South America is not an easy place to be vegan. However, it's not impossible to stick to your dietary preferences while travelling on a budget. Sure, it may not be a culinary adventure, but at least you can feel good about sticking to it. Here are a few of the things I figured out as a vegan in . . .
I think that, as you age, you tend to find certain dishes that just become constants in your life. These are simple meals that you know how to make without looking at a recipe, with standard ingredients that most people have around. They're (fairly) quick and easy, and they're crowd pleasers that . . .
It's now been a week since I arrived in Ecuador. Though I'm still dipping my toes into the culture here (culinary and otherwise), I can already tell that life as a vegan or vegetarian here is tough. Or, at least, it can be. On the surface, it shouldn't be that hard. I mean, we're in a country . . .
After on-and-off vegetarianism for several years, I finally decided to commit fully to veganism a couple of weeks ago. Suddenly, one evening, it just hit me that I needed to do it and it needed to be now—not a gradual transition, but right now and forever. Earthlings may not have played into that . . .