When I was in college, I started on a spiritual journey learning about myself and my place in the world around me. I studied history, many different religions, and delved into different schools of philosophical thought. These teachings combined with abiding by my own moral compass led me to one universal conclusion: love is the answer, the way, and the path. How then could I choose to sustain my own life by ending that of another? I gradually made changes to my diet until I eliminated meat altogether in 2013, and I eventually became a vegan in 2016. My specialty is scratch versions of the foods I loved when I ate meat, and I'm known for my gourmet plating styles. I joined this community to share ideas and connect with others of a like mind. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my story!