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Healthy Vegan Cooking: A Beginner's Guide To Plant-Based Cooking by Thomas Calabris is a collection of mouthwatering vegan recipes that will encourage readers to explore veganism and perhaps begin a vegan diet. Veganism is a diet that excludes all animal products and derivatives and it is plant-based. It is believed that a vegan diet contains more antioxidants, fiber, and other plant compounds, and has tremendous benefits. The book describes the different types of vegans; dietary vegans, ethical vegans, environmental vegans, and also about the history of veganism. Veganism has always been associated with good health and the book discusses the basics of a vegan diet and health benefits. It is actually not that easy to follow a vegan diet and the author shares a list of items vegans should stock in their kitchen. The common myths about a vegan diet have also been discussed by the author and he gives readers comprehensive knowledge about the health benefits of being a vegan.
Healthy Vegan Cooking covers the topic of veganism extensively. Thomas Calabris also discusses the top five vegan diets - dietary veganism, whole-food veganism, junk food veganism, raw food veganism, low-fat, raw food veganism - and weight loss and veganism. Vegan recipes can be tried out by anyone. The ingredients, directions, and nutritional value are helpful to vegans, and readers who want to become vegans can try out new recipes for main meals, smoothies, and desserts. The recipes in the book are not only for vegans, but can also be tried out by anyone who wants to make a plant-based dish, smoothie, or dessert once in a while.