan. i couldn't justify not eating chicken but then eating eggs. the book opened my eyes to a lot of things that i think i was kind of ignoring.

i was a bit too intimidated to instantly go vegan so each day/week i would decide to eliminate certain things. i stopped eating fish right away as well as straight up milk and eggs. i started really paying attention to the ingredients in my food.
right now i would say i am 'almost completely' vegan. i am always learning...and helping people who cook for me learn too :). sometimes i feel like a i'm being a pain but i am so happy with my decision i try not to worry about it. also, it is getting easier all the time to be vegan.
before this i thought i could NEVER go vegan. i just loved cheese so much. but you know what? i don't miss dairy and eggs like i thought i would. i find eating vegan very easy when i am at home cooking for myself. the only time it is difficult is when i am out somewhere and the vegan options are minimal and i am hungry! i am getting better at calling ahead. eating vegan definitely takes a bit more planning but so far i really love it.

that's my whole story! if you have posted anything veg out related leave me the link and i will stop by.

this is a super busy week, i kind of feel like i am going bonkers, haha. but...i'll talk to you soon!



  1. I haven't read anything by him, but I watched Everything is Illuminated and I almost cried during the dinner scene where he is trying to explain that he is a vegetarian and they keep calling him "demented". Sometimes I feel that way. That people think there has to be something wrong with a person who chooses not to eat meat.

  2. Awe! I think it's awesome you decided to go vegan and it truly does get easier and easier over time. Eventually it just comes naturally and you don't even have to think about it.

    Also I really like your Veg Out idea. Such a good way to get others to give veganism a try!


  3. I had a fantastic vegan breakfast burrito and tempah sandwich this weekend. yum. I use Yelp to find vegan/vegetarian restaurants when I go out with my boyfriend to new places. You're right, it's easy to be veg at home, but sometimes places only have a gardenburger as a veg option! Ugh.

  4. JSF is one of my favourite author. I haven't read this one yet, though I really want to. But I am a little afraid of it ;)

    I like that you had a slow journey to vegan-ism. I tried it once and failed yet alone because I have to take pills with lactose in it every day. for me it was fully vegan or not at all. but maybe I shouldn't be too strict with myself.

  5. That is really awesome! I know being vegan has to make you a much healthier person. :)

  6. That book is on my read list! If I were ever to be a vegetarian again, it would be vegan thanks to my lactose intolerance.

  7. hey Elycia, thanks for sharing your story. i shared mine here:



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