Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two Year Vegiversary

Today is the second anniversary of my decision to become a vegetarian.

It's been a brilliant choice for me.  I feel it's a positive environmental, ethical, and spiritual practice.  I blather on about it here and here.  I'm not sure that there is more to say about it, but I want to mark the occasion.

To celebrate, I'm buying myself a chocolate-chip scone to eat with my lunch.


  1. Congratulations! Your commitment and dedication is inspiring. And I hope the scone is deeeelicious.


  2. Congrats! That is awesome and I admire your dedication.

  3. Catching up on reading your blog. Congratulations on your vegiversary and hope the scone was fab!!

  4. I followed a knitting link - the Pinwheel Purse - and saw this post. My experience is, I've been vegetarian/vegan since the early 80s, I'm 70 now and I have never even considered going back to eating meat. It started when my husband had open heart surgery at age 45 and I started searching for heart healthy foods. I bought the American Heart Assoc cookbook, among others, and found the food to be terrible. No taste, boring, just really blah. And it was still loaded with fats and calories. Then I discovered Vegetarian Times and found it to be an excellent resource. I am vegan at home but do eat a small amount of dairy and eggs when I go out because its still difficult to find vegan everywhere you go. You're right that it touches every part of your life. There are three reasons to stop eating meat: 1. ethical, not wanting to torture animals. And, no matter how bad you think it is, its actually a hundred times worse. 2. your own health and 3. your concern for the environment. Our addiction to eating meat is killing our planet. I've read that those who go vege for ethical and environmental reason tend to stay with it, while those who do it for their health are more likely to go back to eating meat. I started for health reasons but as I educated myself, I found I just could not stand to eat dead animals. Eating dairy and eggs is as bad and, in some ways, worse. I hope you're still vege and have discovered that food really is a huge adventure. For those who eat meat, they are stuck with only cow, pig, bird and fish choices. When you take away that limitation, there are suddenly hundreds of possibilities. Two of my favorite sources for facts now are John Robbins (of Baskin Robbins!) and Kathy Freston. Both are excellent but there is no end to wonderful recipes on line. Thanks for reading. I hope this posts and that it gets to you. Now back to knitting. I just wish I had started knitting at the same time I went vegetarian. As it is, I'm still a rank beginner. And, btw, I LOVE the name of your blog. I'm very liberal but lately having a hard time with the peaceful part. I'd love to hear from you ... Barb ... cailleach.echo@gmail.com