Vegan Cooking – Do No Harm

Do No Harm.

This is a repeating theme in many faiths across the world, in many careers and as a general guideline for any moral standards.

Going Vegan is one of the ways in which I try to embody this principle.

Veganism is the practice of minimizing harm to all animals, which requires abstention from animal products, such as meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin, lanolin, wool, fur, silk, suede and leather.

There are many reasons why people decide to go vegan, and I won’t bombard you with a ton of preachy and overly exhaustive examples and tactics that would make the reader find some kind of guilt in their actions.   I was not vegan for 26 years of my life, I’ve lived eating meat and eggs and dairy.   I only knew that way of existing, but I found a new way and I want to share with you how this new path has helped me and what I’ve taken from it so far.

  1. Nothing has had to die or suffer for me to live since I’ve gone vegan.  Being a vegan is abstaining from the use and exploitation of any other living sentient being.  I live life in a way, that minimizes my detrimental impact on other living beings.   And when given the choice to survive and thrive by either hurting other things, or allowing for peaceful coexistence, it feels amazing to choose to live together in harmony.
  2. My health has improved.  I feel more energized.   The constant cloud or fog that was surrounding me has lifted and I feel fresher and more lucid and flexible.
  3. I have become more conscious about the choices I make in life.   I am better able to understand and control my role in the world, and I realize that I have the choice to do no harm.
  4. Ethically, I find that my morals and beliefs align with my actions more directly.  While standing with the belief that everything and everyone has value, I am better able to feel that I am doing my part to make the world a better place.

There are many other benefits and reasons that I went vegan, but I could not possibly describe them elegantly enough to truly explain the benefits that I and others have reaped by making this decision.   The following info graphics provide some amazing insight into what kind of affect, going vegan can have.

Try to make at least one meal of yours, a vegan meal, and if you can do more, do more.   Hopefully we can find a balance in which we can all peacefully coexist.

 

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