FROM THE EDITOR
A decade ago, going out to dinner with my friends was a chore – not because of the company, of course, but because one of our crew had become a vegan. All the best restaurants were off limits and plant-based meals were so scarce, she’d often end up with a plate of hot chips or some hummus as her meal.
Fast forward to 2018 and our group can pretty much eat out anywhere. There are so many great vegan meals and delicious plant-based restaurants that even the carnivores among us often skip the meat and dairy dishes.
Add to that the popularity of documentaries such as What The Health and Cowspiracy, which highlight the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet, and it’s no surprise a recent survey found that almost 2.1 million Aussies are now choosing to go meat-free.
But veganism is no longer just a diet choice. It’s fast becoming a way of life for many, with beauty and fashion brands, and even holiday companies embracing the trend.
This special issue looks at why it’s becoming so popular. But let me be clear – we’re not suggesting you
should switch to a vegan lifestyle, but are rather lifting the lid on the various ways you can dip your toe in, should you wish to – from the best vegan beauty buys ( page 10) and delicious recipes ( page 14) to advice from our resident dietitian ( page 17). Welcome to the vegan revolution!