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Gone are the days when vegetarians got labelled as celery-and-carrot-stick-eaters, when we made our mothers weep and hosts scream in frustration trying to find something to serve us. No longer must we pick out wilted veggies from around blood-leaking pot roasts and duck our heads in shame while asking whether the vegetable soup is in fact vegetarian. No: we are strong and we are many, and we have made Yves (whatever his real name is) a billionaire. This list's for us.
How It All Vegan!

How It All Vegan!

Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet
edition:Paperback

Sarah and Tanya are long-time friends and self-described "lazy vegetarians" whose love of animals made them want to completely eliminate animal products from their diet. Their decision to "go vegan" was a challenge not only to their palate but to their way of thinking about food and nutrition. With some imagination and a little know-how, the transition to a vegan lifestyle can be painless. And as Sarah and Tanya demonstrate in How It All Vegan!, vegan food is fabulous food, full of flavour and …

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Vive le Vegan!

Vive le Vegan!

Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family
edition:Paperback

Veganism--the animal-free diet--is here to stay. And Dreena Burton, author of the bestselling The Everyday Vegan, is here to show you how the decision to "go green" doesn't mean you have to sacrifice nutrition or flavor, and in fact will make you and your family feel healthier and more alive.

Dreena and her husband became parents three years ago, and their decision to raise their daughter as vegan from birth has made the need for an animal-free diet that is fully nutritional all the more crucial …

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The Garden of Vegan

The Garden of Vegan

How It All Vegan! Again
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When How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet was published in 1999, authors Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer were hailed for their fun and outlandish approach to vegan cooking, taking it out of the realm of the staid and the boring to create truly original animal-free dishes. Fifteen printings and 125,000 copies later, How It All Vegan! was a BookSense 76 selection in the US and is Arsenal's bestselling title to date.
The Garden of Vegan: How It All Vegan Again! picks up …

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Vegan a Go-Go!

Vegan a Go-Go!

A Cookbook & Survival Manual for Vegans on the Road
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2008 Veggie Award Winner: "Comeback of the Year"

2009 Libby Award Winner (PETA): Best Cookbook

Sarah Kramer is a vegan superstar; she was named "The World's Coolest Vegan" by Herbivore magazine, and her first three cookbooks have sold a combined total of over 150,000 copies. Vegan à Go-Go! represents a change of pace for Sarah: a cookbook and more for vegan travellers, many of whom are daunted by the idea of going on the road and being able to locate and/or prepare the kind of nutritious animal-f …

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Get It Ripe

Get It Ripe

A Fresh Take on Vegan Cooking and Living
edition:Paperback

Winner, Gourmand World Cookbook Award, Best Vegetarian Cookbook (Canada)

Get It Ripe is a vegan cookbook for the 21st century, with an emphasis on holistic living and whole food (i.e. unprocessed and unrefined) ingredients. jae steele is a registered holistic nutritionist; she has also been a professional vegan baker, and worked on organic farms on both the east and west coasts of Canada. Her life experiences, and her love of vegan whole foods, are at the heart of Get It Ripe, which not only feat …

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I'm a Vegetarian

I'm a Vegetarian

Amazing facts and ideas for healthy vegetarians
by Ellen Schwartz
illustrated by Farida Zaman
edition:Paperback

Whether it’s for health, humane, or taste reasons, many young people are vegetarians. This is the perfect book to help them be healthy ones. It provides a history of vegetarianism, advice on balancing one’s diet, yummy food ideas, and, best of all, ways to cope with sticky situations. How do you handle the inevitable trips to the local burger joint? How do you resist Grandma’s attempts to get you to try just a bit of her famous roast turkey? How do you respond to dire predictions that it …

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Excerpt

What do Julia Stiles, Leonardo da Vinci, and Moby have in common? How about Albert Einstein, Drew Barrymore, and David Bowie?

If you guessed they’re all vegetarians, you’re right. And so are thousands of other celebrities – actors and musicians, scientists and artists, athletes and inventors. And so are millions of ordinary people across North America and around the world.

In fact, vegetarianism is a growing worldwide trend. Just consider these facts:
*Approximately 13 million North Americans are vegetarians and a million more join their ranks every year.
*Experts say kids in their teens are the fastest-growing group of vegetarians.
*More than one million North American kids in the 6 to 17 age bracket have said “no” to meat.

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A vegetarian is a person who eats no meat of any kind – no beef, pork, lamb, poultry, or fish. A vegetarian diet may include animal products such as eggs, dairy products (such as milk, cheese, and yogurt), and honey.

Simple, right? Not so fast. Within the basic definition, there are several sub-categories.

Lacto-ovo vegetarian: Lacto means milk and ovo means egg, so – you guessed it – a lacto-ovo vegetarian eats dairy products and eggs, but no meat. About 95 percent of all vegetarians in North America are this type. So, for the obvious sub-sub-categories…

Lacto vegetarian: A vegetarian who eats dairy products but
no eggs.

Ovo vegetarian: A vegetarian who eats eggs but no dairy products.

Vegan: A vegan is a person who does not use any animal products for food or clothing. That means not only do vegans eat no meat, milk, or eggs, but also they consume and use no honey, leather, wool, silk, or down. Veganism is not just a diet, it’s a way of life that avoids exploiting animals in any way.

Macrobiotic: A macrobiotic diet follows a Japanese philosophy based on principles of eating, such as balancing the energy in foods, rather than on including or excluding certain foods. Most macrobiotic diets are vegetarian, although some include fish.

Fruitarian: Just the way it sounds, a fruitarian diet consists of only fruits, including tomatoes, squash, seeds, and nuts. Even with these foods, a fruitarian diet is not considered healthy.

Semi-vegetarian: Some people mainly follow a vegetarian diet but eat small amounts of meat, poultry, or fish. They might call themselves vegetarians, although they are not true vegetarians. Pesco means fish, and pollo means chicken, so pesco vegetarians and pollo vegetarians are – well, you can figure it out.

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Did You Know?
* Every year, in the U.S. and Canada, seven billion animals – not including fish – are slaughtered for food. That’s more creatures than there are people on earth!
* Every average North American man, woman, and child consumes 35 animals a year. Over a lifetime, that adds up to 2555 chickens and turkeys, 33 pigs, and 12 cattle and calves.
*Most food animals are raised in cages and pens that are too small for them. Often, they have no room to walk or even turn around.
* It takes 10 times more water, and 10 to 20 times more energy, to produce beef as it does to produce the same amount of wheat. It takes less water and energy to produce food for a vegetarian for a year than to produce food for a meat-eater for a month.
*We know that cars and factories produce greenhouse gases – but did you know that livestock does, too? Animal manure releases greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming.
* The United Nations reports that all 17 of the world’s major fishing areas have been harvested at or beyond their natural limits. And it’s not just fish that are affected. Often, fishing nets catch – and kill– whales, seals, and dolphins.

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Feeling Frisky
Most people think that the word “vegetarian” comes from “vegetable.” Wrong! The Vegetarian Society coined the term from the Latin word vegetus, meaning lively or vigorous, to describe how their diet made them feel.

Soy-mobile
American auto-maker Henry Ford had a passion for soybeans. Not only did he eat them, he also created auto parts from soybean plastic. One of Ford’s cars sported gearshift knobs window frames, pedals, and an exterior made from soybeans!

The Peanut Man
George Washington Carver, born a slave in the American South, became one of the most famous plant scientists in the world. In the early 1900s, he developed over 300 products made from peanuts, including shoe polish and shaving cream. Carver once served dinner guests a meal made entirely from peanuts, starting with peanut soup and finishing with peanut coffee!

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Ripe from Around Here

Ripe from Around Here

A Vegan Guide to Local and Sustainable Eating (No Matter Where You Live)
edition:Paperback

Get It Ripe, jae steele's 2008 cookbook, established her as a credible and charismatic authority on veganism; her holistic nutritionist background and sassy cowpunk sensibility encouraged countless others to "get it ripe." Her new cookbook underscores the importance of local, sustainable eating and living by helping readers deepen their understanding of organic and local foods, and their positive impact on our health and our planet.

The book includes chapters on the concept of local food and why …

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