1. Leah says

    Hi Carrie!

    I have read your blog for years and you are a big reason why I have embraced the Eat to Live lifestyle, which I love! I applaud your honesty, I am sure it was a tough decision and tough blog to write. I have a question, I have loved so many of your recipes, as you move forward do you plan to still include vegan recipes or ways to veganize recipes? I, for one, hope so as I find your recipes so simple, flavorful and delicious 🙂 I will certainly still follow your blog and wish you luck going forward!

  2. says

    Carrie; I just love your new name “Carrie on Living”, it is great. I so look forward to the new journey, I know after yesterdays response you must be exhausted, I think most understood. I wish you the best and carry on living.

    • says

      Thanks, Judy. The past few days were exactly as you described, including bittersweet, turbulent, full of gratitude, and full of hope for the future. I’m so happy you like the new name. 🙂

  3. Amber says

    The new logo is really pretty, Carrie!
    With this new chapter in your life, are you still embracing the ETL/nutritarian lifestyle or do you now find it too restrictive? (I often struggle with the latter – also due to my past eating disorder.) Will your recipes still contain no or minimal salts, oils and sugars?

    Wishing you only the best,


    • says

      Hi Amber! I still feel very much “nutritarian,” but am enjoying not putting labels or restrictions on my diet. If I had to be really descriptive, I would say my approach is a combination of nutritarian and plant-strong, along with subtle modifications and moments of decadence (i.e. oil, salt, or sugar). In other words, I don’t anticipate that my recipes will be much different than they have been. 🙂

  4. Roxy says

    Hi Carrie,
    Are you familiar with the Eat Right 4 Your Type Diet by Dr. D’ Adamo? Depending on a persons blood type, some do better on a plant based diet while others need to consume animal products. I am a vegan and blood type A and it works well for me. My husband was type O and thrived eating meat. It is not hype, it really works.
    Best of luck to you and may you have continued good health.

  5. Kit says

    I’m so grateful to have found your blog years ago. This whole thing is a process, and I enjoy following others who are “tweaking” their diet to maximize their health. I’m also one of the people who doesn’t feel 100% when I’m full vegan. I eat VERY LITTLE eggs and fish (maybe a serving a week), but the difference has been significant. Bless you, Carrie!

  6. Naima F. says

    I appreciate your openness about your struggles and your tough decision, plus the shedding of your lifestyle labels. I identify with food lifestyle label struggles too and it is encouraging to know others who have been open and honest. I will definitely keep following you. Best wishes.

    • says

      Thank you for that showing of support, Naima. I will try my hardest to continue being open and honest and provide the level of posts that make you want to keep reading. Best wishes to you too! 🙂

  7. Dru says

    Love the new name! It’s so expansive! Limitless! When you transfer the old content and comments…I take that to mean all our beloved recipes from carrieonvegan are transferring too! Yipppeee!

    • says

      Thanks, Dru! I am kind of in love with the new name, too, so it’s great to get positive feedback on it. I can’t tell you how many variations and crazy names I came up with before realizing it was the ONE!!! And, yes, everything should follow me to the new site (fingers crossed). 🙂

  8. says

    I am SO looking forward to this. And I love the term conscientious omnivore. That describes me perfectly. I can’t wait to follow you on your ever-evolving journey through life. As always, you’ve got my complete love and support!

  9. Sarah says

    ‘Carrie on Living’ is brilliant… wishing you – and all of us! – the best in health 🙂

  10. Sarah says

    Hi Carrie, best wishes to you moving forward. Do you know if links to recipes pinned on Pinterest will still work after the transition to your new domain?

  11. Sarah says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new name! It’s absolutely perfect!!! I’m really looking forward to how this all comes together and reading your future posts and everything (not that I didn’t before!). You seriously have a knack for knowing exactly what I need 🙂 🙂 🙂 (Insert happy dance here too!)

  12. Lolly says

    Congrats on the new name! I love it….Carrie on Living – that really says and encompasses it all, doesn’t it? I look forward to continuing to enjoy your posts.

    I have been a vegetarian for more than 20 years. For a period of about 4 years recently I was a vegan. I couldn’t sustain the veganism….I felt like my body was craving eggs, so I went back to being vegetarian. By adding back in the eggs, I felt better almost immediately. I live in the Virginia countryside so try to buy local eggs when they are available. Everyone’s body is different and has different needs and for one person to judge another persons journey just doesn’t seem fair, does it?

    Good luck to you and continued good health…..can’t wait to see what Carrie on Living has to offer!


  13. Natalie says

    Are you eating dairy? Have you noticed an improvement in your pcos symptoms since adding eggs and fish?

  14. says

    SO much love and support to you Carrie! I love the new name and new look, very much looking forward to your launch. You are rockin’ it all and staying true to yourself – huge kudos to you. Everyone is different, and we should respect each other, just like you do for us. I’m very proud of you for listening to what you and your body need. Thanks for always being an inspiring light of wellness to me!

  15. Carrie says

    I will still follow you and wish you nothing but the best. I appreciate that you are still following your heart when it comes to animal welfare and the environment, while doing what you feel you need to do for your health. The new name is great; I wish I had thought of a great blog name like that for myself! 😉 Looking forward to the new blog!

  16. Allyson says

    Hey Carrie,

    I glanced through some of the comments on the previous post and wasn’t sure if I should laugh or shake my head – people calling you a murderer (come ON, y’all), people bashing you for your choice, etc. With as many people as you’ve brought over to a plant-based lifestyle, you’ve more than done your deed. Life is too short to be anything but happy. You do you, lady!


  17. says

    Carrie on Living! I love it! I am just catching up on all my blogs and really loved your last few blog posts. I am sure it was a tough decision to put yourself out there, but I applaud you for it and hope you have received nothing but compassion for your personal decisions. I am such a firm believer in not judging others for their dietary choices and I hope you have found freedom in choosing what’s best for you.

    I think your story is a very real one and I hope it inspires others. Congrats on moving forward, I can’t wait to read more on Carrie on Living! xo Alex

    • says

      Thank you, Alex! I can’t tell you how much your supportive words mean to me, since I basically feel like I’ve been run through the wringer this past week. I was able to re-group this weekend, though, and now feel back up to my usual positive point of view (I hope, ha ha). I can’t wait to meet you in July! 🙂

  18. Rachel says

    Hi Carrie,

    I found you a couple months ago after reading Eat to Live and doing more research into a nutritarian lifestyle. I enjoy your recipes and this blog has been a great resource as I work on transitioning to a more plant-based diet. I really admire your decision to “Carrie on Living” despite all the backlash on the “ex-vegan” post. This isn’t a perfect world and we all just have to do the best we can with integrity and compassion. I look forward to following you on the new page!

    • says

      Thank you for the positive words, Andrea! I’m so glad you love Vegan Delish; I do too! It was a tough decision but I’ve lost my spark for devoting my resources to it. Check out the most recent review of the app on iTunes and you’ll see one of the reasons why. What a reality check the past two weeks have been, and not in a good way, sadly. 🙁 All I can say is that I’m moving onto bigger and better projects that support my health and happiness, while continuing to do my part to inspire others as best as I know how.

      • Andrea says

        Carrie don’t let a few trolls brung you down. People who are not supportive of your personal growth are frightened closed people. They deserve our compassion but we don’t need to believe thier fear. We are all on a journey here and if your path starts to take a different way, you’ve got to follow it! But I will be sorry to see vegan delish goes. I struggle with the plant based lifestyle. I don’t like to cook mad animals are tasty. It’s hard and your app made it a bit easier. But you gotta go where your passion takes you. I’ll be reading the new blog!

        • Andrea says

          Sane animals are tasty too. :). That was supposed to be and animals. Damn the iPads virtual keyboard! 🙂

        • says

          Thanks, Andrea. Your words came at such a great time when I’m struggling to stay positive. I will re-read your kind message when I start to feel down. I’m anxious to get started with the new blog, too, because I’m hopeful that will get me out of this bad mood! Your message helped. :0)

  19. says

    The new name is a million times better! Love it! Love you!
    It sounds like now you are eating my ideal diet so I will be even more of a die-hard follower now. Love and kisses!


  1. […] My point is – this wasn’t, and at times, isn’t the easiest journey. Sometimes, I feel pretty alone. But, more often, I’m surrounded by so much inspiration and encouragement, it profoundly propels me forward! Thank you, and kudos to you, Carrie from Carrie on Living. […]

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