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About Bianca Haun

I’d love to welcome you to elephantasticvegan.com!

My name is Bianca Haun, I’m 31 years old and from Linz in Austria/Europe. I love to cook (and to eat!), so in 2014, I started sharing my vegan food adventures on this blog!

How it all started. While being on vacation in the United States in 2012, I first learned about veganism, about the food and where it comes from, about the reasons for people to go vegan, about the food system. And I was eating for the first time in a completely vegan restaurant (Loving Hut in Philadelphia on South Street). I was impressed by the dishes. I’ve bought Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, which I read on the plane on my way home, a few weeks later I watched Earthlings. And it did its magic.

About the blog. This blog exists since July 2014 and I’m so happy I finally have a platform to share delicious, not-always-healthy dishes. Telling people, that one’s living on a vegan diet often results in many questions: “How can you get enough protein?” “What are you eating all day long?” “What are you allowed to eat?” “Are you sure this is healthy?” “Are you living off seeds and nuts?” “Can you eat fruit?” (not kidding!) Most of them don’t know how wonderful, creative, and versatile a vegan diet can be, that’s one of the main reasons why I created this blog.

Why Elephantastic Vegan? Another reason why I wanted to start a blog was to keep better track of what I was eating and what I was able to cook. Most of the time I can’t even remember what I had for lunch the day before, I’m terrible at remembering things. Elephants, however, are super awesome and they can remember literally everything. They’re one of the coolest animals on earth. The title is a combination of elephant and fantastic, but I’m sure you figured that out already!

My Cookbooks. I’ve published two cookbooks. The first one is called ‘The Veginner’s Cookbook‘ and it was released in January 2018. It’s the perfect cookbook for people new to veganism or anyone who wants to include more plant-based meals into their diet! My second cookbook ‘Cravings made Vegan‘ was published in January 2019 and is for people who want to eat ‘meaty, cheesy, fishy’ meals without animal products. Because you don’t have to sacrifice taste for cruelty-free meals! My cookbooks are available on Amazon, IndieBound, Book Depository, and at Barnes & Noble.

The Veginner's Cookbook Cover - Broccoli Soup with Garlic Croutons
Cravings Made Vegan

Anyways, that was a little info about me, I’m so excited that you found your way here! I hope you like what you are seeing!

Let’s stay in touch! Add me on FacebookPinterestTwitterInstagram, write me a comment or email. I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers, Bianca*

Bianca Elephantastic Vegan Recipe Blogger

Tips for navigating on the site

  • Veginners: If you’re new to veganism, check out the Veginners section of the blog. It focuses on topics for new vegans.
  • Vegan Recipes: On the recipe index you’ll find all the vegan recipes I’ve published on this blog. You can not only sort them by courses (soups, desserts, main,…) but also by diets (e.g. gluten-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, …)
  • Blogging Resources: If you’re a blogger yourself or you want to become one, make sure you check out my blogger resources.  I have written a guide on how to start a food blog and on how to improve your food photography.

Amber

Wednesday 10th of February 2021

Hallo Andrea My husband is from Austria, but we are living in Canada. I always feel like I miss out on so much delicious food when we go home to visit his family in Austria, as so little is vegan there! He comes from a small town in the Salzburg region, so they tend to eat very traditional foods, and don’t often go To restaurants. Now that we have a daughter, I really want to make her traditional Austrian foods, but have found it super hard to find much that is vegan, or that can easily be made vegan :/ Thank you so much for creating this website and sharing your recipes! I look forward to introducing our little one to some of her cultural foods now that I have a few options and ideas !! LG Amber

Chelín

Monday 16th of November 2020

Hello, Bianca! Thanks for this wonderful website. I was searching for crackers and found your zahatar crackers recipe. I made it yesterday and it was just perfect! I can´t wait to try the other cracker and breads recipes!

Bianca

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Awesome, so glad you liked them! :) The rosemary crackers are really good too!

jayino

Wednesday 11th of March 2020

Thanks for your good website and information !

Ethan

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

Hi Bianca. I just found your website while searching for fluffy vegan pancakes. I love to cook and try new recipes, do you have a recipe for fluffy pancakes? One last thing I just wanted you to know, I think you're really cute. Have you considered returning to the U.S for a holiday? Kindly let me know?

Anna

Thursday 21st of March 2019

Hi Bianca! Finde deinen Blog sehr inspirierend! Ich versuche gerade zum ersten Mal, vegan zu leben und bin deshalb ständig auf der Suche nach Ideen. So bin ich auch auf dich gestoßen – und ich bin begeistert! Du zeigst, dass Veganismus (selbst bei uns in Österreich, wo man leicht schief angeschaut wird, wenn man sagt, dass man vegan lebt) überhaupt nicht so kompliziert sein muss, wie immer alle tun und diese Weise der Ernährung auch extrem vielfältig sein kann. Ich denke, dass dein Blog selbst für Nicht-Veganer ziemlich wertvoll ist. Bitte weiter so! Ich freu mich schon darauf, weitere Rezepte von dir auszuprobieren :) LG, Anna

Bianca

Monday 25th of March 2019

Danke Anna! Das freut mich sehr :)