The “V” Word

I always do this. I ALWAYS stop a blog project that I start. I am the kind of human that lives inside her own head. A daydreamer. I dream of making jewelry, ceramics, doing photography, riding the heck out of my motorcycle, hiking the world, reading every book I can get my hands on. So I’m bound to fail at finishing any project for fear of failure or distraction!

Instead I end up spending my time looking at Instagram…

Well I am here to shed that layer. I am here to stop worrying about what “look” my blog has, what “niche” it feels, and who my audience is.

And specifically I’m here to tell you about my dirty little secret…

Ready?

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I. am. VEGAN!

I know, I know… Those vegans think the whole world wants to know that they are vegan, but really no one cares.

Well then kindly click off! If your knew to your journey, or just curious, go ahead and hang out for a minute.

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Now, if I think back hard enough to 3 months ago… I can recall that I was still a member of a vegan group and I noticed an admin post a new group for NEWBIES. A safe place where the vegan police won’t slit your throat for accidentally eating an Oreo or some crackers laced with milk powder.

I joined, and it stayed in the back of my mind, and then… I just did it. I just stopped eating animal products and started making things with chickpeas. At first chickpeas dominated my protein needs. And I haven’t really looked back. Well, the other day I was remembering how delicious American and Mexican shrimp cocktails are, and then there were some other realizations: 1. do you really want to eat the cockroaches of the sea? 2. you know you’e just craving the horseradish and tomato. So I quickly, read desperately, looked for a way to make a vegan version that wasn’t gazpacho, and friends… Vegans are creative AF.

I definitely had some bumps in the road: 1. stay away from veggie straws and other snacks and treats, 2. keep working out, 3. TAKE YOUR B12!

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Plant Based/Vegan eating is a roller coaster. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED! If I can live in the city that has the two largest beef packing plants in the world in the middle of no where rural America and still manage to eat vegan 90% of the time, so can you. If just takes practice! And even I am still practicing!

I currently own two Thug Kitchen cookbooks as well as the Forks Over Knives cookbooks, and I try to make something out of the FOK book every other time I make dinner because I know how nutritious their recipes are. I also use pinterest for soooome ideas, but I am really inspired by the vegans on ig as well!

So if you have any questions, feel free to ask! I hope to be sharing some of the things that I have made, and I would love to share what I eat during the busy time! (Hello Toast and Muesli!)

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So, here I am today. Ready to share my life with an open heart, and jsut starting off with this tid bit. I used Unsplashed photos because I’m a terrible newbie at running the rebel and I have still don’t know how to work “the cloud” for my phone pics. We’ll get there, friends! also… I’m a little bit weird… (I like tarot cards and other witchy stuff, Harry Potter, motorcycles, thinking about making art, and decorating my home. Oh, and I’m a teacher. So whatever you see on here is really just my life and interests.

Thanks for hanging out!

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