I have failed the Vegan Month of Food.
No, after that, I ate vegan the entire month, even making Nutty Butter (smidge of) honey-free.But I was always looking forward to November, when I could eat yogurt, or my beloved Scat! Bars, or even Love Grown Granola, again.
I failed because I was already a vegan* ‘mo fo.‘
And even though sometimes I eat yogurt, have goodies baked with eggs or honey, and occasionally take a bite of seafood (perhaps practically licking the plate of straight-up butter sauce while I’m at it…), my blog is already vegan.
Arbitrarily tagging posts as ‘Vegan Month of Food’ just because they happen to be vegan wasn’t really what the Vegan Mo Fo was about.And while I do eat a (95%) vegan diet, I do not always define myself as a vegan. I celebrate food of all types, whether or not I’m eating them, waxing poetic just as much over how delicious pulled pork smells as how yummy roasted squash tastes.
So I failed. I gave up writing posts specifically for this month, because my life is a vegan month of a food.
One thing I won’t fail on is saying thank you to my Vegan Food Swap match, Amanda, for an AMAZING package this month. [Even if I failed to do it on the right day...]
Why, hello!For the second month in a row, this swap proved to be PERFECT for me.
(Although I have again failed…in using any of it but the soy sauce, because I have issues with opening crackers when I’ve already got some open, and perpetually save travel packs of nut butter for trips that I never seem to take.)
…to the unique local goodies…
…and the nod to my Wasa obsession.
I loved every minute of opening this box.
Failure or not, one thing’s for sure.
It’s still my blog.
And I’ll do what I want.