Today I was on the road with my sister and her young daughter, when we saw a rather disturbing thing.
This is what is left of Bill the Bull.
The folks attempting to sell Bill’s head mentioned that he made great steaks. Then they told the story of how he was a pet, then his head hung in their house, and for several years he was in storage. They decided that they did not want him anymore.
My 9 year old niece thought it was horrible that they cut off his head, and that they made steaks out of him. So I asked, “What is the difference between the steaks made from Bill and the hamburger that you had last night?” A good discussion occurred regarding the use of animals for food.
The following is a list of my current favorite vegan books, websites, and blogs.
I was a vegetarian for years before I found Dr. McDougall’s books.
Books authored by Dr. McDougall and Mary McDougall–
The McDougall Plan
The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes You Can Prepare in Fifteen Minutes or Less
Dr. McDougall’s Website
I was in a bookstore looking through the vegan section one day and found Tanya and Sarah’s first book, How It All Vegan . I must admit the title cracked me up. When I travel I always carry my copy of Vegan a Go-Go with a few additional favorite recipes.
Books authored by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer–
How It All Vegan!
The Garden of Vegan
I gave a copy of La Dolce Vegan to several family members and friends.
Books authored by Sarah Kramer–
La Dolce Vegan!: Vegan Livin’ Made Easy
Vegan a Go-Go!: A Cookbook & Survival Manual for Vegans on the Road
Sarah Kramer’s Website
I ran across Jennifer’s blog, liked her recipes so much that I ordered a copy of Vegan Lunch Box for my sister who has kids, and a copy for myself. Everyone loves Jennifer’s Triple Chocolate Cupcake recipe.
Jennifer McCann’s first book–
Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!
Jennifer McCann’s Blog