November 1st is not only World Vegan Day, but kicks off World Vegan Month and Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MoFo)! :)
What is "vegan"?
A "vegan" is someone who chooses to live free from animal products for compassion and peace, health, the planet (or any combination of these things). A vegan diet is easy and healthy, based on fruits and vegetables, grains, beans and legumes. Vegans choose to save the lives of other living beings each time they eat or shop! They do not consume meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey (some vegans do eat honey) or any other food that is derived from an animal or processed using animal ingredients (such as bone char used to refine some sugars and salt). Most vegans do not use or wear any products that are tested on animals or that are derived from an animal, like wool, fur, silk, and leather.
Have you thought about trying a vegan lifestyle? Try it for one meal, one day, one week, or one month to see if being vegan is the right choice for you! Take the first step by taking the "Vegan Pledge!"
Try this quick little recipe to show you how easy going meat-, egg-, and dairy-free is, from the kitchen of Jennifer of http://GildingLilies.etsy.com!
Here are just a few of EtsyVeg's favorite resources for vegan information and recipes. Check the blog throughout this month for more resources for vegan living!
International Vegetarian Union
Post Punk Kitchen (PPK)
The Vegan Society
Free Vegan Starter Kit
Happy World Vegan Day!