21 Days of Vegan
Beginning on January 1, 2010 I will be eating a vegan diet for 21 days. This part of PCRM’s 21day vegan challenge. I am currently a vegetarian, but not vegan. I am planning to post daily. I will include recipes I use, places I eat when eating out and any information that I discover along the way. I will also include links to my favorite websites. I am hoping that I will learn new information and find new recipes.
This will be a challenge for me. I am vegetarian for a reason. I love dairy. I love eggs, cows milk and a variety of cheeses. My favorite cheeses are cheddar, parmesan and fresh mozarella. This is definitely going to be a challenge. But I do have an open mind and I am wondering if this will really make me stop craving dairy or want it more.
To try to put this in perspective, 21 days of my entire life is not a very long time. Well, if I live to be 100 years old then 21 days is not even 1% of my entire life. So I know that I can do this for 21 days. But can I do this beyond 21 days? Will I want to continue a vegan lifestyle after 21 days? I will find out. It is going to depend on whether I can find recipes that I love that do not contain dairy.
Oh, I forgot to mention, I am a vegetarian but my husband is not. So my 21 days of vegan is going to depend on whether I can find simple recipes that my husband will love and that I will love. Also recipes that are simple because I am the cook of the family and I have a full time job. In addition, I not only cook and have a full time job but I workout as well. I am a runner.
I am hoping to update this blog daily in order to document my 21 days of vegan. I am looking forward to the adventure.