joy of vegan baking

anonymous asked:

hey ! im a carnist. and ive been thinking about going vegan or vegetarian for a while. so i followed a bunch of vegan blogs on tumblr. so i finally decided i really want to do this. the things is that I know this is going to be insanely hard for me. i think that being vegetarian would be easier given the fact that i still live with my family and my sister is also a vegetarian.... so what do i do next ?!??!..,,1,1.//??

Hey there! I feel so happy to read this. It’s amazing that you want to take the first step. I guess it will be easier since your sister is also vegetarian so you both can support each other :)

The most important thing for you is knowing and understanding what is a plant based diet and how it works. I started by watching a lot of documentaries, the more I watched the more I wanted to learn. Here are some useful resources that you may want to give a try:

Tips:

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be clear about why you’re becoming a vegan.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself.
  • Exercise.
  • Understand the health benefits.
  • Don’t deprive yourself.
  • Investigate the science behind nutrition, food and health.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make time to cook. 
  • And take a look at the Vegan Starter Kit too! :)

Animal Rights Videos:

Health and Food Videos:

BOOKS ON VEGANISM AND ANIMAL ADVOCACY

  • Thanking the Monkey by Karen Dawn
  • Vegan’s Daily Companion by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus
  • Diet For A New America by John Robbins
  • Skinny Bitch and Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
  • Dominion by Matthew Scully
  • The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle, PhD
  • Animal Camp by Kathy Stevens
  • Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
  • The Vegan Sourcebook by Joanna Stepaniak (*this was the first book I ever read on veganism*)
  • Raising Vegetarian Children by Joanne Stepaniak
  • Yoga and Vegetarianism by Sharon Gannon
  • The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone
  • A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living by Beverly Lynn Bennett
  • Vegan in 30 Days by Sarah Taylor
  • Glow by Carlye Katz
  • Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds by Gene Baur
  • The Inner World of Farm Animals by Amy Hatkoff
  • Making Kind Choices by Ingrid Newkirk
  • Ninety-Five edited by No Voices Unheard 
  • That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals (a children’s book) by Ruby Roth

VEGAN COOKBOOKS THAT ROCK

  • How It All Vegan, by Sarah Kramer (also check out Vegan A Go Go)
  • Vegan with a Vengeance, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (also check out Vegan Brunch, Veganomicon, or Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World)
  • Vegan Yum Yum by Lauren Ulm 
  • Spork Fed by Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg
  • Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry
  • Skinny Bitch in the Kitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
  • The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • The Happy Herbivore Cookbook by Lindsay Shay Nixon 
  • Forks over Knives The Cookbook by Del Sroufe 
  • The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen

VEGAN HEALTH BOOKS

  • The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Thomas Campbell, MD
  • Prevent and Reserve Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD
  • The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn
  • My Beef With Meat by Rip Esselstyn
  • Thrive by Brendan Brazier
  • Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD
  • Unprocessed by Chef AJ
  • Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness by Robert Cheeke
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever, RD

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Also, take a look at the Vegan Starter Kit, it’s quite useful :)

anonymous asked:

So I'm a meat eater (I apologise) I was brought up as one and now I'm old enough to express my opinion. I care for animals so much and I've forced myself to watch slaughter videos and disgusting things like that as I would LOVE to become a vegetarian. I think animals testing and animal abuse is sickening. But my body seems to crave meat at the moment. I need tips on how to get rid of that craving and stop participating in the animal cruelty world

Hi there! This is a beautiful message, you don’t have to apologise, you want to change, so welcome aboard! I’m here to help and I know many of the vegans in here can help you too. This is like a generic answer I have but provide a lots of resources so this is a copy-paste. Feel free to message me off anon if you have specific questions and I can reply in private if you need! :)

It would depend totally on you. You can cut off all at once as I did or going step by step. I always recommend to cut off dairy first since is harder to quit than meat. 

The most important thing for you is knowing and understanding what is a plant based diet and how it works. I started by watching a lot of documentaries, the more I watched the more I wanted to learn. Here are some useful resources that you may want to give a try:

Tips:

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be clear about why you’re becoming a vegan.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself.
  • Exercise.
  • Understand the health benefits.
  • Don’t deprive yourself.
  • Investigate the science behind nutrition, food and health.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make time to cook. 
  • And take a look at the Vegan Starter Kit too! :)

Animal Rights Videos:

Health and Food Videos:

BOOKS ON VEGANISM AND ANIMAL ADVOCACY

  • Thanking the Monkey by Karen Dawn
  • Vegan’s Daily Companion by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus
  • Diet For A New America by John Robbins
  • Skinny Bitch and Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
  • Dominion by Matthew Scully
  • The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle, PhD
  • Animal Camp by Kathy Stevens
  • Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
  • The Vegan Sourcebook by Joanna Stepaniak (*this was the first book I ever read on veganism*)
  • Raising Vegetarian Children by Joanne Stepaniak
  • Yoga and Vegetarianism by Sharon Gannon
  • The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone
  • A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living by Beverly Lynn Bennett
  • Vegan in 30 Days by Sarah Taylor
  • Glow by Carlye Katz
  • Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds by Gene Baur
  • The Inner World of Farm Animals by Amy Hatkoff
  • Making Kind Choices by Ingrid Newkirk
  • Ninety-Five edited by No Voices Unheard 
  • That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals (a children’s book) by Ruby Roth

VEGAN COOKBOOKS THAT ROCK

  • How It All Vegan, by Sarah Kramer (also check out Vegan A Go Go)
  • Vegan with a Vengeance, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (also check out Vegan Brunch, Veganomicon, or Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World)
  • Vegan Yum Yum by Lauren Ulm 
  • Spork Fed by Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg
  • Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry
  • Skinny Bitch in the Kitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
  • The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • The Happy Herbivore Cookbook by Lindsay Shay Nixon 
  • Forks over Knives The Cookbook by Del Sroufe 
  • The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen

VEGAN HEALTH BOOKS

  • The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Thomas Campbell, MD
  • Prevent and Reserve Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD
  • The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn
  • My Beef With Meat by Rip Esselstyn
  • Thrive by Brendan Brazier
  • Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD
  • Unprocessed by Chef AJ
  • Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness by Robert Cheeke
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever, RD

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I can tell you that if you put all your effort and commitment those cravings will go away soon. :)