Sunday, January 1, 2012

Vegan transition week 1: Becoming Vegan

Vegan treats are as decadent as their non-vegan counterparts!
Happy new year!

It's finally here - the year in which we're all supposed to die. Calm down though, we're not going to* - although I'm sure many of us feel like we are this morning!

If there's a day in the year more filled with hopefulness and resolution than January 1st, then I don't know what it is. Many people this year - more than ever before, maybe - will be starting this year with a new diet. I sincerely hope that the popularity of yo-yo diets or unhealthy fad diets is waning, and that people are committing to more healthy, long-term dietary changes instead.

Of course, for me, the healthiest, more energetic, most sustainable diet is a a vegan one, and having gone vegan 4 months ago, I haven't looked back. Though I'm a huge believer in finding the diet that works for you, whatever that may be, more and more people around me have expressed an interest in going vegan, vegetarian, or cutting hugely back on their consumption of animal products in the last year or so and those who have done so have all come back with positive results. 

So, as many of you might be following their path this year, I figured this would be the best week to share some tips and tricks on Going Vegan! 

I'll be sharing ten recipes each for quick and easy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes, as well as my suggested shopping list and a few health tips that can keep up your intake of certain important nutrients and vitamins, like iron! 

We'll start with the shopping list tomorrow - in the mean time, do some research and be sure that you've made the right decision:

Stay tuned and remember, beet juice helps hangovers!

*This is actually due just to a huge misunderstanding of the Mayan's base-20 number system and end/restart of their counting. Basically.


  1. Oh wow, the tofu and spinach bowl looks amazing. Do you have the recipe posted on this site?

  2. Hi CC! I thought I had, but apparently not! The tofu is marinated in soy, lime and chili. I'll throw it up right now for you :)

  3. The recipe will be up on Wednesday morning :) Hope you enjoy!