90-day vegan

On becoming vegan, our environment

Well, today I celebrate 90 days as a vegan. I am still alive and kickin’. I have thanked the animal that was unnecessarily killed to give me a pair of leather winter boots – but to honour the animal that was sacrificed, I wore them all the way up to the time the snow started to seep through. There will be no more leather for this gal.

Consuming meat, by-products, and animal secretions are unnecessary and cruel to animals. Just think – that crispy bacon is from a gorgeous pig that was born and raised in a confined crate his/her whole life, then slaughtered ruthlessly. Born to die. Because of us.

Lots of information out there!

With the wealth of information out there (just Google vegan recipes), you can learn to eat the right foods to keep your body healthy without the meat.

No food shortages here!

So, it’s true – I have not lost any weight since I stopped eating meat! I have been experimenting with recipes for my upcoming plant-based cookbook. So eating more desserts doesn’t help – but it’s for the cookbook – a good cause right?

There is no shortage of delish food that we can make/eat to fuel our bodies.

Pictured below from top left to bottom right: Black bean mushroom burger with potato wedges, Korean-style rice cakes with kimchi, steamed asparagus on tofu with black beans, banana chocolate chip cake and bean thread glass noodle with veg coconut green curry.

In this thing called life, I have learned to experiment more with food recipes. This makes meal planning slightly more exciting… Cheers to healthy eating, good health and cruelty-free living.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Life
May the Year of the Pig bring you happiness and most of all good heath!

Today, February 5, 2019 marks the Chinese Lunar New Year.

This is year of the Pig.

For those of you that are not familiar with the Chinese horoscope, it is made up of 12 animals (I have listed them below, but they are not in order) which rotate over 12 years:

  1. horse
  2. rabbit
  3. snake
  4. dog
  5. pig
  6. dragon
  7. rabbit
  8. ox
  9. rat
  10. sheep
  11. tiger
  12. goat
  13. bear (haha! got your attention – there is no bear)

So for example, if you are born in year of the monkey, the next year of the monkey will be twelve years later.

Check out www.chinesenewyear.net to find out what this year has in store for you!

Celebration

The Chinese New Year follows the lunar calendar, and is a well-celebrated event in Hong Kong and China. I heard that they have at least a week long celebration. Makes you think, we should celebrate more!

Love of animals

We often characterize ourselves based on the behaviour of animals: “fierce like a lion”, “sweet like a lamb” and create a set of characteristics that describe each of us based on the horoscope animal that we are. For example, someone born in the year of the sheep is known to be mild tempered and a dog is loyal.

We “love” our animals so much. So, it may not seem auspicious to write this on Chinese New Year, but what better time than to celebrate all living beings on earth by not eating and torturing amazing animals – GO VEGAN!

I have been losing sleep lately thinking about how to help save our animals. It is really tough once you make the connection about where our meat comes from, because you feel pretty helpless about where to begin.

In this thing called life, if you believe that what comes around goes around, we really have something coming to us.