This is a functional guide to vegan food and cooking with over 40 delicious recipes, including nutritional advice and more than 350 step-by-step photographs. Explore the full potential of vegan cuisine with this informational guide. Inside is a useful introduction that covers every aspect of becoming a vegan, from essential nutrition, ethical shopping and the daily diet to eating out and vegan parties and veganism through pregnancy, as well as a comprehensive directory of ingredients. It includes 40 fantastic recipes that cover all meas and occasions, such as Classic Cooked Breakfast, Roasted Root Vegetable Soup, Falafel, Sweet and Sour Vegetables with Tofu, Vegetable Paella, and Parsnip Cake with Orange Icing. It is beautifully illustrated with 350 photographs, including step-by-step techniques and a picture of each finished dish. Full nutritional information is provided throughout. Whether you are already a vegan, or are considering becoming one, this book offers a wealth of advice for living a healthy life. It reveals what foods and products to avoid and how to replace them, keeping a balanced diet, preparing meals for the family and friends, planning foods for pregnancy and motherhood, eating out and entertaining at home. An in-depth directory of ingredients contains every kind of natural food, from fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds to tofu, herbs and vegan alternatives to dairy products. This book also contains 40 sumptuous recipes so that you can put all these ingredients into action, making it the perfect addition to any vegan's kitchen.