I’d love to welcome you to elephantasticvegan.com!
My name is Bianca Haun, I’m 33 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.
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 Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, write me a comment or email. I’d love to hear from you!
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, …)
Tuesday 15th of November 2022
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Friday 22nd of October 2021
Hi Bianca Hope you are well I am a vegan I am going to make some spelt chapati Thank you for the recipe Will also purchase your books in the future Big Love from UK.
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
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!
Tuesday 24th of November 2020
Awesome, so glad you liked them! :) The rosemary crackers are really good too!
Wednesday 11th of March 2020
Thanks for your good website and information !