As I begin to get questions, I would update the blog and especially my nutrition to you. You’ve probably noticed, lately, my recipes are exclusively vegan. For the past two years after a no sugar diet experiment (which lasted 2 weeks) I had a great interest in healthy eating. I started to cook a lot and mostly I’m made me lunchbox throughout this academic year in order not to eat salad industry. My first thought was remove industrial products or at least minimize them. I clearly felt much better. I’ve also lose weight.
In parallel to this healthy diet reflected in my blog, I noticed a new regime becoming more and more of adepts who is actually a lifestyle, the veganism. This life seemed too extreme. I grew up with a piece of cheese in the mouth and eating roast chicken for Sunday lunch. I also imagined this diet as unhealthy as causing nutritional deficiencies.
Therefore, I got interested from afar, just by experience to create vegan recipes. But then, it didn’t leave me. I kept the idea of being vegan in a corner of my head without really knowing why. One day, on a blog or a YouTube channel, I have heard of Cowspiracy. This is a documentary about the involvement of intensive farming on the ecology. Good news, it was available on Netflix. I watched this documentary and my vision of our world has changed dramatically. I’m not going to resume it (go rather watch it) but know that we walk on the head.
After these revelations (not so surprising than it is …), I thought a lot and I wanted to inform me more. Eating animal products be polluted but that’s not all. I checked on the animals and speciesism, the abuse they suffer, that a chicken “free range” lives only 84 days before ending up on our plates while he should live 15-20 years. Likewise for those poor cows inseminated constantly to produce more milk. I also turned to the field of health and I realized that we can do without meat, dairy and egg.
We are not cavemen who had hunting as a power source. We have evolved and we have enough knowledge to do without animal products and live in harmony with other species on this planet. The animals are not ours.
Growing up as a carnivore, omnivore passing to vegan was not built in a day. I started to quit meat. Thing fairly easy because I realized that I really didn’t like it. There was then cheese and other dairy products. I quickly realized that it this is a matter of habit. It is difficult at first because you have to question your life and your way of seeing it but it makes a very foolish.
I ask myself this question (and if I became really vegan?) Because I’ve had for a while one foot in and one foot out. By having such thinking “it does not hurt to eat a small piece of cheese once from time to time.” But then, that’s exactly these reflections which do we don’t do the big step and we do not change the world. It may sound stupid but I’m convinced that by becoming vegan, we can save the world.
This is why I prefer to say I’m still in transition but it’s been a few days that I have not eaten a single animal product and I don’t miss it. I also could do an experiment, there are 2 weeks, it was the 55 years of marriage of my grandparents. My grandmother had commissioned from a caterer a paella. I had prepared an appetizer with skewers and non-vegan toast. There was also a piece mounted of choux. I decided to take the lead person to please my grandparents by making a break for lunch. Well … Believe me or not but I do not feel myself well for at least two days. I had bad stomach pains and nausea.
So I make the choice to be vegan for ethical, planet and my health. I want to share with you this new lifestyle with tips, advice and especially many vegan recipes.
Have a great weekend,