1. It’s a controversial subject: That’s why it’s taken me a whole year to even write a post about eating vegan. I say eating vegan because we’re not true vegans—we wear leather, and I don’t strongly identify as a vegan—I mean, it’s not one of the first things I’d bring up when describing myself to someone. Drew and I switched to a vegan diet a year ago for health reasons, because it seemed like the best way to go. And so far it’s worked for us. We feel healthier, we’re stronger, I get a lot less headaches than I used to (they were getting to be a problem). We don’t really talk about our vegan diets or try to convert people, but every once in a while we’ll still get the old “how do you get your protein?” cross-examinations, and it’s not fun.
2. It can be wonderful: I had no idea how good vegan food could be, mainly because the only vegans I knew survived on hummus wraps and whatever else they could scrounge up in our college cafeteria, way back when. When Drew and I decided to go on a vegan diet I had no idea what vegans ate, and I didn’t even really know how to cook. So I read blogs and vegan cookbooks and came to love cooking and finding new vegan recipes each week. I’ve found that vegans can eat a lot more than just hummus wraps and tofu (though I like both) and Daiya cheese (not a fan). We make tacos, soup, Bibimbop, salads, stirfries. I’ve pinned all my favorite vegan recipes here, if you want to see more.
3. Eating out is easy (if you live in a city): Well, we’re spoiled—Atlanta is an easy place to be vegan. We have a lot of vegan restaurants and international restaurants and markets with vegan options. In Atlanta it’s possible to get vegan barbeque, really good veggie burgers, Korean tacos, and even cinnamon rolls.
4. You can still eat doughnuts: Revolution Doughnuts in Decatur makes vegan doughnuts that are probably just as good as any non-vegan doughnuts I’ve had.
5. I don’t miss meat or cheese at all, but sometimes I miss eggs. Tofu scrambles are good, but they just don’t cut it.