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 and about the atmosphere. 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 times 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!
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.