Hi, and welcome!
Hi, I’m Ty!
My diet went fully vegan in January of 2010. I then moved to Brooklyn that February, and started cameraphonevegan.com during my inability to find work. After 3 months of living in Brooklyn, learning the art of cooking in an itty bitty studio kitchen, and going into debt, I went back down to South Florida to resume my job as a radiation therapist. A lot has changed over the last 3 years, and most recently (November 2012) that included moving to SEATTLE, WA!
I live in the 1st hill area of Seattle with my boyfriend and two sphynx cats, Ganon & Midna. (Thomas is allergic to cats with hair!)
This is my place to share original recipes, and reviews of recipes, restuarants, and new vegan products with you. When I review something I give you my truly honest, personal opinion.
Please feel free to leave a comment, question or insight! You can subscribe to CPV by using the links on the right side of the page. You can also follow CPV on facebook, twitter, google+ and tumblr. You can also EMAIL me! cameraphonevegan(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Q & A
Why Cameraphone Vegan?
Three weeks after I moved to New York, someone stole the nice, second-hand digital SLR that I had just purchased, so that left me with only my cameraphone to start my blog with! As it turned out, the cameraphone is convenient and always around. N0t only that, they just keep getting better and better. My current is up to 13 mega pixels now!
What cookbooks & kitchen supplies do you use?
My favorite cookbooks have been streamlined down tremendously, especially after the last move. I have a small list of favorites now, and try to get kindle editions if I must have something. I’ve listed them on the right side of the webpage for reference. You can see a list of my favorite kitchen items through the Ty’s kitchen page tab at the top of the site.
How long have you been
I began transitioning to a fully vegan diet in the fall of 2009, making the official eating vegan start date January 2010.
After eating vegan for the last few years, I’ve become much more adamant about trying to make my lifestyle purchases as vegan as possible too. (A daunting task!) It was too wasteful and expensive to replace things that were in good condition at the beginning. However, I am making the conscious choice to replace them with more humane options as they wear out.
Isn’t it hard?
Maintaining a vegan diet can be hard, especially at first, but the longer you do it, the easier it is. You learn how to eat anywhere with time. The holidays are the hardest, but even that gets easier. Promise! It really just becomes your regular life.
I think at the beginning, one of the most challenging parts is dealing with other people’s reactions to it. You’ll find that a lot of people find veganism threatening. I personally, am not preachy. But when someone asks, man I just bubble over with information. And people who are interested will ask you all sorts of questions, so it’s a good idea to know what you’re talking about, because you may just make a lasting impression on someone!
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