either softbound or Kindle/Nook/etc. eBook at Amazon
10 Take advantage of some other resources.
Some are free, some are not, some are books, some are not, but all can assist and support your blossoming veganism.
As mentioned above, there is PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart.
offers free or two different levels of paid memberships that allow you
to find vegan recipes based on taste preference, allergy, time
available and more. Inspiring figures in the health, activist, chef
realm and more provide menu recommendations.
The 30-Day Vegan Challenge by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
It’s a book
and also an online resource, paid separately. The online 30-Day Vegan
Challenge gives members a lifetime access to videos, podcasts, daily
messages, recipes and community with celebrated author and speaker
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I can’t think of a better guide through
someone’s first vegan month than this tour de force.
Boasting more than 15,000 vegan recipes, VegWeb is more than just a
recipe site because of the sheer breadth of it and the fact that
recipes get rated and commented on by users. I recommend taking a look
at the comments before trying a new recipe here: many times, the
suggestions for improvements you can find there will take the recipe to
the next level.
The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier Plant-Based Lifestyle that Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet, and You
Another guide to a transitioning vegan, this informative and very helpful book by My Vegan Journal’s Jackie Day will walk with you through the first three weeks with education and really helpful tips, setting you up for success.
Concerned about your nutrition as a new herbivore? This free
user-friendly resource will break down your daily nutrient in-take,
helping you to see dietary shortfalls and where to make improvements.
Vegan Outreach’s Mentor Program
This free program sets you up with one of over 1,300 mentors in 35 countries who can offer guidance and assistance.
The Dairy Detox
How many people do you know would go vegan if not for cheese, that
little amount of dairy creamer they use, that Greek yogurt? Maybe it’s
you? For just $47.00, the Dairy Detox duo
walks you through a 12-day program, complete with recipes, videos,
coursework and exclusive access to a dedicated community of fellow
dairy ditchers to help you get off the teat and on your way to feeling
Believe it or not, there may be animal products lurking in your
favorite alcoholic beverages, from the ingredients to the processing,
which may include isinglass (fish bladders), gelatin and more.
Barnivore clears things up with their massive, user-friendly online
directory of vegan-friendly beer, wine and liquor so you can drink
without regrets. Save the regrets for later!
It is so hard to keep up with what is and is not cruelty-free in the
cosmetics and personal care industries with companies being bought out
very often. Cruelty-Free Kitty keeps you current on company statuses
and also provides helpful reviews of new products and the latest on
The Vegan RD
Sound nutrition advice from the amazing Ginny Kisch Messina, RD. At a
time when groundless dietary claims overwhelm us from all corners of
the Internet, Ginny’s pragmatic and research-based (but heart-centered)
approach is especially valuable.
This is the popular site of vegan MD Michael Greger, providing accessible and short videos on the latest in nutrition research.
The Kind Life
This is a popular and inspirational blog and resource place run by actress and author Alicia Silverstone.
Girlie Girl Army
Your Glamazon Guide to Green Living is a lively series of essays and
resources collected, curated and created weekly by style maven (and
vegan mama) Chloe Jo Davis.
I love VegNews so much I write an advice column for them. This
publication is so reassuring and fabulous, it is sunshine in magazine
form to me. Please consider subscribing.
And, of course, let's not forget our own contribution to the vegan community, Vegan Street. Our website is full of recipes, vegan living tips, essays and interviews, book and product reviews, the famous Vegan Street Memes, and much more.
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Intro: Welcome new vegan!
1. Finding your way in an imperfect world
2. Make peace with making mistakes
3. Find community
4. Don't overload on disturbing videos and content
5. Develop your vegan voice and assertiveness
6. Stay strong against social pressure and gain resilience as a vegan
7. Learn how to cook, even just a little
8. Technology helps you over hurdles
9. Listen to vegan podcasts
10. Take advantage of other resources
11. The health benefits of a plant-based diet
12. Don't let yourself get famished
13. Expect that your digestive system might take a little while to get straightened out
14. Untangle and tame food cravings
15. A primer on vegan kitchen appliances, tools & gadgets
16. Bring joy to your vegan practice
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