My 2010 New Years Resolution to Go Vegan
Six years ago I made a New Years resolution to go full hippy for a year. I was already dedicated to helping reduce waste and save the planet and decided to step up my commitment a notch. In addition to following a vegan diet, I also only bought second hand products like clothes and furniture and attempted to the best of my abilities to buy local food and produce. I was ready to buy a composting toilet and even get rid of the TP.
A few books that inspired these changes:
During that year, I dreamed of cheese LITERALLY all the time.
Check out some movies to cuddle up to in the New Year!
Health Documentary: Forks over Knives
Environmental Documentary: Cowspiracy
Ethics: Blackfish and Earthlings
I am a serious foodie and have started making my own vegan nut cheeses. I even won an award for them! I can now open up my fridge and have an assortment of delicious Parmesan, gouda, bride, cream cheese and yummy aged cheddar all from nuts.
It takes awhile to get comfortable cooking vegan, but I never feel like I ‘miss out’ anymore. Holidays are an exciting time to try new dishes that isn’t a dead, rotting carcass that has had it’s anal cavity stuffed with more soggy bread. Or the forced lactations of a cow, chalked full of chemicals and hormones. I get excited sharing yummy, cruelty free and health food with friends and family and am proud that my partner is 90% plant based. He actually eats Soylent a few times a day, which I love as well – It’s a healthy, modern, vegan, full meal replacement that is affordable and environmentally friendly.
It’s 6 years later and I still follow a strict vegan diet and have been slowly transitioning to a vegan life. I might not be protesting at the zoo just yet but I have become a more conscious consumer and make sure if i have to buy leather, it’s second hand and all my body products are vegan. Sure, there have been times I accidentally ate non-vegan stuff or accepted leather purses as gifts and my first year was a bit rocky, but I can proudly say that a vegan diet is a resolution I have kept for 6 years.