Wow what a journey 2020 has been so far. We started off strong, with lots of plans for work, play, travel, family adventures, celebrations and parties.. and then You Know What hit the planet to curb all of that.
We have mostly taken it in our stride (after a few long, hard conversations and I don’t mind adding, some tears) and it gave us time to put a dream in place that has been in the making for some time – an online vegan superstore based in Ireland, VBAG.ie!
I started my plant-based journey in 2016, the year Sharyn and I got married, in response to what I can only describe as a ‘Cop On Moment’. I was unhealthy, overweight and not terribly happy with myself and with my contribution to the planet. I watched documentaries on plant-based living and truly believed in my heart that it was for me. One morning, I woke up and simply made the decision; I would no longer eat meat products. As I am a stubborn individual, that was really that for me!
Transitioning to a vegan diet required more work but I love cooking and played around with different recipes and ideas until I found an array of delicious meals that my family and I could get on board with. In January 2019, I quit drinking alcohol for ‘One Year No Beer’ and never looked back. The energy, the mental clarity, the stabilisation of my moods and ability to deal with stress, has never been stronger.
So here I am, a non-drinking, vegan, fit and healthy man (I lost 4 stone in 4 years!) who wants to share all the delicious planet-friendly treats I have found on my journey with you. The global vegan population is on the rise and the producers of fine vegan products are here for it.
We are in the background trialling and testing every single item that we will add to our Xmas hamper selection (’tis a hard life!) and will be ready to launch in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on our new social media pages for all the info – I can’t wait to share it all with you!