Book: How to go Vegan – and giveaway!

Veganuary book - How To Go Vegan

Veganuary‘s over and maybe you took part and maybe you didn’t. Maybe you thought, ‘Pah, I ain’t jumping on no bandwagon. Especially one that involves not eating cheese.’ Or maybe you did take part but struggled in the supermarket trying to decipher what was vegan and what wasn’t and would have quite happily lived on non-dairy Ben & Jerry’s for the month of January had it not cost five pound fucking fifty pee a tub.

It’s easy enough to find vegan recipes to cook for yourself at home as there are billions of vegan cookbooks to buy and billions of vegan food blogs to browse but what about the other vegany stuff? The ‘why should I be vegan’ stuff and the ‘eating out in restaurants and at friends’ houses’ stuff and the ‘what is B12 and why do I need it’ stuff? All this stuff is enough to make you say ‘stuff it’ (or at least it would if it were still the 70s and an age when people still said things like ‘stuff it’ instead of ‘bollocks to that’ or whatever the equivalent is in young-person speak).

This is where How to go Vegan comes in. It bridges that gap between wanting to go vegan and actually being vegan, because being vegan doesn’t just mean not eating animals or their bodily fluids, i.e. it’s not just a diet but a lifestyle. Of course, if you just want to be a dietary vegan, that’s fine too. I’m not any kind of vegan so you’ll find no judginess here. It’s not compulsory to wear a t-shirt proclaiming your vegan-ness or get a big V tattooed on you like some vegans do either (why they do this, I do not know and it’s unfortunately not covered in this book so you’ll have to ask a t-shirted, tattooed vegan – just go to any vegan festival and you’ll bump into dozens of them).

It’s a neat little compact hard-backed book that will sit well on your shelf with your vegan cookbooks (or any other books really).

How to go Vegan covers:

  • Why Try Vegan? 
    • For animals
    • For the environment
    • Sustainability and world hunger
    • For personal health
    • For global health
    • For the adventure
  • How to go Vegan
    • Vegan at home
    • Vegan out in the world
    • Nutrition in a nutshell
    • Vegan myths
    • Meal plans
    • Recipes to get you started
    • The big questions
    • Final thoughts

How to go Vegan is published by Hodder & Stoughton and is available at Amazon.

Giveaway – Win a copy of How to go Vegan

I’ve got one copy of How to go Vegan to giveaway. All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

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  1. I recently did a vegan cookery course with my husband and we had a fabulous time. The dishes we cooked were both easy and delicious, it certainly opened our eyes.

  2. I’d enjoy reading this to find out more. I have been gradually making changes heading towards veganism. I just need that final push, but my hubby needs a little more motivation. This would help lots.

  3. Count me in please. I am already vegan but I always like to have information to give to friends and colleagues when they ask me about veganism

  4. With my daughter being vegan, it would make it a lot easier to prepare meals and such for us both if I managed to go vegan too.

  5. We are already completely veggie with a lot of our food being vegan. This sounds like the kind of book that holds those last little pieces of information I need to make a totally vegan transition.

  6. Oh this would be fab! I’d give it to my friend who is trying to go vegan. I’m vegan myself, but sure there’s more I could learn too!

  7. I was vegetarian for many years but at the moment I just try to eat whole foods. I am curious about the vegan diet, as of course it is very much the in thing atm, so it would be interesting to give it a try and find out more about it which hopefully this book helps with!

  8. would be a great help with growing veg at the moment Iam not very good at it so ANY help at all would be great thank you

  9. This will be interesting. I’ve been veggie at various times of my life but cooking vegan for kids sounds daunting – sensible, practical inspiration would help

  10. Would LOVE to win this great book: I have been happily vegan for years, but a very good friend of mine isn’t and she’s showing a keen interest, so if I won I’d be very happy to give the book to her

  11. I’m vegetarian and have dabbled with veganism over the years but learning more would maybe help me take the final plunge!

  12. I would love to win to gift this book to my daughter who is thinking about going Vegan and a little confused about what she should do to begin being a vegan.

  13. We’re dairy free due to allergy, and trying to reduce our meat consumption, so I’m reading everything I can at the moment.

    Did giggle at ‘ five pound fucking fifty pee a tub’… My thoughts exactly!

  14. I’m really interested in Vegan cooking. Not sure I could completely commit to the lifestyle but definitley want to introduce more Vegan meals into our lives.

  15. Thank you for the chance to win. I follow a vegetarian diet that is verging on vegan – this would be a great extra push to get me there.

  16. I would love to go Vegan, but unfortunately I love cheese too much even though I’m lactose intolerant. Talk about a love/hate relationship right? How did you find making the transition to vegan? Would really love to win this book to help me along my way.

  17. I did veganuary and was surprised how easy it was! I’m trying my best to continue being vegan, but have had eggs this month

  18. The Vegan lifestyle is very popular and I can see its advantages – however I do not get the reason for not eating eggs! my sister has free range chickens that wander her 2 acre garden in pure enjoyment for the whole of their natural lives. When they lay an egg they walk off abandoning the eggs. Then we collect them or if we are not quick enough the Jackdaws who live in the false chimneys of the cottage have a feast. Surely if they are unfertilised eggs it is not a problem is it to eat them?

  19. Thanks for running this comp – I am interested in this, particularly as it is now easier to be vegan than in the past

  20. I would love to learn more about vegan cooking. I love cooking and am always looking for vegetarian/vegan ideas

  21. AWESOME this sounds like a great read id love to go fully vegan but dont know where to start! great comp guys

  22. This sounds like a really interesting book. I think it covers every area of veganism you can think of!

  23. I am vegetarian and would love to take that next step to being a vegan so this would be a great source of information and help!

  24. I would love to win this for our local vegan shop which has a little lending library of vegan books to help people who are starting out as vegans. 🙂

  25. I would love to win this as my mum and I are very new to this. Half started after Christmas ( no meat and limited dairy) and became properly vegan at the start of this month. We have a lot to learn. We need to learn how to spot hidden things we can’t have and become clued up on alternatives. Mostly we need to learn recipes because we feel quite limited right now and have made a mistake or two.

  26. Yes! My husband is a chef who is currently sorting out a new half seafood/half vegan menu so this would be amazing!

  27. my sister has just turned vegan i have no idea what to cook or make for her i would love to learn to make meals for all of us when she is here

  28. I have been vegetarian for over twenty years and am finding myself eating more vegan meals. This looks such an inspiring book.

  29. Really interested to read a book like this. We do currently eat meat and dairy but are lucky enough to be able to buy local stuff from farmers we know are good. Im keener than OH to try veggie/ vegan but – this would be so useful!

  30. I’d love to win as I’m looking into veganism ever since I learned about the health benefits of giving up animal products. x

  31. This would be great to great a better picture. As well as some meal idea for when my vegan friend comes over (She very much wears and flaunts the V-gang t-shirt). So it would be great to see some information for myself.

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