Monday, March 15, 2010

NOM NOM NOM vegan life

So most people that know me know that I'm a vegan. I also consider myself a foodie and love to try new things...as long as its in the realm of veganism. I decided to tone down my comments about being vegan on Facebook because I felt a bit of a backlash from it. I don't want anyone to think I'm judging them and I surely don't want people to feel uncomfortable eating around me. I do have urges to talk about how amazing it is to be vegan, though...so here it is- another vegan rant. :)

I have become a huge fan of juicing things. Carrots, apples, berries, cucumbers, peaches, pears, I could go on and on...
I usually have either a carrot apple ginger drink in the morning or a kale, apple, pineapple smoothie. I swear I have so much more energy throughout the day when I fill it with veggies and fruit. My mood is positive, my mind is clearer, and I just want to conquer the day! I'm still trying to find vegan cheese that I like. I am okay with daiya cheese- and some cheddar and mozzarella substitutes, but hopefully something even better will be invented that I can get my snack on with. I also recommend lemon water. Very refreshing when you first wake up.

I recently bought a book called "Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World" and let me tell you- the cupcakes that I've made from the book were spectacularly delicious! So far I've tried the basic chocolate with chocolate mousse frosting, the Vanilla Agave with tofutti cream cheese frosting, and the peanut butter with cream cheese frosting. Oh man, my mouth is watering just thinking about them! Next I think I'll try the
Boston Cream Pie cupcakes.

Being vegan isn't hard...it isn't hard at all...it's actually rather lovely. I enjoy knowing that I'm not eating animals and contributing to a horrible industry such as one with meat, and as a vegan, a whole new world of food is introduced to your life. Try it!