Hi, I’m Josie Morris and I’m living an inspired vegan life. My goal with this blog is to help give people the resources and motivation to live their own inspired vegan lives.
I wasn’t always a vegan. I ate meat for the first 25 years of my life. I vividly remember eating a rack of ribs after running a 10 mile race when I was in college. I also remember my favorite childhood TV dinner was Swanson’s Veal Parmesan. That’s back when I didn’t know any better. I was just like most people in this world. I though food was food. You eat it, you get some carbs and protein, and that’s it.
Then I read Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser while traveling in Germany. It changed my life. Eric is not a vegan. He eats meat. But he took it upon himself to discover how exactly food is produced in our country. It is fascinating. After reading that book I instantly became vegetarian. Of course, I read more, attended talks by kewl people like Gene Baur from Farm Sanctuary and eventually cut all dairy and animal-related products out of my diet. It was a progression to become vegan. I was vegetarian for about 5 years and then because vegan at the beginning of 2008.
As most vegans, I love animals and spend much of my time with our four dogs and hanging out with rescue dogs that need a helping hand. When people ask me “Why are you vegan?” “Isn’t that hard for you?” I say “It’s really not hard at all. I love animals and I don’t want to hurt them.” There are so many great food options out there and ways to eat a balanced diet that don’t include meat, I feel great and every time I visit my doctor everything checks out so …. so far so good!
Thanks for joining me on this adventure! I hope my blog keeps you entertained and gives you some food for thought on the topics I meander through. Enjoy the recipes. If you ever need help with vegan stuff, just post a comment, I’ll get right back to you.