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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Recipe courtesy the Happy Herbivore Cookbook.  I added some fresh, sauteed spinach for added nutritional value.  I’ve learned that the taste of spinach is easily disguised, making it the perfect veggie for those of us who aren’t so crazy about vegetables.  Proud of this dish! 

And yes, that is vegan butter on the garlic bread.  :)  Earth Balance is a popular brand, but I use Smart Balance because it is easier to find and sold at most grocery store chains.

See separate post for full recipe. 

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

* Stands for graphic content.

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