Welcome to my blog!
My name is Linda, and I am completely new to blogging. Both my daughters kept bugging me for years to start a food blog, but for several reasons I was always hesitant. I’d have to get used to measuring my ingredients, writing things down while actually cooking, not to mention using technology. I guess my daughters had almost given up on passed down recipes, but here I am writing them down and…… enjoying it!
Combining my passion for vegan cooking, eating, taking pictures, and writing makes me absolutely happy now. I found that using measuring cups and taking notes isn’t all that bad and decided that using technology could actually be learned and fun.
Here’s how I came up with the name for my blog:
I used to be a vegetarian for a very long time. While studying for my holistic health practitioner certificate, I came across so much information about factory farming and the whole food industry in general that switching to a vegan diet was not just an option anymore. This happened more than 5 years ago. As a bonus, the arthritis I had developed disappeared within half a year, and I felt so much healthier on top of that. So yes, ….I am passionate about being vegan for ethical and health reasons.
I believe that we are all souls that are here on earth to learn, grow, and follow our purpose by doing what we love. There’s a little funny story I’d like to share with you. It’s one of my first memories from back when I was a little child. My mom must have said something about souls, but of course I didn’t have the slightest clue what she was talking about. I kept asking her about this thing called soul. I still recall that her answer ‘something deep within’ and ……’no, you can’t see or touch it’, was not very satisfying for me. So I went on my quest for the soul by splitting open plant stems, dissecting fruit, and digging into flower heads. It was supposed to be deep within, right! I’m just glad I didn’t expand my quest any further into the animal kingdom. I don’t remember what conclusion I came up with back then, but the soul and its growth have been something intriguing for me ever since.
My family and I have always loved to travel. Going on adventure trips, experiencing the culture of different countries, and sharing all those wonderful memories with each other has consistently been a big part of our life. On our trips, it seems to become easier every year to find vegan restaurants or at least restaurants that have decent vegan options. Whenever we go on another culinary adventure, I’d like to share the good ones with you and keep the not so good ones to myself!)
Well, this is how the Vegan Soul Adventure was born, only three of the many things I’m passionate about. I hope you stay with me through all its growing phases, watch it take it’s first baby steps, help me nurture it with helpful comments until it is an elaborate resourceful blog.
Thank you for joining me on this exciting journey that I can truly call my vegan soul adventure!
Love and blessings,
Mom, Wife, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Reiki Master & Teacher