A Veg Lifestyle You’ll Love

brown and white cow in an open field

I remember when I first decided to try giving up red meat, the first step to becoming a vegetarian and eventually adopting a vegan lifestyle. I was on vacation with family and we were going to a French restaurant. I thought I’d see how I’d do ordering.

I can thank an open-minded chef at the Lakefront Restaurant in Mammoth Lakes for his vegetable Wellington because it was a savory delight with multi-layered flavors and colors. It was the first of many times at a shared table that I smugly thought, well, I am definitely eating the best meal at this table!

The question that preceded this choice was: what if I could eat and live well without hurting animals? And the answer was a resounding “yes I can” leave the beef off of my recipes and leave cost to pleasantly graze in their fields. I can, and you can too!

There so many great reasons to give up living off of animals, as many reasons as there are vegetarians and vegans. And there are millions of us in the U.S. and worldwide! We’d make quite a party, and a force for change, if we joined together—with great food and gorgeous cruelty-free outfits, and so much fun and conversation.

That’s the goal of the Joivert website, to bring people together to live well with delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes and to explore other ways to appreciate animals, and to just enjoy.

I have two friends who told me they had tried to “go vegan” by eating nothing but plain kale for weeks. Of course it wasn’t sustainable; kale can get pretty old pretty quick, and you need more nutrients to stay healthy.

Both of these ladies soon went back to a full-meat diet, and with their stories, my idea for this website was born. If my friends had been better prepared with tips to approach their new lifestyle, they could have succeeded and inspired others.