Hello whoever you may be! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
First things first-I’m Jaii,I live in Essex and I’m here to share my vegan adventures in the UK. I’ll be sharing some recipes-some by others,some my own, reviewing plenty of products and eateries and probably generally rambling between it all ^^ Think of me as your new vegan best friend/guinea pig.
I began my journey of realisation about the cruelty and exploitation of animals when I was thirteen and stopped eating meat and fish after some internet research on the subject. Slowly over the years I cut out all animal products as I extended my compassion to the rest of the animals who suffer in unnatural conditions. I love love love food and cooking and have wanted to open my own bakery for forever. Maybe I’ll keep pursuing this,maybe I’ll start something else, but I do know that I want to keep cooking and baking and helping others be able to eat really good plant based food and for now,this is how I’ll do it.
I personally find that the best tactic for effectively spreading the word about veganism is by focussing on the positives and demonstrating how simple and exciting a cruelty-free lifestyle can be. Rather than lecturing about slaughter houses over Sunday lunch (I’m afraid I’m guilty ^^) and giving the impression that a vegan lifestyle is one of martyrdom,lettuce and crisp sandwiches I want to create a demand for vegan options in non-vegan food outlets. I want to make really awesome cupcakes for my friends and eat chocolate chip cookies with my sister. I want to enjoy barbeques! Lectures and leaflets on the horrors of the meat industry have their time and place but it seems that making life without bacon sandwiches a more viable and realistic option for everyone is the way to make progress. And damn,it tastes good.
I’ll be back soon with stories and recipes from my adventures in Spain!