I’ll sum it up in one paragraph: I went vegan in the summer of 2011 when I found out about the health benefits of becoming vegan. Because I absolutely love cooking and trying new things, I figured I had nothing to lose and that going vegan would be a fun adventure. It is probably the best decision that I've ever made.
Longer version of why I decided to go vegan:
I’ve had health problems pretty much since birth. They’ve never been life-threatening, but they’ve certainly been frustrating and painful. Doctors rarely can pinpoint the issue and are usually too quick to write a prescription. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis and PCOS when I was 15. If any of you have either disease or know someone who does, you know all of the frustration that comes along with them. Needless to say, after a few years, I found a couple of doctors who knew what they were doing and who provided some relief from the Endometriosis, but it was still very difficult to mitigate the symptoms of PCOS. I then struggled with major anxiety issues, crazy hormonal fluctuations, painful cysts, break outs, hair growth, weight gain, lack of energy, etc., etc. [I know, gross - I bet you’re thinking you would’ve gone vegan as well].
❤ My siblings. (I make sure to count my blessings every minute of every day). ❤
I know, I’m going on and on about my health problems. But I’m only doing this because I know that there are a lot of others who have gone through and who are still going through what I’ve been through. I want women who have Endometriosis and PCOS to realize that going vegan can help, and I also want to let all of you know that going vegan is not nearly as difficult as it's conveyed to be. I have never been happier, had more energy, or felt better in my life. This blog is about vegan cooking, but I really just want my followers to realize that there are substantial health benefits of going vegan, and that, with a little creativity, the food is still delicious.
Most of my recipes are relatively simple. I’m sure I will add a couple more ambitious ones because they really are good, and they’re most definitely worth the extra time and energy. I love baking bread, and I am completely fascinated with all of the things that can be made from flour and yeast. Although bread recipes take a little extra time, they usually only involve a few ingredients, and they’re just so fun.
Other than that, I'm a lot like most third-year law students: over-worked, a little disenchanted, but with a small flicker of idealism left: I may still have a chance to change the world someday. ❤
[This site is a work in progress].