Why Vegan's of course. Now I claim to know VERY LITTLE, so I probably shouldn't be doing this post BUT I wanted to do it :) SO I am sharing my list of Vegan Blogs with you all so that you can check them out.
I like meat, mostly, so I don't claim to be a Vegan or Vegetarian. I do like to be conscious of what my family is eating and what the effect of those things have on the world.
When you read about how many animals are raised and treated so cruelly it really curbs your want for meat. And you hear about all the weird crazy stuff that they are feeding animals now to get them to grow faster or bigger and it's scary to think that all that is finding it's way into your childrens stomachs. So we limit our meat intake, and make sure that it is local and not fed unhealthy stuff (and by we I mean I).
We eat very little meat at my house and what we do use is ALWAYS local farm raised, which is a perk of living where it is possible to get that for very close to the same price as other.
Growing up my parents had anywhere from 2-5 cows, they kept the females for milk and breeding and the steers (males) were butchered and stored. We knew what they ate and they were loved and well taken care of. And we had the chickens, gag- (remember the chickens?) Anyone who has had to raise, clean up after or butcher their own chickens, gag, will eat less chicken, remind me sometime to tell you the story of when my parents had over 10 roosters and we had to butcher them (my two younger then teen sisters were probably scarred for life). We didn't eat our chickens usually, they were kept mostly for eggs- and they were/are my Dad's pets.
So off the soapbox I get :)
Here is a list of Vegan Blogs I like to check out-
What the hell does a vegan eat
The Lazy Vegetarian
eat drink and be vegan
Andrea's easy vegan cooking
The Post Punk Kitchen
I looked up a definition for Vegan-
Veganism is a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. Vegans endeavor not to use or consume animal products of any kind. The most common reasons for becoming a vegan are ethical commitment or moral conviction concerning animal rights or welfare, the environment, human health, and spiritual or religious concerns.
For my Friend it is part of her culture, being from India that is the way they live and also, If I'm right, part of their religion.
Remember when I told you she was a big fan of chocolate??? Being a Vegan doesn't exclude you from liking or enjoying sweet things, it does make it a little harder to make those things. But there are a lot of places to look for recipes.
If you know someone who is allergic to eggs or milk products and you still want to cook things for them go online and check out some popular Vegan recipe sites and you will find TONS of great egg and milk free recipes. My favorite chocolate cake recipe is a vegan one.
I hope this cleared up things a little, if not sorry, remember I did claim to know very little :)