Plant Shift

love ♥ living ♥ vegan

Following a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, is about food, drink, clothes, shoes, body treatments, hair products and more. 

It's a conscious decision to think, walk and possibly, talk a better lifestyle. 

I support individuals who are thinking about making the shift, as well as, those who have already begun their plant-based journey.

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Organising a training day and ensuring that all dietary requirements are catered for

Is there anything hugely difficult about organising an event if the venue provides catering?

I used to do some work for a local branch of the National Union of Teachers and one of the roles included organising training events. We provided a meal during training days and snacks for other events, such as, meetings after school.

To ensure that everyone was catered for, and so we were aware of allergies, I'd ask those who registered, if they had any dietary requirements. Unfortunately, sometimes I'd wished I hadn't!

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Is it hard for those who aren't vegan to make a vegan meal?

How do non-vegan friends manage when they want to invite vegans over for a meal?

Friends and family often show love through food. It's often a time to sit, socialise, give the body what it needs, and possibly go a bit further, and indulge, with those you care about! 

I've heard and seen people get stressed and anxious over cooking a vegan meal, before the 'guests' have been asked, or date has been set. This fear and insecurity is often pre-everything, and I've seen it go either way. The host might find someone to talk it through with, after which they usually realise that they can make something without difficulty. Alternatively, they may not entertain the thought any further and decide to avoid cooking at home and meet everyone in a restaurant, or simply not go ahead with the food part of the meet-up.

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