Growing up on a small farm in northern Victoria, veganism was the furthest thing from my mind, other than being something I couldn’t spell. I thought the idea of it sounded ridiculous. I was well indoctrinated into the idea that animals are a commodity.
At age 19 I went vegetarian for my health, and a couple of years later while doing research into vegetarianism I stumbled across information about veganism. The more I read the more it made sense, and I started putting it into play.
I didn’t know any other vegans at the time and wouldn’t for a long time, until I become part of the community many years later. I realise now it was silly but I was ashamed to call myself vegan at the time, and even though I lived the life I never called myself one, but I spent my days happily learning the ins and outs of my new life.
My health improved and I became fitter and stronger than I ever thought I could be. And I was happy. Now, many years later I feel at home and very comfortable with my choices, and relish the vegan community that I have joined. I now work as a career firefighter with a passion for the kitchen. I hope my recipes that I share will help you to embrace and enjoy your choice to live a compassionate life.
19 Recipes by David