I have been away. Ok so, I MIA for almost a whole year. But 2015 has been a year! So many changes and challenges, high points and lows, you know life basically throwing some stuff at me that I needed to Olivia Pope ” handle”. And before the new year of 2016 rolled around I have already started my goals list.
And part of that list includes writing and sharing more of what I love doing; cooking and sharing recipes ( fails and all) and committing more time and effort into my food journals. To be honest my lack of writing has been weighing heavy on my heart.
Now before you roll your eyes and click out..please don’t ..I promise not to get too emotional here with you. Along with all the changes that have occurred thus far in my life this year, my eating habits have been one of them. Some have even called it drastic. For the past 2 1/2 years I began eating mostly a plant based diet with small intakes of seafood ( mainly fish). I’ve had some health issues and was basically told to lose weight by my doctor, which I did. I felt great, I looked great and people noticed. I was exercising more..shoot I could run. And then about five months ago I decided to cut out all animal flesh and products containing animal by-products out of my diet.
What??!!!!!!!!! was the question I was asked a LOT when I suddenly declined many food offerings. “You’re what?””
I’ve decided to live a vegan lifestyle. For health reasons, for environmental reasons and for ethical reasons. And having done a plant based lifestyle, the transition has not been difficult for me. I am sharing this, as I felt it’s important and necessary because most of my recipes shared will be absolutely meat and animal product free. It may not be for everyone, however if you want a healthier alternative or looking to try something new..I am your girl!
I am absolutely not a doctor or nutritionist but I’m willing to share some awesome recipes that I have tried, tweaked and even created to show that being animal free in your diet is absolutely not going to harm your body.
So as the year is quickly drawing to a close and a new year approaches, come along on my journey of vegan eating, living better and making healthier choices! Thanks for sticking around 🙂
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