40th birthday celebration for People's Organic Food Market? When he and I walked up to chat for a bit with the Animal Rescue and Protection League (APRL) crew, Danny (campaign director) asked me if I would be interested in being interviewed for their monthly e-newsletter.
Of course, I said yes!!!
A little bit after the event, he interviewed me online. Here's how it went (except for all the little lines, this interview is an exact copy and paste from the e-newsletter):
Meet APRL volunteer and vegan blogger, Joanna Tenderro!
How long have you been veg or vegan?
“I've been vegan since mid-2010."
What made you go vegan?“When I learned about what goes on behind closed doors in slaughterhouses, dairy farms, and egg companies, I couldn't bring myself to consume animal products ever again. I also refused to wear animal skins and fur after I found out more about the leather and fur trades, respectively."
"I really wanted to reduce my carbon impact on the Earth. Going vegan was and is the best way to do just that."
How did you become involved with APRL?
“I live pretty close to an APRL thrift store and I donate my unwanted items there at least every month or whenever I go out to eat at the vegan restaurant nearby the shop (Sipz). I never knew that APRL was more than a thrift store before I looked it up online! I finally learned that I can help spread the awareness of veganism to others by being a part of APRL. I've participated before and plan to continue doing so."
Can you tell us the inspiration for your blog?“My main inspiration for my blog is the vegan lifestyle itself. I've never felt so positive, healthy, and good about myself until I went vegan, and I want to share those positive vibes with everyone.
My blog is a down-to-earth approach to sharing with others the benefits of being on a vegan diet and living compassionately. In almost all of my posts, I share other veg-related websites as well as links to vegan products. In other words, not only is my blog a digital cookbook, it's also a portal to other great vegan resources."
What is your favorite vegan dish to make?“My absolute favorite meal so far is Robin Robertson's Spicy Sesame Noodles with Green Beans; a delicious Asian-inspired recipe from her cookbook, '1,000 Vegan Recipes.' It's very simple to make and very difficult to stop eating it!"
Check out Joanna's blog for other great vegan recipes and resources!
By the way, if you want to see my favorite dish that I mentioned in the last question, click here. =)
Have a great day, everyone!