Cooking.

You know, I was raised a certain way and taught how to only cook certain things. When it comes to JUST cooking veggies, I’ve had to teach myself. But honestly, it wasn’t as hard as I originally thought it would be. Just today I made my fiance a warm Mediterranean quinoa salad and it came out pretty dang good. 

I think the fact that I come from a Mexican family that only ever cooked Mexican food makes this a little more difficult as well. The only thing that doesn’t really have any type of animal product that my father would make was his salsa. Haha. But today, I’m making pozole: vegan style. (: I didn’t think it was possible until I actually started throwing things together. Who knew? I sure as heck didn’t. I now know I can make the things I grew up eating that will now fit my lifestyle and eating habits and make them taste better than I remember them.

So that’s my post for today. I just needed to get that out there. Haha. If anyone has any recipes that you’d like to share, I’m completely down to share some of mine. My fiance has a thing for cookies so … if any of you have a good vegan cookie recipe you’d like to share in exchange for one of mine, I’m ALL for that. [[x

Inspired.

I’ve never blogged before. I’ve always wanted to, I just never have gotten into it. Not knowing what to write or if anyone would even be interested in what I had to say, but here I go.

I have decided to blog about my journey becoming a vegan. (:

Years ago, I used to make fun of vegans. I thought it was weird and something I would never do because I was taught that people eat meat. Its what I was told at a young age and if I thought about doing anything different, it wouldn’t happen. I was discouraged to try and get healthier because we didn’t eat that way. Or exercise. The only working out I did was at school. It wasn’t encouraged at home whatsoever. I started eating healthier when I moved out on my own and lived in Los Angeles where the vegan movement started taking shape even more. I started reading up on it, but I still had the mind set that I needed to eat meat with every meal.

I left Los Angeles and moved back in with my parents for a brief time before I moved to Colorado. I met my fiance and she was very aware of how bad things that we were consuming were affecting us so, she decided she was going to change her diet. And in turn, I also began to change mine way of thinking and my way of cooking. She was my inspiration to be a better person and make better choices for myself. So that being said, I’m still not completely 100% a vegan, but I’m almost there. (: No meat at all for almost 1 month and no dairy or eggs in a few weeks. Things are going great and I hope to continue to write and also post pictures of things we are cooking and things that we are doing. Looking forward to seeing where this blog goes. <3

-A.