After going vegan 12 years ago and Instagramming since 2016 it’s time for a real blog! Many people have asked for recipes and instruction on going plant based so I finally caved.
First things first. I began my vegan journey when my daughter Melissa was a senior in high school. She had written a paper on the dangers of the FDA and our food supply and freaked herself out. Frantic she told me we must go vegan. I had always considered myself a pretty healthy eater from way back… but vegan? I told her I would read her report and let her know. It didn’t take too long into her paper before I decided she was right, let’s do it. We got a few books, scoured the internet and health food stores and got started. We went cold turkey if you’ll pardon the pun. That first week was rough as our bodies detoxed but it was also invigorating. Weight fell off and all told I dropped about 25 pounds over the next year and felt better than I had in years.
- For the animals
- For the environment
- For better health
Over the course of the last 10+ years our passion for plant based whole food living has grown along with our skills. With so many food bloggers all over social media sharing their wonderful recipes it is easier now than ever to transition to a vegan diet. Not to mention the foods now available. Vegan cheese, meatballs, pizzas, everything you could want. Now that’s not to say all these choices are healthier, there is such a thing as a junk food vegan so moderation is key. I try to limit processed foods without being too militant about it. But I do cook a whole lot from scratch which is best if you have the time. Most importantly HAVE FUN! I love to cook and create healthy alternatives for my family and friends.
I’d love to connect with others looking to begin a healthier lifestyle and learn about healthy cooking.