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The best book ever Vegans are cool and plant based dining is hot.If you re only going to read one book this year pick up Main Street Vegan It will change your life It is so much than a book about being a vegan, it is a book about being a compassionate healthy person the very best you can be I actually cried reading this book I almost never do it, and for a non fiction book to affect me that way I am so inspired by Victoria Moran and I will definitively pick up her back list Much of Main Street Vegan is light reading and light of heart, about great food, looking good, and feeling fantastic but parts of it may be tough going, especially if you re reading for the first time about what the animals go though.This book cover everything from the animals, the ethics, the compassion, the love, the food, the clothes, the honey, the circus, the make up, the wine, the kids and includes a lot of delicious recipes I read this because I was curious about going vegan now I am sure that I m ready for the transition It covers everything I worry about going to restaurants, travel abroad and dealing with non supportive surroundings The main message is that everything you do is great even if it is to start with meatless Monday The idea is to do this, either all at once or in stages, in a way that s comfortable and fun, improves your health, makes sense in your actual life, and lasts forever.The book is written for new vegans, but I imagine that I will go back to this wonderful book many times and I am sure it is a great inspiration, reminder and boost also for long time vegans There are so many amazing parts I am glad I got the kindle edition so I could make a lot of highlights However, I am off to buying the hardcover edition as well I must have it on my book shelves I cannot emphasize enough how much I loved this book I want to give it to everyone I know but I will take Victoria s advice and don t push it onto people I would recommend it to everyone, except maybe if you absolutely want to be able to eat you meaty junk food without thinking about it 5 stars The bottom line is This is not difficult it is just new New and wonderful.
[[ Book ]] ☔ Main Street Vegan ⇱ Hollywood celebrities are doing it Corporate moguls are doing it But what about those of us living in the real world and on a real budget Author and holistic health practitioner Victoria Moran started eating only plants nearly thirty years ago, raised her daughter, Adair, vegan from birth, and maintains a sixty pound weight loss In Main Street Vegan, Moran offers a complete guide to making this dietary and lifestyle shift with an emphasis on practical baby steps, proving that you don t have to have a personal chef or lifestyle coach on speed dial to experience the physical and spiritual benefits of being a vegan This book provides practical advice and inspiration for everyone from Main Street to Wall Street, and everywhere between Finally, a book that isn t preaching to the vegan choir, but to the people in the pews and the ones who can t fit in those pews This is a book for the Main Street majority who aren t vegans Once you read this, you ll know it s possible to get healthy and enjoy doing it even if you live in Paramus or Peoria Michael Moore A great read for vegans and aspiring vegans Russell Simmons Yet another divine gift from Victoria Moran Main Street Vegan covers it all inspiration, information, and out of this world recipes This book is a gem Rory Freedman, co authorSkinny BitchMain Street Vegan is exactly the guide you need to make changing the menu effortless Victoria Moran covers every aspect of plant based eating and cruelty free living, with everything you need to make healthy changes stick Neal Barnard, MD, president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and NY Times bestselling author of 21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart A great book for anyone who s curious about veganism It shows that not all vegans are weirdos like me Moby Main Street Vegan is a thoroughly accessible guide to becoming a vegan or a vegetarian, or even just cutting meat out of your life With a non preachy tone and a realistic perspective on modern life with a left of norm diet, Victoria Moran educates, inspires, and provides a supportive starting point for all readers.Full disclosure I was a vegetarian from birth until age 28 For a time in college, I lived with a vegan who I found insufferable because of her dietary choices Despite being a very strict lacto ovo vegetarian, I never, EVER considered going vegan Then, when I was 28, I decided to try eating meat to see what I was missing I had no particular religious, moral, or ethical reasons for being vegetarian, and habit didn t seem like a good enough reason I found a few meat dishes I liked okay, but mainly I appreciated the utter convenience of being able to order anything off of any given menu.But it didn t stick Within two years of becoming omnivorous, I was back to being mainly vegetarian because, I don t know, it just seems right to me And now, thanks to Main Street Vegan, I m considering going all the way all the way to egg free, diary free, leather free naturalness.We ll see The lure of eating meat for me was the convenience turkey sandwiches were a revelation to me in terms of the ease of packing a lunch for work Making my own cheese from cashew nuts is pretty much the opposite direction of that Still, I find that many vegan meals work themselves into my meal preparation, and I generally like all of them Why not experiment with that a little bit The recipes in Main Street Vegan sound delicious and are an easy place to start.Moran covers a lot ground than just diet she thoughtfully covers ethical situations ranging from honey to zoos to cleaning products to cosmetics to pest control within the home Her sections on travel and dining out are considerate and well reasoned In general, the entire book is an exceedingly well thought out series of essays on one person s life choices laid out in such a reasonable way that it s hard not to be convinced after just a few pages.While this isn t a decision I m making lightly, I m definitely mulling it over and I ll be turning back to Main Street Vegan frequently as I consider my choices. Quite a good book on the topic Only frustrating thing was that the author is Christian and it also got a little too esoteric, as well as almost jumping off the deep end vis a vis mobile phone radiation and using plants to cleanse your home..That said based on probabilities it seems better to go vegan This book has great advice on how to do it, why to do it, and what you can expect It s broken down into very digestible parts excuse the pun that are super easy to read and comprehend Will need to do further research but yes, this is a good overview of the lifestyle. Main Street Vegan is my new handbook Kinda like the Handbook for the Recently Deceased in Beetlejuice I feel like if I leave my house without a copy I will instantly be swallowed whole by a giant sandworm Seeing that I had to return my copy to the library today, I m a little worried for the trip homeSeriously though, I loved this book and will be buying a copy for myself The chapters were short and to the point, and I feel like the author covered all of the burning questions that a vegan newbie like myself might ask There s also resources in the appendices than you could shake a stalk of celery at The unprocessed cherry on top of the non dairy ice cream is the recipe at the end of each chapter from either the author, her daughter or a well known veganite probably not a real word but it sounds cool. really interesting, informative read. This book was interesting and informative, but there were some brief flashes of crazy I was happy to read all about how to navigate he real world with a vegan diet and lifestyle, but when the author entertained the idea that cats could eat a vegan diet when given the proper supplements I had to take a pause paws Just no I may refer to this book for my own information, but when I need help with my kitties, I ll go to a licensed vet. Animal rights organizations such as Mercy for Animals and VegFund have even initiated programs that pay a dollar to students on college campuses and passerby elsewhere if they can make it through a four minute video showing conditions on industrial farms and in slaughterhouses You don t have to pay anybody to watch footage of someone harvesting a garden From Main Street Vegan This is a book that is not just another attempt to have vegans nodding along, but also an effort to reach out to those on the fringes maybe you re disconcerted about your cholesterol levels or disgusted by some undercover footage you saw from a factory farm, but you re not sure what to do about it Main Street Vegan is the book for you.The strength of Moran s book is that it emphasizes that anyone can be a Main Street Vegan no, you don t have to change your political or religious beliefs, and no one s expecting you to dress up like a chicken and hold a sign if you don t want to In fact, plant based eating does line up with most people, whether or not they realize it Vegans, this may be the book you want to give to friends or family members who just don t understand why you choose to eat and live the way you do While it makes clear that factory farms aren t happy places, it doesn t bash readers over the head with dismal facts and the vast majority of the book is positive and upbeat It also includes recipes Moran has chosen a clean standard of living that not everyone is going to wish to attempt, but she isn t pushy, thankfully For example, I have little to no concern over BPA or phthalates in my food packaging I have zero faith in the power of positive thinking I do, however, wish to eat healthfully and humanely I figure I can meet Moran in the middle I was happy to see the author s many reminders to readers to not be vegan jerks those super pushy aggressive herbivores who probably turn omnivores away from vegan eating than Big Ag Her sweet and accepting tone has even won over one of veganism s most obnoxious critics, filmmaker and pundit Michael Moore Savvy vegans will know that this guy has repeatedly mocked vegetarianism and concern for animals in his books at one point even organizing an anti animal rights demonstration complete with signs saying, you re wasting your lives No, people dressing up at sci fi conventions or seeing Twilight the 200th time or trying to build the world s largest Elvis collection they aren t wasting their lives People who are living by their ethics and hoping to make a difference in the world, they re the ones to mock Moore is not a vegan, but he has cut down on his meat intake and sings the book s praises on the back cover I m thinking that age and the health consequences of a lifetime of overeating are starting to catch up with him and making him a bit contrite Where the author tends to slip up is when she gets a bit too starry eyed when attempting to explain how easy vegan eating can be It is true, plant based living is now easier than ever That doesn t mean it s always easy For example, the author enthuses, Every Chinese place has a vegetarian section, while long term veg ns will quickly realize the problem there a great many, if not most, omnivorous Chinese restaurants and buffets use meat broth in the sauces on their dishes yes, even those marked vegetarian There s a language and cultural barrier that can prevent you from getting a vegan, or even vegetarian, meal at these ubiquitous eateries The author also claims, In the old days, refried beans were made with lard, but that s almost never the case any Yes and no While I have found Mexican restaurants with vegan refried beans than not, I have certainly run into the lard users as well In addition, most canned refried beans, excepting those marked fat free or vegetarian, still use the ol pig fat Finally, the author says that even if a restaurant has no vegetarian choices, you can usually get a decent meal by instructing them to leave the meat out of a salad, for instance, which is true However, the author s claim that Your vegan meal will almost always cost less than any of the meat options, is only true if the meal is already vegan, without any modifications I expect to pay the same price for that dinner even if the chicken or eggs are left out, simply because restaurants don t know how to do it any other way That s my experience, anyway I know why she made those claims, and it s no reason not to go plant based, but I just wanted to let readers know in case they are in for a surprise when they eat at some restaurants. Well, I read Main Street Vegan and the Torres Vegan Freak Version 2.0 back to back, which was kind of weird Both books contained mainly the same information, but their tone could not be any different Main Street Vegan tries to ease people into veganism, encouraging them to take as much time as they need to gradually cut and animal products from their diet and all other areas of their life It also addresses three major reasons for veganism health, environment, and animal rights and pretty much gives equal weight to all of these reasons I would have given this 4 stars because it is impressively accessible and I do believe it has a lot of potential to steer older or mainstream readers closer to veganism But there was a couple times where Moran would say really contrived seeming things like, Green has to be God s favorite color It s all over the place Wtf Where did that come from I don t know if she was trying to use this to convince conservative readers, Hey, look, I m a normal god fearing woman AND a vegan You can do it too which admittedly could be really helpful as this book is geared toward the regular folk I wouldn t have had a problem with this except it seemed so bizarrely forced that it distracted from the rest of the book Moran gives a lot of good resources at the end of the book and I like how she ends each chapter with a recipe I would recommend Main Street Vegan to anyone curious about dabbling in veganism who is afraid that we are all extremist weirdos It s encouraging in the gentlest of ways. Thorough, easy to read how to be a vegan guide She goes into all aspects of a vegan life, not just diet but also clothing, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, animals as entertainment, etc 40 chapters, each ending with a recipe she somehow ties to the chapter topic the connection sometimes stretches pretty thin, and there s a preponderence of dessert recipes.Two quibbles 1 The section on clothing focuses on women almost exclusively She mentioned a store for fake leather in NYC called Moo Shoes But I had to go to their website to learn that they make stuff for men too And when I got there, fully half the store had stuff for men.2 She assumes that all vegans are primarily driven by a stand against animal torture, and the lower environmental impact and better health are wonderful side effects But I m primarily motivated by the environmental angle though I ve been learning and about the horrors we inflict on animals And my father and one of his classmates are motivated for their health.