I’m thinking of starting a series of posts called ‘Vegan Life Tips’ with crowdsourced tips and tricks from me and other vegans about how to handle specific scenarios life throws at you while maintaining your veganism. Thoughts? I wish I had had something like that when I first went vegan, even still! This is my first year as a vegan so I certainly haven’t figured it all out and I’m grateful to have a really really close friend (who is also vegan) and the internet to navigate all the scenarios that are all of a sudden new as a vegan, but without that, I’d certainly be left to my own devices more often than not. So here it is… first ‘Vegan Life Tips’ post!
I had been vegan for about 4 months when I was getting ready to go to a wedding and realized I had no idea what they would be serving for dinner, though I assumed it was not going to be vegan-friendly in the least bit. I had just moved from San Francisco and J and I were in transition, staying at his moms house in the south, and going to his second-cousins very, very, very southern wedding. I was the +1 and knew almost no one, not even the bride or groom, so I wasn’t really in a position to be making special requests of them or the caterer for a vegan meal. I texted my friend saying, “Girl wtf do I do, I’m going to a wedding and don’t know anyone and don’t wanna starve.” Her advice: “BYOF – bring your own food” and then “Have the caterer discreetly plate it for you and serve it at the same time as everyone else.” Its almost so obvious I don’t know how I didn’t think of it.