Hello, My name is Emma and I am becoming Vegan (again). This is my second attempt.....well actually more like the tenth as I cheated quite a few times the last time. I want to go on a discovery of the vegan diet and lifestyle and prove that vegan food can be delicious. I have been vegetarian for most of my life, I made the decision when I was very young and I have never regretted it or once craved or missed eating meat. Being vegan however...cheese has always been my downfall but I am determined to change my habits, cut-out dairy and find yummy alternatives to that grated parmesan.
Becoming vegan is a huge lifestyle shift and I plan on sharing how I deal with the day to day issues that inevitably pop up. Part of me is a bit fed-up having to apologise for my lifestyle choice. I get pretty tired of the looks of bewilderment you get when you tell someone you are vegan and also having to explain every time that "no I don't eat fish". A confused Why? Is usually the first question, followed by the good old caveman debate. Well I am not here to argue if hunting is part of our instinct as humans, but I am going to explain the mass overproduction, waste and damage to our environment that the meat and dairy industries are now causing. The thought of having a healthy balanced nutritious diet without eating meat is just too much for some people to comprehend and that is absolutely fine. My hope is however to create a vegan recipe that just looks soo delicious that even the biggest meat eater would want to try it.
I wanted to create this blog to document the recipes I will be trying and also to invite you to share yours. I have a few different cookbooks which I shall be trying out and also I will be sharing a few of my own favourite vegan comfort foods. I want you to join me on my discovery of delicious vegan food and there should be some pretty photos thrown in there as well.
Chat soon x