When you decide to make such a big change in your life and diet such as going vegan, so many fears, myths and issues are swirling around in your head. Many of these can even keep you from going vegan for months or years as was my case, and one of the big ones, perhaps the biggest, is our partner in love and life. This brings up so many issues in us that it can often be the most detrimental aspect of going vegan, but it doesn't have to be, and that's what we're going to talk about in this post. I'm going to tell you why this question kept me from going vegan for years and why in the end it didn't matter. We're going to talk about some of the most common concerns, and I'll give you some tips for living with an omnivore after going vegan. We're going to talk about shopping, prepping, planning, cooking, going out, your in-laws and even raising kids, a BIG one.Read More
Last week Carlos and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. We've been together for 17 years so far, since I was a wee teen of 18, so suffice it to say that we've been through so many adventures together. In last week's episode and post I hinted at the fact that I was going to completely embarrass him and record an episode that was a total declaration of love and that included lots of moments for him to turn bright red as he edited the episode. Sure, there's going to be a little bit of that today, but when I thought about how our story could be fun and also help you on your journey, I figured I should tell you our story through the lens of food, food traditions, and what happened when these two meat-loving-love-birds decided to go vegan.
This is going to be an untraditional episode, since we won't have our usual format of the post in written format. That means, I'm including some show notes and links (and photos of course!) below, but you'll have to listen to the episode to get all the scoop!Read More
It's almost Valentine's Day! This time of year I always think of making a delicious romantic recipe that you can share with loved ones, but this time around I decided to make a different kind of video for you, since so many of you have written to ask for support in this area. It has to do with all the emotional and practical issues that arise when we share our life with non vegans.
Through the years I've heard people say that it's extremely difficult to share your life with someone who doesn't eat the way that you eat, that for the health of the relationship you should date only vegans, the list goes on and on and I'm here to tell you something completely different. Every day, at every table, in every city, in every country, people are sitting down at the table to have different meals. Whether it's because of allergies, food preferences, picky eaters or insert reason here, it can be done, and it is done, ALL THE TIME.Read More