Check out these resources about a vegan diet and lifestyle.  These were influential in helping me make the connection between the animal industry and my choices about what I put on my plate as well as finding amazing recipes to try.


PETA – This is the resource that I have used most frequently over the past year.  It’s the easiest and most reliable resource to find out if products are vegan or if a restaurant has vegan options to plan your meals prior to going.

Mercy for Animals – This resource dives deep into the world of animal agriculture including investigations, being animal advocates and providing a load of information on their website.


Warning: These contain a lot of graphic video footage on the treatment of animals in the commercial animal industry.

Earthlings – available on YouTube here.

Vegucated – available on Netflix.

Forks Over Knives – available on Netflix.

Food Matters – available on Netflix.

The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue – available on Netflix.

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead – available on Netflix.

Cowspiracy – available on Netflix or for download here.

Plant Pure Nation – available on Netflix or for download here.


Proteinaholic – by Garth Davis

Skinny Bitch – by Rory Freedman

Forks Over Knives – by Alona Pulde M.D. and Matthew Lederman M.D.

The Kind Diet – by Alicia Silverstone

The China Study – by Thomas Campbell and T. Colin Campbell 

cook books

Forks Over Knives – by Del Sroufe and Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Minimalist Baker –  by Dana Shultz

Thug Kitchen

The Oh She Glows Cookbook – by Angela Liddon

Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps – by Kim Barnouin

Happy Herbivore Light & Lean – Lindsay S. Nixon

blogs/YouTube channels

These are some of my favorite blogs/YouTube channels that have been very helpful in finding new vegan recipes to try.

Hot for Food – Check out Lauren & John’s YouTube channel here. Lauren Toyota also has a personal channel on YouTube where she references her vegan lifestyle frequently.  check it out here.

The Edgy Veg – Check out Candice’s YouTube channel here.

The Viet Vegan – Check out Lisa’s YouTube channel here.

Oh She Glows

Minimalist Baker

Vegan Richa

Thug Kitchen

Fork and Beans

The Vegan Chickpea

Happy Healthy Vegan

Supreme Banana

Mommy Tang

Happy Herbivore – Lindsay provides a wealth of knowledge and recipes on her website in addition to numerous cook books.

Nikki Limo – While not all her recipes are vegan, she has a lot of plant based/vegan recipes on her Tasty Tuesday segment.


Barnivore – Look your favorite booze to find out if it is vegan.

Is it Vegan? – Scan the barcode on a package and confirm whether or not the ingredients are vegetarian or vegan.

Happy Cow – Search for restaurants or stores that serve products based on vegan, vegetarian, or veg-options.