This is that obligatory first post that explains the point of this website and will soon be buried by (hopefully) the kind of content others will be interested in reading. Around two and a half years ago, I switched to a completely plant-based diet. Despite a few hiccups along the way, I've managed to stay vegan and don't see any point in stopping.
"Oh, because your wife..."
I hear that fairly often. The prevailing assumption is that I only "went vegan" because my wife did. While this is not as frustrating as someone asking me if I'm babysitting my own children, it's close. I think there is a definite gender bias going on when it comes to how people perceive the food choices you make, but that could be it's own series of articles.
However, as with any major life choices, my wife was a big part of my decision to switch. She was switching for health reasons and had never really loved eating meat. Months prior, I had a doctor tell me I had prediabetes which, honestly, scared me. It scared me so much that I made absolutely no changes whatsoever. But, I was certainly more open to change than I had been before. With my wife finally deciding to make the change, I thought it was the perfect time to try something drastically new that had the potential to reverse the course I was on.
I'm not sure I would have made it this far if it hadn't been for my wife. Having someone else in the house dedicated to learning a new way to cook, helping me learn new, delicious foods to eat and share the same experiences was instrumental in getting me over the hump.
Who is this blog for?
It's for people like me. Former meat-eaters who absolutely loved eating meat and dairy products and still aren't grossed out by the smell of a hamburger on the grill. I've lost the desire to eat meat from animals, but there are certain taste profiles that I don't think I'll ever get tired of. There are plenty of health and unhealthy was to eat on a plant-based diet. As I live through the exploration of both, I want to share what I've found in the hopes that I can help others like me thrive in a post-animal-based products life.
Whether you came to a plant-based diet on your own or were dragged along by your significant other, you can not only survive it but thoroughly enjoy it.