‘Vegan For Fun’ Attila Hildmann – Book Review + GIVEAWAY {ENDED}

814AyeMk52L._SL1500_If veganism had been hard (as many people, all too often, ask me whether it is) I could never have done it. If I’d had to eat bland salads, tasteless meals or yucky soups every day, I would have thrown in the towel instantly.

Thankfully, veganism is a lot more fun than that.

Attila’s got the kind of attitude I like – his vegan manifesto is that eating and cooking with healthy ingredients is fun, and even better you’re helping making the world a better place at the same time. Win-win situation, right? 🙂

My current flatmate is German, and I spent a week in Germany when I was 17; back then I was a vegetarian, and I thought veggie options were thin on the ground in Berlin and Münich, where I spent most of my time. So imagine my delight when I discovered Attila’s book; a lot of typical German fare is effortlessly veganised and – dare I say it – looks and tastes even better than the real deal!

My cooking has been in a bit of a rut lately, but Vegan For Fun has injected some new life into my cooking. I’ve tried sandwich flavours I’d never thought of before, made an extravagant and oh-so-simple dessert that pleased my non-vegan friends, and guess what – I had a lot of fun cooking and eating this food.  IMG_1934
Of course, I had to make a döner, which is a hugely popular meal in Germany. I may have slightly overstuffed mine, and I added ketchup just because, but man it was good and filling.
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My new favourite sandwich is undoubtedly the Cashew Dream Sandwich. Cashew butter in a savoury sandwich. Who knew. It was a party in my mouth.
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But we all know I adore gnocchi. I’ve tried making them before, but unsuccessfully – until now, that is. Attila’s foolproof recipe has made me a pro in gnocchi making (and now at last I know what to do with all those potatoes I get in my veg box).

But guys – we need to talk about the Snicky Bars? Obviously based on Snickers, these are the bomb dot com (yes I just said that). I was never a huge Snickers fan until I met my Cookie Monster, who loves to eat all sorts of chocolate bars in front of me, knowing full well I can’t have them. These bars (which I made in triangles) hit that spot, bullseye. You’ve got to try these!
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‘Every vegan meal helps both individuals and all of us. I simply want to get as many people as possible excited about vegan food.’ – Attila Hildmann

Vegan For Fun has a couple of chapters on resources, eating on the go, handy websites, Atilla’s fitness tips, shopping and cooking tips – basically everything you need to know in a nutshell to make your transition to veganism super fun. What I like most about this book and its author is that he just looks like a cool guy (um, and he’s easy on the eyes, too.)

If this book sounds like something you’d find useful, you can win a copy – and you get to choose whether you’d like the digital or print book! For each of the options below you get an extra chance to win:

Follow me on Twitter @clemcookiefairy
Like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thevegancookiefairy
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to tell me the most valuable thing/tip you’ve learnt as a vegan 🙂

That gives you 6 chances to win! Whichever way you participate, do make sure I have a way of contacting you!

The winner will be selected at random by Friday 13 June 5pm Greenwich time. Giveaway open internationally!

EDIT: GIVEAWAY CLOSED. The winner is Pixie Vincent, who commented below. Congratulations, I’ll be in touch with you shortly 🙂


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33 thoughts on “‘Vegan For Fun’ Attila Hildmann – Book Review + GIVEAWAY {ENDED}

  1. I think the most valuable thing that anyone can learn, vegan or not, is about the basics of flavouring and cooking. Being vegan or having any dietary restrictions often means you’re forced to learn this (or eat bad tasting food) because you can’t just pick something off the shelf. I think for me, flavour combinations are the most important thing to learn eg pairing corriander and cumin, lemongrass and ginger etc etc. Once you’ve got the basic flavours you can generally apply them to any kind of dish – tofu, lentils, soup etc

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  2. I have done everything but followed you on twitter, cause I don’t have it! by eating vegan, it is a lot more dishes you can make than you think, you’re imagination becomes a lot wider and you become more creative by eating vegan 🙂

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  3. I’d say that the best thing I’ve learnt is that you can enjoy all the flavour without cruelty (still can’t believe how tofu can easily taste like chicken with some garlic and onion powder!)

    I also follow you on twitter, facebook, pinterest and bloglovin’ 🙂

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  4. That snickers pie looks so yummy. Don’t be afraid to substitute food when your out. No need to get left with just a jacket potato and beans or a salad and chips. Substitute chicken in a wrap for example with mushrooms fried in oil.

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  5. That sounds like a great book! It is amazing what a difference a new cookbook or recipe can do to jumpstart the creative food-making juices!

    The most valuable thing I’ve learned is to truly enjoy vegetables and fruit. Before they were a necessity, now I can actually appreciate their flavour! I even just ate a salad without any dressing–how crazy is that?

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  6. The most valuable lesson I’ve learned is patience…there will be many people who will not understand the lifestyle, but if I can maintain a calm head and not be defensive, I will be much more likely to get people to understand my point of view! 🙂

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  7. I follow on Twitter, liked the Facebook, follow on Bloglovin’, and follow the Pinterest boards.
    I have learned that the key to veganism is community. I know very few vegans in person, but I have found so many inspiring vegans on blogs and social media that I feel as if I live in a supportive, peace-loving, kale-eating virtual hippy commune.

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  8. Hi I’m from France. I once saw a television report about vegan lifestyle and I was impressed by Attila Hildmann. I thought that he might show to all men in France that you can be strong (and attractive :p) even if you don’t eat any piece of meat. Because here in France, most people think that vegetarians are usually scrawny guys. They even can’t imagine that you can be muscular AND vegan.
    I follow you on instagram but my account is private (feudaratifice).
    The most valuable thing I’ve learnt is cooking! I have to learn how to cook because I never did it before I became vegetarian. I used to cook a simple piece of meat with some rice or some pastas. So boring!
    Now I enjoy cooking vegetarian meals for my not-vegetarian friends, and they like it!
    I’m sorry if my english is imperfect.
    I really hope to win this book, thanks for organizing this giveaway 🙂

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  9. Hi I’m from France. I once saw a television report about vegan lifestyle and I was impressed by Attila Hildmann. I thought that he might show to all men in France that you can be strong (and attractive :p) even if you don’t eat any piece of meat. Because here in France, most people think that vegetarians are usually scrawny guys. They even can’t imagine that you can be muscular AND vegan.
    I follow you on instagram but my account is private (feudaratifice).
    The most valuable thing I’ve learnt is cooking! I have to learn how to cook because I never did it before I became vegetarian. I used to cook a simple piece of meat with some rice or some pastas. So boring!
    Now I enjoy cooking vegetarian meals for my not-vegetarian friends, and they like it!
    I’m sorry if my english is imperfect.
    I really hope to win this book, thanks for organizing this giveaway 🙂

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  10. Hi guys! I’m Italian and I’m vegan since the last year. I think that the most valuable thing i’ve learnt as a vegan is that the love for animals and Nature gives you a great strength and so live vegan is very easy and funny and…it makes you a little creative chef!!!😋
    Thanks for this great website 😉

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  11. Hey Clem 🙂 I think the most valuable thing I have learnt since going vegan is that chocolate IS vegan!! When I first tried the diet/lifestyle I thought that only carob was vegan, and I even made some carob cookies! I am so grateful that there is plenty of vegan chocolate and chocolate recipes to enjoy! I don’t know how I would have lasted without them!

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  12. I also ‘liked’ your facebook page 🙂 Thank you for the amazing opportunity to go in the draw to win ‘Vegan For Fun’ it sounds like such a fab book!

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  13. I think the most important thing I’ve learned as a vegan is, that every being on this planet has the right to live, no matter if it’s furry or not. and that there is absolutely no difference between a human and a non-human life. no one has the right to harm another without a reason. Going vegan was the best step I took in my life and it’s great that I can take this journey with my beloved partner, our relationship is better than ever.

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  14. I’m following ou on Facebook.

    The valuable thing I’ve learned about veganism is to experiment! Try to change a recipe. Rarely has any creation been so off that we didn’t/couldn’t eat it, so it wasn’t a waste of food. Usually, it was a blessing that expended my menus.

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  15. The most valuable thing I’ve learned as a vegan is the value of eating mostly at home. You know exactly what you’re eating and don’t have to bother anybody with questions about pesky hidden animal ingredients like casein, whey, or gelatin. Plus you feel a sense of accomplishment and independence, cooking becomes a relaxing and fun hobby/way to unwind after work, and you save tons of money! Of course I treat myself from time to time at my favorite vegan bakeries and restaurants. 🙂

    I also follow you on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Bloglovin!

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