Tuesday, January 4, 2011

You've become The Vegan Freak

Having recently made up my mind to become a full-fledged vegan, I have been scouring cookbooks and other vegan guide books. This little one caught my eye at the local library and I devoured it very quickly.

Vegan Freak is written by a married couple that are laid-back and not afraid to drop an eff-bomb.They mostly handle advice on how to respond to questions and attacks one might receive as a vegan, such as where do you get your protein? (I have already gotten this question several times - a few from vegetarians) and what on earth do you eat?

I really, really enjoyed this book and found reassurance that my little family and I are making the right choice. This book is funny and smart, and gives lots and lots of sources for further learning on specific subjects (like vegan pet-food!). They give a brief overview of everything from animal rights to vegan sex toys. 

To sum up their advice, do what you can to be happy and healthy since, like it or not you are a poster-child for all vegans. And try not to be a douche because that will not convince anyone. 

Bob and Jenna Torres run veganfreak.com which has an interesting blog and lots of links to related websites and sources. 

Note: I've posted this over at my vegan themed blog (girlveggie) with a bonus Taft the cat story if you are interested. 


  1. In case you haven't seen this yet... http://vegansaurus.com/

    It's kind of Bay Area-centric, but has lots of good vegan recipes, news tidbits, etc. I've been slowly moving towards the vegetarian/raw/vegan kind of direction, and it's a great source for me.

  2. i enjoyed this book too. I've just put a post up about my favourite vegan cookbooks (just in case you are interested!)http://sianlilemakes.blogspot.com/2011/06/vegan-cookbooks.html
    just found your blog and am enjoying finding out what you like to read!