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Gwen Whitaker, Greenfare Organic Cafe

My Vegan Journey, Vegan 21 Day Kick Start

Gwen Whitaker is well versed on Vegan principles and strategies. Her personal journey has led her from a career in IT to vegan café owner and health promoter. We both have similar life experiences. I was an IT professional who became interested in holistic healing and wanted to change the world through mind, body and spirit principles.

My vegan journey began when I sampled a dish from the GreenFare menu. I became curious! The food I tasted that day was hot, light, healthy and tasty. As a foodie and cuisine coach, I became intrigued about veganism. I thought vegan food would be tasteless, and boring! I wondered, how could food that was made without salt, sugar and fat taste good?

As a cuisine coach,  it was important that I experience the highs and lows of the vegan experience. So, I decided to take part in the GreenFare 21 day kick start program. I knew I needed knowledge, so that I could coach people who wanted to learn about vegan traditions, cooking and nutrition.

If you are curious, then I recommend that you first learn as much about vegan principles as you can. It is important to be prepared, so that your experience is a positive one. Sample vegan foods from well respected vegan sources. Try different cultural interpretations, perspectives and methodologies for food preparations and recipe ideas. Then, when you feel comfortable with your knowledge join a vegan kick start program.

GreenFare’s program is very convenient and affordable. Be specific about your food requirements, and tastes. You will appreciate the scientific knowledge and health teachings. As a participant you will learn how to cook and prepare vegan food. I enjoyed the grocery shopping class, and culinary class as I was taught how to read food labels and how to choose the best foods.

I suggest that you get to know YOU. Your likes, dislikes! Get to know, understand textures, smells, tastes, and the chemistry of food.  Be a food scientist!  If you know you better, then you can create your own dishes! Your mission is to wander around the market and browse. The point is to seek and explore.

This experience taught  patience,  to know myself better, to finish what I start, adapt to change,  to be curious, to ask questions and to be more creative.

If you would like to read more about my experiences, then you may read more at Sheilaisms, my Instagram page.

Good luck on your journey.