Hey there! First, I want to thank you for taking a look at my blog. It means a lot to me. 🙂

When I was in the 10th grade, I became a vegetarian. Then, the summer after graduating high school in 2005, I made the switch to vegan because I felt it was ethically wrong to exploit animals for human use. I realized that I had been holding off on making the transition out of sheer laziness and I went vegan the day I figured that out.

I started this blog in 2008, and I love having an outlet for my cooking obsession, as well as a place to share my experiences with living a healthy vegan life. My friends get tired of me constantly talking about food, so writing lets me connect to an audience who loves food as much as I do.

I’m going back to school in the fall of 2012 to study environmental studies and to finish my political science degree. I love our planet, and one day I hope to be able to work towards improving the way people interact with the environment around us. I’m very interested in issues relating to sustainable agricultural, modern food issues, and keeping our planet beautiful and clean.

I currently live in Virginia Beach, VA, and in a couple months I’m moving back home to Asheville, NC. I sincerely hope to spend more time hiking/backpacking/camping once I get back to the mountains, and I plan on sharing information on vegan hiking once that happens.

To contact me, send me an email at ahimsablog at gmail dot com.

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