Recently I found out that I missed World Vegan Day. It was on the 1st November and I’m a little disappointed I didn’t get to celebrate because I really admire anyone who is able to choose a life without bacon. Those that choose to be meat-free for the betterment of our environment, for animal rights reasons, or because they feel healthier – I take my hat off to you all.
You see the truth is I love my cheese and pork products, not to mention icecream too much. While I really support the idea behind veganism, I mean I LOVE my veggies too, I wouldn’t be able to make that pledge. 5 ingredients, absolutely. Vegan, I’m afraid I’m not that strong a woman.
Back in May, my Irishman and I went vegetarian for a month. It was partly because we wanted to get more vegetables in our diet but mostly just to see how the other half lived. And the thing that I didn’t blog about was how much I struggled. After I embraced tofu and getting enough iron, I really enjoyed the challenge of choosing a vegetarian menu every day, even when we were eating out.
But I always had this feeling at the back of my mind. A nagging little thought going, when is this going to be over? When can I have some chorizo? Yes people, I did look at my calendar and count days on a number of occasions. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for me.
Which is why I want to raise a virtual toast of respect to all the vegans out there. ‘Cheers guys.’
The good news is, that November is actually World Vegan Month. And the Vegan Society has a pledge system going for non-vegans who would like to commit to being vegan for a week, a fortnight or even a month. If that’s something that might interest you the details are over here.
And for some inspiration for budding vegans or even omnivores like me, who would like to eat more vegan meals, here are a few vegan recipes that have appeared on stonesoup in the last 6 months:
recent stonesoup vegan recipes
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