This blog is the creation of two vegan sisters, Sara & Jo, who love many things; among them baking, shopping, and animals…but not baking or shopping that uses animals! 😉 We are both ethical vegans. This means that veganism for us is not just a diet, it is a lifestyle. Both of us have been told that veganism is “extreme,” and that “it must be so hard.” Once you know that something is Wrong, though, not doing it doesn’t seem extreme. And being vegan definitely isn’t hard, because the alternative is horrific. Our beautiful dogs remind us every day that animals have emotions, thoughts, and desires, just like we do. Since we love both animals and tasty food, we are happy to share recipes, information and ideas to help everyone eat well, and hopefully Make the Connection!
Feel free to poke around as The Innocent Primate grows and develops. But just so you know, the blog sparked as an idea from a weekly email Sara had been sending out to friends and family. The weekly email was of healthy recipes (and vegan, naturally) to help one friend become healthier as her New Year’s Resolution. The email list kept growing, then a good friend suggested doing a blog. Then after some nudging from said friend, Sara realized..”if my dad can text, I can blog”.. so here we are!
Becoming part of a foodie/vegan community has introduced us to some wonderful people. We’ve also received great comments from people who have tried our recipes “in the field,” even non-vegans! And every vegan meal is a good thing!
The name Innocent Primate is a reference to an episode of Seinfeld in which Kramer gets into a fight with a chimp (Innocent Primate-Kramer). It also reflects our belief that our primate cousins (and all other animals) no more deserve to be used for entertainment, experimentation or slaughter than the two primate authors of this blog.
If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or requests…please don’t hesitate to email Sara and/or Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll happily get back to you!
“Party of 5” Kirsche and Jo on the love seat, Sara and Mocha in the pink chair, and Copper is sleeping on the floor between the love seat and chair (it’s kind of hard to see him since it’s dark and he’s dark).