A Vegan Life, Companionship, Love and Trust

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I write this message.

Spring Vegan started as a hopeful outlet for my life partner to express her love for food, for her to share vegan recipes with the world and a means for us to work together.

As a couple, it was to strengthen our bond through a shared and collaborative task.

When Spring Vegan started, there were not many vegan websites for you online. Let along vegan sites that aimed to give you seasonal recipes. For various reasons she would lose interest each year after a promising start and Spring Vegan never made it through an entire season. This also explains why Summer Vegan, Fall Vegan and Winter Vegan never fully developed with a decent amount of content.

Despite various false starts over the years, I have made some efforts to keep the sites online updated with recipes, information and other content. However, while I do enjoy a vegan diet, food is not my passion and these sites were to be vehicles for her creativity primarily and not mine. In addition, I run several other websites besides the vegan websites mentioned.

I say all that to say the she recently, unbeknownst to me decided to eat the remains of slaughtered animals. She now eats meat, seafood, shellfish and other items. I of course am in total disagreement, opposition and it is essentially tearing up my (our) home.

Yes, you are reading correctly, the same woman who investigated organic strawberries, had us buying from farms for food in season and within a certain radius of our home, helped bring me to veganism and whom perhaps a year ago burst into tears when she ingested an incorrectly prepared meal at an Ethiopian restaurant now eats cadaver.

The way I found out was sad to me and I felt and still feel extremely betrayed.

What’s even worse is that she believes and maintains that our breakup will be my fault because as she puts it,  I chose to not love her regardless of what she decided to do.

Let me be clear, I did not switch to a vegan diet for humane reasons at all. I changed my diet primarily if not purely for health. However, over the years since then I have adopted beliefs and philosophies that do align with vegans who so choose veganism for compassion towards animals and for the benefit of the planet we all share.

This is without mentioning any metaphysical aspects or perspectives I have about karma, life force and attainment of higher purpose in relation to a vegan diet or vegan lifestyle.

These are thoughts, beliefs and philosophies I was lead to believe we shared. Sadly, that is not the case. My life is changing and the person I once shared my dreams with, my hopes, my fears and bed is a stranger.

I wanted you all to know what is going on while I figure out what to do.

Spring is approaching and Spring Vegan gets a lot of visits during the first part of the year for the vegan recipes posted on Pinterest, through a few other sites and apps.

There are articles, recipes and other content on the backend either not finished or just not published. I am not sure what to do with them and honestly mentally exhausted right now over the whole ordeal. I am open to ideas, suggestions and the like with the site to help me move forward and thankful for being able to provide a resource for you to help with making better health choices for yourself and helping our planet.

Now you know if things seem different from before it’s because it’s just me. Sadly alone.

- RL

We may not be chefs but our food is from our hearts --→ ♥
Becoming a healthy vegan was is still a challenge.
We hope the vegan recipes and info here help you along your way.
Looking for more? Go to the Spring Vegan Recipes Section.


The Quintessential Recipes for Vibrant Health

I found this book at the Half Price Book store some years ago. The artwork for some particular reason called to me. Attractive, yet somewhat amateurish in contrast to other publications, the lotus flower on the cover suggested to that there was powerful and life giving information inside and despite clearly not having the backing of a major publishing house, I knew the book was published in earnest.

Instinctively I felt it would be a good purchase.

Without fail, upon opening the book, page after page contained information about essential fatty acids, the impact of food on your health and pages of vegan recipes that seemed not only unique but also flavorful and nutritious, doing the best to apply the principles set forth in the book. There are no pictures but the information makes up for anything that comes by way of visual gratification.

The cookbook is almost medicinal in the approach as many of the recipes if not all are aimed at assisting in health, prevention of some ailment or another. In fact, within the opening pages the author states plainly that people with family histories of cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and more definitely need to read the book. As well as those with existing medical conditions.

In addition to the recipes, there is plenty in terms of digestive health, information on enzymes, suggestions to help transition from the Standard American Diet to one that is healthier and answers to questions the reader might have. However, most of the book, which is 240 pages, is recipes, so rest assured that despite the philosophy and educational portion of the book, which is brief but intense, for the most part this is one restorative vegan cookbook with tons of recipes that can stand on their own or serve as the foundation for personal classics.

However, do not expect to find vegan cheesecake in here.

We may not be chefs but our food is from our hearts --→ ♥
Becoming a healthy vegan was is still a challenge.
We hope the vegan recipes and info here help you along your way.
Looking for more? Go to the Spring Vegan Recipes Section.

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