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Veganuary has announced it will be releasing a book, published by Hodder & Stoughton, on December 28.
How to Go Vegan: the why, the how, and everything you need to make going vegan easyis available for pre-order here.
The charity, which encourages people to try veganism for the month of January, is expecting a record number of participants in 2018, and has created the guide in order to provide extra help and support.
The foreword to the book is written by actor and passionate vegan advocate Evanna Lynch.
She makes a compelling case for trying a plant-based diet: for animals, for the environment, to ease world hunger, and for the health of individuals and society as a whole.
Speaking about veganism, Lynch says: “It was just the right path for me. I felt like as soon as I went vegan, I was more myself, like I was living according to what I believed, which is such a freeing thing once you finally commit to it.
“I feel like with everything else, my views will change and fluctuate and grow, but veganism is something I will always believe in.”
According to Veganuary: “This isn’t a book that lectures or points fingers. Even when describing some of the more disturbing outcomes of animal agriculture, the charity holds the reader’s hand and guides them through the issue with sympathy and care.
“And once those reasons for going vegan are explained, the book gets down to the practicalities – the nuts, bolts, and beans of how to make the change to a plant-based diet.”
There are chapters on surprisingly vegan foods, label-reading, essential ingredients and how to veganize popular dishes.
The book sets out meal plans for a fortnight, using some of the most popular recipes on the Veganuary website, and offers a motivational list of books and films that are regularly cited by Veganuary participants as being influential and life-changing.
It covers eating out, how to be well fed while on holiday and – of course – gives nutritional information, which has been verified and approved by an expert medical practitioner.
The book doesn’t neglect the wider impact of a person’s food choices, examining the practical issues around being the only vegan in a household, ‘coming out’ to family and friends and eating at family gatherings.
Veganuary co-founder, Jane Land, says: “We are thrilled to be working with Hodder & Stoughton to publish How to Go Vegan. With the number of vegans rising exponentially and 150,000 people expected to register for Veganuary 2018, they recognized that this is the book that a lot of people have been looking for.”
Hodder & Stoughton Commissioning Editor, Maddy Price says: “More and more people are thinking about veganism and ways in which they can live more compassionately.
“What I love about Veganuary is that they are all about celebrating food and life – it’s a really positive movement.
“Their book demystifies veganism and will be a real gift for anyone considering making the change.”
Registration totake part in Veganuary is open here
You canpre-order the book here