Becoming vegan is a journey of discovery and takes real strength to commit to. Every vegan has an interesting story of how it all started, and the ensuing path to veganism is often riddled with fascinating discoveries.
Each of these brilliant books tell a unique story of their writer’s path to veganism. Inspiring and eye-opening, we recommend these stories to all who are interested in or already following this impactful lifestyle.
Millions of people have turned to a plant-based diet for the sake of both themselves and the planet. Now, tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss or to control blood pressure and cholesterol. Author Alice Mary Alvrez shares her journey from not-so-healthy carnivore to urban homesteader who turned her health around and contributes to a healthier planet as well.
This utterly unique vegan cookbook offers over 100 easy-to-make vegan recipes and many basic woman eco-warrior and plant-powered cook recipes. Alvrez shares her green-living methods and cooking techniques as well as sage advice about food and nutrition. As instructive as it is inspiring, this book is brimming with excellent information about avoiding unhealthy food additives and the importance of eating clean and getting educated about your diet.
Eating your veggies is essential to good health, especially for families and children. Growing the organic veggies you eat is even better!
Cooking for a plant-based diet is the single biggest trend in the culinary world and for very good reasons. It can lead to improved health, better weight management, proven reversal of heart disease and other chronic issues, a happier wallet-and it’s oh-so-much better for the planet, too. Organic gardener, environmentalist, and pop-up chef Alice Mary Alvrez wants to make it as easy as possible to reduce your footprint, grow and eat fabulous organic vegetables, and maintain a planet-positive, animal-friendly lifestyle.
As she says, I like to make it so simple that it’s brain-free so you don’t even have to think about it anymore, you fall in love with a healthier and greener way of life. Her book Plant-Powered Cooking is simply brimming with brilliant ideas you can use from tips for growing your own food (even if you have a hard time keeping houseplants alive), shopping and cooking techniques for every mealtime, and even low-labor secrets for harvesting and canning the bounty from your own garden. Begin with small changes such as Meat-free Mondays, then eliminate all meat out of your diet and replace it with beautiful food grown by your own hand.
With Alice Alvrez’s Plant-Powered Cooking, you and your family will be living the good life.
When I went vegan, one of the hardest things to do was cook for my friends who were non vegans and not very interested in trying new items such as tofu or nutritional yeast. This book (as well as others written by Isa) has tons of great recipes that are actually delicious and my friends were shocked when they tasted some of these recipes at dinner. Isa walks you through some of the basic tenants of vegan cooking, including how to cook a bean, which, surprisingly, I didn’t know how to do before buying this cookbook. I highly recommend this to beginner to vegan cooking!
The popularity of the vegan diet is on the rise and in Vegan, Kyra de Vreeze shows readers that choosing a plant-based diet does not mean that you have to compromise on flavour. Kyra’s book gives you 40 healthy yet delicious vegan meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks and desserts.
Imagine desserts that are guilt-free, snacks that make your skin glow and mains that give you nutrient-rich satisfaction and aid weight loss. You’re mood improves, you have enhanced concentration, productive sleep, better digestion and a reduced risk of heart disease. Intrigued? Meet MazValcorza, raw vegan convert and mastermind behind the gorgeous (and most importantly accessible) raw vegan book The Naked Vegan.
In SuperVeg, Celia Brooks carefully selects 25 vegetables that she heralds as heroes, not only for their nutritional benefits but for the simple joy of cooking them. These plant champions are the ultimate health enhancers, both physiologically through their unique natural chemicals, and mindfully through discovering the most joyful way to prepare, cook and eat them.
By the time you have finished devouring SuperVeg, you will not just gain a full understanding of the surprising character and formidable power of these 25 vegetable heroes, but a life-long appreciation every time you eat them (particularly when you’re eating it as part of one of Celia’s 100 easy, delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes!)
The Live Food Factor is the first comprehensive guide to not only the raw food diet, but also I suggest my OWN book, as it is a comprehensive guide to the raw vegan diet.. It took me six years to write this book, and it has two forwards by well known people in the movement. It includes 120 recipes, an easy-to-read science section including 60+ scientific studies, before/after photos with testimonials, a how-to section, and much much more.