Vulcher (this one is from my 3 year old)
No I’m talking about the word Vegan!
I was afraid to use this word for a long time. Growing up in rural Texas and Oklahoma definitely played a role in my ideas of this V word. It was always used negatively. This last weekend I visited my dad in Texas. We went to a quaint little bistro, there were less than 10 things on the menu and they all contained meat or dairy. I asked for a veggie sandwich with avocado, no meat, no dairy. The lady looked at me like my boobs were on backwards. The sandwich was delicious by the way.
I usually use the term “Plant-Based” to describe my diet. Primarily because that is how it was introduced to me. I first eliminated meat and dairy for my health. After that I became much more compassionate toward animals but that never would have happened if it wouldn’t have been for my Plant-Based mentor Eileen trying to help me regain my health. Additionally, when I tell someone I’m Plant-Based they look at me crazy and say what’s that. When I tell someone I’m vegan they just look at me crazy before running away. 🙂
This month I’m going to change all of that. I signed up to participate in the Vegan Month of Food a.k.a. the Vegan MoFo. I know how it sounds but don’t worry it is harmless. My husband has had an unending string of jokes since I told him I signed up. You may be wondering what to expect. Well I still plan to write about plant-based/vegan eating, recipes, and tips that make life easier for me. I’ll just be posting those things more often. I’d been in a bit of a slump with posting, you can thank our busy schedule for that. 🙂 Many of my recipes are gluten-free and kid friendly but sometimes I have to bring on the whole wheat and live it up!
So welcome to any new readers who found me through the Vegan MoFo. I hope you’ll stick around. 🙂 We are a pretty easy going bunch around here. If you are a regular reader get ready for a busy month. I hope you enjoy it!