Hello, I’m Vanessa Protass! I’m just a thirty something living in Brooklyn, NY, trying to keep it mostly vegan while enjoying life as a mom, wife, and cat lady.
I’ve been meat free since 2011 when I jumped on the Meatless Monday bandwagon to cultivate some healthier eating habits. I liked it so much that I started eating meatless everyday and never looked back.
Later on I joined the team at The Monday Campaigns and enjoyed working on the Social Media/Marketing Team for Meatless Monday and other public health campaigns for nearly 5 years. During this time I went vegan and became an advocate of meat reduction for those not ready to take the plunge. By then, it was about way more than just the health benefits for me.
In the Spring of 2016 I got pregnant! I kept to a meat free diet throughout my pregnancy, and for the most part stayed vegan as well. I ate a couple of servings of fish each week to boost baby’s development and occasionally consumed eggs and dairy. Post-baby, I vowed to get back to a 100% vegan diet, but it has been and continues to be a work in progress.
Our son Tripp Everett was born on December 9, 2016, and I am currently a stay at home mama caring for him. This blog will chronicle our adventures in eating, like introducing Tripp to food and encouraging him to live a meat free lifestyle. I’ll also be sharing recipes for some of the meat free meals I’m cooking up to nourish our growing family.
Thanks for visiting!