Hi and welcome to Vegan Vigilante, a vegan food blog inspired by my love for vegan food and vegan cooking.
The most important thing you should know about me right off the bat is that I have a deep and profound love for animals and nature. Always have. I was the one who, as soon as I could walk down the street by myself, brought home every stray animal I ever found. And there were many, much to the dismay of my parents.
I haven’t always been vegan. Like many of you, I grew up in a non-vegan home. I started my meatless journey in college where I became vegetarian. It took a few more years of struggling with myself to finally let go of dairy. I was one of those people who never thought I could live without milk or cheese. I’m here to tell you guys there is life after dairy. I promise!
How I Transitioned from Vegetarianism to Veganism
I transitioned from vegetarianism to veganism in one easy step: COLD TURKEY! I didn’t fool around with eliminating this and then eliminating that until I was finally totally vegan. I did it cold turkey, the same way I did it with meat. Was it hard? Not in the least. It’s real simple, when your love for animals is stronger than your love for dairy, leaving it all behind will be easy. I did have a little help though, read on to get help too!
21-Day Vegan Kickstart
Once I made up my mind to go vegan, I signed up for The Physician’s Committee 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. Why did I choose this plan over others? For one thing, it;s free. For another thing, the 21-day Meal Plan is outrageously delicious. You can actually print out the entire program, which includes the meal plan and a grocery list. There are enough meals in the plan to cover the entire 21 days. I put my copies in a binder and referenced them on a daily basis as I began my journey into cooking vegan foods. And what a journey it’s been.
What’s in Store for Vegan Vigilante
My goal with Vegan Vigilante is to show vegans and non-vegans alike how delicious vegan recipes can be. The recipes I create for this blog are pure vegan, not pesca-whatever-its-called or anything like that. As an added benefit, the recipes are often gluten-free and refined sugar-free too! Recently, I’ve even started to limit the ingredients and make many recipes using only one pot. I don’t like spending hours in the kitchen and I know you don’t either. When creating these recipes, I always have you, my reader, in mind. For me, it will always be about convenience, nurturing and sustainability.
Although I started this blog in May, 2016, I only blogged for a few months and ended up taking time off to have surgery on my hands. I came back in September, 2017 and am slowly trying to build up my content – the most important part of blogging. Because the site is relatively new, my content is limited, but my goal for 2018 is to blog 2-3 times a week so that I can build my content and keep you, my readers, from getting bored!
If you need more information or have questions about how to go vegan, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I want to be there to support you, if you ever need to talk.