To my newcomers, let me say “Welcome aboard!”

Well hello there.

Some of you have been here from the launch of this blog just shy of one month ago (where did the time go?) and a good handful of you are just joining in on the fun and that’s awesome. If you are just joining the party, let me tell you a little bit about what it is I am doing here:


For 10 years, I lived my life as an ethical vegetarian. That means, I abstained from all meat, poultry and fish but would eat dairy, eggs and cheese. That’s what is called a lacto-ovo vegetarian. Not that long ago, I found myself at a fork in the road with a lot of things and decided it was time to start accomplishing some long-term goals. That’s when I decided to go vegan for at least 30 days to push myself in hopes of reconnecting with myself, my food and the earth. In other words, it was time to reevaluate and reconnect with why I went vegetarian in the first place. What better way to track my progress and reflect on my experience than blogging about it, no?


The thrill of being vegan, for me, is just like the thrill you get when learning or exploring or otherwise adventuring: it never stops. There is no continuum that exists — the more you learn, the more you will grow. I have continued to educate myself on veganism through filmbooks and, of course, trying new vegan recipes.

Get creative with a salad...

Get creative with a salad…

...bake up some love, vegan style...

…bake up some love, vegan style…

...and try your hand at something ethnic.

…and try your hand at something ethnic.


My hope is to share the fun I am having every day as I adapt to my new vegan lifestyle and maybe teach you all (and myself!) something along the way. If you are thinking about veganism, vegetarianism or have any questions about it, know that you are in good company! In fact, did you know that former President Bill Clinton, Ellen Degeneres and even Mike Tyson are all vegan?

If you have any other questions about me or what it is I do on Thirty Days of Vegan, let me point you to two sections that might help you if you are still confused — About Danielle and/or About this Blog. Both are filled with resources for you and might help you get to know the girl behind the blog just a little bit better.


Danielle — noun: Sherlockian, Whovian, vegan and coffee addict.

Danielle — noun: Sherlockian, Whovian, vegan and coffee addict.




2 thoughts on “To my newcomers, let me say “Welcome aboard!”

  1. Cannot wait to hear more about your vegan journey. I am a recent vegetarian that tries to eat vegan as often as I can. My problem is I live in my sorority house and while being a vegetarian is not that hard, I can never be so sure if I am being entirely vegan. But this is just fine with me for now! I have a lot of vegan recipes on my blog if you wanted to give them a go – the vegan chocolate zucchini muffins are my favorite.

    • Thank you so much!!! I can’t believe it has almost been a month — time flies!

      Vegan eating in college is tough but is working okay for me so far….it was definitely more convenient when I was vegetarian but I find that I am eating a lot more whole foods/greens…which is always good! 🙂 I am definitely going to try some of your recipes…especially those muffins. That sounds delicious!!!

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