This page contains some relevant resources that will help you on your transition to a vegan lifestyle, or, alternatively provide you with the information you might need to set yourself on this journey. The resources are split up by category for your browsing convenience.
This is a work in progress, so check back as we continue to build this library of information!
For those thinking of going vegan:
- Why go vegan? —vegan society page
- South African Vegan Society
- Why not challenge yourself for 22 days; you can even get a mentor to help you along
Cooking for your new lifestyle (AKA, what do I eat?!)
Once you know the basic you will be surprised at just how easy it is to consume only plant-based foods. First things first, take a look at this food pyramid as it is a good guide to use in making sure you get the necessary nutrition. If you are struggling, it is a good idea to ask on your local vegan society page for guidance and possibly even seek the advice of a professional dietician (vegan).
Have a look at these sites for some scrumptious,hearty and entirely plant-based recipe ideas!
- 10 delicious vegan dishes! (food24)
- One green planet
- Minimalist baker
- The Happy pear—(Our personal favourite!)
- Facebook page- South African Vegan Society (>11 k members who are happy to answer any questions posted)
Animal ethics and Veganism:
- Goodbye and good riddance to livestock farming-Guardian News Article 2017
- Ethical Consumer
- How animal welfare advances veganism and animal rights
- Land of hope and glory (2017)- UK-based animal agriculture industry
- Cowspiracy- The sustainability secret (2014)
- Food choices (2016)
- Live and Let live (2013)
- Sustainable food film (2016)
- What the health-what consuming animal products does to our bodies (2017)
Youtube channels to follow:
- James Aspey
- Mic the vegan
- NutritionFacts.org- (valuable source of information on nutrition for your new lifestyle)
Speeches/Talks we think you should watch!
- Gary Yourofsky—The best speech you will ever hear
- Melanie Joy—The psychology of meat eating
- Towards rational Authentic Food choices