Hey, my name is Tracy. I became vegan in May of 2008 after I made a drunken bet with my then-boyfriend that being vegan was easy. My "last meal" was a large plate of greasy nachos from a bar that I threw up all over his parent's house that night. It smelt for months, and yes, it was embarrassing. I'm not a puker, I swear.
The bet that was supposed to be a month turned into a complete lifestyle change. At the time, Andrew was moving out to Berkeley to live with me [[I was going to school, studying to be a dentist]], which made it especially easy for me to transition. Great vegan places were walking distance from our place.
When I decided to end my biology studies and ditch the sorority at UC Berkeley, we hopped on a 3-day greyhound to Ohio where I said goodbye to California... for now. I lived there my entire life and moving to the mid-west was a huge transition, beyond just the weather. I found comfort in knowing that great vegan spots weren't too far from my new home.
I never cooked much before I was vegan, and now it feels like an ongoing science experiment. What's healthiest, how can I recreate this or that-- I'm constantly learning and find joy in discovering amazing flavors in healthy food.
Beyond the kitchen... I like to play Left 4 Dead 2 on xbox, watch movies/great tv, take trips, lounge by the pool, shop/read about fashion, watch UFC, practice kung fu, read, and run, do yoga, work out in general. I'm 21, but I think I come off a lot older, or at least that's what people tell me. I love the arts, so I'm slowly learning more about photography and you can see the difference in my photos. I've been casually drawing and experimenting with pottery, also. Anyway, enjoy the blog and feel free to contact me!