I’d love to welcome you to elephantasticvegan.com!
I am Bianca, 28 years old and from Linz in Austria/Europe. I love to cook (and to eat!), so I started sharing my vegan food adventures on this blog!
About myself. I just finished my master’s degree in web sciences, I watch way too many TV shows (Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Portlandia, Broad City, Girls, Garfunkel and Oates,…), I love to play video games (Don’t Starve!) and I really enjoy spending a lot of time in my
little (we moved, it’s bigger now! :D) balcony garden and watch the plants grow. I’m living together with my boyfriend, Sascha, for over 10 years now. We both love to cook and enjoy all the delicious vegan dishes together. Cheers! klink We even wrote our very first cookbook together!
How it all started. While being on vacation in the United States in 2012 I first learned about veganism, about the food and where it comes from, about the reasons for people to go vegan, about the food system. And I was eating for the first time in a completely vegan restaurant (Loving Hut in Philadelphia on South Street). I was impressed by the dishes and about the atmosphere. I’ve bought Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, which I read on the plane on my way home, a few weeks later I watched Earthlings. And it did its magic.
About the blog. This blog exists since July 2014 and I’m so happy I finally have a platform to share delicious, not-always-healthy dishes. Telling people, that one’s living on a vegan diet often results in many questions: “How can you get enough protein?” “What are you eating all day long?” “What are you allowed to eat?” “Are you sure this is healthy?” “Are you living off seeds and nuts?” “Can you eat fruit?” (not kidding!) Most of them don’t know how wonderful, creative and versatile a vegan diet can be, that’s one of the main reasons why I created this blog.
Why Elephantastic Vegan? Another reason why I wanted to start a blog was to keep better track of what I was eating and what I was able to cook. Most of the times I can’t even remember what I had for lunch the day before, I’m terrible at remembering things. Elephants, however, are super awesome and they can remember literally everything. They’re one of the coolest animals on earth. The title is a combination of elephant and fantastic, but I’m sure you figured that out already ;)
Anyways, that was a little info about me, I’m so excited that you found your way here! I hope you like it! If you want to stay in touch you can add me on facebook, pinterest, twitter, instagram, write me a comment or a mail. I’d love to hear from you!
Tips for navigating on the site
- Veginners: If you’re new to veganism, check out the Veginners section of the blog. It focuses on topics for new vegans.
- Vegan Recipes: On the recipe index you’ll find all the vegan recipes I’ve published on this blog. You can not only sort them by courses (soups, desserts, main,…) but also by diets (e.g. gluten-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, …)
- Blogging Resources: If you’re a blogger yourself or you want to become one, make sure you check out my blogger resources. I have written an instruction on how to start a food blog and on how to improve your food photography.