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Main Street Vegan Academy, part 1

Where do I even begin?

It was that wonderful.

Last week was thoroughly life changing. I made lovely new vegan friends and colleagues, learned a TON, gained confidence, and ate some of the most delicious food EVER. I’ve already noticed that I’m thinking more critically and I’m more sensitive to the issues. I want to speak the truth in a loving and compassionate way, and I feel empowered to do that now.

How is this all going to play out in my life and work? More on that soon. I’ll do a proper blog post later this week, but here are some highlights in the meantime.

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Rain and Margo en route to Sustainable NYC and Vaute Couture. Here are some incredibly happy, healthy, gorgeous people!! Vegan is love, baby.

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Thursday lunch, topped with Treeline cashew cheese. D-I-V-I-N-E. Dairy cheese is literally addictive–it contains casomorphin, an opiate (!)–and while this “cheese” is insanely tasty, you can eat all you want and stay healthy!

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On Saturday morning we went on a supermarket tour, with Victoria’s daughter Adair playing a new client who wants to eat healthier. Whether or not you’re vegan (yet!), it’s so, so important to read every label before you drop the item in question in your cart. Also very helpful to know which fruits and veggies contain which vitamins and minerals.

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More fieldtripping. (We spent much more time in lectures, but apart from one food demonstration I didn’t take photos.)

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Seitan burrito at Jivamuktea. Thoroughly delicious.


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Thursday night we heard Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, speak at NYU, and she was electrifying. I was so inspired!

(Main Street Vegan Academy.)

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.