Thursday, February 21, 2008

Guest Blog - Vegan Blog Tour

Vegan Blog Tour

My name is Susan Daffron and I'm the author of a book called Vegan Success: Scrumptious, Healthy Vegan Recipes for Busy People ( I have been vegetarian since 1988 and completely vegan since 1994.

First I'd like to say thank you to Tony for letting me do a guest post. It's great to run across vegans...other than me. Let's just say that there aren't a whole lot of vegans in rural Idaho where I live ;-)

I noticed that a lot of your posts focus on the relationship between veganism and the environment. One of the best ways to embrace eco-friendly living is by going vegan. It's well documented that becoming a vegetarian or vegan is one of the best things you can do for the environment. After all, it takes a lot more land to feed cows than vegans. If more people adopted a vegetarian diet, it would result in lower fuel usage, fewer pesticides, and less soil erosion.

Going vegan also saves you money at the checkout. For example, our cookbook focuses on quick, easy meals you can make out of standard ingredients you can find in virtually any grocery store. A trip down the grocery aisles will show that it's far less expensive to eat non-packaged food, such as vegetables and whole grains.

By purchasing foods such as fruits, vegetables, and dry goods, you also reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in landfills. If you shop at local farmer's markets, you also reduce the amount of fuel used to transport foods long distances.

Many people seem to fear that becoming a vegan is "hard" or that "you can't eat anything." Our cookbook offers ample proof that it's easy to eat in a way that's good for the planet, your pocketbook, and your taste buds.

If you're just considering going vegan and struggling for ideas on what to make for dinner, check out our book. It specializes in healthy easy recipes. You can see a few on this page:

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