Four years of being vegan

carrot cake cupcake

Happy veganniversary to me! Today celebrates the four year anniversary of me being vegan. I can honestly say that becoming vegan has changed my life significantly for the better and is without a doubt one of the more life altering decisions I’ve made. Though making the switch from being a vegetarian to vegan wasn’t that dramatic in and of itself, the resulting changes in my lifestyle have come to shape who I am. I find so much joy in experimenting in the kitchen and there are few things that calm me more than baking. I have made so many awesome friends in the vegan community through this little blog that really just started out as something to motivate myself.

In the past four years I’ve learned to be proud of my choice to be vegan as the more I learn, the more it is reinforced in my mind that it is undoubtedly the best option. Whereas I used to shy away from conversations with non-vegans on the issue, I’m now happy to point out many of the benefits  of veganism and even happier to tell people about all the really amazing vegan food and restaurants out there.

Every day I try to be a better vegan. This means not only trying to eat a diverse diet (it is even easier now than ever to get vegan junk food) but also being conscious of my choices outside of what I eat. I do the best I can without driving myself crazy. In a world where nearly everything is processed and manufactured it’s not always possible to know every element of the production of an item, but I try my best to be aware.

I’m so glad that I get to be a vegan blogger, a vegan baker, a vegan filmmaker, a vegan cyclist. I’m so happy that I’ve met so many of you and learned so much from your vegan adventures. So I insist, celebrate with me and go eat something damn delicious, because nothing tastes better than being vegan.

19 Responses to “Four years of being vegan”
  1. melanie says:

    happy veganniversary!!

  2. Melissa says:

    hey, congratulations on being veg for four years. that´s great!

  3. Congratulations! What an inspiring post. Thanks for sharing.

  4. studiodrome says:

    Wow! Nice post. Congratulations.

    • miss alix says:

      I wanted to say also that I have an amazing vegan boyfriend who has encouraged me to be confident in myself and supportive and tests all the cupcakes and frosting that I ask him to and takes pictures of food for me all the time. But I didn’t want to get too embarrassing. 😉
      I’m so glad you’re vegan too and we get to share everything. <3
      Thanks for being inspiring…I look forward to saying that I've been vegan for 13 years…

  5. kim g. says:

    Happy Veganniversary! I like your point about talking about the positives of veganism with people. I tend to get freaked out and put on the defensive, but focusing on all the good things is a great way to approach it. And sister, I hear you on baking being calming – sometimes it’s like therapy for me.

  6. quarrygirl says:


    you are a wonderful vegan! thanks so much for bringing such amazing cupcakes and an amazing blog to los angeles. <3

  7. Foodeater says:

    Congratulations lady! Just imagine how many lives have been spared due to your choices… you (and all vegans) are a hero!

  8. Vegyogini says:

    HAPPY VEGANNIVERSARY! This is a wonderful, heart-felt post. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  9. Lex says:

    Congrats! I wish I knew the exact day I made the switch so I could have an excuse to party! It really ads an entire new level of adventure to life & life’s adventures.

  10. mom says:

    You’re making a difference….and you’re happy too. Very proud of you!

  11. Michelle says:

    Aww, happy veganniversary!

  12. Happy veganniversary! I love this post. Really great, all positive – an affirmation.

    I realized not too long ago that my wedding this spring will be only three days after my fourth veganniversary. And of course it’s a vegan wedding – so we’ll really have a lot to celebrate!

  13. anna says:

    f yea! good for you!!

  14. Jojo says:

    I just discovered your blog searching for vegan marshmallow ghosts – I love your dandies ghost cake!

    Your blog’s awesome & congrats on 4 years of Veganism – I’m on 3 1/2 right now. I also love all the awesome changes it’s made to my life, I write a blog, I’m really interested in cooking & baking, I’ve met so many rad new people from all over the world & I live my life so much more ethically now.

  15. Mo says:

    Yay! Happy veganniversary!

  16. Glauce says:

    happy veganniversary!!
    this month I am celebrating too, 12 years of being vegan and it’s so good to “know” vegan people like you 🙂

  17. ns says:

    thank you
    you showed me the way
    can you imagine that
    i am crying now
    i feel so desperate, yet so much more clear inside…
    thank you

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