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Melissa

Location:

Portland, OR

Member since:

April 19, 2012

What's your favorite food or dish?

My homemade breakfast bean and kale and veggie burritos. Well, and other stuff--Indian, Ethiopian, a good veggie burger, mashed potatoes with garlic, chocolate chip cookies, etc.

How old are you?

Why do you ask?

How long have you been and why are you a vegan or interested in becoming a vegan?

I have been a vegetarian with some relapses for 25 years. I became interested when I was in debate in high school and researched animal rights. I stopped eating veal and have not EVER had it since. Since I got over my depression when I just started eating horrible $1 mcpigbreakfasts and am no longer buying $1 mcpigs, and I haven't bought cow milk in a long time. I am also aware of the fact that buying dairy or cheese or eggs from factory farms contributes to the suffing of animals. I don't know if I want to go totally vegan or continue to buy from local farmers who treat their dairy animals humanely, but I want to get to know vegans and keep mostly eating a plant-based diet and keep learing what I want to do. :)

What do you like to do in your free time?

Reading, spending quality time with my cat and humans, cooking, eating, finding recipes.

Introduction

I'm a vegetarian who is attracted to veganism and wants to learn more. I love good eating and good local foods and want to make vegan friends, so I signed up for this meetup.


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