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Checking in on Veganuary


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I've been having a lot of fun posting about things I don't often talk about, pulling out random topics to get to know each other better. For me, it's been really nice to share other sides of me and in turn, learn more about you, my readers. Since we're halfway through January (already!) I thought I would check in on something pretty awesome going on this month in the vegan space, Veganuary.


For those who aren't familiar, Veganuary is a New Years Revolution started in 2014 to get people excited about and diving into a vegan lifestyle. Harnessing the momentum of resolution and change making so many of us employ at the start of the year, Veganuary has seen consistent success and an increase in participants every year. The best part about this comprehensive program? It's completely free! You receive a downloadable cookbook full of recipes from vegan celebrities, daily emails with vegan related information, inspiration, and practical ways to bring aspects of veganism into your life. By the end of the month (maybe even before that!) you'll realize you're ready to embark on this lifestyle, armed with tons of info and the preparation you may have felt you didn't have before. If you didn't sign up for Veganuary at the start of the month, that's okay! You can choose your start date, the emails will start coming in and you'll gain access to the extras (like that celebrity cookbook!)


Change is scary, even when we're ready and open to it, and changing our lifestyle has implications beyond what we're eating. So, go at your own pace and make it work for you. Know your end goal and keep it in your sights but focus on what you do today.


Here are some places to start:

  • Veganize a favorite recipe - start simply - swap out meat sauce for marinara, use hummus on your sandwich in place of mayo

  • Find a vegan blog, podcast, or YouTube channel you enjoy

  • Check out a vegan book from the library - whether you want to focus on nutrition, get a cookbook, understand the philosophy behind the movement, or read some vegan fiction, you can find it at the library!


Check out my blog "Tiny Steps" for more suggestions and any of my podcast interviews as each guest shares their vegan journey at the start of the episode. You'll hear real life stories of how people from all over the world made the decision to go vegan and stay vegan. You can find the Did You Bring the Hummus Podcast on your favorite podcast app and right here on my website.


Have you signed up for Veganuary? Are you slowly incorporating aspects of veganism? What questions do you have? Did you go vegan after participating in Veganuary? Tell me all about it in the comments below!


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Convidado:
18 de jan.

Since my high cholesterol is in my family, we have always tried to limit fatty meat and dairy products. However, recently I also learned that I need to watch glucose levels and blood pressure, plus I need to lose weight. Where does this leave me? I've been repeating my go-to lunches and dinners for ten days now: walnut bread, turkey breast and reduced fat cheese sandwich, quinoa, avocado and cherry tomatoes, black rice, cucumber, cottage cheese. Rinse and repeat. I am open for new and easy ideas. Not a fan of tofu and oats. Love nuts, but they're so high in calories! Tamara

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I wrote today's blog in response to this 😃 here are some helpful resources: https://www.didyoubringthehummus.com/post/vegan-food-and-health

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Convidado:
18 de jan.

I am not ready to make a meal vegan. But maybe I could look at a cookbook, to try to find recipes or meals I'd be willing to try. I'd love to maybe figure out one or two vegan meals I could incorporate. - Jeanine Byers

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That’s a great plan, Jeanine!

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I love vegetables and can although I'm not Vegan I can take or leave meat. I just signed up to the link to read more about it. I love salmon and not sure if that fits in with Vegan.

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That’s awesome, Martha! I can’t wait to see how you and Lia get creative with vegan food, I think you’ll find that it expands the possibilities in the kitchen.


Salmon (or any fish) isn’t part of veganism but there are some really innovative chefs and cookbook authors doing incredible things with banana blossoms, mushrooms, and other plants to create dishes that are inspired by the fish flavors and textures people are used to.

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Convidado:
17 de jan.

My daughter is vegan and as a result of her visiting from time to time so am I. I have enjoyed learning about the taste which is similar, different, interesting and absorbing. Of course, learning through eating and the textures. Amazing how the textures we love in are mouth are the same in vegan. Thanks for this post.

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It’s so true! There are so many interesting flavors and textures! My mom is vegan too and I love that it’s something we share.

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