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What To Eat When You Don't Eat Animals: menus and ideas to inspire people who want to eat as if life is precious By Veda Stram

Author: Veda Stram

Several Reviews / Endorsements

What To Eat When You Don't Eat Animals: menus and ideas to inspire people who want to eat as if life is precious
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"If ever there was a guide to plant-based eating that dispels of the notion that ‘vegans eat grass,’ this is it. The vegan alternatives to meat, fish, dairy and eggs are delicious, and 'What to Eat When You Don’t Eat Animals’ makes it easier than ever to transition to a healthy, eco-friendly and cruelty-free diet."
~ Donny Moss,

"Many people have the compassion and motivation to go vegan, but don’t know where to start. They have the passion to help animals, but lack the fundamentals of what to buy, what to cook, and what to eat. This comprehensive guide helps make it easy. What to Eat When You Don’t Eat Animals will take new vegans and pre-vegans step-by-step down the path of compassionate eating and help make it simple and delicious!"
~ Hope Bohanec, The Humane Hoax Project

"Inspiring and informative. Long-time animal advocate Veda Stram has put together an excellent (and delicious!) resource guide for consumers who want to end their dependency on the immoral animal system. What To Eat When You Don't Eat Animals is essential 'comfort food' for the just-starting-out vegan or vegetarian, filled with great starter meal plans, harrowing facts about the nature of the animal economy, and fascinating quotes from some of history's most famous vegans. Highly recommended!"
~ John Sanbonmatsu, Ph.D.,

"Veda Stram's What to Eat When You Don’t Eat Animal hits the mark with one of the most useful and practical books you will find to help you and your loved ones make the leap into the deliciousness of vegan food. If you have any concerns that going vegan will be a sacrifice, you will be astonished at the products that taste like the animal foods you love, but without the cruelty and environmental devastation caused by animal agriculture. One of the biggest perks is the inner peace that comes from eating with lovingkindness and compassion."
~ Judy McCoy Carman, M.A., author of Peace to All Beings and Homo Ahimsa: Who we Really are and how we're going to save the world

This brilliant book is jam packed full of amazing food delights, and the greatest part? - it's all wonderfully ethical, plant based and compassionate at the source - for each and every meal! Extensive, well researched information about food animal industries (and beautiful images) alongside a rich and resourceful catalogue of alternatives to meat, fish and dairy...with delicious suggestions for just about every meal you could think get animals/ species off the plate. Everyone should have this book, whether vegetarian, vegan - or simply curious as a meat eater, to explore the plantbased cooking world - and eat with full compassion towards other species, helping to save the planet and of course - improve our own health in the process too!
~ Julie Dickinson, I, Animal: Examining the Animal-Human Divide

"Growing into veganism is a journey of discovery and awareness. It's an education that fortunately other vegans are happy to support. You will find What to Eat When You Don’t Eat Animals: menus and ideas to inspire people to eat as if life is precious is a great help to you to create a better life for you and the individuals from other species you have freed from human oppression. Written by an iconic vegan, you can trust what you read."
~ Will Anderson, GreenVegans

"As our culture experiences increasing challenges to health, solidarity, and cultural harmony, What To Eat When You Don’t Eat Animals illumines the practical steps to eating in alignment with our deepest values. Use this book, share it, and revel in its implications. As Veda Stram shows us, we can be the change we want to see in the world, and it can be delicious!"
~ Will Tuttle, Ph.D., author, The World Peace Diet

"Veda Stram has produced an amazingly comprehensive, readable guide to abundant living that leaves animals and their ‘products’ off the menu and out of the house. This guide is both practical and ethical, a joy to savor and share. No one reading it can complain that vegan living is ‘too hard’ or restrictive. Especially important in my view is that the guide shines a light on the lovingness of the animals whose feelings and lives we violate by burying them – needlessly – in commodities."
~ Karen Davis, PhD, President, United Poultry Concerns

"This book is a truly indispensable guide to all things vegan for vegans and aspiring vegans alike, and I wish I had when I went vegan in 1976."
~ Kim Stallwood

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About Veda Stram:

In the spring of 1988 when she was 42, Veda saw a brochure about animals abused in drug addiction experiments. She called Cloris Leachman's office because I knew she had 'done some work for animals.' She left a message with Cloris's publicist and... ta da! someone called her back 10 minutes later and told her that she should call Bill Dyer and after an hour conversation about animal abuse horrors, he told her to go to a Last Chance for Animals meeting that night...she has been an activist ever since. She went vegetarian within days and was vegan within months.

She volunteered with The Animals Voice Magazine, Last Chance for Animals (LCA), has been on the Boards of Orange County People for Animals (OCPA), Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN), Pigs Peace Sanctuary, was web manager for and administrative editor of The Animals Voice Magazine in the early 2000's, and has been a Board Member at United Poultry Concerns (UPC) since 2013. 

She has been employed by since July 2008 and posts animal rights/vegan articles, stories, poetry, alerts and more on the site and she created the weekly newsletter in August of 2008.

She lives on stunningly gorgeous Camano Island, Washington, with four of the best feline roommates in the world - Bella, Bud, Joey and Mikey.

See her activist bio.

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