Posts tagged vegan books
Summer Bookworm: Some of My Favorite Books on Veganism, Food, Life, and Pure Reading Fun Just Because

If there's something I've long associated with the summer it's hanging around in my terrace with the dogs, by the lake shore or the beach with an amazing book. I blame my awesome English Literature teacher Lisette for this, since summer reading was mandatory at my school. At the end of the school year, she would give us a list of classic must-read books that ranged from classic to contemporary fiction, and we had to pick a minimum of two or three books to read over the summer, handing of course a less intimidating version of a book report on it when we came back. The book report part I hated, but it was the great push I needed to create an absolute love of reading books and especially of summer reading! This tradition is still alive for me to this day, as soon as I feel the weather turning, I get into full research mode and start getting my new books in a row.

This week I thought I'd share my love of books with you, and give you a little insight into what some of my favorites have been, on the topics of fiction, non-fiction, veganism, cooking, food, life, self-improvement, and more. It's also a perfect moment to give you a little surprise! Some of you might know that we have a super cool library of resources at Brownble where you can find our go-to books, films, podcasts, courses, online videos, and other inspiration and resources to help you go vegan. Well... we've given it the most awesome makeover and gave it a delicious update! It's now so much easier and more fun to browse, we've made it colourful, added handy menus to help you find what you're looking for and so much more. You'll of course find it, as a pretty big extension to this list, by clicking the button at the end of this post.

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Birthday Week! Ideas on How to Celebrate with the Cooks in your Life

n this house, birthdays last a whole week, meaning the birthday girl, or boy, or dog, gets a whole week of surprises, yummy food, fun activities, first choice in movies, power over the remote, and much more, all in a "it's your week so you might as well take advantage of it before you lose all your power in 7 days" kind of way.

This week, it was my turn. This usually means going to the movies will absolutely happen, lots of popcorn will be eaten, pizza will be eaten, going to my favorite restaurant will happen, presents will be bought, and more often than not, this means two things: a kitchen gadget of some kind, a course of some kind, or a cookbook. Especially the latter. Here's the sad truth though, whenever someone wants to give me a gift for my birthday, they tend to steer clear from anything culinary because they know I spend every waking hour in the kitchen. They think I probably have it all when it comes to the kitchen (yeah right!), or that I'm a recipe creator and already know enough about cooking (as if that were even possible!), or they think "she's already in there all the time, she probably needs a sweater, let's not give her something that will put her back in the kitchen, that's so 1950s!".

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FLIRTING WITH VEGANISM: IS IT FOR ME?

I was a total flirt when I started learning about veganism. I would buy books, find products, make a recipe or two, try to commit and then back out when I was invited to a party or went to my favorite burger joint and saw what my friends or hubby were ordering. Pizza was a huge deal for me and it was always my falling off the wagon trigger. The truth is that we think that making the choice to finally go vegan is this huge event, after which you are in or you're out, and this way of thinking about it makes it seem so scary that many people don't end up taking the plunge. If you have been flirting with the idea of going vegan, or perhaps are almost there but keep having setbacks and are not sure if a vegan diet will be right for you, this is the post I want you to read. We'll cover many of those questions you probably have floating around in your head, and we'll uncover the big R's, a.k.a the roadblocks we think are in the middle of the road to being vegan, and that we view as being so big we feel we can't climb or go around them, so we remain stuck.

 

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THE BOOK THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING: ALICIA SILVERSTONE'S "THE KIND DIET"

If you've read our post on my journey to veganism, you probably know by now that it was not a straight road for me. From the first time I heard someone mention that animals were treated badly in our food system and chose to ignore it, to the day I finally said I would commit to veganism and never looked back, lots of things happened and many years went by. There was however, one pivoting point throughout that entire process, and that was the day I went into a Barnes and Noble right before heading to the airport and boarding a 9 hour flight.

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