I am much like you in that I was raised on the SAD diet (standard American diet) where our dinners were pretty much centered on meat with a side of vegetables, potatoes, and a salad. Not going to lie, I loved our dinners, and especially at a time when growing up without the internet and cable, we really focused on sitting down and eating together as a family. As I became a teenager, I don't really remember what triggered it, but decided that I didn't want to eat meat anymore. It had lost its appeal to me. The thought of eating an animal was not appetizing. So I simply just stopped. I didn't think much about it and carried on as usual. I did eat fish at the time, and for many years after that. Although my dairy intake did drastically decline as nut milks started to become more poplular on the scene, there was still this obsession with all things cheese, like cheese pizza, cheese on chips, cheese on a baked potato, and give me cheese on a Buick, I'd eat that, too. As I dived deeper into the dairy world, I learned that dairy was indeed bad for us, that dairy cows actually have it so much worse than I really realized, and that cow's milk was meant for baby calves - so why are we drinking it? That's a good question. That was the turning point for me when I said that I didn't want to be a part of this equation. If I continued to support the industry, then there would still be an overwhelming amount of pain and suffering. And why would I support it when there are so many other alternatives? The benefits of going full vegan outweighed anything else. And you know what? It really isn't that hard to do.
Let my story speak to you. I am just like you in wanting to make some changes for the better, and whatever changes you want to make will reap unbelievable rewards. A small step is all it takes to make such a huge difference in your life, the animals', and the environment.
If you are wanting to learn more about being vegan, then this is a great place to start. Sure, I will have some recipes and meal ideas to get you started, I will also give you tips, suggestions, and the tools to make your transition as easy as possible. You can also find a lot of information on my blog. I am here to answer all of your questions, too, (hit that contact button at the top,) and am ready to talk about everything that you need to know. There is absolutely no judgement here as we are all in different places. Thank you for visiting. Are you ready? It's easier than you think. You got this! Wendy