A month later, and I'm having some issues with upholding my vegan during the day standards. This week was my American birthday, so I was taken to my favorite oyster bar for lunch, that's one day down. And both the day before and after I was recipe writing for SeriousEats - and it's very hard to write a good recipe without tasting what you're cooking.
Basically, I'm not sure how I can really keep doing this in a strict way and do any/all of my jobs with any degree of competency.
I'm going to keep trying and see how it works out.