You may have noticed that this blog uses faux meats and cheese(commonly called cheese). This is because I’m a vegan!
I wasn’t raised as a vegan, counter to many people’s assumptions.
I went vegan in late 2009, which was during my senior year of high school. It wasn’t easy but became increasingly so with time.
Back then I only had access to Tofutti and Tofurkey on a limited basis. I ate a lot of Boca patties in those days because my mom loves to shop at Sam’s club. With the exception of the chick’n patties, I barely tolerated the original grillers. I enjoyed lots of soy milk back then as well.
These days, if I want a cruelty free alternative, I have a much larger selection, including Gardein, Tofurkey, Tofutti, Daiya, So Delicious, and Silk products, just to name a few.
Now, I, personally, won’t harp on my reasons for going vegan, but there are a number of sites and organizations that are great for people interested in finding out more.
I’m going to note this now; while I feel that Peta has done a lot of good, they have a lot of tactics that I don’t approve of. They have sexist ad campaigns, have fat-shamed, and their shelter animal mission is incredibly lacking.