How To Test A Vegan Lifestyle With Your Love In NYC
Last week, I ate egg sandwiches for a substantial portion of my meals. I am known to steal the extra crispy parts of bacon from Josh whenever we have it together. When I plan trips, one of my first Google searches is usually for the best ice cream near my destination.
But while I live for buttery croissants and egg-topped avocado toast, and will rarely turn down bacon, I am not an avid meat eater. In fact, before this adventure, I had already checked off beef and seafood from the list of foods I consider too much of an environmental challenge to be worth it.
Josh is a different story entirely. Josh is an avid lover of all meat and dairy products. To put it in perspective, Josh was once Ron Swanson for Halloween so that he could carry around and slowly consume several pounds of bacon during the night.
Needless to say, testing out a vegan lifestyle was not something that I envisioned happening for the two of us anytime soon. Yet, in spite of both of our loves for animal-based food products, here we are, trying to be vegan.
You, like many of our friends, are probably asking, “Why?” After four days of the vegan life, I too have asked myself this question. (Many times.) But there are a few reasons.