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Let's get to know each other! Comment below to introduce yourself! Some things you could start with:

  • How long have you been vegan?
  • What made you go vegan?
  • Favorite vegan foods?
  • What kind of stuff are you hoping to find in this circle?
Let's get to know each other! Comment below to introduce yourself! Some things you could start with: - How long have you been vegan? - What made you go vegan? - Favorite vegan foods? - What kind of stuff are you hoping to find in this circle?

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[–] courage2courage 10 points (+10|-0)

Yay, a vegan circle!

I've been vegan since last September, was vegetarian for about a month beforehand when I realised there was seriously no point in being veggie when I could just go vegan instead, and pescetarian for about a year before that.

I got into it from a health perspective, and also to irritate my anti-vegan bf. I honestly just got so bored with eating meat. It felt like a pointless, culturally obligatory addition to the plate. I've since heard meat described as "sauce carriers", and it makes more sense to me - you like the flavour of the sauce, not the meat. Meat adds nothing to a dish, and you've gotta kill a living being for it? Nah fam. I think I woke up a lot last year, tbh. I was navigating veganism when my terven ideals rose up, so it's been quite an intense year of revelations. It's also been interesting to compare the similar cognitive dissonances between omnis and TRAs.

I'm mostly plant-based, so my staples are big bowls of roasted veggies and beeeeeans. I enjoy tofu and get sad when it's not in stock. I've rediscovered a love of oats for breakfast. But mostly I love going to local vegan restaurants as a treat! I'm so lucky to live in one of the best cities for vegans - we even have a totally vegan Chinese takeaway :D

The hardest thing is going abroad as a vegan, not that that's an issue in these lockdown days. But thankfully Happy Cow exists, and there's usually one small beautiful place where all the local vegans congregate!

Also, it's amazing how taking that one step can encourage others to do some self-reflecting. The people around me have cut down their meat consumption significantly since I've gone vegan, are cooking from vegan cookbooks, and ask me questions about veganism. The ripples are huge. For the first time in my life, I feel like I've made a difference.

Would love easy vegan recipes! Maybe a space to show off our food creations and a thread for wannabe vegans to ask questions.