Being Vegan

Why go vegan?
Why kill animals when you don’t have to?
As a vegan, you can live a satisfying, healthy, happy lifestyle.

I’m a vegan, thus the things you find on this site, from the recipes to the suggestions on cleaning products, will be vegan themselves to the best of my ability.

Don’t know what a vegan is? Here’s a quote from the wiki article of veganism:

The British Vegan Society defines veganism in this way:

[T]he word “veganism” denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practical — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.[1]

So in a nutshell, this is what I believe. To clarify the “possible and practical” parts for newcomers, our world is so saturated in animal products that even the tires on your car have them in them. So, I do as much as I can. Eliminating them from your diet is the easy part.

Here’s a good article on Vegan Bits dealing with being a vegan and the 100% bench mark.

I’ll add more to this section over time, but for right now here is a good FAQ for you, written by vegans and rather informative.

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2 Responses to “Being Vegan”

  1. mammaren Says:

    Could you possibly recommend a good “Getting started going vegan” resource to me. I have done it before and am really interested in doing it again. But I feel at a loss as to where to start. Eventually I’d like my whole home to be vegan. I know that means a lot, but I have no idea where all the “hidden” items are like cleaning products, textiles, etc.. I love your blog. Great writing. Thanks a lot!
    Blessings
    K

  2. Mandy Says:

    “How it all Vegan” was one of the first cookbooks I got when I started. It was helpful and even has a big list of “no-no”s in the back which can seem overwhelming at first, but does get easier to deal with as you go along and find your own style and tastes. http://govegan.net/

    I’ve also heard good things about the book “Vegan Freak” by Bob and Jenna Torres. http://veganfreak.net/ I enjoy their podcast and find it informing.

    Edit: Also, have fun! Veganism can be a very interesting journey. I wish you the best.

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