A teenage girl who campaigns for animal rights has decided to go vegan for her first month of her fifteenth year. She's been a vegetarian for two years without one look back. I'm proud of her commitment and conviction. I do cook many vegetarian meals each week but it's not like there isn't (organically raised) meat in our house. But seeing images of mass farms and a slaughterhouse in the news the other night made me think again about if I really want to eat meat, organic or not. Saying goodbye to dairy products though...I don't think that would work for me.
She made these vegan oatmeal cookies on Sunday and they are absolutely delicious. She found the recipe on the internet and added dried cranberries instead of raisins. I have to careful to not eat them away from her - they are so good!
While she is iron-willed with her goals, I can only dream. But I will proudly say that I am trying! I have cut my coffee consumption by 2/3 since Sunday and now on Wednesday am still holding out! And feeling much better.
January is an excellent time of the year for a bit less, don't you think?