My name is Lisa and I live in Los Angeles with my wonderful husband, Tony, and our 2 CRAZY cats, Fonzie, and Jimi.
A couple of years ago, Tony and I decided to try a vegetarian diet to lose weight and just feel better. We loved the results so much we decided to officially change our lifestyles to vegetarian.
Eventually, I also cut out dairy after discovering my lactose intolerance was causing some major problems. Shortly thereafter, I went full-tilt vegan, and haven’t looked back since.
Now more than two years later, I feel better than I ever have. I still consider myself very new to the vegetarian/vegan world. This is my journey of learning new things about the diet, lifestyle, new recipes, and the bumps along the road. Hopefully I will inspire others to join the ranks of vegans across the world, and support those who need it in their own lives as vegans.
I have discovered that there are so many resources for vegans out there! Not just recipes, but motivation to keep going even when those around you are mean about your new lifestyle.
It seems easy for many people to make fun of or cut down vegans. Through this blog and through the support of the online vegan community, I am stronger, and know that I will be vegan for life!
In October 2012, I earned my certification in plant-based nutrition through Cornell.
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