The Veggie Hating Vegan

A Vegetable Hater’s Journey Toward a Adopting a Plant-Based Diet and Cruelty-Free Lifestyle
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I love this! Although, I think number 8 is terrible. Skinniness shouldn’t  be a reason someone stops eating animal products and just because you’re a veg doesn’t mean you’re automatically going to be skinnier than a meat-eating person! Although, plant-based diets do allow people to live longer. :)

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"If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures." -Johnny Depp

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Plant-Based Cauliflower Mac-n-Cheese

Made this vegan cauliflower mac and “cheese” last night and it was delicious!  My sweetie said it’s the best dairy free “cheese” sauce I’ve ever made!

Click HERE for the recipe.

So apparently I’ve been saying “Daiya” and “Vegenaise” wrong all this time… I’ll probably keep pronouncing them that way, though.  

Look who I just saw on Pinterest!  Fellow vegan blogger bexmaddy (Rebecca)!  She is being featured as Happy Herbivore's Herbie of the Week for her incredible and inspiring story.  Read more here.  
Rebecca’s was one of the first blogs I started following here on tumblr when I began my transition to a vegan lifestyle, and she was likewise one of my first followers.  She has been a source of inspiration and support for me since day one.  
If you don’t follow her already, you should.  Way to go, girl!  

Look who I just saw on Pinterest!  Fellow vegan blogger bexmaddy (Rebecca)!  She is being featured as Happy Herbivore's Herbie of the Week for her incredible and inspiring story.  Read more here.  

Rebecca’s was one of the first blogs I started following here on tumblr when I began my transition to a vegan lifestyle, and she was likewise one of my first followers.  She has been a source of inspiration and support for me since day one.  

If you don’t follow her already, you should.  Way to go, girl!  

fighting-for-animals:

and they should not be housed alone!!!!

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Considering trying out a plant-based diet?  Here is a starter shopping list to help you out!

YogaFest NC 2014 

Last weekend I attended a fantastic event called YogaFest NC, hosted by local group You Call This Yoga.  It was an incredible one day event held at North Carolina State University, filled with tons of yoga and medication classes, live music, free massages, a delicious vegan luncheon with an inspiring key note speaker, vendors, and more.  Next year’s event will be held on April 11, 2015, and I highly recommend it for any and all yogis in the North Carolina area!

I was especially excited to visit Raleigh for the weekend, taste the local vegan fare, and explore the city a bit.  Raleigh, and the greater research triangle, has a lot to offer!

Pictured top left:  Our cat, Miley, trying to prevent me from packing for the trip.  ;) 

Pictured top right:  A living wall in the Cameron Village shopping center in Raleigh.

Pictured second row:  The hearty, vegan breakfast I had at Whole Foods before the event.  Complete with tofu scramble, vegan breakfast sausage, roasted potatoes, and oatmeal topped with mixed berry compote.  If you have a Whole Foods in your area, I highly recommend you try their hot bar for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner!  They always have tasty vegan options.

Pictured third row left:  Dinner at Fiction Kitchen, an all vegetarian restaurant in Raleigh with tons of amazing vegan options.  Fried green tomatoes topped with vegan cashew pimento cheese and onion jam on a bed of coconut braised greens with a side of seasonal potatoes.  These flavors combined to make a fantastic dish!  If you’re ever in Raleigh, whether you’re veg*n or not, you MUST try Fiction Kitchen!

Pictured third row right:  Dessert at Fiction Kitchen - vegan cheesecake with an Oreo crust and house-made strawberry syrup.  This. Was. Incredible.  I was so excited to dig in that I forgot to take a picture before I started eating it!     

Pictured fourth row:  The key note speaker at YogaFest NC 2014, owner of local health food store Harmony Farms.  Before his speech we enjoyed a healthy and delicious catered lunch from Neomonde, including seasoned lentils and rice, roasted veggies, kale salad, hummus, etc.  The desserts (also vegan) included baklava and were out of this world!

Pictured bottom:  I enjoyed my lunch while listening to beautiful live music in the lobby.  Can anyone tell me what that instrument is?

Take a close look at this gif.  

No, that’s not a puppy; it’s a pig.  Not really that different than dogs, eh?

Why love one, but eat the other?

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