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Luna Fae: Five Days, Five Voices
May 9, 2018
Hi! I’m Luna, I’m a musician and poet studying Folk and Traditional Music at Newcastle University and I’ve been vegan for a couple of years now. My motivation for veganism originally started after watching Cowspiracy as I made the connection between what I was putting into my mouth and the animals that had to be slaughtered for it. So much of what I saw in this documentary and others alike, I didn’t even know happened, it was shocking to me how much information about the industries, dairy especially, isn’t public knowledge.
What do you eat for Breakfast?
I usually have Coco Pops or Frosted Flakes with soya milk or a red onion and chive bagel.
What do you have for lunch?
I work at Yo Sushi and thankfully they have a great selection of vegan options, my go to is: Pumpkin Katsu Curry (to die for), Edamame and Spinach Gyoza and Kaiso Seaweed. When I’m not at work I tend to make myself a carrot, potato, leek and lentil soup.
What is your go-to dinner dish?
I LOVE making ‘chicken’ and mushroom pie with mash, veg and gravy.
Do you have a favourite snack during the day?
I love pistachios – these are my absolute favourite.
How do you plan your week? Do you create a meal plan or go with the flow?
I have to plan my week around uni and work which is difficult and I sometimes end up having to buy food in town more than I’d like to as I have little time to prepare meals.
How do you find eating out?
When I first went vegan in 2016 there was hardly anywhere I could eat out unless I just wanted to eat salad or sometimes chips but with the surge of veganism in the past few years I am so so happy with how many places I can eat out now! I can make my perfect pizza at Pizza Hut which I’ve been waiting for for years!
Crispy Spaghetti Pie (Or Crispy Carb Cake as I like to call it) from the Vegan Life magazine!
Any advice for someone in your position transitioning to a plant-based diet?
Watch documentaries for motivation if you haven’t already. Don’t listen when people tell you being vegan is crazy expensive, the cheapest things you can buy are beans and grains and veg – I buy all of my basic shopping at Aldi. And it’s completely fine to take it step by step and slowly cut things out of your diet, it doesn’t have to be an overnight process.
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