This e-book has everything you need to eat vegan for the Lenten season, including over 50 recipes, full menus for Sunday Feasts, ingredient guides, and daily scripture meditations.
Download and distribute it as you like; the guide is free and available to all. Just click here:
Special thanks to the amazing Ron Tienzo for his speedy and competent design skills. Imagine a tall Filipino hunched over a computer, doing page layout while wrangling a teething infant and letting a three-year-old smear him with food. This is my new standard for male hotness.
Thanks also to Art Heffron, for several beautiful food photographs featured in the guide.
If you're not up for eating vegan, but still want to shift your food habits, try the following to make a difference in your body and in our world:
Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Lots more. Focus on adding greens, smoothies, and fresh fruit, and there won't be as much room for less desirable stuff. Your body will feel amazing, and it's easy to do: have a salad with dinner, add a green smoothie to your afternoon snack, or take a bunch of ripe bananas along to work.
Eat less meat. Skip the unsustainable free-range and grass-fed options, and simply consume less. Cows are the largest contributor to Co2 emissions, and every animal raised for food uses water and creates pollution. If everyone on the planet decreased their meat consumption by even one third, we would conserve a staggering amount of resources. And in a world where people die of famine, saving land and water could mean saving lives.
Give up dairy. Want to clear your skin, simplify your digestion, and prevent ear infections in your children? Quit the milk, yogurt, and cheese (or replace them with vegan versions), and you'll see a dramatic improvement in your health. And if you care about animals, giving up dairy is probably the kindest thing you can do.
2012 Update: The latest version of the guide is available here.