Magnified Grass

THE VEGAN

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Hi! I'm Sarah.

I am originally from southern New Jersey, but am currently living on the road! My boyfriend and I have been working remotely since 2018, allowing us to move throughout the country as much as we'd like. We are currently staying in Airbnb's to work for the week, then camp out of our Toyota Tacoma on the weekends.

I went vegan back in September 2019 after a film changed my life for the better. After eating a breakfast of eggs and sausage, I was in the mood for a documentary. I had heard a lot about this film called Earthlings, and had heard that it was "horrible to watch", "scarring" and "brainwashing". I found it on YouTube for free, mustered up the strength, and decided to see see what all the hype was about.

 

Little did I know, that film would make me go vegan in under 20 minutes.

After seeing, hearing, and learning about the horrors of the food, clothing, and animal testing industries, I couldn't possibly bring myself to eat another animal product, wear makeup that caused suffering, or give another dollar to fund the cruelty. I immediately started clearing out my fridge, makeup drawers, and closet. My boyfriend saw me freaking out and said the film had "brainwashed" me and that this was just a phase (yes, I go through a lot of phases). But I felt like I had seen the light.

I've always been mildly obsessed with animals (to put it lightly). I find a lot of comfort and happiness in their presence, and my Instagram feed is probably about 80% cute animal accounts. But I had grown up my entire life eating the "normal" diet of meat, eggs, and dairy. I did have a 2-year phase in junior high when I went vegetarian, only to learn I was becoming anemic due to my poorly planned diet of cheese puffs and pasta. But I never made the connection that the animals I had always loved and cared for were also the ones ending up on my plate every day.

Well, that film slapped me across the face with that connection. After my little freak out, I replaced all my makeup with cruelty-free brands, stocked up on vegan essentials, and began gifting away my leather and suede. To this day, I continue to educate myself with the truth about the animal agriculture industry, no matter how had it is to hear. I continue learning new recipes, trying new foods, and researching product ingredients and ethics before purchasing them. I continue to celebrate small wins like waking up with less acne (thanks to no dairy), having a smaller grocery bill, feeling better, having more energy, and going to sleep happier. In less than a year, my entire perspective about a "normal" diet had changed and the knowledge I have learned is immense.

So that's why I'm here! To share what I've learned, to recommend great cruelty-free products I've found and regularly use, and to show how easy being vegan can really be (even if you give up animal products in a day or live on the road).

 

 

​I hope you find some inspiration from my recipes and blog. All are welcome here, whether you are an omnivore, pescitarian, vegetarian, vegan, or just looking for some new fun content.

Follow along with my journey of being a traveling vegan, and never hesitate to reach out with questions or comments!

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