Thursday, 27 December 2018

The Broke Vegan Bible by Lauren McCuen #Veganuary

The Broke Vegan Bible by Lauren McCuen
Self published on the 19th December 2018.

Included in my Vegan Bookshop

How I got this book:
Downloaded from Amazon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lauren McCuen teaches you the basics of being vegan on a budget. No matter if you're short on cash or just looking to save some cash her tips will help you get more food for less. The book is full of recipe ideas, money saving tips, and creative ways to rein in your spending. You don't need to clip endless coupons or starve to be on a budget. Just follow The Broke Vegan Bible and you'll be on your way!

As you might have seen at the end of My New 2019 Reading Challenges post over on my Stephanie Jane blog, I am going to take part on the global Veganuary Challenge this January. I asked for recommendations for books featuring vegan characters to read during the month, but have also been checking out a selection of vegan cookery books to inspire myself with potential recipe ideas.

I admit that I didn't have hugely high hopes of The Broke Vegan Bible mainly because it is short and it was free at the time I spotted and downloaded it. As it turns out however, this little book contains plenty of good advice regarding frugal shopping habits and potential sources of nutritious vegan food at bargain prices. I know from my increasingly vegetarian diet over the past year that, as vegetarian and vegan diets become more mainstream, there is an ever increasing choice of pre-packaged food options available at a price - often an eye-wateringly high price! Here though Lauren sets out her tried and tested methods to eat a healthy vegan diet and actually save money. I have picked up several good ideas that I am looking forward to putting into practice very soon and will also be trying out some of her suggested recipes too.  Most look simple enough to prepare in our motorhome mini kitchen. I am particularly tempted by the vegan Banana Coconut Ice Cream and the Peanut Butter Cups!

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  1. it's always nice to find a helpful book like that.

  2. I don't know if I know any books w/ vegan characters. This sounds helpful for vegan living though!

    1. I know I've read one this past year because I can remember a line from the story which was quite a funny vegan joke. But I have absolutely no idea which book it was!!

  3. oh I just left a comment here! not sure what happened. :(
    I said that it's great that you want to take part on that vegan challenge. I've been watching tonsa YouTube videos myself about plant base lifestyle too since November!

    1. I've been gradually transforming my diet to vegetarian this year and it feels like the right time to take the plunge into full veganism - I think!

  4. I've never tried veganism before but I find it so impressive! I hope you will be able to enjoy this month of experimentation and that it does well. I do vegetarianism from time to time but giving up cheese would be so difficult DD: I love that you're reading books featuring veganism during the time as well. :)

    1. Ha!! Fortunately I'm not a big cheese fan so that's not been too tough. My weakness is the cake counter in quirky cafes. Most out here don't have a vegan option :-(