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vegival is the “Committed Vegan” Contributor on Squidoo

val2Today we’re pleased to introduce you to vegival. She’s our “Committed Vegan” Contributor on Squidoo.

Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.

Vegan are folks who avoid the use of animal products in their food, clothing, and personal care products. The goal is to eliminate the exploitation of animals. But while doing that, we are also improving our own health, as well helping to preserve the earth’s natural resources.

Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
I first became vegan in June of 1992. For nearly a year prior to that, I had been questioning the ethics and necessity of eating meat. Once I wrapped my head around the issues and figured out what kinds of foods to eat, that was it! I have not eaten meat since, though there have been periods of my life that I chose to be vegetarian rather than vegan for specific reasons. I have been 100% vegan since 1999.

You can also find vegival at the following places online:
Vegan Journey
Vegan Journey on Facebook
Vegan Journey on Pinterest

vegival invites you to stop by and share a review at her Review Vegan Lifestyle Books and Cookbooks lens.

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

    Congratulations on your appointment to this niche. I’m not anywhere near you on the carnivore/vegetarian/vegan continuum, but I’m closer and closer all the time to the fully vegetarian end and finally letting myself think about adding more vegan dishes to my diet. That’s why I’m glad to see you taking on this niche. I’ll be looking for recipes to try and to share with my family.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/vegival vegival

      Thank you! Your word choice of “continuum” is spot on! While some are on the vegan end of the continuum, most people place themselves in a range elsewhere along the line. One does not have to be 100% vegan to make a difference — every cruelty-free meal is meaningful. I’m all about each of us evaluating our personal goals (dietary and otherwise) and taking steps — even small steps — toward achieving them. I’m looking forward to sharing lots of recipes in addition to vegan lifestyle information!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/britflorida britflorida

    Congratulations! We’re half-hearted veggies in that we don’t eat meat or fish but haven’t given up dairy yet. Hopefully you’ll help us get there :)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/vegival vegival

      Just keep an open mind and enjoy the recipes on Vegan Journey! Thanks so much for your support!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/melaniekaren melaniekaren

    hi :) It’s nice to see you here! I admire your dedication and sticking with your decisions. :) Compassion coupled with educated decisions is a beautiful thing!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/vegival vegival

      Thank you! I’m grateful to you for checking out my pages!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    I am not a vegetarian, and don’t really plan to be, but I do eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and look forward to more great ways of enjoying them.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/vegival vegival

      Thanks! You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy delicious vegan recipes! I hope you check out my pages and take it as far as you’d like.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    I’m very much looking forward to reading more. It’s a fairly new work in progress for me. Good to see you here.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/nancycarol nancycarol

    Welcome to the Contributors and congratulations on your niche.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Brite-Ideas Brite-Ideas

    congratulations on your Contributorship!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Imhere2write Imhere2write

    Congrats on getting that vegan niche

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/seovietdang seovietdang

    just keep an open mind and enjoy the recipes on Vegan Journey! Thanks so much for your support!
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  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Miratex Miratex

    Nice lens, since half a year I became vegetarian, but sometimes I miss the taste of meat. but when I think about the animals I continue without eating meat.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SteelersFan1 SteelersFan1

    Congratulations!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    I truly appreciate the example you are setting for all of us. I’m working on this journey. More and more of my meals are in line with my values and consistent with how I feel about animals. One meal at a time…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DeniseMcGill DeniseMcGill

    Congrats. I have been shying away from all red meat and only allow myself some chicken once a month or so… that means I’m getting there but I haven’t arrived. I still love cheese and dairy. Does that mean I will never be truly vegetarian? Looking forward to seeing what you bring us.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sylvestermouse Sylvestermouse

    This is seriously an area where I need a great deal of help. My daughter has been a vegetarian for years. Just as I was starting to adjust to her dietary concerns, she went vegan. Now, that is a true challenge in my home, but I am definitely trying to consider her needs. I am currently playing with cake recipes, trying to find one she will like for her wedding cake.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Titia Titia

    Congrats. I’m not a vegan/vegetarian (though I like the food). I’m not against animals been eaten, but I despice the Bio industry (the worst thing that ever got invented). That’s why I only eat the meat of my own sheep. I give them a good life and they give me something back in return. I’m not specially breeding them for the meat, I’m breeding this old and rare Dutch sheep breed to preserve them from extinction. We never eat lambs, only fully grown sheep and mostly the males, because a group of male sheep will fight each other to death eventually. Every sheep that meets the breed requirements will stay or will be sold to other breeders to get the necessary fresh genes in their breeding program.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/vikksimmons vikksimmons

    Congratulations! Sounds like this is a great fit.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/vikksimmons vikksimmons

    Congratulations! Sounds like this is a great fit.

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