When you tell people you are vegan they normally look at you funny and ask how I eat. I think it is hard for many people to understand not eating meat, milk, cheese and eggs. I eat lots of really good food. We love Indian food and Thai food which both have lots of vegan options. For a quick cheap meal we can go to Chipotle or subway. Also I have been trying to make snacky things that are vegan to have around. The other day I made vegan carrot cake and cornbread muffins. I eat pizza without the cheese, pasta with marinara, nuts, hummus, beans, bread, tofu, coconut milk ice cream and lots of other things. I am only a few weeks into this new way of life and it seems I am getting better at it each day. Tonight while mom, dad and Brandi ate a roast with veggies I had brown rice with black beans and tomatoes seasoned with cumin, garlic pepper and olive oil and a salad with almonds.
Not that long ago (probably just a month) I was one of those people that couldn't understand why people would eat vegan and I used to say things like "eating vegan is committing to feed yourself" It is a little true because when i go to other people's houses I have to either bring my own food or tell them ahead of time I am vegan. I am surprised how easy it has been to eat out and that waitresses seem to be understanding of what many would think of as a weird request. I guess before I started eating vegan I didn't understand. Now that I am I would ask people to try it for just a week before they judge it and me.