Monday, 14 October 2013

The Ordinary Vegan - The Great Vegan Challenge

This week's TOV is a special edition totally devoted to The Great Vegan Challenge. Now, if you haven't heard of this before, it is a great way to try out being vegan for a few weeks and see how it works for you. It is run by the great people over at and if you or someone you know is currently an omnivore, a pescetarian or a vegetarian and is interested in veganism, the idea is you can sign up for free via the website, get loads of information, help, support and tips and you pledge to go vegan for one month during November. 

This is an easily achievable goal and then you you can see how it makes you feel and what you learn about the meat and dairy industries during your month. You may decide after the month to go back to your old diet, you may decide to make some key changes and reduce your meat/dairy intake or you may just realise how much better you feel and how much fun vegan cooking and eating can be and make a commitment to veganism for life. Whatever the outcome, you will have educated yourself about the choices you make when you eat, cook or buy products and will have made a positive difference during your one month challenge, so what is stopping you?

Here is some information about the challenge from the govegan website:

November is Vegan Month so why not try our 30-day vegan challenge? This is your chance to enjoy an animal-free diet, while we offer you all the support and information you need to make it successful and enjoyable.
You can share your experiences, swap recipes, and ask us any questions you like via our online Agony Aunt! And everyone who takes up the challenge will be entered into our prize draw to win a hamper of vegan goodies. This really is a wonderful opportunity to try a diet that is kinder to you, the planet and to animals.Register now!
If you live outside the UK, you may wish to look at the support available from a group in your country: check our list.

Mark Gold
Vegan Challenge Co-ordinator

Now, you might be thinking, "it's easy for you, Vegan Vox, you are already vegan", but remember I only became vegan in January 2013 so it wasn't that long ago I was making this pledge. Also, I thought to make things a little easier for those of you who might like to try the challenge, Mr Vox is going to join you on the one month challenge in November too. He is signing up through and he will be guest blogging here on throughout the month with his updates on how it's going for him. He faces the challenge that he works in the food and beverage industry and has to serve meat, fish and dairy to customers daily, so whilst he may have it easy at home having me cook fab vegan meals for him :-), every day will be more of a challenge at work for him.

The govegan challenge is run by Animal Aid who are the UK's largest Animal Rights Group, why not get family and friends to sponsor your vegan challenge and donate the money to Animal Aid to help support the great work they do to try and end animal suffering and cruelty.

If you are already vegan but know a friend, neighbour, child or relative that may be up for the challenge please forward this post to them, encourage them to sign up and show them all of the gorgeous vegan recipes available on my blog to help them through the month!

Good Luck on the challenge and feel free to comment on this post or email me with any questions or if you are finding it tough, maybe I can help you along your challenge.

Big Vegan Love,


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