My name is Tracey Neale, and I am a former broadcast journalist turned adoptive mom of wonderfully precocious 11-year- old twins. One evening while grieving the loss of their beloved grandfather to a hard-fought illness, we turned on Netflicks, hoping to find an entertaining escape. Instead, what sucked us in and changed our lives, was a daring documentary called, What The Health? And it left us saying, "What the heck?" Having spent two decades being a journalist often covering health issues, I thought I knew all about meat production and dairy. I even visited animal auctions and a slaughterhouse. But, boy was I wrong about the extent of my knowledge. After two uncomfortable hours, my curly haired daughter turned to her meat-loving mom and said, "So, do you think we can do it?" Of course, the "it" she was referring to was going vegan. The direct result of what we had just learned about meat, milk and cheese production. Her twin brother and I hesitantly agreed, and our amazing vegan adventure towards longevity and our best health was underway. Along with providing adequate nutrition, my main hesitation was - taste! Our meals had to be as savory, herbaceous and flavorful as they were before. Unfortunately, nobody warned us about the unsocial side effects that hit you in the beginning. So, I started this blog to share everything - all of the ups and downs of our journey.
That's our story, what's yours?