More and more people are turning away from meat and dairy to adopt a vegan lifestyle. Whether as a health or ethical choice veganism is rising in popularity, and vegans are looking for retail items, like cookbooks, that support their lifestyles, which is something you might want to consider when planning your spa’s retail offerings. I think I’ve discovered the perfect solution. Although it seems like a healthy choice that I admit is foreign to me, there are many vegans who miss the taste of a good old fashioned burger with all the fixings from the local diner. With ‘greasy spoon’ favorites in mind, author Julie Hasson has created the perfect recipe book for those who are stilling longing for the comfort food experience without the typical ingredients. In her new book Vegan Diner: Classic Comfort Food for the Body and Soul ($19.95), Hasson cooks up diner favorite recipes from breakfast to dessert with delicious, non-meat and non-dairy ingredients. Readers will find recipes for such delights as cinnamon orange rolls, very sloppy Joes, double chocolate strawberry pie, and more. She has even created a unique recipe for “the blue plate special,” a staple at diners across the country. So collect your quarters for the jukebox, and let the mouth watering begin!