First of all, I tried. I really tried. It was me, not you–veganism.
I threw away all my non-vegan staples. I started to build my recipes and pantry. I thought I could do it. Then it hit: the taco craving.
Vegan tacos just wouldn’t cut it.
After the taco massacre, I started questioning the real reason why I was going vegan. Was it for animal rights? Not really. My primary motivation was stomach issues and eating healthier. That being said, I really respect anyone who makes such a drastic lifestyle choice based on their values. I just need more flexibility.
However, I learned to be super mindful about what I put in my body. I look closely at labels now. I buy more locally sourced produce. Plus, I can still protest factory farming, dairy farms, and animal cruelty in other ways e.g., monetary donations, purchasing cruelty-free products, and even eating vegetarian most days of the week.
Yet, I just can’t quit you . . . tacos.