Very Nearly Vegan: A New Series
For a while now I've been trying to transition my diet from vegetarian to vegan. I don't know if it will ever happen completely. I go a month vegan here and there, raw for a few days and I always come back to my cheese. Cheese is definitely the hardest thing for me to give up. I haven't had dairy milk for years, I don't eat dairy yogurt and rarely eat eggs. Thus I'm "mostly" vegan. Though, I do have the occasional cheese enchilada and I'm a pretty big fan of nachos. So you can see why I'm trying to go the whole way and become completely vegan. Those quesadillas aren't doing me any favors.
I usually don't talk with people about food because it's such a controversial topic. Which I think is hilarious. "Food" should not be a controversial topic. Health should not be controversial. It should be everything. When I was in high school I met a teacher that changed my mind about a lot of things. One of those things was the way I looked at health. She is a cancer survivor now and she used to talk about how when we look at anything in our lives we should first look at our health. It is literally linked to everything-our relationships, our mood, our successes, our failures. It's such a simple thing to think about but to a 15 year-old me it was pretty profound. What I eat still isn't always great but it is always on my mind and I'm always trying to change it for the better.
In my journey to change the way I look at food I've become pretty obsessed with food documentaries and books. A few of my favorite documentaries are above. All are available on Netflix Instant. Of course some of them have an agenda, all documentaries have an agenda. Have you seen any of them? What do you think? I love them.
I've been trying to decide where I want this blog to go lately. It will always be a lifestyle blog about me and my man but I've been thinking about new themes or if I want it to have themes at all. If you aren't interested in "Food Talk" you don't have to worry. I'm not changing this blog into a vegan-soap-box. However, I am going to compile all of these types of post into a SERIES on the side column if you are interested in following along. Are you a vegan, if not would you ever consider going vegan? I'd love to know.