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>Inspired by Mo, I have a question:
What was the hardest thing about going vegan? Was it access to certain foods, a love of certain foods, lack of fellow vegans…lack of cooking knowledge? Do you remember the point when you said “enough is enough, i’m doing this!” ? Was it for the animals or did that come later?


About laceythevegan

I'm a reader, a food lover, a crazy cat lady, an animal lover, local shopper and local music supporter. You can find me in East Nashville most of the time, shopping, having a drink at a locally owned bar, or eating food at a local restaurant. I like cumin and smoked paprika way more than I should, winter squashes make me happy, and while I do like most fruits, I only *love* berries and mangoes. I'd rather have salty snacks than sweets, and the darker chocolate is, the better. I still think Earth Balance is the best fake butter, Vegenaise is the best vegan mayo, and Almond Milk tastes better than soy milk. Chia seeds are my favorite egg substitute for the most part, and pumpkin tends to bind better than applesauce-especially in chocolate goods. I know a lot about food and nutrition, but that doesn't mean I'm the healthiest person. I tend to avoid eating out because I know I can make food that tastes better at home.

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  1. >I went vegan for the animals. Like a lot of vegetarians, I was kidding myself that not eating meat was enough. The hardest part for me was, and still is, getting my opinion across to people without them mistaking it for a personal attack at their own diet and lifestyle choices. People seem to automatically go on the defensive and it just gets so tedious.

  2. >I became vegan because I felt ashamed for eating seafood after years of vegetarianism. The hardest part for me was the lack of convenience food. It's completely bizarre how little there was 8 years ago. I remember I had to order cookies online and there were no vegan cheeses anywhere. I love that it is so much more accessible now.I think the reason I finally stayed vegan was because I couldn't forget the atrocities that go on in these industries. And I damn sure couldn't live with myself for contributing to it.

  3. >I think the hardest thing about going vegan for me was telling my family members…we have lots of big family dinners. I was really afraid that they'd all be annoyed, but overall they've been good about it. In fact, my parents, have started eating less and less meat, and even cook vegan meals when we're there on Sunday. Also, I really enjoy bringing dishes to share and so at least a few more people understand that vegan food is really quite awesome! The reason I went vegan, I should say that I skipped right from being omni to vegan, no vegetarian in between, was because I had been studying nonviolence and made a commitment to that lifestyle and so veganism was a logical step. After coming to understand the violence that exists towards people, animals and the environment, how could I eat another non-vegan meal? Well, I couldn't and I haven't looked back since Father's Day of this year.So that's my rambling response to your question. Namaste, Josh


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