For me, the hardest part of being a vegan is finding new places to eat when in a new area.
I’m sure it’s easier to find places to eat nowadays than it was years ago, but it’s still somewhat hard when you’re a little picky.
Now that we’ve moved to a new state, I’ve been on the lookout for vegan-friendly or all vegan restaurants. I came across a vegan Thai cuisine restaurant, but I haven’t tried it yet. When it comes to oriental food I’m very particular about what I eat. But I have decided that I will try it at some point, but preferably with someone who enjoys Thai food in case I don’t like it.
In the meantime I’ve been making my own food, which I usually prefer. However, with the start of my senior year of online school and looking for a job, I’m somewhat limited on time. I have the time now until I get a job, but hopefully I won’t have to search for one for too long.
I’m thinking it might be a good idea if I make a few different meals and freeze them so I’ll have something on hand if I don’t have time or feel like cooking. Salads are easy too.
I guess it’s not that hard being vegan.
So with trying new vegan recipes and starting up this blog I have been toying with the idea of doing a blog with vegan recipes I try and posting my thoughts on them.
Then I realized how many vegan food blogs there are and it seems silly to start another one. So I threw the idea aside to figure out something else to try aside from this blog where I blog about anything and everything.
Only a few hours later, as I was helping my housemate Lindsey make dinner, I came up with a (possibly) great idea…
Do a food blog that’s Vegan vs. Non-Vegan with her.
See, she recently graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has been cooking since she was young. The only problem I’m having is trying to convince her to collaborate with me on this project. If I can get her to do this with me, I think it’d be a real fun project for us. And I’d also get my brothers Sam and/or Ian to take pictures of the food or at least teach me skills in food photography.
I hope it all works out, ’cause I’m kinda excited to do this.
So one of the things I love about being vegan is that there’s a lot of foods that can be eaten raw or don’t take much time to prepare at all. One of my favorites is making quick salads when I don’t know what else to eat. After eating strawberry pancakes for both breakfast and lunch today I decided to make one of these salads for dinner. It only took a few minutes to throw together and my hunger was satisfied quickly. My housemates (none who are vegan, mind you) actually gave it a try and they loved it!
Marinated kale salad with strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, & carrots in a dressing of blended strawberries, mango, avocado, garlic, orange juice, & basil.
Score one for the vegan kid!