Vegan part-time adventures by Michelle - 18th February 2016 I recently had a chat with my sister (a proud part-time vegetarian) about why she does it. I’d mistakenly assumed her choice was driven primarily by health, but her view is that a vegetarian diet offers in many ways a more enticing variety. She mentioned flavours and textures specifically, but then she is a bit of a foodie. When I dropped by her house, and offered her one of these Ananda vegan wagon wheels, she chomped it down in 5 seconds. Her husband tried getting a look in…but she pretty much growled at him when he attempted to get in there for a bite! Find them here at Aananda Foods As a vegan, while food flavours and textures are not my primary motivation, it is definitely a way of thinking that resonates strongly with me. I have been far more adventurous as a vegan eater than ever before as a carnivore…then pescatarian…then vegetarian..! Hell, before I turned vegan I’d never eaten olives, avocado…and the list continues. While I will always close my eyes, and dream of a world where my sister is a full-time vegan, I never want to be someone who gets on my soapbox and preaches at people. I will constantly, and consistently keep reminding my friends and loved ones (and anyone else who will listen) of the cold, hard facts facing us in the choice of what goes on your plate. I recently learned that by going vegetarian for just a couple of days a week you can save 44 animals and 288,609 gallons of water as well as preserving 11,550 square feet of rain forest every year. Thanks for the info meatout.org. Whether you are a hardcore vegan, vegetarian or simply dabble part-time, you are all making a massive contribution to a better world. Fact.