Saturday, July 12, 2014

how to be vegan :: review and giveaway

Press sample for review


Want to give veganism a go but not sure where to start? First stop, How to Be Vegan: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Cruelty-Free Eating, Living, Dating, Travel, Decorating, and More penned by plant-based "it" girl and former VegNews editor Elizabeth Castoria. I was lucky enough to meet Elizabeth at the very first Vida Vegan Conference and I can tell you, she's a peach – engaging yet down to earth and genuinely committed to animal welfare.


Well-designed infographics punctuate "How to be Vegan." Layout is clean and easy to scan.

The book outlines the hows and whys of how to go vegan, using a hip tone that's easy to read and understand. The 6 chapters outline pretty much everything you ever wondered about being vegan – from what to eat, what to wear and how to clean your home and body, to traveling how-tos, dating pointers and tips on how not to be that vegan. The last chapter includes 50 basic recipes by Robin Robertson to get you started on your plant-based adventure. I made the Rice with Beans and Greens. All this useful information crammed into 217 pages? Yes, please.



The nice folks at Artisan Books have offered to give a free copy of How to Be Vegan to one lucky US winner. Good luck!

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75 comments:

Stephanie said...

I am transitioning to a plant-based diet, and the hardest thing for me is breakfast while traveling. I'm gluten-free, so that pretty much eliminates anything from the menu, but eggs. But I don't want to eat eggs! And I want to eat more than a bowl of fruit. Would love to learn more tips for eating healthy, and vegan, on the road.

doemora said...

my advice? jump in! you've eaten vegan many times- my other advice is
to try a couple of recipes from an author/website before buying a cookbook. the recipes of some will delight while you may find those of others just don't work for you.

Adrienne Burkemper said...

Once you've gone vegan, you'll wonder why you didn't sooner. To know the difference you're making for animals, the environment, and socially, is so rewarding. Lots of your favorite foods can be made vegan (if they're not already!), and it's easy to find quick, satisfying recipes online and in books. :)

Ana said...

I would love to become a vegan, and the one thing I would like to learn is how to do it in a balanced way so I can get all the nutrients I need without overdoing in one macro or the other.
Seems like this is a good book to read in my case, and I love the looks of that rice with beans and greens, being a Brazilian rice and beans are a staple at my meals! yum!
Ana

June Baby said...

I would like to be vegan someday, and want to know...where do you get your protein? Lol kidding--maybe ways to be vegan while traveling or at a restaurant? :)

Dr.H said...

I would love to share this book with my students (community college). I have had a few students from my A&P classes who have experimented with veganism after it comes up repeatedly in class as the best way to prevent &/or treat many of the worst diseases in America. I hate to be too pushy, but when they ask for advice, it would be nice to be able to follow up. My advice to new vegans usually isn't advice, but a question after they have done it for a few weeks - how do you feel? Is it amazing?

Shannon Hickman said...

I am vegan (for ethical reasons), and I would recommend learning as much as you can about the lifestyle. Including health-related info, recipes, transition foods to replace your non-vegan favorites, and what really goes on in the food industry. I have met people who "failed" their vegan lifestyle and it is usually because they did not educate themselves on the important issues. Veganism is very important to me, but I will still remind myself every single day as to why I stay vegan. It also helps to surround yourself with other vegans who you can go to for support. This isn't always easy in the "real world" but there are so many online communities and places like meetup.com where you can connect with other like-minded people who will encourage you to keep doing what you're doing.

Lydia Claire said...

I advise people to do the best they can in the beginning because something is better than not bothering at all.

Corrine Greenfield said...

I advise people to be patient with themselves and to not expect perfection, especially in the beginning. If you make it too hard on yourself you might give up. If people can do it overnight that's great but a lifetime of doing their best is beats having them give up .

Jan Scholl said...

I have been veg for 36 years. My biggest problem is a omni husband. He has to eat what I cook or cook it himself. He chooses to get take out and personally I am sick of it.

Tatiana said...

It's amazing how open our communities are to veganism now. Still, they can always use more encouragement to make dining outside an easier experience. It's not just a bowl of salad anymore, but exquisite and delicious meals even omni's can't avoid! Still, I would personally love to learn more about being a vegan that you can't get just by diving in yourself.

Charlotte said...

My advice is definitely to keep educating yourself. You get a lot of questions as a vegan and, especially at the beginning, you won't always have a good answer. Don't worry! Just continue learning and keeping an open mind. You will become a pro in no time! Also, I find that the more I learn, the more committed to veganism I become!

Tina Muir said...

Awesome! I would love to learn more about creating complete proteins. I am pretty good at it already, but I am sure there is a lot more to learn. If i was going to be vegan, I would need to learn how to get enough nutrients for my training. Thanks for the giveaway Dynise!

BTLover2 said...

Don't give up would be my advice. You are not sacrificing anything to live in a more healthy and compassionate way. It's a choice -- you can choose to eat it or not, and frankly, it's a simple as that.

Samantha Plotkin said...

Try a new food every time you go to the grocery - there are so many amazing plant based options!

kim said...

Take baby steps and slowly adjust one's diet.

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Rachel Carrera said...

My advice for newbies is to explore all the variety of vegan foods now available. It is so easy to eat a varied vegan diet. be creative and try new cookbooks

Savannah Rose said...

Been vegan for almost three years, and sometimes i'm still not sure if I'm doing it right (:

L. Tucker said...

I am trying to transition to vegan from over 40 years as lacto-vegetarian. My main problem is quick breakfasts and lunches at work. We are not allowed to have our own mini refrigerator or microwave and I refuse to use the meat splattered ones at work. As a teacher, I also have 20 minutes at most for lunch and can't eat while I have students. In the past I have just skipped breakfast and lunch, but want to improve my health. All I have come up with are vegan muffins and wraps. Any better ideas?

Alease Lee said...

I want to know how to add variety to my diet. It's so hard coming up with fun and exciting things to eat and not being bored with food. How do I keep my taste buds alive?

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