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Growing up in an all-women household and coddled endlessly by his Italian mother and grandmother, Eric Lindstrom was nourished to obesity on meaty sauces, fried eggs, and butter-laden cookies. After spending the first half of his life as an adamant omnivore, Lindstrom went 100% vegan. Reluctantly. Overnight. From burgers to beets, from pork to parsnips.
It’s time for a down-to-earth book that proves anyone can go vegan (even someone who once ate sixty-eight chicken wings in a sitting). How can a man adopt a vegan approach? Won’t he die of protein deficiency? What if he is married to a vegan woman? How would he order a salad at a Minnesota steakhouse? What should he bring to a gluten-free, nut-free, macrobiotic, nightshade-free, oil-free, vegan potluck (true story)?
Part confession and part survival guide, The Skeptical Vegan explains how simple it really is to be vegan, covering topics from food and nutrition to social challenges and lifestyle. Snarky, witty, and opinionated to a fault, Lindstrom speaks as a male vegan, contesting the notion that “real men” should only eat meat. With twenty original “veganized” recipes including portobello steaks, carrot hot dogs, tofu wings, “meaty” chili, and cauliflower bites (which helped him shed thirty pounds), Lindstrom demonstrates how to take control of your diet while still eating “meatily” and taking into account the ethical considerations of living a better life for the animals, the environment, and yourself.
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About the Author
Eric C. Lindstrom is the editor of the Meaty Vegan blog, which features vegan opinion, recipes, and cutting-edge satire, and the founder of the vegan design and marketing firm ThankTank Creative. Today, he thrives on plant-based foods along with his vegan wife, vegan dog, and two vegan babies in Ithaca, New York.
Victoria Moran (www.mainstreetvegan.net) is a vegan of over three decades, an obesity survivor, and the current female winner of “Peta’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50.” Listed by VegNews among the Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors, she’s written twelve books, including The Love-Powered Diet, The Good Karma Diet, and the iconic Main Street Vegan. She hosts the award-winning Main Street Vegan podcast and directs Main Street Vegan Academy.
Table of Contents
1 The Skeptical Vegan: One Man's Transition to Veganism 1
2 Fair-Haired Golden Child: The Only Son in an Italian Household 6
3 Meaty, Beaty, Big, and Bouncy 10
4 Four Funerals and a Wedding 18
5 Taking a Vacation from Vegetables 25
6 What's the Number for 9-1-1? 32
7 Meeting Jen and Going Vegan 37
8 The Bet: Woke Up Vegan 44
9 On Being Skeptical: Going "All In" 55
10 Friday Dinner 62
11 The Traveling Vegan; or, A Vegan in a Minnesota Steakhouse 67
12 Survival Mode: Anything You Can Eat, I Can Eat Vegan 78
13 The History of Milk, Eggs, and the World 84
14 Poop and Other Bodily Functions Vegans Go On About 96
15 Potatoes: The Other White Meat 98
16 ABCs of Vegans 102
17 How to Go Vegan in Two Easy Steps 120
18 Eating Plants Is Sexy: Making Vegan Babies 124
19 Speciesism and the Humane Touch 133
20 Defending Veganism 150
21 Cravings, Vegan Potlucks, and the Holidays 163
22 The Angry Vegans 187
23 Why I Stayed Vegan: Vegan Butchers 190
24 A Horse with No Name 197
25 Be Vegan. Be Better 205
26 Planet Vegan 207
27 The Meaty Vegan Recipes and the Vegan Kitchen 209
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you're looking for a book that is full of valuable information and will make you laugh out loud throughout, this is the book for you. The author never claims his journey was easy but proves that anyone is capable of giving up animal products and loving it. The recipes at the end are tried-and-true and an excellent addition to seasoned vegans', new vegans', or even omnivores' collections! While many vegans will be able to relate to the author's journey, this book would also make an excellent gift for someone who is considering the vegan lifestyle. Anyone who says vegans don't have a sense of humor will definitely be proven wrong!