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#whyimveganwednesday: My Health

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Buckle up, folks! This is a long one! A couple of weeks ago, Dr. John Bisognano, a preventive cardiologist at University of Rochester, did an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Reddit. In case you don’t know what an AMA is, it’s essentially an interview where an expert in a particular field answers questions from the Reddit community. This …

Hello from the other side.

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As you may or may not have noticed, this blog sat dormant for over a month. I could list of a litany of excuses to try and explain myself (it was the holidays, I was on vacation, work was stressful, [insert more justifications here]), but those would be lies, and the last thing I want is …

Petit Vour October 2015 Review

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Happy Monday, lovelies! I hope y’all had a delightfully spooky Halloween. Ours was fairly low key. I spent the first half of the day going with a friend to buy her wedding dress (!!!) and then getting brunch (tacos, duh!). It feels so strange to be at the age where I’m watching friends get married and it actually …

In the News: WHO Classifies Processed Meats as Carcinogenic

I’ve wanted to write an “In the News” section since I began this blog, but I was concerned that there would not be enough stories related in some way to veganism to sustain it. However, now that I’m about three months in, I’ve noticed that there is plenty to talk about. As plant-based diets grow more and more …

Vegan Fall To-Do List: Watch Something Scary

Yikes! I can’t believe it’s been over two weeks since I’ve last posted. Things have been pretty crazy around here. I’m working on a large project at work, and as we near our go-live date, that means 50+ hour weeks. It’s been exciting, but I haven’t quite yet figured out how to sit down and write …

1 Year Veganniversary & 11 Things I’ve Learned

Today is a really special day. It’s my one year “veganniversary!” That means that 365 days have passed since I intentionally consumed animal products. Of course, mistakes were made along the way, and I will likely continue to make them in year two. But being vegan isn’t about being perfect and 100% pure. It is about trying, choosing …

Petit Vour September 2015 Review

On Friday, I came home to an excellent “start of the weekend” present: my September Petit Vour box had arrived! I like to try the products for a few days before I write about them here. I’ve had the weekend to test them all, which means it’s time for my review! Haven’t heard of Petit Vour before? …

Vegan Documentaries: Cowspiracy

I became vegan for the animals. Absolutely, 100% for the animals. However, over the past eleven months, I’ve been surprised to discover the other myriad benefits of living a vegan lifestyle. One of these extra perks is how much better a vegan diet is for the environment. “How much better?” you wonder. Laughably. I know a lot of …

30 Day Vegan Challenges

Y’all! I know this is hardly impressive, but Creature Free has received over 200 “likes” as of yesterday afternoon! I can’t believe that anyone is reading this at all, let alone actively liking my posts. Thank you. It means so much to me 🙂 I have a feeling that about 50-75% of my daily page views are my parents …

Vegan Summer Essentials

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Because my last post was pretty heavy, I thought I’d lighten things up around here by sharing my favorite products that I’ve been relying on this summer. All are cruelty-free & vegan (duh). Although the season is almost over technically speaking, I live in Austin where it will be all rays of sunshine and high temperatures until mid-November. I’m …