The Secrets To A Successful Vegan Diet
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Welcome Vegans, Vegetarians, and Veg-Curious to VeganCoach.com! You've made a pit stop here as you search around for vegan diet tips and advice and you're wondering if we can help you, right?

I may have the perfect solution.

This website was created with YOU in mind...

In a nutshell, we'll teach you everything we know about how to embrace a vegan diet for the long term -- how to go vegan AND how to stay vegan too!

We'll show you exactly how to pull it all off so you can find success with your plant-based lifestyle -- with no guilt and no judgment! We're here to support you and have fun cooking delicious and nutritious whole-foods based vegan meals that are well-balanced and support you nutritionally.

You can call me Sassy!

Hello, I'm Patty Knutson, but my friends call me Sassy.    :)

Welcome to VeganCoach.com. So happy you're here.

I went vegan back in 1994. And I had no clue where to start, what to eat, or how to cook it. But over the years, through a lot of trial and error, I taught myself how to be vegan in a way that's really simple and works for my very busy lifestyle!

So whether you're just starting out, have been around the block for a while, or are more "well seasoned", we'll meet you where you're at and help to make the learning curve a lot more bearable!


Jeni, another satisfied Vegan Coach fan"OMG! Sassy, your site ROCKS! It's well organized & linked up w/ TONS of helpful hints & flavorful tidbits. The cooking guide made my dinner simple & scrumptious. Thank you! I'm totally bookmarking you. ;~)"

-- Jeni from the great state of Texas



Explore Our Most Popular Pages...

We have so much here at Vegan Coach for you to discover.

So I've gathered up our most helpful pages, most popular vegan tips for you to explore:

New Vegan? Our best cooking tips and advice1. New Vegan Tips and Advice.

You've decided to go vegan, but you're not exactly sure where to start, right? So much NOISE out there it's hard to know where to put your attention or who to trust.

We gotcha covered. :)

We've hand-selected our very best cooking tips and advice for new Vegans (or those new to vegan cooking). Lots of good stuff to get you started. Have fun!


Visit Our Vegan Cooking Guide!2. Learn how to cook vegan food.

Our Vegan Cooking Guide provides a long list of vegan foods, with detailed instructions on how to clean and prep each food, suggested cooking techniques, and "Flavor Matches" so you can build your own unique recipes on-the-fly, quickly and easily.

How To Cook Vegan MealsFor instance, ever get bored with broccoli? Ho-Hum. (Yawwwwn.)

A visit to our Cooking Guide can help! There's a world of delicious ideas just waiting for you to glam onto.

In this example, you'd simply find "broccoli" on the food list, and then follow the link to learn how to select your broccoli, how to clean and cook it and how to mix and match suggested flavors and cooking techniques.

Kind of like Garanamals!   ;o)

Super cool. And SO helpful too.

I promise you'll learn to whip up fantastic new and unique dishes while you add to your cooking skills every single time you step into the kitchen. Cooking skills that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

By the way...

Our Cooking Guide can also help if you have a recipe or two that you like, but it just needs SOMETHING -- you can't put your finger on it. The "Flavor Matches" will help you find the foods, herbs and spices that match perfectly with your chosen ingredient -- and add one (or more) of them to your recipe. You'll create a new recipe all your own!


Photo of Antoine"This is the best cooking site EVER! This is cooking. This is what cooking is! I am helping a lot of people transition to veganism right now, and I will forward your site to ALL of them!"
-- Antoine from Quebec, Canada




Check out our delicious selection of Vegan Recipes3. Discover a new recipe you can fall in love with.

This recipe collection may not be large, but I think you'll enjoy preparing each and every one of them. All recipes on this site have been tested and tweaked over the course of a decade until they've received a thumbs-up from my non-vegetarian friends -- and personal chef clients. Of course, the Vegans like them too.   ;O)

Follow this link to find Vegan Recipes that you're bound to fall in love with.


Check out our Vegan Nutrition Tips4. Cooking yummy food is one half the equation. It's also important to create meals that will support your good health.

If you've found yourself removing animal foods from your diet, but you haven't replaced them with plant-based foods that supply equal (or better) amounts of nutrients, then you'll be interested in reading Vegan Nutrition Made Easy.

You'll also learn all about the ins and outs of protein, Vitamin B12, the Vegan Food Pyramid, vegetables, whole grains, and more!


Miljan, another Vegan Coach fan"We're completely mad about your site. We love every moment of it. Keep up the wonderful work of educating us."
-- Marc and Miljan, Chicago, Illinois



Vegan Cooking From Scratch -- Learn how to easily create vegan meals based on whole foods5. Visit Cooking From Scratch to see a REAL LIVE VEGAN in action!   :O)

In our Vegan Coach world, cooking from scratch means taking whole foods from their raw state (like beans, whole grains, and veggies), cooking them up, then mixing and matching to make your very own one-of-a-kind vegan dishes. Click for examples of how you can easily learn how to cook from scratch every day.

Vegan Quinoa Breakfast Wraps

And each and every dish I share with you includes a photo with a full explanation of how I pulled the dish together like these OMG-these-are-outstanding-and-I-can't-get-enough Quinoa Breakfast Wraps. Yummmm...


Check out our fun and helpful online Vegan Courses!
6. Want some hands-on helpful guidance?

You'll love our collection of fun and helpful online vegan eCourses. Our courses let us work with you more closely to ensure your vegan adventure is smooth and easy.

We have courses on vegan menu planning, weight loss, stocking your kitchen and getting organized. Plus, improvisational cooking classes so you can learn how to cook without recipes and get super creative every time you step into the kitchen.




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Take The First Step -- The Path To Whirled Peas

Be sure to sign up for The Path To Whirled Peas. Our subscribers love it, and I think you will too!

You'll start by choosing your skill level in the kitchen, and we'll take it from there with tips and advice targeted to where you're at right now in your plant-based journey.

Sound interesting? Sound fun? IT IS! You can sign up here...

The Path To Whirled Peas

Learn how to be vegan as you...
  • Create flavorful meals in 30 minutes or less;
  • Choose the best vegan ingredients while $aving money;
  • Stock your kitchen with a wide range of plant-based foods;
  • Target your YOU-nique nutritional needs;
  • Establish a new routine to match your new lifestyle;
  • Take a FREE cooking course!
Sassy's Top 10 Vegan Ingredients eBook Cover

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There is so much for you to discover on this site. Be sure to look over our Sitemap for an index of all the pages on this site. There's quite a few -- you're bound to find what you're looking for!

And if you have any questions we can help you with you can send me a note through my Contact form.

Thanks again for being here! Now, let's get cookin'.   :)

*Cheers!*

Sassy's Signature

Patty "Sassy" Knutson
Vegan Coach
Nutritional Consultant
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
VeganCoach.com

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Heart with quotes"Your approach to vegan cooking is what I have been missing. I have been over complicating my WFPB [whole-food plant-based] journey which has led to limited success. I think others may feel as I did that vegan cooking is too hands on and intensive and shy away from it. Your site and courses are fantastic, showing people vegan cooking is nutritious, easy and tasty. I'm still early in my journey but I am much more confident now :0)"
-- Erica Antos, Billerica, Massachusetts


"I have been attempting to become a vegan for about 2 years. I was very bored and confused. Also, I still did not feel healthy because I was not a true Vegan. I was desperately searching for a blog or something to help me when I came across Vegan Coach. I have not looked back once. I have been on track and never felt better. I am confident to call myself a vegan with my head held high!!!!!!"
-- Sherry Mendoza, Simi Valley, California


"Today is my one year Veganversary. I have to thank you for providing so much helpful information on your website about how to actually choose, store, prep, and cook all of the beans, grains, and vegetables. You also taught me what I needed to have in my pantry so that I could prepare many basic vegan meals.

"It is because of the knowledge I gained from you, that for the last year, I've been cooking all of my meals from scratch and eating vegetables, grains, and beans that I never tried in forty years. I was able to make an immediate switch to veganism instead of a gradual change because of your website.

"Thank you for providing such a wonderful gift to us all!"
-- Jessica Rempuszewski Conwell, Sarver, Pennsylvania


"I hope you know how extremely helpful your site is. It's different than other sites....easy to read, understand, etc. Being vegan for 5 years, you get comfortable thinking you know most of it, but then a website like yours comes along and now I'm learning even more! Thanks again for all your wonderful info!"
-- Lynne S., Rockwall, Texas


"I just wanted to let you know that I have been trying my hardest to follow a vegan diet for 6 months and plan to continue that diet. I recently discovered your website, and it is just the thing I need to put everything in perspective. I was really getting frustrated with searching the endless sea of nutrition facts, recipes and just helpful information overall, but your site has really filled-in all the gaps.

"I just wanted to personally thank you for the time and effort you have put into this website. It is simply a masterpiece."
-- Adam King, Florence, Alabama


"What I like best about your website and newsletters has always been your down-to-earth, never-preachy, always-patient presentation. You never take it for granted that your readers do or do not know something - you present information in a friendly, non-presumptuous, non-condescending way, just as though you were talking to a best friend."
-- Susan Covington, Richardson, Texas


"Thank you for this site. I have been a vegetarian for over a year and am sick of hunting down cookbooks only to hope that the food comes out like it should. I like your approach of not using recipes as this is exactly what I have been trying to do lately. Just wanted to drop you a line to say that your hard work is appreciated!"
-- Flix K., Texas


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