Friday, January 1, 2010
It's my three year vegan anniversary and I have to say, things have only gotten tastier and tastier. Still enjoying and celebrating food more than ever. Having this blog made me appreciate all the food I eat even more. In the past three years I was able to try new foods, remake old favorites, even turn non-veggies onto my food. I've heard a lot of "Wow, this is vegan?" "It's so good!" which makes me happy. If I can convince someone that animal-free food isn't devoid of flavor or appeal, then I think I'm doing a pretty good job here!
Every now and again I get questions like "Do you feel like you're restricting/torturing/punishing yourself?" The answer is obviously no. I still eat for pleasure and just because I choose to exclude animals from my diet does not mean I can't enjoy and relish in the experience of eating and sharing. As for torturing myself, absolutely not! I no longer see animals and animal by-products as food so I don't crave them or want them anymore. Yes, I remember how meat tasted and yes, it was very tasty but that was then, this is now. I now crave beans, lentils, rice, pasta, vegetables and a slew of other foods that I can turn into delicious meals.
So here's to another year of food, food, glorious food!