Tasty Tuesday {I am vegan}

As I celebrate my 4th veganniversary today, my only regret is not doing it sooner.

As fires rage through the Amazon, threatening not only the rainforest, but our very existence on earth, I wish my eyes had been opened earlier in life to the impact our consumption has on Mother Earth.

Over the past four years I have had people tell me that I am the reason they are now vegan, that they didn’t know – until I started sharing – the devastation we cause by eating the way we do.

Do I expect everyone to be vegan? No. Don’t get me wrong, I do dream of it, but realistically if my sharing can impact someone to reduce their intake then I’m glad I’ve shared.

In the past 4 years, I’ve saved approximately 6,079,294 litres of water, 4,088 sqm of forest, 26,426kg of grain, 13,286kg of Co2 and 1,460 animal lives. {statistic source: http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts}.

That makes my little vegan heart very happy!

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So, you may have noticed that Tasty Tuesday has been a little quiet of late. I knew I would share with you when I was ready, and today is apparently that day! I’ve been trying something new in the food department. I’ve been vegan for a month. Almost two actually. Late August was the last timeI ate anything with animal product in it. It was butter.

I had been thinking about transitioning to veganism for some time. How can I be so pro being a voice for the voiceless and want harm to not come to any living creature, but still eat cheese? And butter? And eggs? And drink milk, whether it’s skim or not? It’s still dairy. The decision had been coming, and on that day my decision was made.

It has been almost 8 weeks. I’ve had a couple of days where I’ve felt like having butter. Or…

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