Hi, friends! Today I am sharing my favorite vegan resources from cookbooks to documentaries to books and podcasts! This is a list I wish we would have had when we first transitioned to a vegan lifestyle and I hope it helps you and gives you some ideas! I elaborate on the descriptions below in my Youtube video so you can check that out for more detailed information!
Thug Kitchen Cookbook
This really is such a great resource for vegans – beginner or not! Every recipe we’ve tried from this cookbook has been incredible and was fairly simple and easy to make too! It’s also a great resource for beginners because it shows how to make simple things like how to build a bowl, how to bake tofu, vegan staples, and basic tools for a vegan kitchen. Warning: this is an explicit cookbook.
You can purchase it here: Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck (Thug Kitchen Cookbooks)
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives promotes whole food plant-based eating and their resources are incredible! I highly recommend their documentary (which as of now is on Netflix), their seasonal magazines (which include tips, recipes, and testimonials), and their cookbook! They recently published a “How To Eat Plant-Based” magazine which is perfect for beginners. It covers everything and anything you need to know when going plant-based and their recipes are always super healthy!
You can purchase the cookbook here: Forks Over Knives―The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year
Plant Proof Podcast
This podcast is hosted by a former physical therapist who is currently working on his masters in nutrition. It is an amazing resource for all things plant-based, but he really focuses on the health aspects of a plant-based diet the most. This is the podcast that taught me about gut health, which is one of the most important aspects of a person’s health and immune system. He does a great job at incorporating peer-reviewed research into his work and breaking it down for the average person. His Australian accent is just a bonus!
Here’s the website: https://plantproof.com/plant-proof-podcast-introduction/
The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot
If you are vegan and also own an instant pot, you need this cookbook! It contains so many recipes that actually save you time. It also includes staple recipes such as broths, cheeses, sauces, and more!
You can purchase the cookbook here: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot: 80 Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes That You Can Make in Half the Time
Erin Ireland’s Instagram
A friend suggested Erin Ireland’s Instagram account to me about a year ago and I was instantly hooked. Erin posts stories everyday of the things she bakes and cooks. Her account is a great source of inspiration for me and gives me so many ideas! Following her has really encouraged me to get more creative with my cooking.
She also shares many vegan cookbooks, accounts, and resources as well. She has two small children so if you are looking to be vegan and have kids, she is a great resource to follow for raising vegan children! She also owns her own baking company and I can’t wait to visit Vancouver, BC again to try some of her products!
Her Instagram name is @erinireland
This is a great documentary for someone who is interested in fitness and sports! In the documentary you’ll see plant-based athletes break world records, studies that show what happens in your body when you eat meat vs plants, and hear from scientists about the benefits of a plant-based diet. It is currently available on Netflix!
What the Health
This is another great documentary if you are on the fence about going vegan. When I initially wanted to try a vegan diet almost 3 years ago but Nate didn’t, this documentary is what convinced him to get on board. The documentary explores how animal products are connected to chronic diseases and how some of the world’s leading health organizations actually enable this process. It is currently available on Netflix.
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
This book explores the social psychology of why we eat some animals and let others sleep in our beds. The author covers every reason why you should go vegan from your own personal health to animal cruelty to the treatment of factory farm employees. I read it after being vegan for one year and it just reaffirmed my decision to be vegan!
You can purchase the book here: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism
David Cleary – Vegan Physical Therapist
My spouse, Nate, recently introduced me to this vegan influencer and I’m highly impressed. His Instagram and Facebook are full of amazing vegan graphics that discuss health, recipes, and general facts about vegan wellness. Following his Instagram account made me realize how much basic stuff about fruits, veggies, and nutrition I didn’t know!
His instagram handle is @davidclearyveganpt
I hope that you find this list helpful and if you check out any of the resources mentioned, let me know! I would love to know what you think.
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