I saw Victoria Moran speak at Farm Sanctuary’s Annual Thanksgiving celebration for the Turkeys last year. As I enjoyed my tasty vegan Thanksgiving dinner, she talked about her years of vegan experience and of helping others go vegan. She is an amazing and positive person that one can’t help but immediately take a liking to and gravitate toward. She explained that before going vegan she was overweight and miserable. You’d never know it from seeing her now. She is vibrant, fit, and radiating happiness. She talked a little about her book and I made a mental note to order it the next day at work. My boyfriend was also impressed by her and said he would like to read the book when I was done with it.
After the first few chapters, which were the basic how-tos, I found myself getting sucked deeper and deeper into the book. Moran offers new insights to long-time vegans as well as great advice for beginners. There’s great information about nutrition, explaining the best ways to get all of the important nutrients we all need (yes, she explains where to get protein, please don’t ask that question ever again). She even inspired me to take up homemade smoothies for breakfast, which have instantly become a huge hit (hello endless energy in the morning!). (READ MORE)