Thought for the day…

Thought for the day:
You don’t have to decide RIGHT NOW if you want to be a vegan for life.
Just try simple changes, move in that direction, try it out and give it a fighting chance.
See how you feel and the rest will take care of itself.

I hope you will permit me to make this personal for a second, I have to say, this blog is taking a lot more time than anticipated. That said, I’m excited to see that you are reading and interested. There’s nothing like feeling like time you have spent on something is a big fat waste of time. I encourage you to pass this blog along: the more that read, the more I feel I can make a greater difference and my time is better spent.

Part of my passion in sharing what I’ve learned with other people is the fact that my life has completely changed for the better because of the dietary changes that I have made. Simply put, I’m a different person: slimmer, younger feeling, more energy, vitality, the list goes on. This is why, dear reader, I write to you, because I believe what I have to share matters and can change your life too.

My husband videotaped me giving a tour of my kitchen. I must admit, I’ve never posted anything on Youtube before, let alone made a movie before. The editing of the clip may be sketchy, but hopefully you’ll find it useful.

Check it out:

To be honest, I’m a little self-concious about the whole thing, but hopefully it’s helpful to you. It’s not an entire breakdown of my kitchen, but I hope you’ll have a better idea of what mine consists of.

In the meantime, there’s so much I want to talk about, I know you have questions, please ASK questions and will use them to base my posts around them.

Wishing you a day full of love and peace!




  1. Emalei
    on February 21, 2009 at 7:27 am said:

    Hi Janae,Where do you find good, simple recipes? Books, websites? Do you just create? In Switzerland there are certainly fruits and veggies, but there is also an abundance of meat and cheese and bread. Just wondering if you can suggest some avenues for simple recipes that anyone in any location could follow. I'm jealous of Melissa living Seattle near countless health food stores offering healthy alternatives!!! Just not so in Switzerland! 🙂

  2. Melissa DeLeon
    on February 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm said:

    I went a little further into it yesterday. First, I had a bowl of sliced cucumber and a bowl of sliced apple (with lemon) for lunch. I actually doubted its ability to keep me going or full, but was extremely satisfied for several hours (until dinner, actually) which encourages me in this process. So then I went grocery shopping and bought a LOT of veggies to eat and cook with. (At this point I am only trying to increase my vegetable intake vs eliminate meat/dairy.) Side note: one of the extremely positive things about Seattle's hippie population: a lot of healthier alternatives in the way of shopping and dining out.

  3. Abbie
    on February 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm said:

    I loved your video. I particularly liked how you said that changing your kitchen was a process. That's a good thing to remember. Thanks for all the time you've put into the blog. I appreciate it. I'm going to make a post on my blog actually and hopefully we'll see if we can't get you more traffic.

  4. Abbie
    on February 20, 2009 at 1:52 pm said:

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