"No thanks, I'm vegan."
Posted Monday, September 13, 2010 at 3:13 PM
I was thinking about what I've turned down throughout the day at work because it's not vegan:
doughnuts / danish
chocolate (not unless it's dark, and labeled)
fancy coffee drink with dairy milk
If I ate all of this in a day, I would feel awful! (Except for a little dark chocolate, but I am really picky about which kind.)
So for a few of these, I've just said, "no thanks", but for others, I've explained a little bit about the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. Reactions have been mixed.
I feel like I need to represent all the great things I DO eat, rather than just what I don't eat. (I prefer not to use the word "can't" - it feels like deprivation, when they're really just my choices.) I feel the need to cook up something delicious and vegan to bring it to work, just to make a positive statement!