VeganMoFo Month!

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Today has been rather exciting in the Mosh Nosh household! Not only is it the first day of VeganMofo, but also it marks one month since becoming vegan! I am enormously thankful to the people around me who have been extremely considerate and to the staff in many of my favourite restaurants for being extremely helpful.

The past month has been brilliant! I thought being vegan and gluten free was going to be extremely difficult, but it has been a lot fun and I don’t feel like I have missed out on anything. I have eaten some amazing food and discovered great products over the last month that has made the transition easy.

I signed up for VeganMofo last week and I am extremely excited to take part in this amazing event! I have been busy brainstorming lots of different ideas and taking lots of photographs over the past week in preparation for Mofo.  I have finally settled on my schedule that I can fit around my day-to-day- life, it may not look overly exciting, but I promise each post will be full of colourful photographs and hopefully interesting content.

VeganMofo schedule

Monday- nuts about milk

Tuesday- tofu

Wednesday– mosh nosh visits…

 Thursday- Treats

Friday- films

Saturday- cookbook challenge

Sunday- my pantry

I am really looking forward to sharing all my ideas with you and please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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Welcome To Mosh Nosh!

Happy Vegan!

Hello all! Welcome to my little blog Mosh Nosh. As a newbie vegan I thought a blog would be a great way document my journey and speak to other vegans.  I would have started this blog sooner, but I had trouble picking a name as all my ideas were taken according to Google. The name Mosh Nosh came to me a few days ago, after a morning of listening to my favourite tunes. Hallelujah! I thought I was going to be in blogging limbo forever! So, what’s with the name? Well, I love heavy metal and after a kafuffle in the mosh pit, I love to eat a little nosh before bed!

It has been a very exciting time for me, I have been creating new recipes, eating lots of vegan cakes at my local cafe and changing my lifestyle to a more ethical one. Since making my decision to change my life, I have been asked a lot of questions by friends and family for example, why did you go vegan? Do you miss meat? Do you get enough calcium & protein? I have also received some negativity and people expecting me to revert back to my old ways in a few weeks, but they have all been wrong! Once I explained my choice it has been easier, even if it did take a few weeks to sink in.

My main reason for going vegan was my health, which was in a dreadful state a few months ago. I have suffered from M.E since I was a child and spent many years bed bound, when I should have been out enjoying my childhood. I ate when I could and I did very little exercise. The last few years I have been more active but I was still sick and that bothered me.

Suffering with a chronic illness can cause changes to your body internally and externally and my weight was one of those changes. I have battled with food demons for years, going through periods of overeating and under eating. Finding a balance was impossible as I was depressed about my body. When I look back through photos and the size of the clothes in my wardrobe, I can see how I yo-yoed from eating huge amounts to very little. This last year I have been eating a regular diet, but found it extremely difficult because I wasn’t enjoying the food I was eating and the way it made me feel. I began to read about various ways I could improve my health and I knew I had to make a drastic change.

Once I began reading into Veganism, I realised it wasn’t just a diet it was a way of life, a lifestyle that is anti-cruelty. I have been interested in the rights of animals since I was a child, but due to my health I felt like I couldn’t get involved or make any changes to my life.  When I look back I realise I could have got involved and made changes to my life but I didn’t. How can I justify eating animals when I am against any form of animal cruelty? I had to cut back and then eradicate all meat products from my life.

It has been almost a month since I went Vegan and I am already feeling the results of a plant-based diet. I have more energy, better skin, better digestion and a better understanding of food. I no longer feel any guilt when I am eating and no disgusting act of violence have contributed to the meal on my plate.

I hope this post hasn’t put you off reading my blog forever! I promise it will be full of positive posts and healthy recipes.

Thank you for reading and feel free to leave your comments below.

Mosh Nosh