Am I Still Vegan?

According to the Vegan Society, “Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” I went vegan at the beginning of 2016. My reason for doing so was plain old curiosity…

My Life After The Vegan Experiment

In an effort to understand why people read my blog I went through some of my most popular blog posts of 2016 and the top two posts of the year were about the vegan experiment I decided to undertake last year. This came as no surprise because 90% of the posts I wrote last year…

I Was Vegan For a Year and This Is What Happened

On the 25th of January 2016 I did something that would change my life forever. I became vegan. This decision was not based off some moral or profound inclination to save the animals. Nor was it to be more environmentally friendly. It was not even a choice I made because I wanted to be healthier….

Months 10, 11 and a Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas Day. Merry Christmas! I will be honest with you, for a long time I was not in the mood for Christmas. The idea of Christmas in 2016 never really dawned on me until yesterday, Christmas Eve. That can be blamed on one thing and one thing only; my jaw operation. You see, I…

9 Months in

The month I give birth to a vegetable baby. I’ve been vegan for the length of a human pregnancy. This feels like a milestone although, in the grander scheme of things, 9 months is nothing. Once again, I feel like I’ve been doing this forever while also being consciously aware of the fact that it’s…

Month 8

So recently I have been complaining about brittle nails, dry and lackluster skin skin and a flaky scalp. I knew I was missing something in my diet but I had no idea what. A number of people said I’m probably deficient in iron or vitamin B. And although I must be weary of these two…

Months 6 and 7

Life has been quite real recently what with exams and matric farewell, otherwise known as prom, so I never got the chance to do an update on the being vegan thing for the 6th month so today I will give you an overview of month 6 and 7. After watching the holy trinity of vegan…

Lemon and Soy Sauce Mushroom Spaghetti

It’s the last month of winter and I could not be more happy. This winter made me realise how much I actually hate winter. It’s cold, it’s difficult to get warm, indoor heating in Namibia is something that does not exist, the display of fruit and vegetables at the shops is depressing and the sun…

5 Months In

We’re heading into winter and that means flu season. I don’t always get sick during winter but I get sick about twice a year and most times it happens in winter. Since going vegan I went a step further in the natural “hippie” way of life and decided that I wouldn’t be taking medication or…

Vegan FAQ

As an experimental vegan, as the only vegan in my immediate surroundings and as the only vegan a lot of the people in my life know, I get asked a lot of questions. Like I said in a previous post, people are incredibly interested and curious in my new lifestyle. Among the questions I get…