Vegan | noun |veg·an | \ ˈvē-gən : a strict vegetarian who consumes no food (such as meat, eggs, or dairy products) that comes from animals.

Shoutout to my cousin Gina Lockhart from Hartford, CT for inspiring me to start this 30-day Vegan Challenge! Gina wanted to see her friends and family live healthier lifestyles, and I want the same for all of you. This started out as just support for my cousin, but it’s made me really think about the food choices I make when no one is looking.

Shoutout to all local farmers. Without you these meals would not be possible. Farmers and farm fresh food will be your best friend. I was asked if I’m completely giving up meat. Probably not. But, while I’m not eating meat I’m going to let my creative juices flow. Let’s eat healthy, support local, and feel great together!