In Food We Trust

Some people say it’s harder to change one’s diet than it is to change their religion.

Food is in many ways sacred.

We can count on our favorite meals when we’re sad and when it’s time to celebrate.

If life betrays us, there will always be cake. And chips. And cookies. (And -insert your fave-)

The things we like to eat are sometimes the only constant in our lives.

One day, I made the hard decision of letting go of it.

At some point, I genuinely thought I would never get to eat cookies, cake, donuts, sliced bread and chocolate ever again. Just to name a few.

I was willfully ready to give them up forever.

Most people don’t have that sort of resolve. Even when the strongest of convictions overtake you suddenly, like it did for me, it may be somewhat panicking to picture yourself never having the comfort of food ever again.

That’s why the decision of becoming vegan is so unfathomable to most people.

It’s kind of like breaking up with your first love and thinking “what if I never find someone else?”, “what if I never feel this way again?”.

I’m here to re-assure you, vegan cookies that will steal your heart exist.

That feeling of pure love you have felt so many times for that piece of cake, you will experience something even greater.

If only you let fear go and open your mind.

There is a world of food out there just waiting to caress your taste buds.

If you think that vegans are a special breed who for some reason can do the inhumane feat of eating bland food three times a day, I can’t blame you.

I was 22 the first time I tasted a mango. I was 25 the first time I had kimchi. I had my first dumplings a few months ago. I lived sushi-less for 25 years.

If for some reason all my favorite foods seize to be vegan tomorrow I know I will be okay.

Because in food I trust. 

 p.s.Whoever said “you can’t have your cake and eat it too”, clearly never had a vegan cake.

*Photo Credit: Suzette-www.suzette.nu flickr Creative Commons 2.0

2 thoughts on “In Food We Trust

  1. I love vegetables as well as my meaty dishes. However, I have never had the courage to try being a vegan/vegetarian. After reading your post, I am considering being a vegetarian for a month. 🙂 Good job ^_^

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