So I’ve had a lot of people ask me about where to start if they’re thinking of transitioning into a cruelty-free lifestyle, plant based diet, or “veganism.” Literature is always a good start, so I thought I would do a top 10 vegan book recommendations list.
I’ve thrown in some books that have the basics to get started, books on ethical standpoints, factory farming, health, as well as a cooking books.
1. Main Street Vegan by Victoria Moran – It’s your one-stop-shop regarding veganism. It touches on all the basics, and is very motivating.
2. The Ultimate Vegan Guide by Erik Marcus – This book tells you everything you need to know, whether it’s cooking, nutrition, food, shopping, travelling and more.
3. How To Be Vegan by Elizabeth Castoria – Tips, tricks, and strategies for cruelty- free eating, living, dating, travel, decorating and more.
4. Diet For A New America by John Robbins – How your food choices affect your health, happiness, and the future life on earth. This is the single most eloquent argument for a vegetarian lifestyle ever published.
5. Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman – Kick-ass recipes and lifestyle choices for girls who want to start looking HOT!
6. The China Study by Colin Campbell – The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weightloss, and long term health.
7. Animal Factory by David Kirby – The threat of industrial pig, dairy, and poultry farms to humans and the environment.
8. Farm Sanctuary by Gene Baur – Changing hearts and minds about animals and food.
9. Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon – MY FAVOURITE go to vegan cookbook.
* You can also find tons of these recipes online
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10. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows: An introduction to Carnism by Melanie Joy – Social psychologist Melanie Joy explores the many ways we numb ourselves and disconnect from our natural empathy for farmed animals. She coins the term “carnism” to describe the belief system that has conditioned us to eat certain animals and not others. One of my favourite books, I highly recommend reading it, as well as watching a little clip of it below.