So it’s been a hot minute since I graced these parts…I guess all my blog posts lately have started that way. So this year I’m saying screw it – I’m going to go with the flow and post when I like, and I won’t apologise for any gaps in between. But let’s kick into this post all about going vegan.
But let’s get down to why we’re really here. We’re almost at the end of the second week of January – crazy! So that’s means I’ve been fully vegan for almost two weeks now. And I’m loving it! Yep that’s right, I one of those hippy twats who brought the vegan Greggs sausage roll upon us – I ain’t sorry!
But this isn’t my first time at the rodeo. When I did veganuary last year, I really struggled. I didn’t know enough about the types of food I could eat, and to be honest I didn’t like a lot of vegan alternatives.
So I took the year to grow my tastes and cooking skills, and this time around I’m ready to tackle veganuary head on.
I decided to make the transition to veganism slowly. So since about September, I’ve been gradually reducing my dairy intake. One thing I did stick at from last veganuary, was basically never drinking milk, but it’s taken time to cut out my favourite meals and snacks.
It’s so true when people say we’re all on our own journey. Whether it’s with food, reducing our plastic, or just life in general. We’ve all got to get there in our own time.
So as you might have guessed, I’ve not only taken the veganuary pledge, but also the pledge for a vegan life. As always, I’m not going to beat myself up if I eat something that isn’t vegan, but from here on out I’ve decided to lead a 99.9% plant based diet.
My main reason? Well the animals of course. I’ve always been a massive animal lover and I realised that by consuming eggs and dairy – I was basically being a hypocrite. No smack against anyone who isn’t veggie or vegan, but with what I personally believed in, I decided I couldn’t buy into the dairy industry anymore.
But it’s a lot more than that now. I now know the health benefits of being vegan. And even more importantly, I know the positive impact a vegan diet can have on our planet. I won’t bore you with my lack of knowledge – but I’ve liked to some pretty snazzy people who can fill you in!
I’m really excited for this journey and for this year. I haven’t made myself any New Years resolutions, but I have decided to make the second biggest lifestyle change I’ve ever made.
If you’re a vegan, or just know of some fab vegan goodies, let me know your favourite recipes. As you can see, I’m all about the BOSH guys at the moment. I also really love The Happy Pear, Niomi Smart, Lucy Watson and of course my favourite gals Zanna van Dijk and Venetia Falconer
Make sure to check them out, and let me know how you’re finding veganuary this year if you’ve decided to take part.
Being vegan also means making a positive impact on the planet, read my three ways to living a little more sustainably.