Here’s a resource list I put together for those of you interested in going vegan 🌱💞
Despite how passionate I am about animals and veganism, I haven’t always been vegan. In fact, I’ve only been vegan since the beginning of 2018. (I was vegetarian for 3 years before that though).
I remember in the beginning it can be intimidating, like you don’t know where to start. But I’m going to try and help you make the transition.
Food inc: This documentary isn’t necessary a vegan documentary, it goes over the food industry and how it works overall. It’s main focus isn’t on animals, but it’s very informative and interesting. This one can be found on Netflix.
Cowspiracy: This documentary can be found on Netflix. It goes over the environmental impact of eating animals.
Earthlings: This documentary can be found on YouTube for free. It shows industry standard practice on factory farm animals, which is where over 90% of meat in America comes from. It is one of the most well-known vegan documentaries & it’s my favorite because of the beautiful way it is put together, and the blunt honesty of it all. Here’s a link to watch it: https://youtu.be/BrlBSuuy50Y
Dominion: This one is basically an Australian version of the documentary Earthlings. It shows and compares the industry standard for around the world, though. It was also made in 2018, so it is much more recent than Eathlings. It can be found for free on YouTube. Here’s a link: https://youtu.be/ny6aqdFy9SI
Vegucated: This is great documentary to start with. It’s about 3 strangers who try going vegan for 6 weeks. The link to watch is is here: https://youtu.be/CrWx_e1wuZQ
Online Guides to going vegan:
When I first went vegan, I found it helpful to watch cooking videos. It helped me realize that cooking vegan is pretty much the same as cooking non-vegan. Below are some of my favorite cooking channels on YouTube.
Youtube Cooking Channels:
Solo Budget vegan https://youtu.be/HvFVKgkzxfs
Mary’s Test Kitchen https://youtu.be/ajTjb23dSGo
The Buddhist Chef https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGKuU-STpmbWApKYkwmrkkw
The Easy Vegan https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSC8SLylGt1v6lbrutdH9Bw
Sweet Potato Soul https://youtu.be/0o49IcvkTdc
The Tasty Vegan https://youtu.be/5Fox8rWOvRk
Minimalist baker https://minimalistbaker.com/recipe-index/
It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/recipes/
All Recipes https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/1227/everyday-cooking/vegan/ It isn’t all vegan, but the vegan recipes they do have are great!
My Darling Vegan https://www.mydarlingvegan.com/recipe-index/
The Edgy Veg https://www.theedgyveg.com/recipes/
I think it’s important to remember that really anything can be made vegan. There are vegan versions of everything. The hardest part (in my opinion) is getting used to walking to a different part of the grocery store. Most stores have a separate section where vegan meat is sold, milk alternatives, etc.
It’s also important to remember that no two brands are alike. Just because you may have tried one bad food labeled “vegan” doesn’t mean that all “vegan foods” taste bad. You just have to experiment, like with any food, and find what you like. There is so much to try!
I hope this list helps you! You can always use me as a resource too. No question is a stupid one, I’ve been asked them all. I’ll try my best to answer any questions you may have.
Below I’ll be adding other various resources as I come across them.
If you text “Mentor” to 738-22, PETA2 will hook you up with a mentor to help you meal plan, veganize your favorite meals, help you find vegan products, and more!