Veganism saves the planet. Omitting animal products from your diet helps prevent loss of habitat, climate change, water pollution and animal cruelty.
So the obvious thing to do is be as vegan as you can. But it can be so hard! Especially when you don’t have any inspiration on what to eat and you are tired of eating the same PB&J-Sandwich every day for lunch.
I struggled for a while when I decided to make the switch and then found some recipe-blogs that made my journey to almost-entirely-veganism interesting, fun, and successful. Today, I want to share my finds with you!
1. The Minimalist Baker
This is actually not a vegan food blog. It is a blog that promises every recipe to be ready in under 30 minutes, contain no more than 10 ingredients, and/or need just one bowl to prepare. The recipe index has lots of useful filters, including “special diet: vegan” so you can easily find the perfect recipe to fit your mood or any special occasion.
2. Wallflower Kitchen
A UK-based blog full with meat-free, vegan-friendly foods you want to just whip up quickly and dig into. Especially good on a cold winter day or any Sunday morning. Unusual ingredients are scarce here and you might just have everything you need in the cupboard.
3. Love and Lemons
Not a strictly vegan blog, but with a vegan filter. I like this blog because the food is healthy and wholesome without “making an effort” to be vegan. No meat-replacers necessary. It just tastes good as is. As the name insinuates, they love a squirt of lemon in everything. Not necessarily my thing. I just leave it out. The authors are based in North America and it can be a challenge to find a recipe where all ingredients are in season and locally available.
4. Vegan Richa
Are you like me, someone who likes to explore food globally? Have a look around this blog, where Indian food meets North America and then takes a trip around the world. Still, most ingredients required are easy to find; although the list of ingredients may be long sometimes.
5. Elephantastic Vegan
I find many of the American Food-blogs can be much of the same thing over and over again. So here is one based in Austria. Nice, vegan, healthy/comfort food with more of an European influence. And yes, its in English (and German). You can also find a collection of basic recipes for beginners there.
6. Zucker & Jagdwurst
Sugar & Hunters-Sausage is the name of this Germany-based blog that also has an English page. Anytime my housemate makes something incredible I want to reproduce for some special occasion and I ask her for the recipe, it seems she always directs me to this site. The downside to this one is, they often use vegan-specific ingredients like store-bought vegan cheese and these are not readily available or cheap in many countries.
7. My new roots
This blogger does not call herself vegan, however she is 99% plant based. The recipe index is very simple without any pictures so you have to read it like a menue. What makes this page special is that the author is a nutritional practitioner and the main goal of the website is health. I also really appreciate that the ingredients lists are often minimalistic.
8. Blissful Basil
Want something a little more fancy? Try this blog. My issue here again is that the required ingredients don’t always meat my seasonal®ional standards. But that would depend on where you live.
9. This Rawsome Vegan Life
This goes a bit further than just vegan. It is also incredibly healthy. Delve into this blog for a wholehearted earth-child experience. Some of these recipes are however nut-heavy and therefor expensive.
10. It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
This, probably quite popular, blog is for everyone who wants to get experimental and recreate the classic non-vegan comfort foods. Some of these projects may be time intensive or ask for unusual ingredients. But you will end up with satisfyingly stringy melted “mozarella” or other veganizations. The “tofish and chips” is still on my to do list.
11. Rabbit & Wolves
Originally drawn to this blog because I love its name, I love to scroll down the pages, salivating.
I could go on. The internet is full of vegan treasure and there is more to find every day. If you have a favourite, vegan friendly food-blog in your bookmarks, please share!