Review & Book Giveaway: Veganuary: How To Go Vegan

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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

Veganuary 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.

Veganuary book - How To Go Vegan - excerpt

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.)

Eating out as a vegan excerpt

Win a copy of How To Go Vegan

Would you like a copy of How To Go Vegan? I thought you might. All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

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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.

For more information on Veganuary:

Visit the Veganuary website
Join the Veganuary Facebook page
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Look at whatever Veganuary are posting on Instagram

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  1. Sounds like a great book. I’ve been a vegetarian for most of my life but am really interested in becoming a vegan in the future!

  2. Veganism is something that I’m interested in exploring, but the whole thing seems a little daunting! A helping hand would be good!

  3. I am vegetarian along with my son and my husband is vegan so this book would give me lots of information and inspiring ideas.

  4. this sounds interesting – a friend of mine is considering going vegan after being vegetarian for years, this would be great for her xx

  5. Thanks for this it looks like a very useful book. I’m almost a vegan, but need to take the final step, so this would be very useful.

  6. This book looks awesome, It’s so hard changing your diet, especially with a family! I think this would really help 🙂

  7. What a great book, I’m a veggie and have never crossed the water to veganism, would be great to see how easy it may be.

  8. I became vegan this year but still sometimes struggle and need reminders about why I took the decision and this book looks just the ticket.

  9. I don’t know if I can do it or not, but I would love to learn how to incorporate more vegan cooking into my life. For me, it is definitely something that would need to be a gradual change. I don’t have a great deal of will power. Actually, I have tons of will power. It’s the won’t power I struggle with 😉 XXX

  10. Never heard of Veganuary before but now I’m really interested. I’ve been increasingly ‘flexitarian’ this year- reducing our meat intake to weekends only now (mostly to placate my meat-eating other half) but I’d like to take it further in 2018.
    Thanks for the (timely) post!

  11. I would love this for my daughter. She is at Uni, became a vegetarian in September, and wants to be be a vegan but just need some help

  12. I’d love to win this, it would be a great resource to help us adapt our eating habits for the better. Thanks for running the competition!

  13. I am interested about being vegan but slightly daunted. Veganuary seems a good place to start and along with this book id be set!

  14. This would be wonderful. I am currently a veggie and only buy cruelty free and would love inspiration on taking it further to being a vegan! ❤️

  15. I’ve been veggie for years, and been leaning towards veganism for the past few. I tried (and failed) Veganuarylast year, but I’m going to give it a better go next month. This book would be really useful.

  16. This sounds like a really useful book. I’d love to try doing Veganary and this would really help, I discovered too late last year

  17. I’m a kind of limited vegan so i think this would help me a lot to explore more of the benefits of being a vegan

  18. It’s the cheese that stops me. I’m vegetarian. Have been since childhood (which was a long, long time ago). However, I’m addicted to cheese and have yet to find a vegan alternative.

  19. I’ve been vegetarian over 15 years and have always toyed with going vegan so this would be a really interesting read.

  20. This would be fab for me. Ibe been veggie for 5 years now and have been trying unsuccessfully to make the transition to vegan. Fab giveaway would love to be your lucky winner

  21. I’ve been considering going vegan so this would be great to help me choose what to do and how it would be achieved for me and my family.

  22. Ooo! I am doing veganuaryj this year for the first time and I really can’t afford this book but it would be a fabulous prize!

  23. looks great i am actually doing veganuary this year – i went t get supplies today i cant believe how many products contain dairy or animal products like who knew bran flakes would or that olive oil spread is milk!

  24. I have been cutting down my meat for years it is just too unhealthy and I dont like the way animals are famred, new years new healhtier lifestyle!

  25. My son has been vegetarian for 5 years and is considering becoming a vegan. I want to make sure he is getting enough nutrition in his diet as he is only 15 and is still growing.

  26. Looking forward to starting Veganuary, and hoping to continue onwards through 2018. Perfect inspiration to start my journey

  27. I went vegan for 14 days earlier and the year and I struggled with it as I found it difficult to know what to make, how to eat out .I learnt alot but would really like to try again with some additional knowledge.

  28. That’s great congrats to you! I’m trying really hard to stay stick to my vegan diet been cutting down and next year I want to do it 100%. Book seems like it would be helpful

  29. I’d love to try the recipes in this book – my partner isn’t vegan but I think he’d love to try them too x

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