Two and half years ago, I began living life as a vegan. For those who haven't read the post describing the transition, allow me to offer a brief recap. [And if that doesn't sound appealing or you have doubts as to whether or not I can truly be brief, simply scroll down a few paragraphs]
Returning from a 3 week trip to the Philippines in 2012, I was rejuvenated and grateful for my heritage and my roots, but I had consumed entirely way too much meat as I strove to honor the gesture of the meals that were prepared especially for us as well as my role as a guest in the homes of family and friends. So to "cleanse," I decided I would follow a strictly vegan diet for 1-2 weeks upon arriving in Austin to give my digestive system a chance to rest and recover.