ep▪i▪cu▪re▪an,  adj ˌe-pi-kyu̇-ˈrē-ən, -ˈkyu̇r-ē- :involving an appreciation of fine food and drink : of or relating to an epicure ▪ a person of epicurean tastes

The Epicurean Vegan is devoted to those wanting to eat healthy, save animals and reduce their carbon footprint. Being a vegan allows you to do all that! In 2007, I gave up dairy for health reasons and it made all the difference in world. Then, in December of 2009 I went the whole nine and eliminated meat from my diet. I can’t imagine ever going back!

Before my converting to veganism, I had a very fair-weather relationship with food–unhappy with the way I felt (physically) after eating meat and dairy, and of course, I didn’t like eating our furried and feathered friends. 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 also realized that I eat to live, not live to eat. There are way too many other wonderful things in this world to live for. For me, food just isn’t one of them.

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 converted to vegan. I try to post new recipes every day, so visit often, or better yet, subscribe! Not everything makes the cut for the website, so only the tried, tested and true make it here (and who knew taking pictures of food would be so much fun)?

I’ve learn so much 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, drop me a line sometime and happy eating!

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