Getting to Know VegInspired
Ever wonder what life is like at VegInspired? We wanted to give you a glimpse into how our lives impact VegInspired and how VegInspired impacts our lives.
VegInspired, the name, was born on Pinterest. It was a place for me to capture recipes that were plant-based. VegInspired, the brand, and website, evolved from my desire to share this way of living. Through the creation of VegInspired, we have grown in our attention to detail and our interaction with animals and plants. To be able to share our favorite recipes, cookbooks, beauty products, restaurants, clothing, kitchen gear, etc. We have to test (and taste-test) the products and recipes we are recommending. We have to capture the ingredients we put in recipes, and as we modify the recipes to taste, we have to capture that too. We spend time perfecting the layout and presentation of our meals (only to devour them moments later). We hover over our food and plates with cameras/iPhones in hand taking dozens of pictures just to get the right one because we know when we go to post we won’t be able to go back and take another picture. We plan our meals based on National Recognized Days (e.g. mac and cheese day or chocolate chip cookie day) so that we have a great recipe or picture to share. You might think this all sounds crazy, but it is love. We love VegInspired and sharing this lifestyle with you. The VegInspired Chef and I both have an innate desire to learn and soak up as much knowledge as we can. When we are not cooking or eating, we are reading, watching videos and documentaries, researching new restaurants or places to travel and bicycling (I will write about this new hobby <3).
It is hard for me to separate the impact of VegInspired on us and our impact on VegInspired. VegInspired is a way of life. We eat more plants and have eliminated animals products. Our hope is that VegInspired impacts you. Maybe you try a vegetable a different way (Check out this post), take the 2-day experiment, take part in Meatless Monday, or you pick up a book or documentary that we recommend (resources and book recommendations). Maybe you adopt some awesome cooking habits – sautéing in water, eating your meals on a bed of greens (Thanks, Dr. Greger – www.nutritionfacts.org)– or you start using cruelty-free beauty and home products. Maybe you skip the zoos and circuses, and you take your kids to museums or animal sanctuaries instead. Perhaps you subscribe to a local CSA or shop at your local farmers market. Maybe you transition to a VegInspired lifestyle. Our goal with this site is to educate you, inspire you, and create a resource that impacts you.
To continue to meet our goal, we will be making layout and design updates to our website. Please visit some new features and follow us on Facebook and Instagram (VegInspired and VegInspiredchef) for instant updates.
VegInspired Features and Resources
Visit our CSA Page (under construction – we plan to update this with recipes from items in our CSA subscription).
Visit our Amazon Shop (we will continue to add our recommendations and favorites).
Visit our Resources Page (we will continue to update this with valuable resources we relied on during our transition and still visit frequently).
Visit our Recipe Collection site (we collected our recipes in one place for your easy reference).
We are so happy to be able to share our experiences and knowledge with you. If there are recipes you’d like to see us “veganize” or if you have questions about our lifestyle, comment below or email us. We love helping and sharing what we’ve learned and experienced.
Thanks for being part of the VegInspired family.