This post might be boring for most, so you can totally ignore it if you like. It's about my goals of going veg. I think I talked about it recently and a little before that. Some have emailed me with tips and such, but I can't find any of the emails, ack!
I've been making some new changes in my life and today I decided to take a huge lea[. Last week I cut out all meats except chicken and turkey. After watching the film Vegucated yesterday, I did some major thinking and decided to drop all meats and most dairy right now. I was going to transition slowly into vegetarian but I've decided to just jump in and actually start switching to Vegan. That film really hit me really hard and made me look at things very differently. And no, this is not a diet I am doing before anyone asks or wonders. It's a personal choice that I have been wanting to do for years. Ethics play a big role for me mainly. I never thought I would be able to go Vegan, but right now it seems very clear that my goal is to switch to Veganism.
Some people have emailed or commented in the past that they don't use labels like Vegan and Vegetarian, but I do. To me they are very important to me, but I respect everyone's views.
My biggest hurdle with the switch it cheese, sour cream, Starbucks and taco's. Sound silly, but those are some things that I absolutely love. Cheese might be an easy switch for me since I know there are plenty of cheese alternatives out there. Starbucks may be pretty easy as well, I normally order an iced white mocha. So I can easily switch my drink and add soy since white mocha is not vegan, but I hear their mocha is. As for taco's, I love taco's with a mound of sour cream. I have never tried beans do to the texture thing, I need some bite but I think I could try it out and maybe even try out some mock meats for taco's... sour cream on the other hand, I'm at a loss on what they have out there. I need to do some searching. I plan on doing a huge list on what I love to eat, then make a new list of the alternatives for those things.
Another huge hurdle for me will be yarn and spinning. I knit, crochet and spin yarn. I work with a LOT of wool, so I will need to transition over to acrylic, bamboo, etc. If anyone has any great favorite vegan yarns they would like to share, go for it! I'm picky and normally hate knitting with cotton but have only used a couple brands. I'm a bit of a yarn snob, so feel free to share some "nicer" yarn brands with me lol
So some of the questions or suggestions I'm looking for are:
- What are good alternatives for sour cream, Starbucks drinks and cheese?
- What vegan yarns do you use and suggest I try?
- Also, what multi vitamin do you take? I know not all vegans take them, but until I get a grasp on what I'm doing I would like to take one.
- Any blogs or websites do you follow that are vegan? Or IG accounts?
- Book suggestions?
- Anyone want to take me under their wing and help guide me?! haha!
Also, if you have emailed me in the past about Vegan, please re-email me! I would love to chat about this and get some new idea's and suggestions! All tips are welcome as well in the comments. I would love to hear from you all. I may not be able to respond, but I do read each and every comment. :)