Who am I? Tamiko Garner, also known as the Plant-Based Vegan Sistah who loves shoes, to dance, snack, and laugh:) along with a glass of wine, a spicy Moscow Mule or a sweet Lemon Drop Martini from Kincaids.
Why did I decide to go plant-based/vegan? I wanted to change my health story from what traditionally happens in my family with diabetes occurring after the age of 50, high blood pressure, and digestive type cancers. So, after being a vegetarian for over 30 years and picking up a book by Micaela Cook Karlsen called A Plant Based Life, I decided to start eating a plant-based diet giving up my faves of cheese, eggs, milk chocolate, and ice cream(thank goodness dark chocolate and vegan nut cheeses are delish). On this journey, not only did I released over 30 pounds, but I also let go of all the emotional stuff that came with those extra pounds as well as being able to wear my heels again. Can you relate?
Why did I decide to write this blog? One afternoon, I was talking with my friend Rhonda and she said, “You should start a blog about your journey, I believe people will want to hear your story.” Hmm, that was a thought…I went home, thought about it more, and felt this was the answer to how I could give back to my community of sistahs over the age of 50 as I am one of those sistahs. I want to share what I’m learning, the recipes I’ve tried(giving the real results and not just the pretty), who to follow online, how to eat out at non-vegan friendly restaurants, and other tidbits of information I discover to making my plant-based vegan lifestyle fun, real, relatable, and exciting.
So, come join me along this journey and subscribe to this blog and follow me on social media. Feel free to ask questions and make comments, I want this to be an authentic, real, and relatable blog. I look forward to traveling with you.