The Epicurean Vegan is devoted to those wanting to eat healthy, save animals, and reduce their carbon footprint. My decision to go vegan started out as a quest to get healthier, but the more I learned about veganism, the more I realized how damaging the meat and dairy industries are to the environment and, of course, the animals. And it is for these reasons, that I would never go back to eating or wearing animal products. Ever.
Did you know . . .
- It takes 2,400 gallons of water to produce one pound of meat, but 25 gallons for one pound of wheat.
- The meat and dairy industries emit more greenhouse gasses than ALL transportation combined—that’s trains, planes, automobiles & boats, folks.
- There is enough grain in the world to end hunger, but 40% of it goes to feeding livestock.
- According to the Dept. of Ag, 10 billion animals are slaughtered every year for food. 53 billion sea creatures are slaughtered each year for food. This is just one country, one year.
And with the numerous links and growing concerns between animal products and diseases such as cancer, I knew it was important to make this change in my life.
I’m actually amazed at how much I enjoy food since converting—much more than before. Forced to try different fruits, vegetables, and other sources of protein and calcium, I’ve discovered a whole other world of flavors and each day, I’m excited to try a new vegan dish.
The recipes posted are either my own, other vegan chefs’, and recipes I’ve veganized. Only the tried, tested, and true make it here (and who knew taking pictures of food would be so much fun)?
I’ve learn a lot on this journey, but I’m no expert. All I ask is that you’re open minded and give these recipes a try. Do your research and be your own health advocate, because frankly, no one else will. I’m just here to make suggestions and hopefully, some new friends—vegan or not.
Enjoy the recipes and drop me a line sometime. If you’d like to use my photos or reprint a recipe, please ask first—I’m nice; I won’t bite.