The following is a list of frequently asked questions regarding Vegan In A VW. If you have any specific questions you would like answered, drop us a line at contact@VeganInAVW.com.
Q. What is Vegan In A VW?
- Vegan In A VW is two vegans who will be travelling across North America in a Volkswagon Van promoting vegan cooking. Vegan In a VW was conceived as a forum for the promotion and discussion of what we call the "veggie lifestyle".
Q. What does Vegan In A VW hope to accomplish?
- The main goal is to show that vegan cooking is not only healthy and easy, but also fun! Using vegetables, legumes, whole grains and fruit, the on-line cooking demonstrations and in-house workshops will show you how easy it is to make the transition to a less violent diet.
- In the
fall of 1998, he left his job at a local computer
company. Presented with an opportunity for change, he wanted
to embark on a project that was close to his core belief system.
He headed for the mountains for a few days of solitude (in the
VW of course) and came up with a list of his likes and dislikes,
what he valued and what he needed to simplify. After a month
of developing the idea and processing the data, 'Vegan In A
VW' was born. It gave him an ideal opportunity to combine the
skills he'd acquired in the computer industry (having at one
time owned his own web development company) with his life long
passion for cooking. He has also been a vegan/vegetarian for
over seven years and had been looking for a way to promote this
He admits the initial change to vegetarianism was not easy, thinking back to questions such as "what do I eat?" and "what's to be done with tofu?" Growing up in a family of ex-farmers presented it's own challenges as well. He found it difficult to explain his logic for not wanting to eat meat, but eventually they came to understand his choice. His mom has been especially helpful in preparing mostly vegan holiday dinners and her chickpea roast (mmm...). His dad has more recently come around and refers to it as "your food", though he quite enjoys the vegan dim sum at a local Buddhist restaurant. If he can share his experience and help people understand how easy and fun it is to become a vegan/vegetarian, he will feel he's accomplishing something worthwhile.
Q. How can I get involved?
A. Check here for a list of sites we’ll be visiting or drop us a line contact@VeganInAVW.com and invite us to your town. You can also check back regularly to view our cooking demonstrations and workshops.