- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee (April 26 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1585429333
- ISBN-13: 978-1585429332
- Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 2.5 x 22.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #231,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World Paperback – Apr 26 2012
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“I’m delighted that you’re making the vegan lifestyle more accessible and achievable.”
—President Bill Clinton
“Main Street Vegan….offers practical advice and inspiration for everyone interested in going vegan, no matter what tax bracket you’re in!”
“This book is the bible of vegan living.”
“Main Street Vegan is exactly the guide you need to make changing the menu effortless. This flawlessly researched book covers every aspect of plant-based eating and cruelty-free living, with all you need to make healthy changes stick.”
—Neal Barnard, MD, The 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart
“This book is a gem.”
—Rory Freedman, coauthor Skinny Bitch
“Finally, a book isn’t preaching to the vegan choir, but to the people in the pews — and the ones who can’t fit in those pews. This is a book for the Main Street majority who aren’t vegans. Once you read this, you’ll know it’s possible to get healthy and enjoy doing it.”
"The Vegan Bible: new Testament . . . [Moran's] writing is a true extension of herself: witty, fun, smart, charming, beautiful . . . Main Street overflows with heart and soul . . . She puts everything into it; anyone veg-curious or already plant-based would benefit from picking up a copy."
“A great book for anyone who’s curious about veganism. It shows that not all vegan are weirdos like me.”
"The new Main Street Vegan, a plant-based omnibus where spirit meets stomach and magic meets Main Street."
—The Huffington Post
“Moran’s feisty, fun and fearless guide to eating vegan on your own terms will win her many fans. As a primer on veganism, her effort touches all of the basics. Those eager to lose weight, increase energy, and offset stress and aging, while achieving optimum nutrition and not spending a lot of money on expensive organic ingredients will find numerous suggestions and easy recipes to help them reach their goals. As a comprehensive and highly motivating resource for upping the bar on quality of life, Moran’s book takes veganism to the next level.”
About the Author
Victoria Moran is the author of 11 books, and is also an inspirational speaker, monologist, and certified holistic health counselor (HHC, AADP). She is the founder of Main Street Vegan Academy, training vegan lifestyle coaches. Victoria’s latest book is MAIN STREET VEGAN: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO EAT HEALTHFULLY & LIVE COMPASSIONATELY IN THE REAL WORLD, written with the able assistance of her daughter, Adair Moran, an actor, playwright, stunt performer, and lifelong vegan. Among Victoria’s other titles are the best-selling Creating a Charmed Life (in thirty languages), and the plant-based weight-loss classic, The Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health, & Joy.
Cited by VegNews among the Top 10 Contemporary Vegetarian Authors, Victoria appeared twice on Oprah and she’s one of the celebrity coaches for the PCRM 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. Her articles have appeared in Yoga Journal, Mothering, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, VegNews, and Vegetarian Times. Her work has been noted in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Self, Elle, Glamour, Allure, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @Victoria_Moran, and if you’re a vegan who’d like to share that with the world at large, post your photo on the Main Street vegan tumblr page.
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A long time meat-eater, wishing I could "someday" go vegan but not knowing how I could ever give up my meat-eating lifestyle, I cried with relief at the introduction, which seemed to be written just for me. A third of the way into the book, eating meat just seemed ridiculous. Twenty pages later, I knew I could do this "one day at a time", and several pages later I was planning my first all-vegan shopping list.
26 meat-free days later, this beginner is thrilled at the non-judgmental, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guidance Victoria Moran has provided with her gem of a book, Main Street Vegan.
I also love the recipes at the end of each chapter. I haven't tried any yet but I intend to once I finish the book. This book is super informative about how to switch to a vegan diet and get all your vitamins and nutrients so your not sitting around starving wondering what to eat. There is a whole new world out there being a vegan. I love every second of being vegan and this book is an absolute must have for anyone thinking of going vegan or is curious about it.
I became a vegan in January, and was finding it difficult to eat healthfully. So many vegan cookbooks and websites promote a superficially healthy alternative to the Standard American Diet, still incorporating a high-fat, high-sodium, highly processed (soy products) eating style, promoting vegan cookies as somehow better than any other homemade sweet simply because they didn't use animal products. I really couldn't find solutions for myself among the overweight, unhealthy vegan authors and chefs.
I was already aware of the cruelties inherent in the American factory farming system, so reading here about these horrors wasn't new to me, but I think everyone needs to be made aware of the way their food arrives on their plate. Ms Moran does an admirable job of educating the reader on the why's and how's of our American way of eating, the nutritional downfalls, health consequences, individual responsibility to choose wisely, includes a recipe at the end of each chapter so we can try out some of these alternatives to the SAD. She covers so many bases - peer pressure, advertising, ego, acceptance, education, misinformation, joy. A great resource that leads to more great resources.