Aug 15, 2010

Hobbies, Interests & Passions, Part 3: Vegan Cooking & Baking by Wendy

Hello, I'm Wendy. 

I'm 19 and just trying to make the world a better place by being the best me I can be, and by making food!

 I just recently discovered my passion for vegan cooking and baking after becoming vegan again after a few years of straying from my veg roots. 

As a kid I just wanted to try things like cheese and chocolate and all sorts of food that is not so great for you, and once I started eating what "normal" people ate I found that as a result my health started failing, I gained weight and I just felt crummy (also my conscience kicked back in).

 After being brought up to know all sorts of nutritious information and knowing about all the suffering animals go through to produce all these food items people take for granted, one day I just woke up and couldn't even think of eating animal products any more. If people only knew what sort of cruel unthinkable things they help happen by going to the supermarket and buying meat/dairy/eggs and supporting these big companies that farm these thousands of animals in such deplorable conditions, I think we would all think twice about what we put into our cart or on our plate. 

Becoming vegan isn't some scary or boring task you have to drag yourself into, it's just a new way of thinking about food and tasting so many new things you probably wouldn't otherwise. It's easy and you get to be so creative. You might discover you have hidden talent in the kitchen :) Plus you get to feel great about your health, the animals, and the planet. Doesn't that sound so much better? I sure think so. 

There are tons of food options out there to go discover and even if you can't bring yourself to give up dairy or eggs, you can check the internet and find a farm/store near you that produces local small farm eggs or dairy. 

Cooking and baking vegan food is so fun and tasty and I love doing it, it relaxes me and it's a great creative outlet. And that is why I started my blog. I wanted to show people through photographs that vegan food rocks :) 
And even if you're not ready to go all out, you should take my challenge and try going vegan for a week. There are so many great new things to try, like Diya vegan cheese or Gardine vegan meats that make vegan cooks like me almost euphoric with delight. 

Well I could go on, but you could just go check out my blog and then think about spending more time with your hobbies and maybe even start a blog of your own :)



  1. Hi Wendy!
    Thanks so much for this very interesting and inspiring post! I am a vegetarian myself (since quite a few years) who cheats her conscience and still eats fish.... It's luckily not that difficult to find fish from the wild, so it still feels controllable.
    I also feel a big difference health-wise by not eating meat all though this was not my main driver for becoming vegetarian. My only concern is my iron-levels that sometimes get too low. Any tips on regulating that?

    As you know, I check out your blog quite frequently for inspiration and love it!! Keep up the good work =))

  2. awesome wendy!! (that's my cousin everyone!!) hehe. i'm always so surprised when you cook meals for me & they are vegan. yummm.

  3. There is PLENTY of iron in spinach and Kale AND BEANS! Love your post Wendy, very inspiring.


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