Kathryn Lovett's Blog-My Vegan Journey

About Me

I was a vegetarian for two years before I became vegan in January of 2010. I live near Austin, TX with my non-vegan husband, our French Bulldog, Siberian Husky, two parrots and a variety of saltwater fish. I love to cook, but I especially love baking. I am a runner and have run several marathons. I love to run and enjoy reading anything related to Health/Fitness. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, photography and reading.
I started this blog to document my 21 Day Vegan Kickstart. This program is through PCRM-Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They sponsor this program throughout the year. It is a great program since it provides recipes and information about becoming vegan.
I began the 21 day vegan kickstart on January 1, 2010.   I think what they say about it takes three weeks to form a habit.  For example, when you workout for three weeks straight it becomes easy to workout and it does become a habit.  You find yourself trying to sneak in a workout every spare moment that you get.   It seems like it is exactly the same when you change your diet.  It takes a few weeks and then you do not think about the things you cannot eat, but the new variety of foods that you want to try.  I think being vegan opens the door to a variety of foods that I have never experienced before.  Being vegan also brings about exploration of different ways to prepare foods.  I enjoy taking recipes that I used to use pre-vegan and make them vegan. I enjoy doing this, especially for desserts.  There are so many experiments that I will be doing to convert my favorite cakes, cookies and pies to vegan recipes.  I am sure some will turn out good and some bad.  I think that is what makes it fun and challenging.  So not that I am no longer doing the 21 day kickstart program, I will change the direction of this blog.  I plan to still include recipes that I enjoy as well as those recipes that I create. I love watching Food Network, looking through food magazines, as well as cookbooks. I look forward to creating vegan recipes from these sources.  I one day hope to organize all of the recipes I have created as well as those from magazines and newspapers.

Comments

  1. Kathy
    March 3, 2014

    Sorry for the delayed response. I missed your comment and did not find it until I was reviewing everything. It must be nice to live between Austin and Houston. Best of both worlds. You can go to Houston for the big city atmosphere and go to Austin for a completely different experience. It is interesting how Austin is so much different from Houston or even San Antonio.

  2. dearpete
    December 28, 2013

    I’d like to subscribe to your blog by email. The little box at the bottom apparently will let me do that if I type a comment. BTW, we’re in the same “neck of the woods.” I’m in between Austin and Houston.

  3. Kathy
    September 11, 2011

    Hi Lilea,
    I love California Lavash. I would love for your to post a link to your Facebook page. Thank you for making such a delicious product.

  4. Lilea Eshoo
    September 11, 2011

    Hello Kathryn!

    I am writing to you today from California Lavash. I came across your blog while browsing online today and I would love to post a link on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Lavash/108187159231787) to your tofurky sandwich recipe. I am sure our facebook followers would love to see a healthy guide to what they can do with the bread!

    Thanks for your support! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    regards,

    Lilea

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