I love bucket lists! It’s a way to turn pipe dreams that will probably never happen into goals that become attainable, tangible and doable.
Lately I’ve been thinking about writing a vegan bucket list because there are so many veg-friendly things I want to do that I don’t get around to doing. Like visiting a farm sanctuary, taking Rouxbe’s online plant-based cooking class and getting a Mandoline Slicer so I can easily make delicious crispy baked vegetable chips.
Writing a bucket list, unfortunately, has become one of those things that I haven’t been able to get around to doing!
I was inspired today, however; when I stumbled upon The Vegan Bucket List by VegNews magazine. I was also happy to see that I’ve already accomplished some items on their list. Here’s what I’ve done:
Things I Can Cross Off on the VegNews Vegan Bucket List
Number 14: Be vegan until 6pm, and then stay vegan until the following day. Repeat. I’ve been doing this one everyday for a year and a half.
Number 22: Become a vegan myth-busting machine – even if you never need to bust vegan myths. I think I’ve finally convinced my family and friends that you don’t need to eat meat to get enough protein, that a vegan diet is exceptionally healthful and that you don’t need to eat dairy to get calcium. And if you’re not convinced, I hope you’ll check out Vegan Myths Debunked.
Number 26: Give fun vegan gifts such as cookbooks, baked goods, Vegan Etsy jewelry and wine every chance you get. I’m the queen of giving vegan gifts! I even wrote the post, Fabulous Vegan Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!
Number 38: Don’t judge meat-eaters. They’ll just stop listening to you. Since I was a meat-eater for most of my life so it would be silly for me to judge them.
Number 69: Read Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. I bought this book in an airport and read it on a flight to Boston. Definitely a must read!
Number 96: Study T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study as if your life depended on it. I read this book before going vegan. It’s one of the books that sold me on the healthfulness of a vegan diet.
Although I’ve done a few items on The VegNews Vegan Bucket list, there’s much that I haven’t done that I want to do. And there are other veg-friendly things not on this list that I want to do. So that’s it – I’m going to write a vegan bucket list!
What’s on your vegan bucket list? Or if you don’t have one, what would you put on your list? Is there anything on The VegNews Vegan Bucket List that you’d love to do? If you want to do # 84 – Eat beignets and chocolate soufflé at Madeline Bistro in Los Angeles, let me know so I can come with you!!
Bucket List photo courtesy of insignificant at best.