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My Energy Healing Experience

My Energy Healing Experience

So in the past year or so, I have tried to find myself spiritually and be in a space where I have a positive mindset. I do so by practicing meditation with my crystals and really be in tune with the moon cycles. Of course, […]

Vegan Gift Guide For Her

Vegan Gift Guide For Her

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 Christmas is around the corner and if you’re anything like me that stresses out over what to get your loved ones then […]

Vitamins I take as a Vegan

Vitamins I take as a Vegan

Take your vitamins! Is a haunting phrase that I remember as a young kid trying to dodge my mom while I had breakfast. As an adult, I continue to take vitamins and now accept them because I know that they do good things to my body. If you are becoming vegan or vegetarian you might have wondered if you should be taking vitamins or not. This question is debatable, some think that you should, while others think it’s pointless. You probably didn’t even take vitamins as a meat eater, why start now? Many think that way, which makes this topic a controversial one in the vegan/vegetarian community. (more…)

Vegan Meatless Substitutes

Vegan Meatless Substitutes

Happy spooky Halloween friends! For today’s post, I wanted to share with you all my favorite vegan meatless substitutes that I have enjoyed this year. It’s always satisfying to find meat substitutes that actually taste good. My first experience was horrifying and it’s only right […]

How to Live a Positive Life

How to Live a Positive Life

Let’s go off topic and talk about something that I feel is important. Now that I am in a more positive place in my life, I think it is right to talk about the importance of living positively. It always gets me questioning my goals […]

Vegan Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

Vegan Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

I must confess before I became vegetarian a year and a half ago I did think about what foods I was going to miss. That thought convinced me to think about the pros and cons of leaving meat as a whole. Did I really want to be sitting in a room full of people eating my favorite dishes? In order for me to hush that thought, I had to think of alternative ways where I can recreate these dishes in a more humane way (meatless). The idea of becoming vegetarian was more convincing than continuing my meat-eating life. It was just the stereotypical dishes that people think that vegans/vegetarians eat that scared me. They only eat salads! Looking back and remembering how I felt gives me the giggles. I still continue to eat traditional Mexican dishes as a vegan.

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How to Make Extra Money Online

How to Make Extra Money Online

So recently I have discovered a way to make extra money on the side that works. No, it’s not any long surveys that you have to fill out, it’s effortless. Perfect for any college student that might need some extra money for leisure or to […]

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Before turning vegan my go-to pumpkin bread was the one from Starbucks. The texture and taste of the pumpkin bread begging me to have more. But I have made some changes and I am not sure if the bread contains dairy and eggs. So if […]

Becoming Vegan: My Journey

Becoming Vegan: My Journey

Lupita Barrgan

I have some exciting news! I’m becoming vegan, finally after being a vegetarian for a while. It’s been one year and a half of giving up meat so I decided to give up all animal products. Which includes dairy, egg, and honey. Why now? Why didn’t I just become vegan from the start? Well, I have a blog post talking all about that, why I became vegetarian. But I think that now, I’m ready. Ready to commit and eliminate everything that harms animals. I am slowly selling my leather goods and committing to a cruelty-free lifestyle (stay tuned for a blog post about how to make extra cash on the side).

There was always a guilt in the back of my head when I would order a cheese quesadilla with extra sour cream while explaining to someone why I gave up meat. Letting them understand that animals are being mistreated in the food industry. I felt almost like a hypocrite, is that the correct word? Well, that’s how I felt, but once again I had to remind myself why I decided to eliminate meat first and then eliminate every animal product after. The reason? Well, I didn’t want to collapse, fail, go back to eating meat. I wanted to transition in a way that it was going to be easier for me. While having the objective of my transition in my head. I wasn’t going to be vegetarian forever, I knew I was going to transition to becoming vegan.

Now, I’m in the transition phase and I have been trying to be vegan for three weeks. Let me tell you it’s hard. Yes, it is harder than what I expected it to be. I’m not going to lie it’s difficult giving up everything else that you were able to eat (cheese, milk, eggs, and honey). When I would go out with friends, attend social gatherings, or have my mom cook for me; my alternative was always to substitute meat with cheese. It was the center of my universe. My diet revolved around dairy and eggs. My favorite phrase to hear was “there are no vegetarian options but I can make a quesadilla?”. Now thinking back I was depending on these products the same way I was depending on meat in the past. When I realized that it was my reality, I decided to make a change and go vegan.

My sister agreed to join me on this journey after being pescetarian and then falling back to eating meat. So I was eager that I was not going to be alone in a household that only consumes animal products. The journey began and like I mentioned before it was hard, it actually still is. When I used to purchase my groceries, the only ingredient I had to be cautious about was meat. Now I have to re-read the ingredients of every product I purchase. Just last week, I bought these meatless nuggets which I thought were vegan but apparently it was made with milk and eggs. Facepalm! It was too late, I had devoured them before I read the ingredients. Bumps like these are normal. I faced them all the time my first month when I was becoming vegetarian. You learn from these bumps and continue your journey. 

The initial purpose of this post was to share with you all that I am becoming vegan. I don’t want to call myself a vegan just yet because I am in the stage of transition. That’s what I wanted you guys to see/read. I have encountered blog posts where people talk about how it’s like being vegan or what they wish they knew before transitioning but don’t really discuss their current struggles and transitions. I don’t know if I am making sense but point is, I want you all to read and see my transition in the present. See how I’m currently struggling but continuing on my journey. I truly hope you all enjoyed reading this post and please follow along. I will be creating more posts about my journey and how I’m doing. Leave me a comment if you’re thinking about going vegetarian or vegan, until next time!

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How to Make Tofu Tasteful

How to Make Tofu Tasteful

So I’ve got a confession to make about tofu. I used to hate everything about it. Yup, I hated the texture, smell, and taste. I didn’t know how to make tofu tasteful, making it a major struggle when I turned vegetarian. Also, I didn’t understand […]