Natalie Slater: Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions About Veganism

By | January 8th, 2014|Cookbook Club, Food, Guest Blogger, How to respond to..., Questions, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Issues|

They say there’s no such thing as a stupid question, but chances are, they are not vegan. For if they were vegan, they would know that there are plenty of people in this world who delight in asking vegans the same questions over and over again - not to learn - but rather, to antagonize. Never before has your protein intake or the iron levels in your blood been so fascinating to other people! And so, for my fellow cranky vegans, I have developed this list of snappy answers to the top 5 stupid questions we deal with.

How to Respond to: “But isn’t being vegan…bland?”

By | July 30th, 2013|Education, Food, How to respond to..., Lifestyle, Vegan Issues, Vegan Newbie|

Vegans often find themselves bombarded with questions from friends, family – even strangers – who are interested in knowing more about all things vegan. For those new to the vegan lifestyle, however, these questions can sometimes be overwhelming. How does one answer a question when he or she is still figuring things out? Hence, our new "How to Respond To… " series: a written toolbox of sorts for the new vegan trying to sort things out for themselves – and help in answering the many questions they are sure to receive! Today we tackle a question most vegans get pretty tired of hearing (but answer patiently none-the-less): "But isn’t being vegan…bland?"

How to Respond to…”If everyone went vegan, what would happen to all the farm animals?”

By | June 21st, 2013|Animal Rights, Consumer Perspective, Education, How to respond to..., Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Issues, Vegan Newbie|

"If everyone went vegan, what would happen to all the farm animals? If it weren't for humans, sheep would be extinct!" I remember the first time I was asked this question, I was quite shocked. I'm sad to report that I ranted and rambled and didn't give a good answer at all, and the person who asked me walked away, quite smug.

How To Respond To…”But where do you get your protein?”

By | June 7th, 2013|Food, Health & Fitness, How to respond to..., Lifestyle, Vegan Issues, Vegan Newbie|

Those living the vegan lifestyle often find themselves bombarded with questions from friends, family – even strangers – who are interested in knowing more about all things vegan. For those new to the vegan lifestyle, however, these questions can sometimes be unnerving – how does one answer a question when he or she is still figuring things out? Hence, our new How to Respond To… series – a written toolbox of sorts for the new vegan trying to sort things out for themselves – and for the many questions they are sure to receive!