PA & veganism & blahblah
So I have managed to successfully and safely become completely vegan, despite that everyone said I wouldn't be able to cuz of stupid food allergies. (I assume everyone knows already but in case you don't, a vegan diet consists of only NON animal foods... I don't eat any form of meat, chicken, fish, etc, or eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, foods with casein or milk based lactic acid, honey, and i try to avoid refined sugar because it is often refined in a process that uses animal bones--agh!! although i do eat chocolate sometimes.. dark of course, no milk. additionally, it means no leather, suede or whatever thats spelled, or any products known to be tested on animals or contain animal by-products. I feel like I'm forgetting some aspect while I'm typing, but essentially-- i dont eat animals or anything that came from them).
I've realized that tons of specifically vegan foods are really careful with labeling and are smaller companies, completely aware of their ingredient sources and can tell you all about allergies and what not.
my long time favorite vegan mac n "cheese" is nut safe, and they even make it gluten free. i never noticed that part till recently.
i know there have been questions about vegetarianism and its plausability when combined with nut allergy, so i thought maybe someone would find this posi.
it also provides for a lot more home-cooking of really healthy food which equals more safety when eating... AND it does somewhat limit the restaurants one can go to, which makes you a bit of a familiar face which always helps when dining out with PA. Additionally, vegetarian and vegan restaurants tend to be keenly aware of their ingredients and can tell you all about it. On top of all that, veg and vegan FRIENDLY restaurants tend to be health conscious and familiar with food allergies.
I started putting together a big recipe collection of peanut-safe, vegan foods. maybe i'll make a cookbook someday :-P. It's amazing how much healthier I feel, not to mention how much less guilty I feel (I'm insane about animal rights and animal safety. I cry when I hear about abused dogs. I might be ridiculous).
i posted this in the adults section because i figured most 4 year olds probably don't care if an adult can be successfully vegan and and PA. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
So yea. If this inspires anyone (or maybe bores you right outta yer skull)...