Welcome to my blog!
My name is Sasha, and I am a twenty-something year old living in Surrey, BC, Canada. I am currently studying to become a holistic nutritionist at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN).
I blog about vegan food because I love it (the food and the blogging). I have been vegan since August 2011, and vegetarian off and on for about 6 years before that. (When I say off, I mean that I had a really hard time giving up fish.) Going vegan has ignited my passion for food and nutrition. I am constantly excited and inspired by new ingredients, recipes, techniques, and health information. One Small Vegan is my current outlet for sharing those discoveries and showing others how easy and delicious a plant-based diet can be.
You can keep reading for some more about why I started One Small Vegan and a little about my decision to go vegan. But first, I just want to say that I truly hope that this blog will appeal to anyone hoping to follow a more (even a bit more) nutritious, plant-based diet. Everyone is welcome!
Don’t expect to find many recipes here featuring tomatoes, onions, bananas, or strawberries. I do use sun-dried tomatoes once in a while and I do use banana in baked goods, but other than that I cannot stand these four fruits and vegetables.
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Why I Started One Small Vegan:
This blog is a way for me to document and share my passion for creating great-tasting healthy vegan food. For me, healthy means limited processed food, no white starches (flour, breads, rice, pasta), limited refined sugar, limited use of added fats, and a minimal use of salt. And of course, vegan means no meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, honey, or gelatine. Eating within these restrictions doesn’t have to be boring or complicated or tasteless, and that is exactly what I would like to help illustrate with this blog. I would like to help show the wide variety of food available in a nutritious vegan diet. I would be ecstatic even if I can encourage one person to try one recipe or make a few small changes towards a plant-based diet. I believe small changes can make a huge difference.
I decided to start this blog as a way of expanding a food journal I have been doing on Pinterest for the past few months. I have a board called Everyday Vegan Goodness where I have been documenting some of the vegan food I make and eat everyday. I’ve really enjoyed doing this, but as much as I love Pinterest it just didn’t provide me with enough room to write full recipes properly and make other comments about my entries. Also, sometimes only one photo per recipe, just isn’t enough! (Even though my photos are not so good yet) It was time to blog.
I think one of biggest misconceptions about being vegan is that your only options when it comes to food are salad, tofu, and granola. Don’t get me wrong, while I love all three of these things they definitely do not make up my whole diet. Or any vegan’s probably. There is a huge variety of options and, especially if you are open to being creative and trying new things, it doesn’t have to be difficult at all.
When I was considering becoming vegan the one thing that made me believe it was something I could actually do was Veganomicon. Just seeing the huge variety of vegan recipes, many of which I wanted to run to the kitchen and try right away, took away my apprehensions about veganism. Instead, I was excited! I knew that this was something I could make happen, and I did!
If you actually read through to the end of this: THANK YOU for reading! Please feel free to follow my blog through WordPress, email, my Facebook page, or Pinterest account. I do post links to each to post onto both the Facebook page and Pinterest board Everyday Vegan Goodness. And please don’t hesitate to make comments, and ask questions. I would really appreciate any feedback you can give, especially if you try one of my recipes. I hope to see you later!
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