I went Vegan 9 months ago after a friend sent me a "Pledge to be Veg for 30 days" link of which I was a bit skeptical but definitely curious. Well, months later I never would have guessed those few days would spark an entire journey but I'm happy and proud to say it was one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself!
As for the book, as soon as Xmas day quieted down, I dove into it right away and absolutely LOVE it. I find myself reading with a smile on my face and with an understanding of all the feelings and emotions she describes. Veganism truly is a never-ending journey and I'm at the point now where I'm continuing to try new foods and seeking out recipes. (Mind you I NEVER picked up a pot and pan before I went veg--EVERYTHING was zapped in a microwave so I'm thankful for venturing into some culinary creativity for once LoL)
For this, I want to say thanks to Alicia for providing such a variety of recipes in her book! I am SO stoked to try some of these out and cook for my friends and family who so far, have been my little guinea pigs in the kitchen :) More importantly, reading this book has never made me feel so SURE about this lifestyle I have chosen. If I ever doubted myself before or thought I couldn't stick with this, then reading these chapters chockful of positive energy, truth, and happiness have only reaffirmed my beliefs in the Vegan community :) Go Alicia!
And to everyone else a part of this wonderful journey--good luck to you all and simply enjoy :)
this book gave my the final push i needed to take the plunge. i've been vegan for about 2 months now and feeling pretty dang good! i have to say i'm proud of myself because of my past cheese/junk food addictions! i do get cravings every now and then but i'm slowly starting to see foods that aren't vegan as "bad" and i don't even want them anymore. this diet has made me explore so many good foods that i never would have discovered otherwise.
Jill--I hear you. I always said I could never be a Vegan because my favorite foods were anything with melted cheese--mexican, italian loved it all. Spicy Italian subs at subway were my favorite too--huge pepperoni/salami fan. It's really amazing how a slight change in perception can have such an effect. I def don't miss any of the meat I used to eat, but cheese is tricker for me. Usually when I go out to eat or if pizza's around lol Luckily im finding alternates--just recently I had Amy's Roasted Vegetable Pizza (found in Whole Foods) and I kid you not--NEW favorite!. Doesn't even have cheese and it's still amazing :)
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