Wednesday, September 9, 2015

HOW to be vegan (book recommendations)

Today I want to share some book recommendations with you...

... back in April this year I posted a post on WHY to be vegan and today I want to write a little bit about HOW to be vegan. 

Eating a vegan diet does not always mean that you are also eating a healthy diet. And eating an unhealthy vegan diet can actually be pretty bad for your body. This is why I think it is important to think about HOW to be vegan. 

I have some book recommendations, some of them are German but I am sure that you can also find similar English books :)

First of all, I have two books by American authors, which I both really love. The Starch Solution was also named in my WHY to be vegan post because it does explain a whole lot on the health benefits of a vegan diet (plus a little on the benefits on the environment) but it is mainly about HOW to be vegan - namely starch based, with loads and loads of greens and fruits! WITHOUT any added fats, without any "fake meats" and other processed foods and without much refined sugar. 

It is basically as simple as this: Avoid processed foods (this includes loads of oils, sugars, prepacked food...), eat loads of starches, veggeis and fruits and you will be fine - not only fine, but healthier than ever before :)

The same is said in the Campbell Plan which is another GREAT book that I can recommend to anyone who wants to know more about what to eat on a healthy vegan diet. Both the Starch Solution and the Campbell Plan have each around 50 really good and super easy recipes in the back of the book (which I use A LOT because they are so easy and so yummy!). From this book you will also learn what to stock in your kitchen, how to read labels and shop, and what to watch for in social and eating out situations. Very practical!

Next to these two books, I totally recommend to get one or two GOOD cookbooks! When I say GOOD cookbook, I mean a cookbook which does not only show you the dishes you normally eat in a vegan version but new and easy vegan dishes (its totally fine to eat vegan bolognese, vegan mac and cheese and those kind of things and I love eating them - but usually, when you crave for something like this, you just go online and google "vegan mac and cheese" and you will find a million recipes, however, when it comes to really NEW recipes then you need a good cookbook to get inspired :)). 

My favorite cookbook is a German one, and the English translation of the name is "always vegan". There are only recipes in this cookbook which have always been vegan, recipes from all over the world. This book showed to me that there are plenty of recipes out there who have always been vegan, because they are just BEST when they are made vegan.
Maybe I will share some of those really good recipes with you on my blog sometime :)  

Google for the China Study Cook Book for the English Version of this book: 

If you are interested in a vegan diet, I thnk its really important to get some research done. I hope this post inspired you a little on how to be vegan and please feel free to go back to my post on why to be vegan to get some information on that. Please also feel free to ask me any questions, if you have any :)

Sending much love!


  1. Great recommendations! I agree.. it's easy to eat unhealthy vegan food! I'm especially interested in that "Always Vegan" book... I'm off to check it out :D

  2. Such great recommendations!!! I still want you to cook my an amazing vegan dish! ;)

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  3. Good recommendations. And it's wise of you to remind people to eat healthy, whether vegan or not. One important, but overlooked way, to eat healthy food is to cook more. We control what goes into what we cook whereas most processed food is full of bad stuff. I'm glad you do posts like this.

  4. I am vegetarian, not vegan, but I do believe eating healthy is so important!
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  5. Liebe Larissa,
    danke für Deine hilfreichen Buchtipps. Ich bin jetzt richtig neugierig geworden auf das Kochbuch, das muss ich mir unbedingt genauer anschauen. Ich wünsche Euch noch eine tolle Woche.
    Liebe Grüße von Rena

  6. I would love to do some more research on being vegan! As a vegetarian I tend to eat a whole lot of cheese and eggs as a protein source, so I am interested in how my diet would change if I am vegan. I try to buy only organic products from pasture raised animals, but I really like the idea of not being dependent on animals in any way.

  7. I'm so impressed by your committed to be vegan! I am so not that strong!

    xx Leah /

  8. Woww....awesome post!!! I'd love to be vegan, but it is so expensive :P
    Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous week ahead<3


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  9. great recommendation dear
    will definetly check some out

  10. I'm vegetarian my whole life) I just can't eat meat))

  11. I would love to read those books :) I eat meat, but I'm trying to change my diet and this post was really cool to read :)

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  13. I'm a vegetarian but most if meals are usually vegan. Great book suggestions!


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