The Minimalist Vegan by Masa and Michael Ofei is less of a how-to book, and more of a why-to book. A manifesto on why to live with less stuff and with more compassion. They explore the intersection of minimalism and veganism and all that each complimentary lifestyle has to offer. They dive deep into conscious living and what it actually means. With chapters on topics such as "The More Virus" and Courageously Simple to The Superior Species and A Plastic World, Masa and Michael cover every aspect to help challenge your way of thinking. Their hope is that by the end of it, you'll have the thirst and passion to architect your life in a way that brings you purpose and joy each and every day. They have written this book to be read within a few hours. Yes, even if you'd consider yourself to be a slow reader! Each chapter can be read independently, so you can jump ahead to a section that resonates with you. However, reading the book from start to finish is a great way to build momentum as you manifest your ideas and dive into a more conscious way of living.
The less is more philosophy is central to the minimalism movement today, and it's where it resonates with veganism. If minimalism is concerned with living with less for your spiritual wellbeing, then that extends to the impact you have on the environment as well. Minimalists consume less and buy less, meaning that their eco-footprints are lighter; but eliminating your consumption of animal-derived products is one of the most significant ways of reducing your eco-footprint, as animal products have greater emissions than plant-based products per unit of weight. In addition, if you want your lifestyle to bring the most meaning it possibly can to your life, then the ill-treatment and abuse of animals in various exploitative industries isn't going to bring you any joy. Most vegans are interested in environmental issues, as the ecological benefits of a vegan lifestyle are often significant imperatives to individuals making the transition. So, minimalism often appeals to those of those who want to live our lives as cleanly and simplistically as possible. In this book, you'll learn about -Minimalism and Veganism -Benefits of a Minimalist Plant-Based Lifestyle -Food to Have or Not On a Minimalist Vegan Diet -Minimalist Vegan Recipes
The less is more philosophy is central to the minimalism movement today, and it's where it resonates with veganism. If minimalism is concerned with living with less for your spiritual well-being, then that extends to the impact you have on the environment as well. Minimalists consume less and buy less, meaning that their eco-footprints are lighter; but eliminating your consumption of animal-derived products is one of the most significant ways of reducing your eco-footprint, as animal products have greater emissions than plant-based products per unit of weight. In addition, if you want your lifestyle to bring the most meaning it possibly can to your life, then the ill-treatment and abuse of animals in various exploitative industries isn't going to bring you any joy. Most vegans are interested in environmental issues, as the ecological benefits of a vegan lifestyle are often significant imperatives to individuals making the transition. So, minimalism often appeals to those of those who want to live our lives as cleanly and simplistically as possible.In this book, you'll learn about: - Minimalism and Veganism- Benefits of a Minimalist Plant-Based Lifestyle- Food to Have or Not On a Minimalist Vegan Diet- Simple and Delicious Vegan Recipes for different occasions
The highly anticipated cookbook from the immensely popular food blog Minimalist Baker, featuring 101 all-new simple, vegan recipes that all require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare Dana Shultz founded the Minimalist Baker blog in 2012 to share her passion for simple cooking and quickly gained a devoted worldwide following. Now, in this long-awaited debut cookbook, Dana shares 101 vibrant, simple recipes that are entirely plant-based, mostly gluten-free, and 100% delicious. Packed with gorgeous photography, this practical but inspiring cookbook includes: • Recipes that each require 10 ingredients or less, can be made in one bowl, or require 30 minutes or less to prepare. • Delicious options for hearty entrées, easy sides, nourishing breakfasts, and decadent desserts—all on the table in a snap • Essential plant-based pantry and equipment tips • Easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes with standard and metric ingredient measurements Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking is a totally no-fuss approach to cooking for anyone who loves delicious food that happens to be healthy too.
Every day we learn new benefits of the vegan diet, and discover how cutting meat and animal products out can still mean a world of delicious meals. Now Mark Bittman brings his expertise to vegan cooking, giving you an easy-to-follow diet plan plus 50 simple everyday recipes - exclusively vegan meals for breakfast and lunch, and as flexible as you need to be for dinner. Bittman outlines in six principles the reasons that a partially vegan diet can dramatically improve your health. When you eat lots of fruits and veggies while cutting back on meat and dairy, and cook as much as possible at home, you automatically find yourself eating more sensible portions and almost no junk food. You can live healthier, not just eat healthier, when you eat with eyes wide open. This is Bittman's flexible, ethical way of eating better and losing weight, using common sense in the kitchen. More and more people are finding out what it means to cut down their meat consumption; adopting Meatless Mondays and going 'flexitarian' are great options for those not ready to go full-vegan. This diet is an easy way to take meat out of your diet as much as you feel comfortable, with all the health benefits and none of the suffering. The best-selling author and popular New York Times columnist gives us his innovative and easy diet plan, complete with recipes - by eating vegan every day before 6:00pm, you can lose weight and dramatically improve your health.
If you’re one of the millions who have thought of trying a vegan diet but fear it’s too monotonous or unfamiliar, VB6 will introduce a flexible way of eating that you can really live with for life. Six years ago, an overweight, pre-diabetic Mark Bittman faced a medical directive: adopt a vegan diet or go on medication. He was no fan of a lifelong regimen of pills, but as a food writer he lived—and worked—to eat. So neither choice was appealing. His solution was a deal with himself. He would become a “flexitarian.” He adopted a diet heavy in vegetables, fruits, and grains by following a healthy vegan diet (no meat, dairy, or processed foods) all day. After 6:00 p.m. he’d eat however he wanted, though mostly in moderation. Beyond that, his plan involved no gimmicks, scales, calorie counting, or point systems. And there were no so-called forbidden foods—he ate mostly home-cooked meals that were as varied and satisfying as they were delicious. He called this plan Vegan Before 6:00 (VB6 for short), and the results were swift and impressive. Best of all, they proved to be lasting and sustainable over the long haul. Bittman lost 35 pounds and saw all of his blood numbers move in the right direction. Using extensive scientific evidence to support his plan, the acclaimed cookbook author and food policy columnist shows why his VB6 approach succeeds when so many other regimens not only fail, but can actually lead to unwanted weight gain. He then provides all the necessary tools for making the switch to a flexitarian diet: lists for stocking the pantry, strategies for eating away from home in a variety of situations, pointers for making cooking on a daily basis both convenient and enjoyable, and a complete 28-day eating plan showing VB6 in action. Finally, Bittman provides more than 60 recipes for vegan breakfasts, lunches, and snacks, as well as non-vegan dinners that embrace the spirit of a vegetable- and grain-forward diet.
Discover how your diet may affect your creativity, how going vegan is like giving yourself brain food, and how to incorporate veganism into your life. When author and certified vegan lifestyle coach Camille DeAngelis is asked how she feels satisfied on a vegan diet, she thinks of the moment in James and the Giant Peach when the Grasshopper and the Centipede fret that they have nothing to eat until James points out that they’re traveling inside an enormous piece of fruit. There is plenty, Camille reminds us in this self-help motivational book for artists and creatives. Everything we could ever want to eat, and more, is all around us. Because we live in a culture in which the eating and wearing of animals is taken for granted, we rarely recognize our limiting meat-centric mindset. But if we can employ our imagination to create worlds from scratch, we can surely use it to envision a new way of seeing ourselves in relation to the animals we eat. On the other side of this brain transformation is a lifestyle that is ideal for our own health and emotional well-being and is much more environmentally sustainable. Camille believes that creative hobbies and habits reinvigorate one’s primary work. But she knits, sews, embroiders, and bakes for the pleasure of it, too. Her productivity and brain power have been remarkable since going vegan seven years ago, and even more importantly, she no longer feels any of the frustration or uncertainty artists tend to accept as part of the creative process. If you’re a creative suffering from brain fog, A Bright Clear Mind can help. Praise for A Bright Clear Mind “If you are a maker or an artist who feels anxious, depressed or just plain not feeling up to par, I urge you to read this book. In the pages you will discover how to wake up your life force by embracing a more connected way of living and eating.” —Elise Marie Collins, author of Super Ager: You Can Look Younger, Have More Energy, A Better Memory and Live a Long and Healthy Life “DeAngelis roundly disproves the theory that plant-eaters are somber moralists . . . Getting to peer into the lives and creative processes of these vegan visionaries makes me want to write and dance and organize my cupboards and make a tofu frittata.” —Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life and Main Street Vegan
Minimalism 101 - How to Live on the Road and Beat the System! ESCAPE THE RAT RACE! Want to travel the country? Are you in debt and struggling to pay the mortgage or rent every month? Or maybe you want to minimize, declutter, simplify and organize your life. Do you desire to step off the grid? Find the answers you're looking for! Minimalistic Living: How to Live in a Van and Get Off the Grid helps you understand and gain the benefits of living with less. This book will take you by the hand and teach you the "baby steps" you need to follow to start your minimalist journey. Learn... How To Find and Purchase the Perfect Vehicle How to Customize and Accessorize Your Vehicle How To Remodel A Vehicle to Meet Your Needs Equipment You'll Need To Live In a Vehicle How To Stay Dry, Safe, Cool and Warm! How To Have Running Water and Electricity in Your Vehicle Lots Of Tips and Tricks Along The Way! Much, much more! Minimize! Simplify! Get Out Of Debt! Get Off The Grid! What are you waiting for?
This collection takes an interdisciplinary look at how the transformation towards plant-based diets is becoming more culturally acceptable, economically accessible, technically available and politically viable. We offer strategies for achieving sustainable food systems without having to forgo succulence, sensuality and sacredness of food. Shifting food systems is one of humanity’s biggest challenges and greatest opportunities. This book explores adaptable and health-promoting plant-based diets, which by their nature can support nourishing environmental, social, ethical, political, and economic outcomes. In this book, detailed descriptions are provided of what constitutes a healthy plant-based diet and active lifestyle. Readers are invited to engage with a community of practitioners delving more deeply into strategies for transitioning societies to greater succulence and sustainability. Throughout the first section of the book, environmental challenges and opportunities for reversing climate change are highlighted as our most urgent action. The focus then turns to global food systems and the intersections that are undermining human and animal health. The final section offers preventative approaches and encourages reorienting systems of law, economics and education to exemplify integrity, coordination, coherence and compassion. This book will be of interest to students and academics, as well as policy professionals in all fields engaging with complex issues and systems analyses. It will be of value to those working in health services, policy development, agriculture, economic development, and social change as it provides steps to enhance well-being, pathways to increase jobs in the green economy, and practical ideas to reverse greenhouse gas emissions. It may also be a superb guide for individuals and families looking to become vibrant eaters and leaders.
Many of us, for various reasons, are trying to reduce the amount of meat and dairy in our diets but are reluctant to let go of our favourite foods. When chef Sam Murphy decided to change her lifestyle, originally just to lose weight and have a more balanced diet, she assumed that her days of eating pizzas, burgers and brownies were over. But after experimenting in the kitchen, Sam realized that she could still eat all of those irresistibly indulgent dishes while looking after herself and the world around her. Bringing all of Sam's best recipes together, this incredible collection includes delicious, healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as sides, salads, sauces, smoothies and desserts. It features Sam's recipes for: Spaghetti Carbonara Chickpea Chilli Cheese Toasties Loaded Vegan Hot Dogs Salted Caramel Brownies Cookie Dough Cereal The Vegan Big Mac And many, many more. Whether you're looking to go without meat or dairy every day, every week or just once a month, or if you just want to indulge in guilty food without the guilt, Beautifully Real Food is the perfect guide to making meals you can really enjoy.
The best of The Minimalists. This book by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays—some short, some long—from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances, to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life.