Welcome

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by

Welcome to my vegan adventure!
I realize that you may or may not be “all-in” when it comes to this lifestyle, and that’s okay. I just want to be here to share what I learn as I travel this new path. It’s likely that most posts will address you, dear reader, as though you have the same dietary aspirations as me. I can’t aim my writing at everyone in my audience. But just know that any of the elements of this diet that you add to your current one causes an increase in long-term health. Feel free to glean bits and pieces from where you’d like or to snatch a few recipes from the archives.
If you are new at this whole vegan thing, and you’re “all-in,” I hope my travels will help make your initial switch and first few months easy. I plan to write about many different facets of the vegan lifestyle, including the social aspect and how to travel and eat at restaurants without sacrificing your new veggie-based diet.
Feel free to look around and share with your friends! I have had a huge positive response to my newfound veganism from lots of friends and family members. This movement may be a bit underground, but it’s there! Please leave questions about things you are wondering or struggling with so I can address them as future posts. I want to cater to the “new vegans” and your input on what you need to know is invaluable.
Thanks for stopping by. Here’s to your health!

 

12 Responses to Welcome

  1. Kami had this to say about that:

    Sarah, I am so glad you are doing this! This will be perfect for you, you are a great writer, great photographer, great cook, and you are funny too! It is a perfect fit for you. I think this will be a wonderful resource for people like me, who want to dabble in veganism, but don’t want the judgement from “real vegans” if I eat a piece of cheese. Plus, now if you come over I will have a list of recipes that you love so that you don’t starve at my house. Love you, and Love that you are doing this!

    • admin had this to say about that:

      Kami!
      Thank you for your support and kind words! I’m glad to see you here, and you were one of the people I created this site for. You had asked me to share great recipes when I found them… Well, I’m a bit of a space cadet sometimes and rarely thought, while cooking dinner, “I should call Kami right now and tell her what I’m cooking!” So here it is: Solution. : )

      This site is also for Jenn K., Reba, Stacy, Bev, my Momma, and Christina. Those who have asked me more than a few times, “What’s for dinner?”

      Thanks again, Kami, for your support! Love you too!

  2. Christina had this to say about that:

    Yay! I can’t wait to hear from you and get advice on being vegan.

    • admin had this to say about that:

      Christina,
      : )
      I’m excited to get started; new posts coming soon! Excited to walk this “all-in” vegan lifestyle with you.

  3. Amanda had this to say about that:

    Thanks Sarah for including me! I’m always open for healthy ways to feed my family!

    Looking forward to following you on your journey!

    🙂

    • admin had this to say about that:

      Amanda,

      Thanks for checking it out! I hope I end up having some helpful and yummy-sounding recipes for you!

  4. Stacy had this to say about that:

    You know I’m excited! Getting back from colombia today and sick from all I ate and soooooo ready to get started with this. I have more guests this summer and they will be eating your pancakes more than once!!!

    • BlogMaster Sarah had this to say about that:

      Stacy,
      Welcome back! Let’s gather some yummy recipes for your summer guests that are subtle in their vegan-ness. Nothing with tofu-meat or anything like that. ; )
      Good luck getting going on your new eating adventure- Make sure to relay any obstacles or questions to me so I can cover them here.
      : )

  5. jam had this to say about that:

    Hi, I’m one of Kami’s friends (she sent me a link here so I have to giver her credit). I was wondering, are you interested in submissions for the blog? While I’m not what you’d call “all-in”, but thru trying to make my own diet healthier, I’ve come across several good recipes. Also I’de be interested to try your vegan cake. I have a wedding cake to purchase soon(ish) and I would prefer it be vegan.

    • BlogMaster Sarah had this to say about that:

      Heya Jam, : )
      Thanks for stopping by!
      As for accepting submissions; I should state that the entire design of this blog is for me to become really personal with my readers through sharing my own vegan experiences. I view it as a public journal or diary. So, with that in mind, including outside posts would defeat my purpose in being here. HOWEVER…. You know I am interested in healthy vegan recipes that taste awesome, and if you want to send any my way I would be delighted! I just want to make any recipes myself before posting so I can share my personal experience with the recipe and rate it as accepted (or sometimes not accepted, and that’s okay too!) by my family members and sometimes friends. If you have a recipe to share with me, you can message it to me through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NewVeganKitchen.
      As for the cake; I would love to give you a sample of vegan cake, but I haven’t perfected any recipes yet. I’m close, but not quite there. All that’s perfect is a recipe for chocolate vegan cupcakes that I found and now use a lot. The cupcakes are all but sugar-free and completely oil-free as well. Which means they need to be eaten within 24 hours of being made… which makes them really lousy for a wedding situation. But I will keep everyone posted with my cake progress. I know of recipes, I just insist on the best and fluffiest I can manage. Hopefully soon!

  6. Diana had this to say about that:

    I have begun the Weight Watchers Points Plus Plan as of one week ago. As I studied the overall changes between the current program and the one a few years ago, there is a definite emphasis in reducing fats and carbs. “What else is new,” you ask? Glad you asked. There are now more points to count when using those items. The point system for foods has changed subtly, but changed. Eating fruits and vegetables earns you a whopping 0 points all day (except for the starchiest veggies). Eating cheese, meat, most dairy products, and unhealthy oils are things you CAN eat, but boy does it take its toll on the daily points I’m allowed! I am SO HAPPY that your vegan foodie lifestyle has influenced me with the alternative foods that I never tried before because they seemed too foreign to me! Talking with you over the last few months has made it easier to adapt to more healthful choices when cooking and your fast-food challenge that you wrote down somewhere (and should be included on it’s own page) has made me more conscious that it’s not that challenging to make better restaurant decisions!

    • BlogMaster Sarah had this to say about that:

      Wow, this is great to hear! It sounds like the Weight Watchers program could easily steer people away from meats and dairy as a primary source of sustenance, as it seems to so easily become for many people in our culture. Non-starchy veggies and fruits being zero points is a huge victory in the understanding of what we should be putting into our bodies. I love that I can eat a HUGE bowl of salad (with a very low fat (or homemade no-fat) dressing) and know I’ve gained all of the nutritional value without any of the “yuck.” And when I concentrate on veggie-eating like that, I find I can eat more often and bigger portion sizes than when it’s carbs and grains. This mentality of not having to curb the volume of food going into my body is very freeing- and I still lost weight. : )
      Thanks for the feedback and new information!

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