Meet Celeste

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Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie. I started this blog to blab about my plant-based diet and all things vegan. My purpose here is to share, connect and inspire.

I should start by saying that technically I’m still in the process of going vegan. I say this because I define a vegan as someone who avoids the use of animal products for food, clothing and other purposes, and I’ve only transitioned my diet so far. I’m working on the rest of my lifestyle, but I’m not there yet. I’m trying, I swear, but buying leather shoes is like a snort of cocaine to me so it’s tough.

What started me down this path was my husband, Paul’s, health. A year ago he found out he had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Knowing these issues were related to diet, Paul and I went to a healthy cooking class at Whole Foods Market. The class was given by Gerrie, a woman who transformed her ailing health by eating only plant-based foods. Gerrie’s story and the statistics she shared about how meat and dairy contribute to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease shocked and frightened us.

The class didn’t fully convince my husband and me that animal foods were harmful, but it got us curious. We educated ourselves further by reading plant-based books like The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn and watching movies like Forks Over Knives. We were quickly won over and started transitioning our diet. This wasn’t easy. We cheated a lot in the beginning but eventually got used to our new diet. Now we LOVE the way we eat and can’t imagine going back to our old ways.

Not only do we enjoy our new diet, but we look and feel great eating this way. Paul’s blood pressure and cholesterol are back to normal, we’ve both lost weight, have more energy and our skin looks better than it has in years. When I run into someone I haven’t seen in a while I always get a gasp and hear something like, “Oh my God! You look great.”

Our health and the way Paul and I look and feel are reasons enough for me to stay on a plant-based diet forever, but there’s more! When you don’t eat animal products, you eat out at vegan restaurants, if you’re lucky enough to live close to any. A lot of vegan restaurants have animal rights pamphlets lying around, so when Paul and I would eat out, I’d mindlessly pick up leaflets to scan while eating. It took awhile for the information to sink in, but I finally grasped how eating animals is bad for our planet and causes tremendous suffering to animals.

So in a nutshell, I’m an aspiring vegan because it’s great for:

• My taste buds (yes, I mean this!)
• My health
• My looks
• My weight
• My husband’s health, looks and weight
• Animals
• Our planet

Maybe I can’t honk yet, but I hope writing this blog will get me there soon. If you’re honking, then good for you! And if you’re not honking, there’s no judgment here. I welcome you whether you’re vegan, veg-curious, interested in what a plant-based diet can do for your health and weight or if you stumbled upon this blog by accident.

Happy honking!!!

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140 Responses to Meet Celeste

  1. Lorrie Wenzler says:

    I look forward to reading more about your vegan adventures.

  2. Maybe there is hope for me yet. And BTW – you DO look fantastic!

  3. Oh, you made me blush!

  4. Ally says:

    ‘Honk’ haha!
    It’s great to read your story, and the positive benefits that veganism has made to your (and your husband’s) life.

  5. Ally, thanks so much for stopping by my little blog and being interested enough to read about me! I’m glad the “honk” thing gave you a laugh. I had so much trouble coming up with a name for this blog. Every time I had an inspiration, I found out the name was already taken. There may not be a lot of vegans, but it seems that every one of them has a blog. Anyway, I like the title I finally settled on. Maybe I should get some bumper stickers to pass around. Thanks again for stopping by – see you soon!

  6. Wonderful story! Thank you for the inspiration! It is always great when your husband can support you! I am still struggling with my husband as he says that he loves meat and he does not actually care, because he is fit and skinny and he would never be able to eat veggies. So for right now I am doing it alone. I try to substitute milk products for oatmilk and almond milk for our 2 year old son – but he still loves his sausage:-)!

    When it comes to leather accessories – bags and shoes – I absolutely love them! So this will be hard to say NO to something that I love so much! But on the other hand – it is not worth killing animals just so we can have cute accessories!

    Look forward to reading your blog from now on!
    Have a great day!

    Elle

    • Hey Elle! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment! I feel very fortunate that my husband is onboard with the vegan thing. I don’t know if I’d be as successful with it if he wasn’t. That would be hard! And yes, letting go of leather accessories is a challenge (one that I’m still struggling with). I can go without leather handbags, but shoes? Oh man do I love leather shoes!!! Oh, and I don’t know if you can get it where you are, but I recently discovered the most amazing vegan sausage. It’s made by a company called Field Roast. Their Apple-Smoked Sausage is wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by – I’m looking forward to keeping in contact!

    • chopnchat says:

      Honk all you like, Celeste. You are on the path and that is what matters most! Love your blog-

      • It means so much to me that you took the time to read my about page – thank you! And yes, I’m on the path and it’s good. Thanks for reading and for your support – it means a lot! Honk, honk!! Celeste 🙂

  7. I enjoy reading your blog! Your posts ring true to life and you write with a natural voice. There are so many reasons to go vegan, and I think you picked some big ones! Nobody is perfect-I am still looking for the best shoes to fit my needs. It’s the biggest challenge I have faced so far 🙂 I think the more we talk to each other, the more comfortable we become on this journey together. Thanks so much for sharing! Many blessings–Melanie

  8. Hi Melanie! Thank you so much for your kind words. I love your blog too! I hear you about shoes!!! I thought giving up dairy was going to be my biggest stumbling block with going vegan, but I’m finding the shoes to be even harder. I’m glad we came into contact, and I look forward to getting to know you better.

  9. aouatt77 says:

    I enjoyed reading your story. “Healer Heal Thyself” ,and this is want you are doing.

  10. Hi Antoinette! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment. I just looked at your blog and found out that you’re a Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach. What a fulfilling profession. You bring the precious gifts of health and vitality, into the world.

  11. PM says:

    Hi Celeste – I hear you on the shoes. Leather boots were my vice of choice. Alternative Outfitters is having a St. Patick’s Day sale this weekend. Maybe you’ll find some shoes on their site. Or maybe Moo Shoes. I also found a gorgeous vegan leather purse on etsy by entering vegan purse in their search bar.

    One thing that made me give up buying leather for good (I still have some items I’m using till they wear out — hey, times are tough and I’m not made of money 😉 — is meeting a gorgeous steer at the Farm Sanctuary outside of LA. He came right up to me and licked my hand….and licked and licked…like a friendly (and huge) dog. He was super sweet and looking into his eyes…he was very engaged and present and enjoyed attention. It really put my zest for leather boots into perspective. 🙂 If you haven’t been to the sanctuary, I highly recommend it. It’s a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. You can even pack a lunch and picnic in their grassy courtyard.

  12. Your comment couldn’t have been more timely! My sister-in-law will be coming out from Boston for a visit next week and I need new shoes before she comes. I’ve been putting off shoe shopping because I know I’m going to see all those leather beauties and drool. I’ve even been rationalizing with myself that maybe, this one time, I can buy another pair of leather shoes and then I’ll be good the next time. I feel cheap and weak for thinking like this, but the mind is amazing and can convince you of whatever you want to believe. But your comment struck me, especially reading about the steer that licked your hand. Thank you a thousand times for your comment! I hope it’s enough to keep me strong.

  13. PM says:

    You’re so right about the mind’s ability to rationalize. What amazing creatures we are!

    Check out the YouTube video, “Jazz With Cows”. It always reminds me of how gentle and social they are. This video makes me smile every time I watch it. And I sometimes find myself watching it just to smile!

    Another resource I love is Colleen Patrick Goudreau’s beautiful book, “Vegan’s Daily Companion”. It has gorgeous photos, recipes, stories of vegan transformations, stories of rescued farm animals, and more. Her podcast, “Vegetarian Food for Thought” is one of my favorites. The episode on leather may stop you in your shopping tracks. I always thought it was just a by-product of the meat industry, but there is so much more to it than that. A real eye-opener! Education is power and you just may feel empowered enough to choose a new path to walk with your non-leather shoes. 😉

    Anyway, I think your blog is fantastic. 🙂

    • Hey – I’ll definitely check out “Jazz With Cows” and Goudreau’s book. And I’m wondering, do you have a blog or a website? Your comments have been insightful and moving, and I’d like to read more from you. So please, let me know!

  14. Celeste,
    Thanks first of all for liking some of my posts and for commenting on the one on Asperger’s. It means a lot to me that it seemed to resonate for you, as someone with social anxiety and someone who has treated people with social anxiety and Asperger’s.

    Secondly, I have really enjoyed reading bits and pieces on your blog on being vegan. My husband and I currently eat fish and chicken and my husband will eat other meat but I don’t serve it. He does not feel the same moral compunction I do. But I eat chicken and fish and dairy so I can’t talk. But hearing you talk about it is an incentive to try. You do look great. I’ll keep chipping away at it. It is hard when my husband complains about meatless meals and eating veggies.

    Anyhow I just wanted to thank you.

    Best,
    Ellen

    • Hi Ellen! Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Your blog really is inspirational. I may pass it on to other psychotherapists I know. And thanks for checking out my blog as well. I’m very fortunate that my husband and I are doing the vegan transition together. It would be so much more of a challenge if he wasn’t doing it with me.

  15. Yes, you are lucky your husband is with you on the vegan transition. It makes me very happy you find my blog helpful and think it may be helpful for other therapists. This was part of my reason for putting it all out there– a little daunting.

  16. PM says:

    I don’t have a blog or website, but I like reading those of others. 🙂

    I’m glad you found my comments helpful.

    • I’m bummed! But at least you’re sharing here and I hope you continue to do so. Oh, and by the way, I went shoe shopping tonight. Did I buy leather? You’ll have to read my next post to find out, but I will share that your words made an impact:-). Thanks again for all of your thoughtful comments!

  17. PM says:

    You’re so very welcome. I’ll definitely look forward to your next post. 🙂

  18. Rick Visser says:

    My wife and I have been on a vegan diet for some time. She has MS but said to me yesterday that she thinks she may not even have it anymore: That’s how good she feels. All the best wishes to you and your husband.

    Tell him from me: You will never regret it. And if he doesn’t cook, tell him THAT’S the real answer to health problems. . . . and that I wish him the best.

    • Hi Rick! Thank you so much for your comment. That’s wonderful and amazing that your wife’s MS has cleared up! I fully believe in the healing power of a vegan diet. My husband and I both feel so much better since we started eating this way. Plus, my husband’s health issues have reversed as well. I’ll share your comment with my husband – he’ll appreciate that;-). Thanks again for stopping by my blog.

  19. wardieward says:

    Great stuff, Celeste.
    Welcome to the front lines of the Food Revolution. Something has to change in this world before we self-destruct, so keep spreading the word and setting your good example with your husband. Others will follow, and pave the way for even more to follow in their wake.

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I hope my little blog can make a difference. Your blog is great too, so maybe with you, me and all the other people talking about this stuff the movement will get bigger.

  20. Love that you and your husband are feeling so great 🙂 Thanks for saying hi on my blog, lovely connecting with you x

  21. Your story is so similar to mine – both with husbands with hypertension that helped us become vegan! I see my husband’s health issues as a blessing in disguise (now that he’s OK) because it helped me become the better person that I am today. I’m following your blog now and look forward to reading more! Also, I see that you’re in Cali – I’m going to a conference in San Diego and would love to know of good restaurants to check out, if you know any!

    • Hey there! I just checked out your blog, and it’s awesome! I’m so glad you’re following – I look forward to getting to know you better. It’s great that you discovered veganism and that it’s had such a positive impact on you (and your hubby). And, yes, I do have some San Diego restaurant suggestions for you. I’ll rack my brain and try to remember all the great places I’ve been to and get back to you about it this weekend.

  22. This post is about where I am at at the moment, in the process of transitioning. I still cheat, not by eating meat (I haven’t had any since 31st of December 2012), but by dairy! It’s so hard to eat out as a vegan/plant based person! Also, I haven’t completely transitioned my lifestyle either. I have a beautiful leather bag I love using, now I feel guilty and like people are judging me by using it!

    • Dairy was the hardest thing for me to give up too! Before going vegan I loved cheese and had ice cream almost every night. It took me months to completely give up dairy, because I’d have a craving and go to the store for Ben and Jerry’s. But my cravings eventually stopped. Besides, I’ve found great replacements for all the dairy products I used to eat. If you’re still looking for great dairy replacements, check out my ‘Is There Life After Dairy’ post. Here’s the link: http://honkifyourevegan.com/2013/03/02/is-there-life-after-dairy/.

  23. luvwhatuce says:

    This is great! I have a family member who is 100% vegetarian, and am always amazed at how well he sticks to it. I also see the benefits- he stays healthy & slender. Not sure I could become 100% vegan, but I admire people who do it.

    Your comment on dairy was interesting. I’ve seen/read that in several places recently (that it’s not the best). Do you take calcium then, daily? Just curious…

    (Ok, as I’m looking up now at the previous post….I see your link about dairy….I’ll check it out)

    Thanks!

  24. PM says:

    Hi Celeste – I just found this information on a vegan social network that is launching in May. Thought you and your readers might be interested.
    http://ble.at/coming-soon

  25. aouatt77 says:

    You may already know about this event, The Food revolution summit. It’s free and online. Over 20 speakers. http://www.foodrevolution.org/summit?orid=117787&opid=16#.UXbC97WThrk

    • Thanks so much for the link Antoinette – I appreciate it! I wasn’t aware of this, but I checked it out and it looks amazing. I can’t believe it’s free – that’s wonderful. I’m going to do a quick post about it on my blog. By the way, are you still blogging? Thanks again! Celeste:)

      • aouatt77 says:

        Oh, yes I just been busy. I am writing my book on healthy detoxing and some other projects. Also, I am opening a holistic wellness office in Atlanta in May. Yet, I love to blog when I have time. Thank you. I like the blog world better than other social media sites. I see that the summit is going to have some great speakers. I can’t wait. By the way, I love your blogs

      • aouatt77 says:

        Celeste, I was wondering if you can see my blogs, because I change the address to nutriniquelivingblog.wordpress.com, my clients and readers was getting it confused with my website- that is not hosted by wordpress? So, I changed it to the new address above.

      • Boy, you have been busy! That’s exciting that you’re writing a book on healthy detoxing. Please let me know when it’s done so I can read it. I asked if you were still blogging because when I went to your old blog address there was nothing there. This confused me, but I am following you at your new address and I can see your posts there. Thanks for the kind words about my blog. I love your blog too!!! Celeste:)

  26. Poppy says:

    Love the new look Celeste! I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award; http://bunnykitchen.com/2013/05/02/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/
    Poppy 🙂

  27. Honk honk! 😉 Nice to meet you. So glad you’ve joined the delicious world of vegan blogging.

  28. Hey Celeste! I saw your sweet message on my “About” page (thank you!), but didn’t have a way to contact you back! Let’s chat about partnerin’ – maybe doing a guest post on one another’s blog or something? (that’s generally how it seems to go – I’m relatively new to all of this, too). Email me at thelilfoxes [at] gmail.com, if you want to chat more about it. And I can’t wait to see what you and all the other wonderful folks are bringing to the potluck. Chow down!

  29. So glad to meet you girl 🙂

  30. Poppy says:

    Hey Celeste. I found your story very honest and moving and thus I have awarded you with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award,
    http://bunnykitchen.com/2013/05/18/very-inspiring-blogger-award-bouquet-of-three-award-and-virtual-vegan-potluck-voting/
    Poppy 🙂

  31. Kaz Atman says:

    Thanks for dropping by! I enjoyed reading your story and hope you would be able to honk loudly soon 🙂

  32. quix689 says:

    Hi, Celeste! Thanks for checking out my blog and saying hi! You and I sound a lot alike. I started getting serious about going vegan after watching Forks Over Knives and related documentaries. I’ve lost about 15 pounds since I went vegan, and I’ve been feeling a lot better. I’m glad I found your blog. 🙂

    • “Forks Over Knives” was a real eye-opener for me too! I never realized how unhealthy I was eating until I watched it and read “The Engine 2 Diet”. My diet still isn’t perfect, I continue to do sugar on occasion (more frequently lately). Still, I’m so much better than I used to be and I’ve lost about 15 pounds too. I’m really happy to e-meet you and I look forward to getting to know you better! Celeste 🙂

  33. So nice to meet you! I’m somewhat veg-curious, and living in Portland I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy some delicious vegan food. Convincing the husband may be another story altogether, but I’m excited to try out some recipes!

    • Hi Anetta! I’m so glad you stopped by. Portland is a great place to be veg-curious. I’ve heard there’s a lot of wonderful vegetarian and vegan restaurants out there. I just checked out your blog, and I love it. You look like a great cook. From what I read on one of your posts, however; your husband doesn’t sound veg-curious at all. I feel for you, it’s hard to make more veg-choices when your spouse isn’t open to it. But who knows, he may change his mind in time. Have you read any plant-based books like ‘The Engine 2 Diet?’ Have a wonderful weekend! Celeste 🙂

  34. uberdish says:

    Hi Celeste – Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I think your blog is wonderful and I look forward to reading more of your posts. I really enjoyed reading your story and learning all about your transition to a plant-based diet. We, too, are recent to this lifestyle. Last spring, I eliminated all meat and dairy from our house and, as a result, got a lot of resistance and tears from my 2 girls. I am now proud to say that (finally) after many months, they will now choose the vegan option when we are dining outside of the house. Yay!

    • Thank you for reading my story – it always means a lot to me when someone takes the time to do that! It was a challenge for my husband and me to make the transition to a plant-based diet, but I’m sure it was much more difficult to transition a family. That’s wonderful that your girls have embraced it! Anyway I look forward to reading more of you posts and getting to know you better. Celeste 🙂

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  36. You are such an inspiration to me! I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog. Forks Over Knives was a diet-changing catalyst for me and my husband as well, but we’ve yet to go vegan. We’re meat-free and (almost) dairy free, and (almost) completely unprocessed. I look forward to learning from your recipes!
    Johanna

    • Hey Johanna! It always means a lot to me when someone takes the time to read my about page. I’m really happy you found my blog too, it’s always great to connect with others on a healthy path. My husband and I took our time making the transition too. We started out as Monday – Friday vegans, but then one day we decided to just go all the way. It’s wonderful to e-meet you, and I look forward to getting to know you better. Celeste 🙂

  37. Hello Celeste! There’s something for you at http://sugarfreesweetheart.com/2013/08/09/thank-you/ Go check it out! 🙂

  38. Really enjoying your blog I tend to neglect my vegan food blog at Wildfigandcassis but you’ve inspired me to get stuck in and start blogging properly, guess like everyone finding time is hard.

    • Hey Karen! It means a lot to me that you’re reading and enjoying my blog. I love your blog (actually I should say, blogs) too!! But you’re so right, blogging takes soooo much time! Some days I wonder why on earth do I do this. Then I get a nice comment like yours and I feel that it’s all worthwhile. Anyway, I do hope you find the time to do more blogging. I’d love to read more posts from you. Celeste 🙂

  39. naturalannie says:

    Hi Celeste,
    I love your story! I can relate, I’m on the path to veganism as well. I recently saw the movie “veducated” that helped me understand the way we treat animals, which is truly horrifying! There are good documentaries out there on the vegan life. I’m educating myself!

    • Thanks so much for your comment – I appreciate it!! I loved the movie Vegucated. After my husband and I watched it, my husband turned to me and said, “That was disturbing.” It changed us both. Congrats on your vegan path – it’s so worth it in so many ways. Celeste 🙂

  40. Thank you Madam Celeste for your posts. I also like vegetables to eat.

  41. Paula Perry says:

    I am not a vegan, but I am an animal welfare activist. One day, my friend, the vegetarian, said i am surprised you are not vegetarian the way you care about animals. i did not get the full picture at first, now i understand what she was saying, kind of what u did in reverse. I barely eat meat, an occasional carl’s jr. burger. love them! i still eat eggs and use butter. I do not drink regular milk, but almond milk. the farms that house chickens, cows, pigs, etc treat the animals inhumanely, it is awful to watch. chickens are caged their whole lives, some lay dead in cages for days. have u seen frankensteer? I could go on, but i won’t. great blog!

    • Hey there Paula! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment. I’m so glad to hear that you’re an animal welfare activist – animals need us to speak for them. I do my best to speak for animals through my blog. Don’t know how effective I am since most of my readers are already vegan. But who knows – maybe I reach some people. I don’t know if you have ever tried Earth Balance Buttery Spread in place of butter, but it’s delicious! Even my dad, who loves lots of butter on everything, said he couldn’t tell the difference between it and butter when he had it at my house.

      To be honest with you, I never understood until recently why vegans gave up dairy products for ethical reasons. I understood why they gave up meat, but not dairy. I didn’t think it hurt cows for them to give up their milk. The movie Vegucated, however; opened my eyes to how horribly abused dairy cows are. It’s sad. I have not seen Frankensteer, but I’ll have to check it out. Thank you for telling me about it!

      Have a fabulous day!! Celeste 🙂

    • Thanks for following Paula! For some reason I wasn’t able to follow you through WordPress, so I started following you as an email follower! Celeste 🙂

    • I’m glad you’re going to try Earth Balance – I know you’ll love it! As far as following you through WordPress, I didn’t see a follow button at the top of your page the way I typically do on WordPress sites. I’m not sure why. Anyway, it’s okay. I follow a few people by email, and you now happen to be one of those special few! Celeste 🙂

    • Oh, okay! Now I’m following your other blog too!! Time to make dinner, so I can’t check it out now, but I’ll do so soon!! Celeste 🙂

  42. I’m so glad I found your blog! This looks lovely!

  43. jen says:

    Love your blog title too and really respect what you’re doing. I’m not able to honk but am definitely interested in the vegan diet (maybe veg-curious?) and become even more interested when I find great blogs like yours! 🙂

    • Hey there Jen! It always means a lot to me when someone takes the time to read about my journey to veganism. Thank you for taking the time to do that! I’m also excited to hear that you’re veg-curious. I have to tell you, going vegan really changed my life. I just look and feel so much better eating this way. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions about veganism, feel free to ask. And keep on baking!!! Celeste 🙂

  44. thoughtsaboutveganism says:

    This is so cool! Congrats on your choice – have fun on the way – and enjoy the ride!

    • Hey Moni! I’m always touched when someone reads my story – it means a lot. I’m certainly enjoying the ride so far. Veganism is a lot easer and tastier than I ever imagined it would be! Celeste 🙂

      • thoughtsaboutveganism says:

        Hi Celeste, I think it’s very beautiful that thanks to your blog I have the possibility to get a grasp of your life. I’m glad to hear that veganism is easier than you expected. I actually never thought if it would be easy or not. Now – looking back I can only say that I never regretted the choice! Moni

  45. thebrowniris says:

    This is a great blog. Being an Indian ( a Brahmin), we are taught to eat vegan food. All I wondered was people in the States do not eat veg food and years later, I stumbled upon your blog. It’s so nice of you to share your vegan journey! Keep it up! 🙂
    *Honk Honk* 😀 Have a nice day! 🙂

    • Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying, “Hello!” I think it’s wonderful that you were taught to eat vegan food. Unfortunately, I was “taught” to eat animals. Thankfully I’ve been awaken to a new, more compassionate way of living. I’m writing this blog to encourage others to reconsider how they were taught to eat and to consider going vegan.

      Veganism is not popular in the US, I think only about 2 percent of us are vegans. It seems to be getting more popular, however. I hope that one day that veganism becomes the norm here – that’s my greatest dream!

      I was just over at your blog, and I must say that you take lovely photos!

      Honk, honk! Celeste 🙂

    • Haha – I love Indian food, but only when it’s Americanized Indian food! I can’t handle spicy food at all. Often times when I eat Indian food my face gets beet red and I sweat all over to the point that I’m soooo uncomfortable. I do read a lot of Indian food blogs and I may attempt to make an Indian dish one day soon. Celeste 🙂

    • I will make Indian food soon, and I’ll be happy to share it with you if you’re willing to come to California! 😉

  46. sf says:

    Wow, you even LOOK vegan-healthy and have a name vegan-healthy-like too! :oD
    Very cute blog you’ve got here! Love the informativeness ya share. For myself, I should be feeding my tummy gluten-free foods, but it’s so hard to give up plain ‘ole bread! And gluten-free breads (even at Trader Joe’s) are always rocky hard and dry! Unless I have to drive miles and miles to a specialty bakery to get those that are the real macoy moist. They’re like thrift store treasure finds! One day, I’ll learn to bake ’em myself. But until then, thanks for sharing your vegan recipes and info!

    • Aw – thanks for all the positive thoughts! And I hear you about giving up bread!!! I attempted a gluten-free diet to see if it would help with my allergies for a while, and it was so hard! I’m back on bread now and lovin’ it.

      Thank you so much for checking out my blog and for reading my story. It means a lot – thanks! Celeste 🙂

  47. Oh Celeste, you are amazing! I am so grateful you found my blog and are following it. You have a fantastic one yourself and I so look forward to reading more of your posts. Thank you for all your wonderful comments too, love it! Blessings,

  48. Here’s to your husband’s health! Your blog is so exciting, I love to hear about people’s transitions and so look forward to hearing more as they go on. You may have already read it, but given your nods to Engine 2 and Forks Over Knives, have you read Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals?” It’s wonderful if not. Can’t wait to read on!

    • Thanks for the thoughtful comment Maggie! I have read “Eating Animals”. It was a powerful book that made me think! I also enjoyed Melanie Joy’s “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.” That’s another good read. Thanks so much for your support and for following! I’m so glad we’ve connected! Celeste 🙂

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  50. diahannreyes says:

    Celeste, I enjoyed hearing about your journey to becoming a vegan. Not sure if I’ll ever get there myself- but it is becoming more a part of my life because of my boyfriend, who is an animal rights activist- and I love discovering how much delicious food there is to eat in the vegetable world.

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