Try Oprah’s “Vegan Challenge”

February 1st, Oprah and her staff tried a one week VEGAN CHALLENGE.  They ate no meat, no milk products, no animal products at all.  Check out Oprah’s website, how to get started.

 Also explore the multitude of  materials available right here …check it out!

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Veganist:   Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World/ Kathy Freston

From bestselling author Kathy Freston comes a fresh, upbeat look at how changing the way you eat can improve your health and the world around you. Promotes weight loss, healthy eating, and conscious consumerism through veganism, arguing that a meat and dairy-free lifestyle helps one lose weight, live longer, and is better for the economy and the environment.  Baker & Taylor
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Vegan à go-go! : A Cookbook & Survival Manual for Vegans on the Road / Sarah Kramer   [electronic resource]

Sarah Kramer is a vegan superstar; she was named “The World’s Coolest Vegan” by Herbivore Magazine, and her cookbooks have sold over two hundred thousand copies. The new book includes 150 recipes, all of the recipes are easy to prepare with a minimum of ingredients and are guaranteed to deliver energy, nutrition, and great flavor.  Perseus Publishing

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Vegan Fire & Spice : 200 Sultry and Savory Global Recipes / Robin RobertsonFire & Spice

This book is your culinary passport to the world’s spicy cuisines. Organized by global regions, it provides 200 delicious vegan recipes for traditional international dishes, using readily available ingredients.  Take a trip around the world with mouth-watering recipes, ranging from mildly spiced to nearly incendiary.  Baker & Taylor

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Food Rules : An Eater’s Manual / Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan, our nation’s most trusted resource for food-related issues, offers this indispensable guide for anyone concerned about health and food. Simple, sensible, and easy to use, Food Rules is a set of memorable rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat-buffet, this handy, pocket-size resource is the perfect guide for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food we eat.  Penguin Putnam

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In Defense of Food : An Eater’s Manifesto / Michael Pollan

Expanding on a theme from his popular The Omnivore’s Dilemma (2007), Pollan mounts an assault on a reigning theory of the relationship between food and health. For Pollan, “nutritionism” offers too narrow a view of the role of eating, confining its benefits solely to food’s chemical constituents. This has resulted in an unnatural anxiety about the things we humans eat. To counteract this, Pollan appeals to tradition and common sense.  Booklist

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Or maybe you want to start smaller, take this easy step..you can try baking the vegan challenge!  If this sounds interesting to you, we recommend trying:

The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes: Amazing Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Pies, Brownies and Breads / Kris Holechek [electronic resource]

One hundred of the best vegan baking recipes that are yummy and easy to make.

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