What inspired you to go vegan?
I have been vegetarian since age 10, but decided to go vegan 2 years ago. I was sick of the way that heavy, creamy foods made me feel bloated and tired after every meal, but I was afraid that going vegan would be too hard to sustain. Then, I saw a friend that I hadn’t seen in years that had gone vegan, and she made it look so easy- so I decided that I’d give it a try! After I first went vegan, I knew it was right for me.
What are some of your favorite vegan restaurants?
Sage and Little Pine are my favorites, I also love Mohawk Bend, Gracias Madre, The Springs, and Cafe Gratitude. Plus I love any Thai food, always.
What are your favorite vegan dishes to make?
I love making soups- avocado gazpacho and tomato chickpea soup are my favorites. I also love making salads- Texmex salads, vegan caesar salads, sweet potato tofu salads… anything with tofu, I’m on it. I’m really partial to meat substitutes as well.
What are common misconceptions about being vegan?