Sea Shepherd Vegan Cookbook, Cookin’ Up a Storm, Now Available

When it comes to kicking ass for the animals (and the environment), the Sea Shepherd crew is everything. These folks troll the high seas for months at a time, constantly putting themselves in danger, all to protect marine wildlife and fulfill their voluntary role as guardians of the oceans.

2015-03-02 10.56.28In addition to taking a stand (float?) against whaling and other such ugliness, they’re also dedicated to a plant-based lifestyle. To share the group’s favorite adventurous edibles with the world, Sea Shepherd’s chief cook (aka galley slave) Laura Dakin just released a new vegan cookbook, Cookin’ Up a Storm: Sea Stories and Recipes from Sea Shepherd’s Anti-Whaling Campaigns.

The book is chock full of wildly entertaining stories about the crew’s amazing exploits, plus easy vegan recipes. Seriously now, if Dakin can do it on a choppy sea, you can definitely do it in your stationary kitchen.

The cookbook is packed with satisfying recipes—the perfect kind of cuisine for reluctant omnivores or hearty eaters; think Hot and Hearty Hash Browns (page 17), Creamy Coconut Oatmeal (page 24), Chickpea Noodle Soup for the Vegan Soul (page 40), Fish-Free Cakes (page 64), Cashew and Macadamia Cheese Sauce (page 104) and tons more. It’s divided up into sections: Morning Starters; Soups; Mains; Salads and Sides; Sauces, Spreads and Condiments; Breads; and Sweets and Treats. Basically, it’s an arsenal of options for every occasion.

The fact that sailors can eat so well is a tribute to the power of vegan cooking—and the talents of Dakin. Btw, when she’s not on the ship, she’s head chef at a non-profit pay-as-you-feel vegan restaurant in Newtown, New South Wales. How awesome is that?

You can order the Sea Shepherd vegan cookbook, Cookin’ Up a Storm, via Amazon (and elsewhere) for $21.64.


Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

A wizard of words, lover of all living things and vegan mac 'n cheese master, Hannah is the Editor-In-Chief and Founder of Her writing has appeared in Live Happy magazine, the Miami New Times,,, and numerous other publications and websites. She's obsessed with Cocowhip, Just Mayo and Dandies marshmallows, and is totally addicted to the outdoors. You can reach Hannah directly at

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