Τετάρτη, 17 Απριλίου 2013

My 1st Veganiversary

Wow! I can't believe that one year have passed since I became vegan. 

I have a long story with veganism, though. The past 6 years, I have been vegan and then omnivore and then vegan again etc. But this time it was totally different. I had a baby and I had to choose what diet I wanted for me and him as well. 

Without second thought I choosed to be vegan and here we are now. Nereus and I are two happy and healthy vegans. Seriously it couldn't be better. No wait, it would be better if Philip was vegan too but it's ok.

I have a confession to make. I have been a bad vegan. I have eaten animal products a few times and I was even eating eggs. Very sparingly and only my grandmother's chickens' eggs (who live in a huge coop, walk on the soil, enjoy the sun, eat worms/berries/wheat etc.) and only when we where going there or some relative was bringing them.

I was doing that because I was considering eggs as chicken's period and that after they come out of their body, they're totally useless for them. Until I read this & this article and realized that chickens will probably enjoy eating their own eggs and that it's definitely not my job to decide what should happen to their eggs.

So I decided that we should be egg free from now on!

This year my eating habits have changed dramatically. I have turned from a not so thoughtful eater to a sugar/salt/processed food conscious mother who does what she wants her child to copy. Ok I have done things that I'm not proud of but the fact that I know a lot more about what I consume is the most important. This is what brings change!

I've also quitted sugar and then started eating it again but not the huge amounts that I used to consume. Anyway, I'm planning to quit it again pretty soon!

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To celebrate, I made the best lemon tart ever! The recipe is from "Vegan and Living Raw Food" cookbook by Nina Savidi aka Veggie Wedgie. This is my favourite sweet treat in the whole world! And actually, it's not even sweet...the crust is kind of sweet but the cream is super lemony yum!


Nereus was a very good man and did his own job while I was preparing the tart.

Then we took a walk where I got a little crazy with all these flowers and realized that it's spring!
Yes, I realized it just now. I need to be more content in my everyday life.







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10 σχόλια:

  1. I have a lemon tree, if you lived closer you could steal some! Love your little helper, so cute.

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  2. Happy Veganiversary!!!! I am totally flipped out right now because we went Vegan at the very same time a year ago! I am just waiting until May 1st to celebrate because I don't remember the exact day in April that we went vegan. I am so happy for you! I think this is the wisest choice that you can make for your family! It's not only good for them, but good for everybody else as well!!

    Oh happy day!

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    1. Really Wow!
      Maybe one day we can celebrate are Veganiversary together! It would be great!

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    2. That would be awesome!!!! It has always been my dream to visit Greece, so if we ever do we should plan a big vegan party with lots of vegan food!! :) ♥

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    3. Oh yes! It would be the best thing! I hope that your dream will come true!

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  3. Happy Veganiversary!
    I'm really struggling lately with it lately. As in, just being a vegetarian and not really making any effort.
    But with my husband getting a new job we can finally afford some nice food each check!
    The photos you shared are gorgeous. Hooray for springtime!

    :)

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    1. Thanks Lauren! Congratulations on your husband's new job! I wish you the best for your new life!

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  4. I tried being a vegetarian once and only made about seven months. I don't have the level of commitment, yet, to try being a vegan. Kudos to you for sticking with it!

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    1. It's definitely not an easy thing. That's why I have slipped more than once. All these years, since I was 16, I was like "Ok, from now on I'm gonna be vegan!" and with the first slip I was becoming omnivore again. Now, I believe that it's better to be imperfect at something but trying really hard to make it, than not doing it at all. And of course everything comes on the right time. In my case, I had to change my imbalanced habits so my kid could have something better to copy and I simply choosed veganism.

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