My 30-day vegan challenge

October 14, 2015

I readily admit I am a sucker for documentaries. Especially food documentaries. In fact, it was a documentary that pushed me to become vegetarian in 2013. Now, two and a half years later, a documentary is again pushing me to make a big lifestyle change, this time to veganism.

I’ve debated going vegan almost since I became veggie, but I’ve always managed to talk my way out of it. Recently, a friend recommended I watch “Cowspiracy,” and it gave me the kick I needed to go vegan. (If you would like to hear the reasons behind my decision, I would be happy to talk with you about them, but that’s not the subject of this post).

I am doing a 30-day vegan challenge starting today. My intention is to stay vegan, but I am using these 30 days to make the transition, to be forgiving if and when I mess up and to figure it out. I know there will be challenges (including cooking for my gluten-free, meat-loving husband who is supportive of my decision) but it is time to face them.

Thankfully, I have friends who are vegan who are more than willing to share recipes and help me through the process. Also, I have found the library to be full of vegan cookbooks! I’ve already checked out a few and will be adding my favorites to my Christmas list.

I will be journalling throughout the entire process, sharing bits and pieces of my thoughts with you.

So, without further adieu, here I go!

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