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Dara H.


Boulder, CO

Member since:

September 11, 2011


How did you hear about the Boulder & Beyond Vegan Meetup?

I joined an entreprenuer group who also uses meetup and stumbled upon this group as I was adding my interests to the profile.

What made you decide to go vegan/ explore a more compassionate lifestyle?

My children. I have been vegetarian since high school, but would still eat fish, chicken & turkey. It was my daughter, at the age of 4 1/2, always asking me about her food, "Mommy, is this a killed thing?", "Mommy, where does this come from?" that really sent me on a journey of food exploration. I had always thought that I knew a lot about nutrition and health, but I really only knew what the main stream media told me. This journey had me rethinking our whole food lifestyle and within weeks I couldn't stand it anymore! We went completely Vegan and gave away any animal derived food product in the house and never looked back.

What kind of activities would you like to see the group participate in?

I don't really know. I have never been a "group" sort of person. But I would love to see more vegan options on restaurant menus. Things are certainly better than previous years, but it would be nice to have more than 1 vegan option per restaurant. I think it would be super cool if we proposed to be testers for chef's who want to try out new Vegan dishes. Maybe 1 night every 6-8 weeks we could propose to fill a restaurant with Vegans who will pay for the food and provide feedback on the potential dishes to be added to the regular menu.

On your veg journey, do you have specific challenges that you'd like help with?

No answer yet


Hi, I'm Dara, I am a wife and mom of 2 little girls and have recently gone into business to sell vegan raw food snacks.

What Dara H. is saying about this Meetup Group

Lisa is a fantastic organizer. I have only been to 2 meetups and although I am always nervous to go, I have a great time. She is wonderful at setting people at ease and getting conversation going for those of us who have a hard time. I look forward to our next gathering!

Our Sponsors

  • Tofurky

    Tofurky has so many delicious vegan options. Support them please.

  • Compassionate Closet

    100% Vegan, local products

  • Lisa Shapiro

    BBVM founder '07; Animal Activist Hero; Rest in Peace.

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