A Plant-Based Guide (part one)

In my life I can count on one hand the people I personally know who have adopted and live a plant-based lifestyle, 2 of them being myself and Steven. If I were to try to count the number of people who have said to me that they would love to try going fully plant-based or even incorporate aspects of  plant-based living into their life… I would run out of hands, quickly.

I think it can be incredibly daunting, the thought of changing the way that you eat and even the way you think about food. Maybe you don’t think you have the time to implement such a change, you like your routine or you know you will miss certain things too much to even dream of giving them up. However, I can promise you (from my own experience) that it is totally worth it.

This post is made up of some things that I hope you will find helpful if you are looking to live a plant-based life. From websites, documentaries and podcasts for some motivation and information to a list of the cookbooks on my kitchen shelf, I’m hoping there is something here to help you walk down the plant-based path.

Let’s start with the motivation and information. I am an avid podcast listener and there is no shortage of information out there in the podcast world when it comes to healthy living, eating plants and all other kinds of wellness talk. My two absolute favourites are by Rich Roll and Jessica Murnane. Both of these people have lengthy conversations with their guests and get into all aspects of wellness and what it means to actively live your life and how to elevate your experience here on earth.

Podcasts

Rich Roll Podcast – ‘…designed to provoke, educate, inspire and empower you to discover, uncover, unlock and unleash your best, most authentic self.’

One Part Podcast from Jessica Murnane – ‘…hear revealing stories of successes & setbacks, sweet motivational secrets, and a whole lot of advice.’

 

Documentaries can get a bad reputation for over dramatising or sensationalising content for shock factor. I feel that a lot of people say that particularly about vegan documentaries, I know I’ve had a lot of people tell me this. Below is a list of documentaries that I think provide a lot of good, reliable information when it comes to our diet and how it affects our health, the animals and our environment.

Documentaries

What The Health

Cowspiracy

Forks Over Knives

Food Inc.

 

One of the best things you can do is to do your own research. I’m definitely not a doctor or an expert, I’m just sharing how I live a plant-based life with you, mostly through recipes, and hoping to inspire you to do the same. I can never learn enough and so I’m constantly reading new studies and articles. The links I’m going to share with you here are fairly light-reading material, which is great if you’re just getting started. I really can’t stress the importance of doing your own research enough.

Websites

T. Colin Campbell, Centre for Nutrition Studies

Rich Roll – 10 Reasons to Consider a Plant-Based Diet

NutritionFacts.org

Nutrition Stripped, Nutrition Topics

Now for some cooking inspiration; cookbooks and food blogs.

Cookbooks

Moon Juice Cookbook, this book is a work of art. It’s the most beautiful thing I have on the shelves in my kitchen (and my whole apartment). If you’re interested in elevating your day with magical potions, like I do daily, then you need this book.

The First Mess Cookbook, my favourite cookbook. I’m really not someone who uses cookbooks and other peoples’ recipes very often but this book is my exception to that rule.

One Part Plant, Jessica’s mission is to get everybody to eat one plant-based meal a day. A totally achievable goal, especially with a book like this.

Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking, if you don’t know who Dana is then you’re crazy.

Thug Kitchen, The Official Cookbook, this one could convert any kind of skeptic.

 

Food Blogs

The First Mess

Will Frolic For Food

Faring Well

Minimalist Baker

Whole Hearted Eats

My New Roots

Part two will be on it’s way to you soon. I’ll be including some helpful tips and the things I always have in my kitchen to keep eating plant-based as simple or as exciting as I need it to be.

I really hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions, suggestions if I’ve missed anything out that you think is super helpful or if there is something you’d like me to include in part two then please get in contact with me!

with love, k xx

 

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