It was only a matter of time before this would inevitably happen. My passion for vegan food, and the lifestyle built around it, has become increasingly important to me as I now cross my fourth year marker in this journey. Also, my absolute love of Instagram, and the vegan community I’ve connected to through there, has inspired me to expand upon more than just posting photos.
I never really cooked before I decided to be vegan, although I’d been mostly vegetarian since the age of 12 (thanks to my 7th grade science teacher showing slaughterhouse videos). After reading Alicia Silverstone’s, The Kind Diet, and being involved in a Buddhist meditation community, I decided to make the full switch. I haven’t looked back since, and my curiosity in cooking continues to grow. Really, it’s because I love to eat good food, and share it with people. It’s becoming more and more the main creative outlet in my life, and really does feel like a chemistry experiment (hence the “science lab”). It’s also an experiment, per se, in how to navigate through a world that, although is becoming more supportive of plant-based foods, seems to point in the opposite direction of a full on vegan lifestyle. Thankfully there are so many amazing bloggers also documenting this improvisational experience. Things are continually changing, and there are a lot of vegans paying attention to that and sharing it with the community.
I see this blog as mostly a place for me to share about the food I love to cook and eat, but also an opportunity to share some of my more personal journey and how those two things meet. Hopefully I won’t ramble too long or too often, and there will be recipes people like to try making (and enjoy eating).