What is this Mostly Vegan thing anyway?

I posted this "coming out" of the vegan closet, admitting that recently I began  occasionally eating eggs and dairy.  It was hard to do publicly, knowing that I would be opening myself up to a lot of drama and criticism, but ultimately, I'm glad I did it because it didn't feel right not being honest.

Soooo... what does it mean to this blog, being Mostly Vegan?

Well, the first thing you will notice is that the blog hasn't changed much.  Since the MAJORITY of the food I eat and prepare is still vegan,  the content will be similar to what it has been for THE LAST SIX YEARS!

There are some who decided to throw the baby out with the bath water and no longer read this blog and to those people..  you are missing out!  There is and WILL CONTINUE TO BE a wealth of information and recipes about healthy and delicious frugal vegan cooking on Melomeals!  It is my passion after all.

I LOVE and adore vegan food.  Many days, I am totally vegan.. (or at least as vegan as most of us can be)..  I cook vegan food for The Boyfriend on the weekends.  It will NEVER not be a passion of mine... and it has been the way I've eaten for years and years.  That hasn't changed.

..but occasionally, I will be eating eggs and dairy.. and I will blog about that ...

That doesn't make me a monster and I am NOT going to engage in drama about it in any way, shape or form.


8 comments:

  1. People need to simmer down and respect each other's free will and do no harm. You're still not harming anyone, you respect peopel and you're providing us an amazing service. Go you! :) So, what you sometimes eat an egg or ingest cheese. You're helping the greater good in your work and teaching people to put better food in their bodies. You are teaching me how to make much more from chick peas. I look forward to making everything chick pea that you have on here! Thank you and enjoy whatever you choose to eat. :)

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  2. Hey, I still eat honey and for the majority of vegans I'm not pure enough. My reasons for eating a more plant-based diet was to explore didn't foods, eat better, and reduce my carbon footprint. Animal welfare too, but I don't live in a perfect world with perfect people. So I do the best that I can. That's all I can ask of anyone else. I no longer go by vegan anymore... either strict vegetarian or mostly vegan, too.

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  3. Hey, I still eat honey and for the majority of vegans I'm not pure enough. My reasons for eating a more plant-based diet was to explore didn't foods, eat better, and reduce my carbon footprint. Animal welfare too, but I don't live in a perfect world with perfect people. So I do the best that I can. That's all I can ask of anyone else. I no longer go by vegan anymore... either strict vegetarian or mostly vegan, too.

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  4. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and I have a quick question if you don't mind. I've been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for over 10 years, but lately, for a variety of reasons, I've been considering going vegan (in fact I've been eating vegan for about a week now).

    But there are several factors that make me wonder if being 100% vegan is really right for me. So I've been thinking about going "veganish"--or, as you say, mostly vegan--by eating dairy and eggs only rarely. The one thing that worries me about this approach is if my system will be able to handle it. I know that when long-time vegetarians eat meat, they tend to get horrible digestive upsets. And now I wonder if the same would happen if I ate, say, some cheese after not having had dairy in a while.

    I know this is a bit of a personal question, I hope you don't mind, but I haven't been able to find this info anywhere else, as most vegan book and blog authors are purists so it doesn't come up. Would you mind telling me of your experience regarding this? Thanks!

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    1. I think it just depends on your body chemistry. I have had no issues at all... I know some people find when they go vegan, certain allergies clear up... so if you have issues with milk proteins, maybe you'd have a problem? Give it a try! Pay close attention to your body and how you feel. Good luck!

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    2. Thank you for the quick reply! I don't have issues with milk at all, so this makes me very hopeful that mostly vegan might work for me, too. I'll give it a try and see what happens. :)

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  5. I've just stumbled across your blog (thanks Buzzfeed!) and am also mostly vegan. It wasn't really a decision I consciously made, it's just that meat is so expensive and I tend to prefer non-dairy alternatives to dairy food. But I eat honey (I'm a singer-songwriter, it helps), I sometimes eat cheese and every few months I get these desperate cravings for salmon that my body can't seem to satisfy with anything else.

    So, from one mostly-vegan-but-not-quite to another: hiii! And I'll be following your blog :)

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  6. Thanks for the honesty!!! I myself am mostly vegan!! For the most part I try to be vegan but every once in awhile I slip up, as do so many other vegans without even knowing!!! I mean seriously most wines are NOT VEGAN and most Vegans continue to drink them anyway! Thanks for the blog! Keep up the great work! Carly

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