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Can-Do Vegan!

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this on the blog yet, but I am working on a free ebook I’m calling Can-Do Vegan, and I’m hoping to release it close to the Bones & All pub date on March 10th. As Leonard Bernstein famously said, “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”

This is a separate thing from Vegan By the Seat of Your Pants (the kitchen-confidence unrecipe book) and Vegan Cookery & Pastry (18th-century cookbook reboot with fun literary and historical tidbits). Even I get mixed up with all my projects I’m juggling, so I certainly don’t expect anyone else to keep them straight!

I’ve put a little blurb about it on my Learn With Me page:

Can-Do Vegan will address the most common concerns of the veg-curious, shine a light on cognitive dissonance regarding where your food comes from and who it used to be, and give you all the moral support you need to make a healthy and happy transition to a more compassionate diet.

I may not be a chef or a nutritionist, but I do know a thing or two about creativity and intuition, and I really want to use what I’ve learned to help other people face the resistance and uncertainty that arises when we begin to question our most cherished cultural assumptions.

Here are some of the common protests and rationalizations I’ll be addressing in the ebook:

  • “Vegan food is bland and boring.”
  • “Heart disease runs in my family. I can’t escape it, so I might as well eat what I want.”
  • “They’re razing the rainforest to plant soy crops! It’s better for the environment if I keep chickens in a nice clean coop and shoot my own meat.”
  • “We have to eat something, don’t we? And what if plants have feelings too?”
  • “I want to change my diet, but my family won’t want to change along with me. Going vegan would be too hard.”

I’ve got an answer for every single one. So get excited! I know I am.  😉

I also wanted to give you a heads-up that I’ll be co-hosting my teacher Victoria Moran’s Unity online radio show, Main Street Vegan, on Wednesday, February 25th at 3pm ET. (It’ll be available as a podcast afterward, so no worries if you don’t get to it.)


1 Comment to Can-Do Vegan!

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    February 13, 2015 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    You can make any diet delicious. Some just require creativity which is not a bad thing 🙂

    Who knew enough to know that soy had environmental impacts without knowing the same fact applies to cattle?!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.