Great Vegan Resources


The Kind DietAlicia Silverstone: Amazing book and yummy recipes!
The Skinny Girl DishBethenny Frankel: Okay, so she’s not a vegan chef but she does give you vegan substitutes for all of her dishes, which is awesome! :-)
The Joy of Vegan Baking CookbookCOLLEEN PATRICK-GOUDREAU: If you love making vegan sweets you should check out this book. 
 Vegan's Daily Companion - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living Compassionately.
The Happy Herbivore Cookbook - Lindsay S. Nixon: Over 175 delicious fat-free and low-fat vegan recipes.
Everyday Happy Herbivore - Lindsay S. Nixon: More quick, easy, and delicious fat-free and low-fat vegan recipes from Lindsay.
Broke Backer: Europe on $30 a Day - Lindsay S. Nixon: Learning how to travel and have fun on a cheap budget.
Eat Like You Give A Damn - Ray Stone: A guide to eating right and healing your body from the inside out.
Let Them Eat Vegan! - Dreena Burton: 200 Deliciously satisfying plant-powered recipes for the whole family.

-Food, Inc. – This film is not about veganism but it does inform you on what you’re putting in your body.
-Killer at Large: Why Obesity is America's Greatest Threat
-Food Matters
-Vegucated Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers from different backgrounds who, for six weeks, adopt a vegan diet and a whole new way of thinking about food.
-Got the facts on Milk?Got the facts on Milk? (also known as "The Milk Documentary" is an entertaining, award winning feature documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products. Addressing myth, truth and all in-between, the film is a humorous yet shocking exposition that provokes serious thought about this everyday staple

Things you should incorporate into your everyday life!

-KALE: This is my absolute favorite! (If you couldn't tell, Kale and I have a love affair). Kale is considered to be the most nutritious vegetable in the world. It's very high in beta carotene, vitamin k, vitamin c, lutein, zeaxanthin, and rich in calcium. Kale is so scrumptious and there's so many ways to cook it or you can throw it in a smoothie. I like to steam kale and add pepper and apple cider vinegar. Yum!
-FLAX SEEDS: These are packed full of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
-CHIA SEEDS: Also an incredible source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, calcium, and potassium.
-QUINOA: Pronounced "keen-wah" - This yummy grain is a complete protein.
-GRAINS: Quinoa, Brown Rice, and Millet...there's more but these are the ones I stick to.
-BEANS: Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Garbanzos, Lentils, Soy Beans, and more.

Have you tried???
-A soy frappuccino from Starbucks!Photobucket Yum!
-Nature's Path Organic Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise Cereal.PhotobucketThis gluten free cereal is yummy and packed full of grains, fiber, and omega-3's.

Restaurants I've Checked Out:
Shojin : Post - Downtown LA Vegan Sushi.
-Yummy Cupcakes : Video Post - Burbank Vegan Cupcakes.
-Cruzer Pizza: Video Post - Los Angeles Pizzeria. 
-Seabirds Truck: Video Post - Orange County. (They do make some trips to LA)
-Urban Food Crawl: Video Post - Downtown LA (other locations coming soon!) 
Here are the restaurants we checked out: 
Two Bits Market
Nickel Diner
Pitfire Pizza
Mas Malo
Casa Cocina y Cantina
-Cafe Gratitude: Post - Los Angeles
-Native Foods: Video Post - Culver City (They have tons of other locations)
-Veggie Grill: Video Post - West Hollywood (They have tons of other locations
                                      New York
-Babycakes NYC!: Video Post - Downtown Manhattan 
-Lula's Sweet Apothecary: Video Post - Lower East Side of Manhattan


MILK –Almond Milk (Almond Breeze is my favorite!)
              Hemp Milk
              Soy Milk
              Rice Milk
              Hazelnut Milk
              Coconut Milk
              Oat Milk

CHEESE - Daiya
                  Follow Your Heart
                  Nutritional Yeast
                  Parma Vegan Parmesan
                  Food for Lovers Vegan Queso
                  Nacho Mom's Vegan Queso
BUTTER – Earth Balance

SOUR CREAM – Follow Your Heart has great sour cream

MEAT – Tempeh
                Match Meat
                Field Roast Veggie Sausage
                Tofurky Sandwich Slices

SEA FOOD - Sophie's Kitchen - The New Vegan Sea Food. They have shrimp, prawns, calamari rings, breaded fish fillets, breaded shrimp, breaded calamari...and I hear that they're coming out with scallops and crab cakes! 

MAYONNAISE – Vegenaise  

Where the heck do you get your protein?

-Beans: They have so much protein!
-Tofu: Packed full of protein.
-Tempeh: A traditional soy product originally from Indonesia. Very high in protein.
-Quinoa: Just 1/4 cup of this delicious grain has 6 grams of protein. It's a complete protein!
-Seitan: A meat substitute that taste delicious and is almost a pure protein. 
-Pumpkin Seeds: One ounce of these contain 9.35 grams of protein. 
-Asparagus: Eight spears of this veggie has 3.08 grams of protein. 
-Cauliflower: One cup cooked has 2.28 grams of protein. 
-Peanuts: One ounce of raw peanuts has 7.31 grams of protein.
-Spinach: One cup cooked has 5.35 grams of protein. 
-Broccoli: One cup of chopped broccoli has 2.7 grams of protein. 


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