No Day of the Animal Dead On World Vegan Day

I have the best costume for Halloween (a day late oh well). I’m vegan and I’m going to dress like a vegan for World Vegan Day on November 1st. So how does a vegan dress? Clearly there is no leather and fur involved. But apart from that a vegan dresses as he/she pleases. Anyone can be a vegan.

It was a year ago this month that I pledged to follow a vegan diet in November. I am pleased to announce that a year later I am mostly vegan. I still eat honey (sparingly), will indulge occasionally in an exquisitely baked good or pastry that seduces me in spite of its egg/dairy content and may temporarily revert to my vegetarian roots during world travel. All in all, the vegan journey has shown me how creative cooking can be and has encouraged me to find out what really goes into food of the Industrial Age.

World Vegetarian month in October gives way to World Vegan Month in November. November 1st 1944 was the day the first Vegan Society was founded. There are a number of things you can do to mark this event:

  • go to a vegan restaurant
  • host a vegan potluck
  • check out the many great vegan blogs on the net
  • continue with Meatless Mondays
  • view animal welfare documentaries

Here are some foods that are naturally vegan:

  • humus and pita
  • many salads
  • Jamaican rice and peas (beans)
  • most dark chocolate
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