But what about everything else? Eggs, cheese, fish (omg.. including sushi!), butter, canned beans (see below), baked goods and more non-apparent animal proteins and by-products such as gelatin (please tell me that you do know what gelatin is made from, right? if not, learn.) and honey. Further? Some vitamins, medicines, soaps and tons of other everyday items contain animal by-products.
Stephanie over at the Coexist Cafe just completed her own vegan month long journey. She was on a full out animal-free diet for 31 days. She challenged herself and did amazing. Check out her series of posts on her blog. I'm not only super proud of her and her willpower but I am very inspired!
I'm leaning more and more towards this path. Why? I'm not sure yet. I'm still working out my feelings on the topic and know that I would have a lot of work ahead of me if I was to make the vegan switch. Shit, I haven't even been able to be fully pescetarian, let alone vegetarian, so I have no idea what has gotten into me!
One thing that I learned this weekend and that I have mentioned previously is that besides research and knowledge and understanding, I've overlooked the basics a handful of times. READ THE LABELS. I ran into another failure on this front over this past weekend.
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