Recently, I have decided to take a step back, per say, so that I could be more critical of the ideas I once accepted easily as well as the new ideas I am more inclined to accept without scrutiny. It is a goal of mine to start actively applying my love for critical thinking to my daily life.
I have recently become interested in veganism and the idea of simply eating less meat and dairy. I am approaching these critically as well. I know that it is important to consider the various perspectives on an issue as I take the time to formulate my own. So although I am still learning about the various perspectives and facts (while remaining open-minded and level-headed throughout) it has been fun exploring some vegan meals and alternatives.
It has encouraged me to try new foods and approaches. This was a vegan meal called Cajun Rice (we did use butter unfortunately, but we can easily use Olive oil instead). It turned out delicious (We also made a wrap with it). I am excited to start implementing more vegan meals into our routine.
There is one perspective that I have not seen vegans discuss yet (maybe I overlooked it) and I am very curious about their views on this. What about disabled individuals or people with restrictive diets?
As I am autistic and have some sensory issues, the taste and texture of the foods that I eat are major determining factors in whether or not I can eat them comfortably or sometimes at all. So part of my exploration into veganism has been trying to find ways to eat vegan that do not cause me discomfort. I definitely support the research and studies out there that attempt to create plant-based alternatives that are similar to the texture and tastes that many people currently enjoy, but also may find necessary for various reasons.
I hope to write more about my perspective on this, as well as potentially communicate with others about veganism, sensory issues in regard to foods, and the current studies and research out there. It has been an interesting experience so far.
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