What is your blog about? How did you start writing it?
I started my blog this past June, I was challenging myself to go vegan and decided that by blogging about it, I would not only be held accountable but I might help others too. I include vegan recipes, music and book info and I rant every now and again about how difficult (but rewarding) being vegan in an omnivorous household is.
What else aside from blogging and searching out new vegan recipes do you do most days?
I work part time at the local library. I really love my job; I am surrounded by books and have a blast with the kids during story time. I am also a wife and mother of two kids, so I spend a lot of time refereeing, driving, cooking and cleaning.
Reading. On the couch, with wine and no interruptions….it doesn’t happen often (the interruption part anyway). I love stupid horror movies, blasting music and dancing around like an idiot with my kids (or alone), and thrift store shopping.
Do you have any pets?I have two dogs, a Belgian Malinois (German Shepard type dog) who is a 2 year old crazy toddler and a Husky mix that is 12 years old but still wrestles with the “puppy” when she gets the notion. It usually sounds like Chewbacca and the Hamburgler at a WWF smack down.
Do you have any favorites out of all of the recipes you have posted on the blog?
Yes, the Red Lentil Thai Chili. I make it every week and freeze it. Everyone I know is sick to death about hearing about it. I am also enjoying homemade miso soup.
Has your life become more creative since you began your blog? If yes, in what way(s)?
Yes! Back in High School and College, I was creative in a totally different way, very much into art and a little writing. But now, I have discovered how much I love writing and do so every chance I get.
Is there anything in particular that inspires you? (a color? a place? a person? a time of year?, etc.)
Music is my muse. I love it and listen to all types any chance I get. I would rather listen to my online radio station than watch TV at any given time.
I am thankful for my friend’s and family’s unwavering support in everything I try…. I am also thankful for spell check.
Do you have any advice for others who would like to go vegan?
Yes, do it! Try it! Inform yourself, read, read, read about it and try out recipes. Make small changes if you have to and eliminate one animal product at a time. If you feel that going vegan is the right thing to do for yourself, whether it is because of health reasons or animal cruelty reasons-do it and don’t let others talk you out of it. I have a list of books on my site that help and recipes on there that will get you through your cravings.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for letting me share my blog with you and your readers! I always end my blog posts with a quote of the day, this one is a favorite of mine…
|Jean in her kitchen, as she massacres fresh beets!|