What is Veganuary?
Over the past few years, Veganuary has become a huge event that people participate in all over the world. Veganuary takes place every January, with participants changing their diet and their lifestyle to be completely vegan.

What Does Vegan Mean?

A vegan follows a plant-based diet. They consume no meat, fish, or animal products. They also avoid any products that might contribute to the cruelty and exploitation of animals. This includes any clothing, as well as make-up and other items containing animal products or involving animal testing.

What is Veganuary?

The purpose of Veganuary is to inspire and support people to try vegan, drive corporate change, and create a global mass movement championing compassionate food choices. With the aim of ending animal farming, protecting the planet, and improving human health. Being wary of animal products shows us just how we use them. Veganuary also teaches about nutrition, and encourages people to try new things. Many even find themselves sticking to the lifestyle after trying it out for the month.

How Do I Start?

The biggest aspect of Veganism is the food. If you're interested in giving Veganuary a try, but don't know where to start, a great first step is the Fast Easy Cheap Vegan recipe book. This book will help you dip your tastebuds into vegan recipes and figure out what works for you. In Fast Easy Cheap Vegan, Sam Turnbull busts myths and shows us just how easy (with 10 ingredients or fewer), inexpensive (with 10 or less), and quick (in 30 minutes or less) it can be to cook delicious plant-based comfort food at home.
If you're looking for something a bit more committed, Alternative Vegan features recipes that turn away from more traditional meat-free diet options like tofu. This is a great option for anyone interested in veganism, whether you're in it for January or for life. Taking an alternative approach to vegan cooking without meat and animal substitutes, this cookbook showcases over 100 fully vegan recipes. Dino Sarma discusses how to improvise cooking with simple ingredients and how to stock a kitchen to prepare simple and delicious vegan meals quickly.

Don't Like Cooking?

If you want to give Veganuary a go but don't fancy yourself a chef - don't worry! Many restaurants have started releasing new vegan menu options as Veganuary and Veganism gain popularity. Vegan London is a fantastic guide on vegan-friendly places to eat in London. From dirty burgers to superfood bowls, fine dining to cheesemongers. If you're not in the London area, maybe it's time for a trip?