It has been an adventure. The discovery of a previously invisible (to me) universe has opened my eyes to more than cuisine. What I had scoffed at as the territory of hippies and radicals has surprised me with its mainstream feel - not to mention its flavor. But our food choices, I've learned, involve more than taste. There is a strong ethical component to it that I cannot help but respect, even if that respect took some serious prompting.
When friends ask me what it's like dating a vegan I usually skip the ethical bit and mumble something about lots of Thai food and Naked juice - which is entirely accurate, but there is more to the whole vegan thing than I originally realized, or than most people probably do.
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A fun and entertaining read about journalist Matthew Nussbaum's first exposure to the plant-based lifestyle through his vegan girlfriend in Philadelphia! See the story.
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