Monday, October 7, 2013

Welcome to The Born Again Vegan Blog

Welcome to the Born Again Vegan Blog.  I decided to start this blog when I realized I needed a place to share the important things I'm learning about veganism, animal welfare and flying my vegan freak flag.

Why "born again vegan"?  Well, this term came from a discussion I had with my partner, Dr. D.  I asked him if he was okay with my vegan lifestyle as it also affects him because it affects where and what we eat and many of the conversations we have. Also, I can be a bit....enthusiastic at times.  This was his response:

"I completely support you as long as you don't become like a religious zealot."

"Like a 'born again vegan'?"

We both laughed but the name stuck in my head.  Born again vegan.  Why does that resonate with me?  Here's what Merriam-Webster has to say:


 adjective \-ə-ˈgen, -ˈgin, -ˈgān\
: having a new or stronger belief in the Christian religion
: newly interested in and enthusiastic about something and eager to make other people think the way you do

Naturally, I'm "eager to make other people thing the way I do" but I realize there are effective and ineffective ways of doing that.  You won't find me going door to door with leaflets but you will find this blog used as a gentle and interesting way to share my new found love of a plant-based diet.  

Stay with me, dear reader and see what I have in store.

Because I believe laughter is the best way to increase good energy for our planet, I will share a funny cartoon on Mirthful Mondays.  It's not good to be too serious about things.

Funny, right?

On Tuesdays, I will share one of my favorite blogs.  Most of them will be vegan related but some are just so cool I that I just have to show them to you.

Every Foodie Friday I will share a great recipe I've made just in time for the upcoming weekend.  Because it's tried and true, you know it'll be full of tips and variations I've used that will help you create a fabulous dish.

Tunisian Vegetable Stew made for me by my personal chef, Dr. D.

3 Bean Salad, anyone?

From time to time, I will do a book review of a book I've read.  These will be animal rights or plant-based diet related and I promise to give my honest opinion of them. 

Like this....

Or this!

Also, from time to time, we'll take a field trip just you and I.  We'll visit vegan restaurants, bed and breakfasts, animal sanctuaries and other places of interest.

That's my plan for now but I expect this blog to evolve in the same way I'm evolving and I look forward to having you all along for the ride.  I'll even let you ride shotgun.  Please feel free to use the comments section or send me a private message at any time.

And don't be afraid to let your own freak flag fly.  


  1. Great first post and I am so excited you are so committed to veganism and want to share this with others. I am working on a line of t-shirts and tank-tops that say:

    Because compassion is in fashion.

    Reminding people that veganism is not a diet. It. Is. Not. A. Diet.

    Food is part of being vegan but the true essence is compassion toward all living creatures in everything you do. It's stepping back and taking a look at the big picture. It's make the connections. It's being "born again."

  2. My Three Bean Salad is famous! Nice blog, Chris.

  3. Yes, that is your famous Three Bean Salad! Delish!