Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Some progress was made today. I went shopping for vegan butter and soy milk, my 1st two official purchases to start my journey off. 


I also found some vegan buns which was exciting. Again, I live in a very small town so this was exciting lol. I also received confirmation today that a local bakery does a vegan rye bread which I might try later on. 

I've spent some time reading "how to" cook beans, cook lentils, etc. which has been very helpful since I know nothing. I also spent some time in the bean aisle today but honestly it was overwhelming. I have no idea which kind to buy or try first. Any advice on this would be Greatly appreciated!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 29, 2013

And more research

I have read and learned so much today. I'm really looking forward to this weekend, I'll be making my 1st new dish. Vegetarian Chili, found the recipe on Allrecipes. It will also be the 1st time eating beans so I Really hope I like it. I'm altering it just a touch because I don't want to add fake meat. I'm also assuming that it is actually vegan..? 

I have also found out our Health Food Store sells vegan cheese and a local bakery makes a vegan bread, I hope, still waiting to hear back on that one. So things are coming together and I'm starting to get even more excited. I watched a couple vlogs on veganism and other people's journeys which were both helpful and informational. In the next 5 days I will be shopping and adding new foods to my diet in preparation of giving up meat, eggs, butter, and milk entirely. Cheese is going to take me a bit longer. I love cheese and really want to find a vegan replacement that I like or can make myself. That and chocolate will be the hardest to give up, the rest should be easy. I have given up eggs already and I barely ever use butter or even milk for that matter. Meat grosses me out lol so that will be really easy to quit. I just need to have some meal ideas in place and recipes to try and I should be fine. I ordered some new containers today to store beans and rice in. Sorry I'm just babbling on, but it's my way of getting ready =) 

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, April 28, 2013


I've spent a good part of the day researching and finding recipes. I am going to be officially starting this journey May 19th. It coincides with a workout challenge some of my friends and I are doing at the same time. I've goggled a ton of questions and been on Pinterest pinning recipes I'd like to try. I'm getting nervous to be honest and I'm not really sure why. I haven't eaten beef in about 20 years and I recently gave up pop and most junk/processed foods so I don't know why I'm worried but I am. I don't know any vegans or vegetarians so I have no one for advice other than strangers online =) . But I know I can do it.


Welcome to my new blog. Let me introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me. My name is Michelle, I am a 40 year old SAHM. I am married to a wonderful and extremely supportive man and I have an amazing 10 year old daughter. 

About 24 hours ago, I watched the documentary Vegucated and decided I wanted to work on becoming Vegan, currently I am not even vegetarian but that is all about to change. This blog will chronicle my journey.

The reason I believe it may be a bumpy road is we live in a small town that rarely even has fresh fruits and vegetables year round, let alone vegan food. Also, I have just started to learn to cook, so the idea of actually having to make my own vegan items such as cheese (since I have not found any here yet) is kind of scary to me. I plan on sharing all my ups, downs, and accomplishments in this blog. 

PLEASE feel free to comment and give advice, support, recipes, anything you think will be helpful. It will be greatly appreciated!!