I have only been a vegan since August 2012, gluten free since June 2012. I am still learning new ways of cooking and it will be nice to be around like minded people (no one in my family is vegan) to support my efforts. I eat as many organics as I can get my hands on, I avoid alcohol, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and am 100% against GMO's. After many health issues a year ago I decided it was time to listen to my body and clean up my diet. So I try to live a clean life...Now it is time to say goodbye to the extra pounds I am still carrying around..