Today I went to Baltimore Vegfest which was held at the UMBC campus vegetarianism
I listened to the VP of PETA Bruce Friedrich speak about his experience of veganism and how it has impacted his overall health a racing times.
I wish I had brought some cash monies so I could eat at my favorite Falafel joinnnnt
Yeahhh, I eyed up some vegan desserts
I also eyed up some raw treats
I tried some garlicy scallions? scallops? either way, the were good.
The raw chips were also super yum!
I ran into a few crunchy peeps.
We all agreed that the Vegfest had a lack of food to sample
But I hit jackpot with a cooking demo
Cooking Demonstration Presenter Dr. Alka Chandna is a senior researcher at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, focusing on animal experimentation issues.
I sampled some vegan Sheppard’s pie
Vegan potato salad with vegan mayo at first I was confused as to why potato salad would not be considered vegan. LOL
Vegan Sheppard’s was the bomb diggity
I had a great time at this event because I got a chance to reflect on why I eat what I eat. When I eat something it’s because I enjoy the flavor, the texture, the taste. But as I thought more, I want to eat what is best for my body. As much as I wish that I had ethical reasons for eating what I eat, I don’t.
Maybe it’s because I have not looked into the issue of ethical animal treatment or maybe it’s the fact that I know by eating (halal) meat it has been cut with a prayer and a blessing.
The one thing that I do know for sure is that I am the only one that can take care of myself and my body. I am the only person that can decide what I eat and I am responsible for making those choices.
Everyday I can choose what I eat and I am happy to have that choice.
I choose yummies.
What do you choose?