I know that for a cooking blog I haven’t really had much to show, but I’ve been in Kentucky visiting a friend and I’ve been kind of adding a new dimension to my journal: my thoughts and other informative shit.

And I’d gone vegetarian in a step to ease into the veganism gig. I’ve felt passionately about it for a while and I have to admit that I took the scenic route. My first foray into vegan baking was a way to satisfy my sweet tooth while still being healthier with regards to things like cholesterol and such. I’d really fallen for the foods that I’d found on pages like, groups on Livejournal and The Post-Punk Kitchen.

But here’s the thing. Even as a vegetarian I don’t eat eggs, drink milk (actually, I haven’t for a while–I’m lactose intolerant), use vegan butter, and the only slight part of animal bits I consume would be from the baked goods that I buy… like bread. However, I can still find naturally vegan bread as well as other lovelies via Accidentally Vegan. So why not take that extra small step? Oh, and cheese, but I have soy cheese to cover for that one.

Christ, I mean, even my cookbooks are vegan! If I eat something that isn’t vegan, it’s because I changed it.

I mean, I avoided eggs even before I went to vegetarianism because of the fact that the cholesterol in them is at an astronomical level. It’s rather fucked up, folks. That and the industry for eggs is horrid.

So, I guess in the end, I will end up being all preachy but I don’t mean it to sound like that. I am sitting alone in my friend’s creepy house (And supposedly haunted but we won’t get into that. I will concede on creepy.) alone because her husband is having his graduation dinner since he is no longer a resident but a full-fledged doctor and when I’m alone I think. I am a thinker people, I’ll even do it when I’m supposed to be listening to what some one says, I’m a multi-tasker, yo.

Anyhow, I’m losing my point here. I’ve been pretty lucky as far as family goes and the reason is because my parents are supportive. Well, my mom is annoyingly supportive (she went vegetarian with me) and my dad doesn’t care either way. He pushes the losing weight bit far too much (I’m a chunky girl).

I’ve been chomping at the bit (I swear, it’s like the only colloquialism you’ll hear from me!) in anticipation of becoming a full-fledged member of vegan society. I’ve tried to be prudent about it because I’ve always been told it’s so difficult to go vegan. But here’s the thing, I’m a strict vegetarian as it is. So perhaps it’s time to take that plunge (Again with them! Ugh!).

Honestly, I may not even be able to eat cheese much longer since my lactose intolerance is actually getting stronger. So, I may as well give it up.

I don’t really wanna hear anything about health either. Especially when there are diets like the Atkins Diet. To go vegetarian, I had to start taking supplements and I’ve been healthier now than I’ve ever been as a meat-eater.

Okay, since I wanted to use my firefox browser to hold the links while I wrote and hand-coded it. Once again, I’m not trying to be elitist or anything and these are just the random thoughts that are rattling around in my head.

And, in the end, it’s healthier and a more ethical way to live.

Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait until I get back home to do so.