As some of you have read I’m getting ready to face PCRM’s 21-day Vegan Kickstart, and to my great fortune I have discovered friends and readers alike who want to dip their toes into veganism like I do. First of all, kudos to you guys! I think the moment we let ourselves try something outside our norm, something different to what we’ve done for years, we’re allowing our vision of the world to expand. If or not you feel the benefits, if or not you stick to veganism for the rest of your life, I think that’s all secondary. Right now what’s worth applauding is your willingness to try. You’re giving yourself a chance at something new, and that’s worthy of recognition. How many lives go by and end in the sleepy lull of boring routine? Far too many, if you ask me.
The countdown is ON. One week left before we begin on September 5th!
I think planning will be essential in order to succeed. Eating purely vegan meals isn’t a part of our normal habits yet, and so planning will prevent us from falling– out of convenience, laziness, or plain ole hunger– into the typical meal options we would choose if we had nothing vegan already made and on hand. In preparation for the Vegan Kickstart, here is a list of some of the resources I have found helpful so far:
Custom-made life Mostly vegetarian, though a lot of vegan recipes included.
Choosing Raw Vegan and raw cooking.
The Vegetarian who hates tofu Some vegetarian, some vegan recipes.
Vegan for $3.33 a day A blog on being vegan AND frugal? BE STILL MY HEART.
The Vegetarian Resource Group With lots of info on veganism as well.
Really, there are tons of websites and blogs where you can find fantastic and easy to follow vegan meal ideas, all you have to do is google. Are you on Facebook? Since I ‘liked’ a gazillion vegan pages and groups I’m constantly reminded of my upcoming challenge, and by reading their articles I feel much more prepared to face the changes. Every day my news feed is inundated with vegan information– and information is key!
Do you have any other blogs or resources you’d like to share? I’d love to learn more!