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7/18/12 6:46 A

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Hi. I became vegan a short time ago due to health issues. I juice daily, and am learning how to cook vegan. I like the way I feel. My husband is eating vegan with me too. he does not mind it at all. I have about 5 days of meals right now. I bought 2 recipe books and look froward to learning new ways to fix meals.

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7/16/12 5:40 A

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Feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads. I am listed as FtHoodBaby on there as well.

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7/15/12 11:36 P

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I'm definitely going to have to check out Goodreads, thanks so much for the tip, I read so much but it's hard to keep track of what i'm currently, have and want to read. I am enjoying my Living Vegetarian for Dummies though, I'm learning a lot I wouldn't have guessed, so many intelligent and prominent figures in history were vegetarian...I guess intelligence means more than just brains!! emoticon

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7/8/12 6:41 P

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Thanks for all the great suggestions and links. I've been vegetarian for 22 years and was vegan for a year and a half, but I know that I will return soon. This time I will have to be smarter about it though. I've read a lot about raw food diets and am curious about it, but I'd like to attend a session/sampler. I just missed one locally, but hope to keep my eye out for one soon.

I am so excited to check out Goodreads!



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7/8/12 7:13 A

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Also, let me add, if you are not familar with Goodreads (a site for logging in what you have read and what books you want to read) then look at it. Once you put in and rate books you have read it will give you recommendations for other books you may like. I find a lot of books that way.

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7/8/12 7:12 A

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My favorite is "Main Street Vegan" by Victoria Moran. Great book and includes some great recipes. I'm not Vegan but am working toward it -- jut read "21-Day Vegan Kickstart" which is also a good book.

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7/6/12 7:18 P

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Engine 2, Eat to live, Forks over knifes, McDougall Program, McDougall quick and easy cookbook

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7/6/12 6:04 P

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check out any books by John Robbins, founder of EarthSave.
His Diet for a New America, the food revolution and reclaiming
our health are all awesome.

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7/6/12 2:01 P

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I recommend Eating Animals, Eat to Live and the China Study.

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7/6/12 1:43 P

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I second "Eating Animals."
"May All Be Fed" and "The Food Revolution" John Robbins, both perhaps more accessible than "Diet for a New America"
"The Starch Solution" Dr. John McDougall
"Vegan, The New Ethics of Eating" Erik Marcus (I am not vegan, though I strive towards it)

Favorite veg websites:
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) -
www.pcrm.org/

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Fat Free Vegan (blog and recipes)
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www.vegsource.com/

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7/6/12 1:26 P

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I just picked up "China Study" in audio from my library only to find out that it is abridged! Who the heck only wants to read SOME parts of a book?! Now hopefully another library can send me an unabridged version! Right now I am also reading "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran-Foer and "Animal Liberation" by Peter Singer. Also reading "In Defense of Food" by Michael Pollan because I had read "Omnivore's Dilemna" a few years back and really enjoyed it.

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7/6/12 10:51 A

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I noticed you wanted vegetarian, vs. vegan. I've been vegetarian for 38 years, and lean towards raw & vegan, though I do not fully embrace either.

The first book I read about vegetarian nutrition (and reasons!) was Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe. It is a very good book, HOWEVER, the information she cites about having to combine proteins is false and she admitted this years later. Still, great recipes and info.

On the vegan front, one of my favorite and easiest reads was Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. And yes, the whole book follows the any language goes attitude you see in the title! The other titles already mentioned are also awesome choices for you to read. Come back and tell us about what you've read and I'm sure we'll all chip in a few more suggestions. emoticon

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7/6/12 10:31 A

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Hello! I'm rather new to being vegetarian myself. I started earlier this year, sometime around March, I think. I tried going straight into being vegan but that didn't go over well so I've been trying to work on being a good vegetarian before I transition to being vegan. One of the first books I read on the topic, well, I actually listened to at work on my ipod, but its called Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food. It has a lot of information about animals and the health benefits of not eating animal products.

I also watched a couple of the documentaries that someone posted about. Fork Over Knives was really good, I thought.

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7/6/12 8:17 A

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agree with imvegan - currently re-reading eat to live.

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7/6/12 1:03 A

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I agree with the previous recommendations, IMVEGAN always seems to have good, quality input. I, however, have gotten out of the reading habit.
I watched "Forks Over Knives" on Hulu last night and can't believe I had never seen it, as much as it's been mentioned. I noticed "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" was also listed on Hulu. I found that to be informative and motivational. I got in on a free preview of "Hungry For Change" a while back. You can see several clips of it on You Tube but I don't know of any free access to the entire documentary being available. It was inspired by "Food Inc."
If your wanting something to watch while your waiting for your next book to arrive I believe you will find viewing the above time will spent. Enjoy the journey.

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My favorite books are: The China Study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, The Engine 2 Diet, Eat to Live

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As I mentioned when I introduced myself to the team I am a newbie to being vegetarian. I'm the kind of person that really gets into learning all they can about the things I am passionate about. I have ordered some beginner books on the subject but would love any reading recommendations the veterans have or any other newbies like myself who found them very helpful for adjusting or just improving this lifestyle.

I got my first book today in the mail - please no laughing.... emoticon My first read on this subject is "Living Vegetarian for Dummies" if anyone else had read this please share what you thought and if you found it helpful. emoticon

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