It is a well-known fact that the vegan diet is one that raises various opinions, many of derogatory nature, whether intended to be or not. After not having eaten meat for over 7 months now, and having decided to progressively remove it from my diet about 4 months previous to that, I have heard many, many comments about the switch to plant-based consumption. Most of which make me laugh a little. Here are the some of the responses I have received after saying "I'm a vegetarian"...
Are you trying to eat less meat and dairy and incorporate more vegan options into your diet?
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Of course, you probably know me very well for invading Vocal with my film studies stuff and articles entitled ‘a filmmaker’s guide’. I have often explained that I love to bake as well. Since I was young, I have loved the idea, the creativity and the relaxation of baking different things. I love to make macarons, layer cakes and gingerbread in particular and the activity of it really gets me away from my laptop (where I’m sure you know that I spend most of my life). So, I hope you enjoy me talking about what I bake and why I bake it complete with pictures (if not very good) of me actually baking, my baked goods in the process of being created and when they’re finished. I’m really happy to share this with you. And if you like, you can show me your baking (yes, I spend a lot of time writing, but I also spend a lot of time reading other people’s articles!), I would love to see it. Since I was in school, I was always interested in creating things, whether that be pieces of writing, welding things to make small statues or baking foods and making sweets (candy, if you’re American). I hope you enjoy looking at some of the stuff that has honestly kept me sane, because I seem to be going slightly mad.
Hi, I'm Hannah. I am Vegan and I thought it would be fun to come and tell you about my experience in going from eating meat to going vegan and all the things people don't always talk about when you change over to a different food lifestyle.
Hi, I want to talk to you guys about veganism, I know I know, people don't like vegans because we're seen as pushy, preachy, obnoxious, so on and so forth. But hear me out, we don't mean to come off as obnoxious or any of the above, what we want is to teach you guys about the way your food is brought from farm to plate, we want you to know what you're eating and putting in your body, not because we hate you or want to "force our views on you" in fact its the opposite. Yes the opposite, we promote watching a documentary on youtube which is two hours long, and to be quite honest very graphic, so I'll spare you, unless you already know what the documentary is called and have seen it, as I have. so let me dive in, as I've been slightly rambling so far.
Once fall season arrives, baking is one of the things that I can always do with my sister. It started in Fall 2019. In our old apartment, we would always find ourselves baking new recipes and cooking new dishes. It was something we did very often. We’d always bring our Bluetooth speaker into our little kitchen and think of new foods or desserts to make.
Before I came to live and study in Morocco, I was scared that I would starve as a vegan. People told me horror stories of their hair falling out, meat-only options, or a year of only bread. While Morocco may not be the typical “vegan travel spot”, I actually think its an amazing place to be vegan, especially if you follow a more “whole foods” diet. You won’t find the Impossible Burger here, but the fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes that are so common in the diet are fulfilling. Where to start?
It is easy to get the impression that a vegan diet is expensive, especially given all the high-priced vegan products on the shelves of grocery stores in America. But the reality is that the cost of a vegan diet depends a lot on your preference and shopping list. Ultimately, the true cost of a vegan lifestyle depends heavily on your personal shopping decision.
Mr. Almond Latte
A few years ago, I remember sitting at a coffee shop in Brooklyn sipping on an almond latte served in a tiny shot glass. This was part of their vegan champion taster set – almond, coconut, oat, rice, and cashew mini lattes, sat on a wooden paddle looking ultra-instagrammable. I don’t usually drink coffee (which still comes as a shock to my Brazilian mother) so I wasn’t particularly loving the experience, but my friends seemed to be enjoying it. Standing at the cash register forced to dish out a painful $12, I asked the owner what inspired the vegan champion taster set. “One day everyone will be drinking almond lattes and dairy will die off”, he said. I don’t recall what my exact response was, but probably a smile, nod, head tilt combo.
If you are interested in trending foods, Latin-American cuisine or just like to try something new, chances are you have heard of “Tamales”. Pretty much every country in Latin America has their own version of Tamales, Hallacas or Humitas, a corn based steamed dough with a filling. The singular form is Tamal and not as often erroneously referred to as Tamale.
Growing up in a with a Peruvian Mother, going vegan was not exactly the natural direction to be heading towards. I grew up eating and enjoying all sorts of foods. Just like any child that finds out that “meat” is actually an animaI, I went vegetarian for a few hours. It wasn’t until about 7 years ago when my sister spoke to me about something she had learnt. We spoke about the usual topics surrounding vegetarianism and decided that we wanted to reduce our meat consumption.
My first months of being vegan
Initially, I started my vegan journey with a detox diet. Since early childhood, I felt too big and constantly wanted to lose weight, although I always had an optimum BMI. Losing weight wasn't easy though, as I naturally have a lot of muscles and my body just isn't built to be thin.