Share Your Vegiversary and Win!

By vt_editor November 11, 2013 Categories: Happy Vegiversary

We’ve invented a new holiday—a “Vegiversary”—which is just a fun way of saying “the anniversary of when you went veg”! With the help of Frontier Natural Products, we want to celebrate your awesome commitment to vegetarianism or veganism and inspire others by sharing your story of when and why you went veg. Share your Vegiversary below for a chance to be featured in the magazine, on the Veg Daily Blog, and on VT’s FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest pages.

 

The winner will also receive a Spice Rack Restart Kit from Frontier Natural Products (22 seasonings + vanilla), plus 6 Frontier aprons and 6 Bamboo Utensil Kits from Vegetarian Times to share with friends (total retail value of prizes: approx. $300). Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox—we’ll email you to let you know if you’ve been selected!

 

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OK, not my Vegiversary, which happened gradually, but my story of what it's like to buy meat for an omnivore: http://daisybrain.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/the-meat-shop/

Eric - 2013-11-23 19:24:36

I love the idea! Thank you. April 4, 1994 (Observed). It was my junior year in high school and I was writing a paper about food processing in our country. It wasn't easy to find data, but what I found about the meat industry was disturbing both from an ethical and health perspective. I now have two wonderfully healthy and informed children, who have been vegetarians since birth. Their vegeversaries are: July 8, 2005 and November 27, 2006.

Natalie - 2013-11-15 13:10:19

Well it all began when I read an article in a magazine when I was about 16 that was about the ingredients in hot dogs, they were the first meat I started to avoid. At one time they had been my most favorite food. Then upon entering college two years later and taking a chance on the school cafeteria I was done with meat for ever! I have never seen such things, most were unidentifiable! (OK maybe not that bad - but watching my roommate pull a vein out of her chicken breast was all I had to see) Now I am 32 years old and I am still going strong as a vegetarian!!

Kelly - 2013-11-14 16:01:28

Becoming vegetarian was a simple transition, when I told my family, my dad said, “I’m surprised you haven’t done this sooner.” As a kid my mom had a hard time getting me to eat red meat, I would rather have had fish then a hamburger as a 6 year old. My journey continued down this path consuming less and less until January 1, 2010 I decided to become a vegetarian. Since that time I have been introduced to new tastes and dining experiences and vegetables and fruits I never heard of before. When you meet a fellow veggie they are an immediate friend and I love sharing that bond with people. My passion toward food became a gateway for me to share my recipes with friends and family and start a veggie blog. In honor of World Vegetarian Day, October 1st, for the month of October I eat only vegan foods and prepare a delicious vegan feast on the 1st each year. This year my mom tried vegetarian for the month and only eat meat 6 days throughout the month; I am so proud of her. I love, love, LOVE seeing the impact that one person can have towards vegetarianism!!

Jennifer - 2013-11-13 14:23:24

I've been vegetarian for 4 years and 9 months. I'm much fitter and toned than I was before even with a smaller protein intake.

Emily - 2013-11-13 02:17:44

I had been slowly moving away from animal products and especially during and following a bout of severe dysosmia which made many favorite foods smell and taste awful. In April of 2012 I decided to take the final step and have not had any meat, fish, eggs or meat products. I have eaten small amounts of cheese, but am working to eliminate it as well. I lost 50 pounds and found new energy, enough to take on a 2nd part-time career with our local historical society and museum! I will never go back. There are so many good reasons to NOT eat animals, and no good reasons why we should. I want to be healthy for many years to come to enjoy my 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Edstene - 2013-11-12 16:19:32

Thirty years ago, I was just pregnant with my daughter and the sight of the raw meat at the meat counter in my local supermarket made my stomach feel queasy...and I was a total meat eater. Over the next thirty years, gradually I stopped eating all meat. This past April (2013) was the last time I had seafood. Now I am a total vegetarian. Ironically, my thirty year old daughter is pregnant and cannot stand the smell and sight of meat. A new family tradition has begun!

Nancy - 2013-11-12 12:43:39

October 26, 2012. Still going strong!!!

Courtney Grace - 2013-11-11 19:47:02