About Me


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I used to be a vegan wannabe, but now I’m running on vegan. I became vegan at the end of January 2013 after being vegetarian since 2009. I started on this path when my husband had a health scare. We became vegetarian together and have never looked back.  

So, why am I vegan now? I initially became vegan because I’m severely lactose intolerant and wanted to achieve my optimal health. As time went on, I immersed myself in reading books and watching documentaries about how the dairy cows and animals are abused to produce cheese and milk, and I decided that it’s not right to torture these amazing living beings. Animals deserve to be treated like the sentient creatures in which they are.

Ever since I became vegan, I haven’t felt better – mentally, physically and spiritually. I love being involved in different animal rights organizations, fighting to end animal exploitation. I’m still working on living a completely ethical vegan lifestyle by phasing out my clothing, shoes and household items. I know this is going to take time and no one is perfect in their way of living, so I just need to remember to be patient with myself and take it one step at a time.

I decided to create this blog to help others who are contemplating the vegan lifestyle to tell them about all the infinite plant-based food possibilities and alternatives to using animal products or by-products. I also started writing about animal rights issues to inform others on why I choose to live a compassionate lifestyle. 

I feel like a journey is not worth traveling alone, so I’d like your comments or advice. Cheers!

34 thoughts on “About Me

    • I agree, there is so much to be gained from a plant-based diet. I’m already seeing the benefits in my short amount of time being vegan. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I like your blog and started following it!

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  1. Thanks for stopping by our blog!
    You are not alone in this vegan-journey (:
    Love your page and will definitely look into your recipes once in a while (:
    Keep up your great writing! …and photography (;
    Cheers,
    S & H

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  2. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I wrote a post on vegan restaurants in San Diego. I hope you find something there that works out for you. I really hope you get to Muzita Bistro – my husband and sister took me there for my last birthday and it was soooo good! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Celeste:-)

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  3. Hi VW!
    You’ve got some great recipes here, I’ll definitely be back to try a few. The China Study was one of the most life altering books I’ve read. Cheers to you!

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    • Hi Victoria! Thanks so much for your kind words. Please let me know if you wind up trying any of the recipes and how they turn out. I’m always open to feedback and willing to change some stuff around based on my readers’ opinions!

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  4. First, thanks for creating this page. I am enjoying your posts. I too have gone to a plant based diet. It was a slow process for me. Initially I had to get rid of dairy out of my diet due to my body developing intolerance to it. Then after seeing Forks Over Knives, Foodmatters, and Fat Sick & Nearly Dead I knew it was time to get meat and seafood out of my diet as well. I have been vegan now for almost a year and few so much better. Keep up the posts and thanks again.

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  5. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my post! I appreciate it very much. I’ve enjoyed my visit here and look forward to following your posts. 😀

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  6. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to trying out some of your recipes. My family is not vegan but we make sure we have at least one vegetarian meal a week.

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  7. Hey, good stuff here! Glad to see a fellow plant-powered athlete. Curious on a few things, are you a competitive runner? Or just a super-fit weekend warrior? I’d love to hear about training and racing! Also, it looks like you turned to plants from a health scare, but do you see the activism in it now? I have to say, I come from just a health-focus.

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    • Thank you very much! I’m just a weekend warrior and run for fun, so I’m far from being an expert. But, is there something specific you’d like to know about training? I feel so much better when running now that I’m completely plant based. How long have you been plant strong? Are you a runner as well? To answer your other question, I’m very much an animal rights activist. If you search “animal rights” on my blog, you’ll find out more about my activism. I’m vegan for my health, the animals and the environment – and to make this world a little bit better of a place! Thanks for reaching out!!

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      • I’m a fairly competitive triathlete that got into plants about two years ago strictly for health/performance purposes. Though it’s crazy how after I entered the “plant strong” realm I came to better understand the animal rights point of view. I’m far from an activist, but I like to think I’m a bit more sympathetic with the efforts by folks like yourself.

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