November 1st is World Vegan Day. This holiday (sans vacation time) has been celebrated since 1994, but it represents the beginning of the world’s first Vegan Society, established 50 years prior in 1944. No, I am not a vegan facts junky, I had to look all this stuff up. But, I have been toying with the idea of trialing a full vegan diet for years, and what better time to do it then World Vegan Day! In fact, my household is going vegan for a week, beginning Sunday, October 28. Vegetarians may consider meat and eggs the easy part, but going in reverse (dairy-free first) can actually be just as difficult. Read along at my personal blog, One Frugal Foodie, as I will post up our eating ventures each day. Also, Go Dairy Free will feature special vegan (egg, meat, dairy, and honey-free) posts on the front page throughout the week. Enjoy!
Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.