This title offers a detailed introduction to being vegan, with specialist advice on what it involves and how to make the necessary dietary and nutritional changes to balance a vegan lifestyle. It includes over 50 enticing and tasty vegan recipes for all kinds of meals and occasions. The recipes include favourite dishes adapted for vegans plus brand new innovative ideas to try. It contains over 350 stunning colour photographs in total, including a wonderful picture of each finished recipe plus easy-to-follow step-by-step photographic techniques to help you prepare each dish. Vegans are vegetarians who have taken their beliefs one step further by choosing to live entirely independent of animal products: meat, dairy products and eggs are out, as are the countless animal derivatives that commonly find their way, unnoticed, into our food. For anyone considering becoming a vegan, this combined cookbook, diet guide and kitchen reference can help make the changes straightforward and easy to understand. As well as the 50 delicious and easy-to-make recipes, a comprehensive introduction offers advice on the vegan diet: what foods to avoid and how to replace them; maintaining a healthy balanced diet; the key ingredients used in vegan cooking; planning meals for children; daily menu suggestions; and ideas for entertaining.