let me start off by saying how swag and totally awesome i think all of you are for digging my recipes/concoctions of randomness.
lately i’ve been getting a lot of “intense” messages about eggs making their way onto my page. shit, if i didn’t know any better i would have thought it was an egg-pocolypse.
for almost 6 years now i’ve been a “mostly raw vegan,” a couple times a year allowing myself to have some of wild planets poll & troll caught skipjack tuna and some “free range” eggs. i get mad haterade from some renegade vegans being JUDGY JUDY’S or peeps running on a SAD giving me flack.
let’s be honest: there is a HUGE demographic of people out their seeking for any sort of guidance and balance when it comes to transitioning from a poor diet into a clean, green, mostly plant based, healthy diet. if that group of people are denied support from others who are deeper in their plant based practice because they do not meet some sort of “vegan criteria”, i can’t support that. literally 99% of the people i meet/cook for/talk to about health are SO FAR FROM VEGAN it’s not even funny. but i would be a total dick to praise such a LOVING plant based diet and yet not give others the chance and space to truly recognize the benefits of what it could do for them and their planet.
i live with my wife (who is english and NOT vegan) and my brother whom before moved out here to NYC lived off of yoo-hoo, raisin bran crunch, and general tsao’s chicken. i’m pretty sure all my wife consumed before we met consisted strictly of meat, pints of lager, and cheese…kind of like ron swonson. with some serious patience and unconditional love, i have gotten these two to eat mostly plant based, if not vegetarian 80-90% of the time. that’s FUCKING HUGE for these two people. guiding people to a healthier, less stressful, more loving lifestyle takes a lot of strength — you need to give support, show facts, lead by example, and teach. you definitely don’t see me shaming the ones i love or help when they decide to eat non-vegan, i’m proud of them for trying first of all, and even more proud when they want to KEEP trying.
i strongly believe that by providing a non-judgemental, safe, loving kick ass environment (my tumblr) that shares nurturing food and support has opened up more people to this lifestyle. it was a lot harder to get people to hear my arguments about raw veganism and vegetarianism when i was screaming in their face yelling “NOOOO YOU SHOULDN’T FUCKIN DRINK MILK”. i LOVE making vegan/vegetarian specials for the people of Facebook and then hearing them talk amongst themselves about how fucking awesome that green juice was or how that vegan green smoothie is their SHIT and how after tasting one for the first time they now want to supplement that as their daily snack instead of greek yogurt or bull shit processed cookies. that stuff gets me air humping and fist pumping so hard.
the moral of this story is: START LOVING UNCONDITIONALLY, LEAD WITH LOVE — STOP BEING HATERS AND START MAKING KICK ASS VEGAN SHIT TO SHARE WITH YOUR NON-VEGAN FRIENDS AND STOP OCCUPYING YOURSELF WITH YOUR TUNNEL VISION. there’s a bigger picture peoples.