so it’s been a year since I’ve been vegan and I just wanted to congratulate myself. It’s been a rather long year full of arguments with insecure carnists who are afraid that I think of myself as better than them, friends, family, and people just obsessed with the fact that I simply have a belief different from theirs. I had lots of people doubting that I’d make it to a year, but here I am happily not eating animal products. Thanks to all the people who supported me and my friend Annie who inspired me to become vegan and express my love for animals fully by not consuming them. I plan to continue this lifestyle for the rest of my life and I’m very excited for the many different things that future vegans will come up with to eat. Congrats to me for sticking to something most people can’t.

4 Step Quinoa Paella:

1. Add chopped tomatoes, white onion, and garlic into a pan with olive oil. Stir then cover until onion is soft.

2. Add 1 fist of kale and one chopped zucchini. Stir and cover with lid.

3. When zucchini is tender add a cup of peas. And optional salt, saffron or chili.

4. Add 3 cups quinoa. Stir and cover with lid. When quinoa has absorbed color of the rest of the veggies it is ready to serve! Maybe with a glass of Rioja #retox style.