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Doing your own cooking is much cheaper than eating at restaurants or buying frozen foods, plus you’ll be eating fresher, tastier meals made with higher-quality ingredients. As your cooking skills develop, you may also grow to love the calming, meditative time spent in the kitchen doing simple tasks like starting rice or chopping vegetables.

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If you want to increase the diversity of vegan foods in your diet, the best way to start is by exploring various cuisines from around the world. The variety of possibilities you can discover is endless. To help you on your way, check out our guides to various popular cuisines. You’ll learn about the best vegan dishes, as well as the hidden animal ingredients to watch out for. Our guides will help you successfully navigate vegan options when dining out, and also offer exciting ideas for regionally inspired vegan dishes you can cook at home.

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Dairy-Free Eating Guide: Easy Tips & Helpful Advice

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Dairy products are deeply problematic on both health and ethical grounds. On the health side, countless people who’ve quit dairy witnessed enormous improvements to their health. Maladies like chronic congestion, digestive problems, ear infections, or acne may vanish within a few weeks. You might therefore consider going dairy-free for a month to see if doing so significantly improves your quality of life.

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Egg-Free Guide: Resources & Cooking Advice

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Many people drop one animal-based food at a time, saving eggs until last. But it can make a lot more sense to go egg-free right at the very beginning. That’s because eggs typically contain more misery-per-mouthful than practically any other food. A hen requires about thirty hours to lay just one egg. Additionally, most hens worldwide are confined to tiny cages that completely frustrate all of their natural impulses.

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Vegan Meals

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Vegan meals can be as simple as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or they can be as elaborate as the fanciest dish at a gourmet restaurant. If you’re new to eating vegan, it’s wise to base your meals on simple recipes that take minutes rather than hours to make.

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Animal Ingredients

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Animal ingredients are found in food, clothing, cosmetics, alcohol, clothing, medicine, and many other products. It is virtually impossible to avoid some contact with animal products in your life, but once you become familiar with the most common animal ingredients, it becomes easy to avoid most products that contain them.

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Vegan Dining Guide: Finding Your Best Restaurant Choices

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If you’re looking for local, vegan-friendly dining, the fastest way to discover your options is to visit Yelp.com and do a search for vegan in your city. You’ll encounter a collection of restaurant reviews of vegan-friendly restaurants near you. Alternately, try searching “vegan restaurants” in Google Assistant on your phone to bring up a list of nearby vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants.

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Cooking might be the easiest life-changing skill you’ll ever learn. With just a little practice and exploration, you’ll be on your way to becoming an accomplished vegan cook. Here are a few of our recommended books, supplements and products.

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Easy Vegan Foods: The Definitive Gigantic List

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If you are thinking of moving towards a vegan diet, the single best piece of advice I could give is to keep things easy. Start by looking for foods you enjoy that are readily available, and can be prepared with minimal time and effort.

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Gluten-Free and Vegan: Information, Foods, and Cookbooks

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Much like the the concept of veganism, the term “gluten-free” once represented a rare and widely-misunderstood category of food. But thanks to growing awareness of celiac disease, gluten-free foods have gone thoroughly mainstream. All over the world, there are now gluten-free bakeries, and gluten-free food products of every sort.

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Best Vegan Cookbooks for Every Cuisine & Interest

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Being vegan is easy and satisfying, especially if you start off with the right cookbooks. There are hundreds of vegan cookbooks in print. Here are the very best recently-published titles, most from 2017 and 2016. Every cookbook listed here is 100 percent vegan.

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– By Virginia Messina, MPH, RD

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Vegan.com Reference Guide: The Ultimate Vegan Directory

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You’ve found it! This section is the mother lode of vegan information—featured below are links to more than 200 pages, covering just about every vegan topic imaginable. We’ve broken down the information by category, so check the topics below for the subject that interests you.

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Vegan Alternatives to…

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