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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Being Vegan?

I know that many health bloggers are vegetarian or vegan. I profess to be neither. I don't eat red meat very often, but I eat fish at least once a week, yogurt almost every day, eggs, cheese, etc. My husband (find him at The Breakup Note) yesterday told me that he wants to perform an experiment of living as a vegan for the month of May. You may or may not know that my husband does the majority of the cooking in our household (and by majority, I mean all (except for when I bake)). I'm slowly learning the secrets to good cooking, but he's a better cook than me anyways. This being said, however he eats, I eat. So if he decides to be a vegan, guess what I'm going to be? That's right.

I don't really have too many qualms about going vegan, especially if it's only going to be for a month. My biggest problem will be not having yogurt. It's ridiculous how much I love yogurt. Seriously. So, going without yogurt for a month will be akin to cruel and unusual punishment for me. But I suppose I could do it. I've considered being a vegetarian before, but I really don't think there's anything wrong with having red meat once in a while. I believe the only real reason to commit to being a vegan would be for animal rights. I do believe that animals should be treated ethically. I believe they should be raised free-range and allowed to eat what God intended for them to eat, but I don't think that there's any reason to not eat them. be vegan or not to be? This is the question. I have a feeling it's going to happen next month though.

Have you ever considered being vegan? Are you vegan? Why?


  1. Never considered it. It seems like the "popular" thing right now and I've never tried to be in that crowd. lol I don't eat much red meat, just don't like it that much. But, I love yogurt like you do! I make it with raw, nonfat milk. And, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE eggs! I know, it's kind of weird, but I would miss them terribly! I like them scrambled, boiled, raw, in a sandwich, in a smoothie, any which way! haha I think you explained the animal thing very well. I agree - they should be treated ethically and allowed to eat what God intended them to eat. But, he allows us to eat them, too. Everything in moderation is the key. I'll look forward to hearing how your month goes! :D

  2. You make your own yogurt?? Man, I need to do that!
    I'll definitely be keeping the blog current while I'm being a vegan. ;)