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Going Vegan

A Gentle Introduction to a Plant-Based Diet

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

A Gentle Introduction to the World's Hottest Food Trend

Whether you’re a committed vegan or just curious about this increasingly popular diet which has so many health and environmental benefits, Holly will take you on a mouthwatering journey while converting to a plant-based diet. Going Vegan includes over one hundred delicious, everyday recipes, as well as practical advice on how and when to change your diet, food swaps, eating out, and shopping economically for plant-based foods.

From juices and smoothies that range from the pure and green Reset Juice to the indulgent and creamy Raw Chocolate Heaven; to quick and creative ideas for lunch, such as Cauliflower and Squash Bisque, Roast Veg Buddha Bowl and a Vegan Club Sandwich; hearty, filling main meals, including variations on much-loved staples like Vegan Meatballs, Shepherdless Pie and Lemony Mac and Cheese; and incredibly tasty desserts, Going Vegan dispels any myths that a plant-based diet is too restrictive or difficult to follow and is packed with inspirational ideas for incorporating more vegetables into your diet.
 

THE FIRST RULE OF going vegan-ish is don’t talk about going vegan-ish!

There are lots of internet memes about not needing to bother asking if someone is vegan, as they will tell you within a moment of meeting them, and they make me cringe. I advise people to wait afew months before telling anyone beyond their immediate friends and family that they’re making changes to their lifestyle, as you need to see how you feel and what changes you want to make before being
questioned about it.

It’s really important that you figure out what kind of vegan lifestyle feels right to you. There are support groups (and also pressure groups) online, and while both serve a purpose, this is your journey and you are in the driver’s seat. Whether it’s a meatless Monday or an occasional dairy-free latte, there isn’t a rule book for going vegan – it’s your choice, and timeline, entirely.

You are doing this because you have chosen to and that it’s your decision. However, you don’t have the right to decide what other people choose to eat, bore them to tears by going on and on about your diet or give out to them for eating sausage rolls in front of you. Let people be drawn in by how good your food looks or how well you seem to be feeling.