I did Veganuary in 2016. I didn’t do it in 2017 because – to be blunt and because I haven’t really got a valid reason – I couldn’t be bothered. However, I’m now practically plant-based, partly thanks to moving to a town with a veggie/vegan cafe just down the road and an Italian restaurant that has vegan cheese for their pizzas and partly thanks to living on my own again and being able to eat whatever the flipping flop I want no matter how vegan it is. (Yes, me and The Meat Eater have parted ways but don’t worry, it’s all amicable. And I mean properly amicable, not amicable as in publicly-announce-on-Facebook-it’s-amicable-then-publicly-slag-each-other-off-on-Facebook-a-week-later-amicable.)
In case you don’t know what Veganuary is and you’re wondering what I’m waffling on about, Veganuary is a pledge to adopt a vegan diet for the month of January. Since Veganuary’s inception in 2014, more and more people have joined with there being 3,300 participants in the first year, 12,800 in 2015, 23,500 in 2016, 59,500 in 2017 and they’re expecting over 150,000 this year. Each year a large percentage stays vegan after January (here’s an interview with my friend Jacqui who went from fully-fledged meat-eater to passionate vegan after taking part in Veganuary 2015).
Book: How To Go Vegan
To help people get through Veganuary 2018 and beyond, the experts at Veganuary have written the book How To Go Vegan, which is an easy guide to – guess what? – yep, how to go vegan. How To Go Vegan covers:
- Why try vegan? Animal welfare, the environment, health benefits and your personal adventure.
- Vegan out in the world: Eating out, eating at friends’ houses, answering questions from loved ones, travelling vegan.
- Vegan at home: Surprisingly vegan foods, reading labels, vegan ingredient essentials, easy replacements, how to be the only vegan in the family.
- Living the vegan lifestyle: Meal plans, tips and tricks, what to do if you’re struggling, how to celebrate being a vegan.
As you can see, this isn’t a vegan cookbook (although there are a few recipes in it to start you off, such as Chocolate Chip Brownies); rather, it’s a guide to help you start your journey into veganism and give you all the tools you need to make the transition an easy one (and if you can’t find an answer in the book to any stupid questions you receive about why you’re thinking about going vegan, it’s a handy size to carry around with you so you can whack the stupid questioner over the head with it. Unless you buy it on Kindle. Please don’t bash anyone over the head with your Kindle and break it.)
Win a copy of How To Go Vegan
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How To Go Vegan by Veganuary will be published by Hodder & Stoughton on 28 December 2017 (who kindly supplied my review copy and the giveaway copy) with an RRP of £12.99. You can buy it as a paperback or for Kindle on Amazon.
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