Welcome to Vegan Mecca

So What Would You Like to Learn About Vegan Living?

The most common questions asked are, "Who are vegans and what do vegans eat?" Upon learning the answers to these questions, the next questions are typically, "where do you get your protein and calcium, and do you ever eat out?"

Who's a Vegan?

As strange as they are perceived to be by some non-vegetarians, vegans are regular people who choose to avoid eating, and in some cases, wearing products made from animals. Simply put, vegans are vegetarians who refrain from eating animals or anything derived from animals. In other words, they don't eat any beef, pork, chicken, fish, turkey or anything that is made from animal products such as butter, cheese, ice cream, etc. You get the idea.

Where's the Protein?

Back in 1993 when I made the switch to a vegan lifestyle it was a bit more difficult to find prepared or pre-packaged vegan products. Today's vegetarians have a much easier time finding suitable foods that are rich in protein and calcium. Many neighborhood grocery stores are now carrying a variety of vegan and vegetarian products. Protein and calcium are mentioned here because they're the primary concern for most people considering a vegetarian lifestyle.

Where can you eat?

As for dining out, more and more restaurants have recognized the importance of catering to a more health conscious public, and as result, have added many tasty vegetarian (though not always vegan) dishes to their menu. Unfortunately, vegans as a whole still have less choices when dining out, especially those living in suburban areas.


Vegan Corner

Try this delicious Vegan Carrot Cake recipe

carrot cake Vegan Carrot Cake with walnuts

This is a must try if you're a carrot cake lover like me. So moist, so good and it's so easy to make.

Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

For the carrot cake lover in you!