Whether you have been a vegan for 30 years, 30 minutes, or never before, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge is the perfect book for you. In addition to answering every possible question that vegans are asked or ask themselves (Wasn't early man a hunter? Aren't humans designed to eat meat? Where do you get your calcium, protein, iron omega-3 fats?), the author includes thoughtful, inpiring, wise essays on issues that often arise as a vegan. She addresses celebrating holidays, living in a family that does not want to eat the way you do, how to live joyfully in a nonvegan world, and all those persnickety doubts that others foist on us when we choose to live a vegan life.
The 30-Day Vegan Challenge is so positive, uplifting, joyful and compassionate, that it would be difficult to read it and not want to improve your diet, regardless of how vegan or how "clean" it already is. Brenda Davis, R.D. wrote the foreword and consulted on all the nutrional advice in the book..
With beautiful photographs and eye catching color throughout the book, recipes accompany each chapter. And as enticing as the recipes are, the wisdom and kindness that saturate the book are its most alluring attribute. The book is a warm and sincere invitation to be true to our deepest values. Toward that end, Patrick-Goudreau encourages us to pay attention to what really matters in our life and in the lives we affect. Like a supportive friend, she shepherds us through physical and emotional changes that may accompany dietary changes. She offers brilliant advice for finding food while travelling; packing lunches for school or work; understanding and ending cravings; demystifying tofu; learning to digest beans; finding confidence and joy in social situations; weight control; and life after cheese. The 30-Day Vegan Diet is written with a light, welcoming tone, and is an empowering encouragement to live with integrity from our most life affirming and loving selves. I wish I had had this book when I went vegan back in 1986. I am overjoyed to have it now to read and re-read, to share with others, and to feel that I have a compassionate and experienced teacher and partner on my vegan path. There is no better way to share our values than to live them daily with health, confidence and joy. And there is no better book to help us do that than The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. Thank you, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau!
To hear the Colleen Patrick-Goudreau speak about The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, visit www.CompassionateCooks.com
or attend the WorldVegFest. And whether or not you hear her speak, do buy a copy of this wonderful new book. I will buy it back from you if you are not completely thrilled by it. Honest!