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Veganism denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practical–all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment.

I think what appeals to me about veganism is the fact that it isn’t just some diet (although what may most strongly stand out in some people’s minds are the things that vegans won’t eat), but a way of life based on a philosophy and purposeful principles. And while there may be different motivations for people embracing veganism (namely health, environment and ethical concerns), the path and end result (avoiding animal products) are the same.

In this blog I plan to chart my journey as I become a full-fledged vegan, and outline my journey, my interests, products, food and the  “what, why, and how” of what I’m doing in case it’s of any interest to others. I also want this blog to focus on the more fun aspect of veganism–food! Yep, I’ll be reporting and posting pictures and recipes of what I’m cooking and eating. I don’t think you have to be vegan per se to be concerned about animal welfare. It all connected to our health, the environment and general respect of every living thing, something we all should be concerned about.

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