World Vegan Day was earlier this week and like others, it prompted me to reflect on what veganism has done for me and why I love this lifestyle so much. It also made me think about how veganism is perceived and the reactions some have had to my lifestyle. Since it’s Friday and we can always use a laugh, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to recount the weirdest things people have ever said to me because I’m vegan.
It’s been a while since we talked about food and today not only am I sharing the easiest hearty vegan stew, I’m sharing tips for eating seasonally and why you should do it in the first place. This stemmed from my own desire to read more about the topic and implement it in my own life. We’re learning together here.
It’s a little early to share my monthly favorites, but well, want the truth? It’s been a bit hectic, but I’m determined to get a post up. Favorites are easy (and fun) to put together. Plus, it gives me a chance to talk to you about a few things I’ve been loving. As usual, there’s a bit of everything.
Last week I talked about buying unethically made clothing after a year and a half and now I’m telling you I’m a bad vegan. I’m exposed! Actually, I just want to share my experiences because I know these lifestyles, particularly veganism, can be very intimidating. There is definitely pressure to be perfect and it can really wear you down. Today, I’m sharing my “bad vegan” moments and tips to handle such mistakes.
I love knowing what people really eat, so naturally if there’s a What I Eat in a Day video or blog post, I’m there. Today, the tables have turned and I’m sharing. It’s difficult to capture what a usual day of food is for me, so there will definitely be more of these in the future. I eat whatever I feel like (within reason) and on this particular day, I was craving cooked hearty food. Regardless of cravings, it’s all vegan and free of oil and refined sugar. Oh and lazy person friendly.
Three meals a day? Yeah, that’s cute. I’m an eat all day every day kind of girl. That means a lot of snacking and since we haven’t talked about food for a while, I thought I’d share my favorites as of late. These are quick, easy and include accessible ingredients. Oh, and of course they’re vegan and refined sugar free.
If you’re thinking about going vegan, I have two pieces of advice. First, do it. Secondly, don’t make the mistakes I did.
Plant-based diets and the vegan lifestyle are more popular than ever. It’s amazing to see people living consciously and ethically and even making it cool. Sure, some still think we’re crazy radicals or hippie freaks, but veganism is being accepted like never before. If you’re in the right city or active online, vegan people and restaurants seem to be everywhere. I love this lifestyle, but in small town America, it’s hard when you’re the only vegan you know.
The end of every month brings a certain ritual. I pay rent and feel really broke. I have a tiny crisis about how fast time is moving. I tell myself next month I’m going to be a better student, blogger and human. And then I spend a ridiculous amount of time watching monthly favorite videos on YouTube and all is right in the world.
This month I’m shaking it up and sharing my favorites of April. There’s a little bit of everything.
When going vegan, people often find themselves having to relearn the basics of food. Suddenly, you don’t know how how to cook or food shop and if you turn to meat and diary substitutes, you might get the impression that eating plant-based is expensive. Hi, I’m a broke vegan college student. If I can afford it, then I’m sure most people can, too. Of course, there is strategy involved. Here are my top ten vegan staples that I always have on hand that are good for your tummy and your wallet.