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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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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Video interview: how I shifted from a veggie diet to a vegan lifestyle

Interviewing vegan businesses

I've been interviewing vegan businesses for a while now. It started off by creating articles in which I invited the business to share some of the following information:-

  • raise awareness about what they sell,
  • discuss what made them create the business, 
  • share what their goals are 
  • how customers can buy their products 
  • express if their product is affected by the use of vegan 'ingredients'

However, more recently, I've ventured into the world of video. I have started recording short interviews with vegan businesses, through which they share what's new and show how they've grown since they began their journey. 

Read on to find out about my journey to a vegan lifestyle.

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What happens when your family doesn't want to go vegan but you do?

This post begins with a description of what happened when my husband told me he didn't want to follow a vegan diet any more. After this, I share how I reacted to his choice, how it caused uncertainty within the wider family and, the most important part; the solution, which freed me from negativity. 

In the second half, you'll find suggestions about what to do if your partner doesn't have the same diet or lifestyle choice as you. This section also takes in account, your reasons for following a vegan diet.

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