My Ultimate Guide To Veganism – Pt 1

With Veganuary well underway and the new year being about a “new you” I thought I would put this guide together to help new vegans or those looking to transition to veganism. Even existing vegans could find this helpful too. 🙂

All of these have helped me so much on my vegan journey and I want to pass all the knowledge I’ve gained on to you.

For part one I’m gonna share a lot of helpful online resources and books etc and part 2 will move on to ingredients and brands – food specific stuff.





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  1. Veganuary’s: How To Go Vegan  Firm fav of mine
  2. Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
  3. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck
  4. The Happy Herbivore Cookbook
  5. Forks Over Knives
  6. The Oh She Glows Cookbook
  7. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week
  8. Vegan in 7 by Rita Serano
  9. Plantlab: Crafting the Future of Food by Matthew Kenney
  10. Vegan: The Cookbook by Jean-Christian Jur
  11. Wholefood Heaven in a Bowl by David and Charlotte Bailey
  12. Power Vegan Meals by Maya Sozer
  13. The Vegan Cookbook: 100 Plant-Based Recipes by Adele McConnell
  14. This Cheese is Nuts! by Julie Piatt
  15. Alternative Vegan by Marie Reginato
  16. 15 Minute Vegan: Katy Beskow  Firm fav of mine
  17. Feed Me Vegan: Lucy Watson  Firm fav of mine
  18. Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook
  19. Vegan Street Food: Foodie travels from India to Indonesia
  20. Ms Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town
  21. The How Not To Die Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease
  22. Aine Carlins books  Firm fav of mine



Here are my top vegan-friendly apps on my iPhone that you need to download now:


  • Bunny Free – lets you search for companies and tells you whether they test on animals.
  • Gonutss – allows you to translate your favourite foods to vegan!
  • Safe for vegans – if you aren’t sure about a product being vegan this really helps.
  • is it vegan? – like safe for vegans
  • cowculator – shows how many animals are being killed/how many you save etc.
  • Peta – Stay up to date on all of PETA’s urgent alerts and take action to help animals.
  • Vanilla Bean –  finding a nearby vegan restaurant just got easier.
  • vegEMOJI – Created by Follow Your Heart, these adorable emojis reflect the vegan lifestyle.


  • Happy Cow – shows you vegan-friendly places when you travel. VERY useful app
  • Air Vegan – AirVegan tells you which airport terminals have plant-based options.
  • Veganagogo – The app assists with locating a restaurant to selecting menu items—and even thanking the chef or server in the local language.


Online Stores



  • The Coop – My local and most visited supermarket. They have a great range of clearly marked ready meals and lunch items. Lots of other great name brand products including soups, coconut milk and water.
  • Ocado – a vegan paradise in my opinion. They have a lot of stuff that’s exclusive to them, great vegan brands (well-known and small).
  • Tesco – Rated #1 vegan supermarket last year. Have huge free from selection inc own brand cheese and meat subs
  • Sainsbury’s – They’ve done pretty well with their vegan offerings and have a cheese line like Tesco. They’ve also just launched a new vegan range this month.
  • Lidl – You can find some great vegan finds here, most accidental. Churros anyone?
  • Aldi – New vegan range launching with cheese and meats. They already have some great accidental stuff in their arsenal.








I hope you’ve found these resources helpful and found some great new people to follow online.

Stay tuned for Part 2…


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