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I lived exactly 37 years of my life eating meat, fish and all possible derivatives. I liked to eat a nice steak in my blood when I went out for dinner in the evening. I loved fish, grills and mixed fried food. Anyone who knows me knows I loved eating like this. I don’t regret or blame myself for my past. If today I decided to change my diet I owe it only to a meticulous study of the pros and cons of the various diets. Since the age of 16 I have tried all the diets in the world. I’m not talking about DIY diets but diets made by various nutritionists who have tried in some way to want me to lose weight at all costs even when I didn’t really need it. In the last few years I’ve started to feel bad all the time. Nonostante continuassi a mangiare carne, avevo sempre forti carenze di ferro che mi portavano spesso a svenire e a stare male. Always tired and often in a variable mood. The real change started two years ago. Thanks to the eyes of my faithful life partner. I’m talking about my boxer dog Perla, who passed away because of the incompetence of some veterinarians of a well-known veterinary clinic in the province of Cagliari. One of the most expensive. During his illness, his open wounds, his pain and the smell of the blood and flesh that went into gangrene started to make me feel bad. Slowly in every animal, in every piece of meat, I saw Pearl’s eyes looking at me begging me to make her feel good. I saw its pain. I started wondering the difference between the pain of a dog and that of a pig, a sheep, a cow, a horse, a hen and so on. I come from a family of hunters. Hunters for generations. It was not easy and it is still not easy to enforce my choice not to eat animals anymore. I often recur in their jokes but they don’t hurt me. They are the same that they did to me at the beginning of my transition to Buddhism. Since September 2014, after the umpteenth diet based mainly on animal proteins, I started not to do it anymore. I eliminated the meat and then gradually all the fish. In January 2015, I became a vegetarian. I had a lot of trouble getting rid of the tuna. I liked it very much. But just watch a video on the tuna slaughter, which even the taste of one of your favorite dishes, causes you disgust. That’s why exactly on June 26, 2015, I started my journey towards veganism. At home I rarely keep eggs in the fridge since my child is allergic and in addition I have been lactose intolerant for 4 years and so, turning to a nutritionist who means veganism, I decided to eliminate even the few things I kept taking animal derivation. How am i doing? For the moment well. What do I eat? Not only tofu as many believe, but many foods that I previously considered non-existent and finally I discovered flavors and smells that I didn’t know. Has my social life changed? No and yes. I always go to restaurants and pizzerias, only now I try to eat things other than the usual steak or pizza with mozzarella. On this site, you will mainly find quick recipes, sometimes invented, other classics revisited in a vegan key, many of the regional tradition and recipes that my friends pass on to me. But above all you can find recipes that you can make at home without having to go crazy looking for strange products that cannot be purchased in the major supermarkets where you go shopping. In addition there will be a section dedicated to the various reviews on the restaurants I visit and how they behave when there is a vegan as a customer. Clothing is also important and above all shopping. Where to do it and how? Not to mention hygiene products and various household cleaning. My site will not be a “big stick” type. I do not intend to impose my lifestyle choice on anyone like I did not do it at home, but simply to amaze you how easy and good vegan cuisine can be. Let’s get started and see how it goes. You can also publish some of your recipes for free. I accept advice and ideas.