It is time to tell the tale of the Raw Vegan Challenge Month that was not to be in its entirety! So what happened, what did I learn, and how I plan to continue to take my eating habits to the next level of exploration and refinement. [Read more…] about The Raw Vegan Challenge Experience
After 8 months of a strictly vegan diet, one day, I decided it was no longer for me. Here’s the story behind that decision.
When I was growing up, I could put eating in two category: you either ate regular foods or you were on a diet. When we moved to the US, I discovered the world of the American diet system before I even came to know the American food system and for someone from Iran and Turkey, it was fascinating to say the least. I would honestly admit how I felt about the standard American food if I only knew what on earth it entails! I don’t think anyone can accurately describe “American food” to me. It certainly is not just burgers and fries and Turkey on Thanksgiving but what is it? [Read more…] about Why I Stopped Being Vegan
Just for good measure, I will say it again: It is not about what you give up. It is all about what you gain.
That is how I have been able to take some of the bravest and greatest steps in my life without an ounce of regret anywhere. I am also willing to bet that when you have given things up in your life to take a step toward personal growth and self-evolution, you have been too busy focusing on what you gained to make time missing what you gave up. And today I am experimenting with that all over again with my raw vegan challenge and exploration of raw foods at the exclusion of all else. [Read more…] about Pushing the Envelope on Health: Announcing A Raw Vegan Challenge
It is simple enough to commit to an eating style or diet in its truest meaning but not so easy when it comes to finding and preparing the right foods. It is one thing to say you will be a vegan and another knowing how to create enough variety from easy vegan recipes so you do not get bored out of your mind in one week! There is a learning curve and if you are not patient, creative and open to possibilities, you may as well kiss your new eating promises goodbye. [Read more…] about Easy Vegan Recipes for Your Vegan Journey
My, what a big bold claim! Easy and radical in one little phrase? There should be nothing easy about radical. A radical change should require extremely hard work and sweat and only those prepared for such a grueling path should even consider it. And going vegan is not only radical, it is anything but easy for those of you who eat a normal diet and have certain unbreakable bonds with your foods. Right?
Nope. Sorry. Wrong. Incorrect. Time to reconsider old answers and seek new truths. [Read more…] about The Vegan Journey Series: Making Radical Changes Easily