I admit, when I first went vegan, I lived off of corn chips and hummus for two weeks because I didn’t quite know what I was doing. That’s when I discovered several vegan lifestyle blogs, which became a vital resource for me to learn from others, get inspired, and eat something other than corn chips and hummus for once. Perhaps you are newly vegan, or you have been for years. In this article, I will share my top five vegan lifestyle blogs where you can learn and draw inspiration from, whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned pro.
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Halifax-based Olivia Biermann, more commonly known as “Liv B,” is a vegan lifestyle blogger best known for her simple, affordable, yet totally mouth-watering plant-based recipes. From sweet and sour “meatballs” to watermelon “tuna” poke bowls, Liv B has recipes to suit everyone’s taste and every occasion. You can also find Liv whipping up these recipes and so many others on her Youtube channel @LivB. To check out her blog, visit https://itslivb.com/category/vegan-food/.
Hot For Food
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Since its humble beginnings in 2014, Lauren Toyota, creator of the Hot For Food blog, has shown us how to make vegan versions of our old favorites, like these vegan fried chicken sandwiches. The Hot For Food blog is all about having fun and getting creative in the kitchen. You can also watch Lauren Toyota challenge herself to make a vegan recipe with random ingredients in her fridge on her Youtube series suitably called; “Recipe?!”. To check out her blog, visit https://www.hotforfoodblog.com.
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Vegan or not, Rachael Ama is the recipe creator we all need in our lives. From Caribbean-inspired curries to finger-licking sticky cauliflower, Rachel Ama serves up dishes that satisfy cravings of all kinds. Impress your dinner guests with her Garlic Green Beans with Smokey Coconut Flakes, or take comfort in a warm bowl of her No Beef Vegan Stew on chilly fall evenings. You can find this vegan queen cooking her delicious creations on her Youtube channel @RachelAma, and in her recipe book, “Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats: Tasty Plant-Based Recipes for Everyday.” To check out her blog, visit https://www.rachelama.com.
Photo credit: Avant-Garde Vegan by Gaz Oakley via Facebook
Gaz Oakley, also known as, “Avant-Garde Vegan” is an internationally-trained-chef-turned-vegan impressing his followers with his advanced kitchen skills. Oakley often shares his pro-chef tips and tricks with his followers, from how to properly cut vegetables to how to season a dish to perfection. Oakley’s artistic flair can be seen in his several published recipe books like “Plants-Only Kitchen,” leaving us all wanting more. To check out his blog, visit https://www.avantgardevegan.com.
Photo credit: Pick Up Limes via Youtube
Sadia Badiei, also known as “Pick Up Limes” (I know, how clever, right?) is a certified dietician with a BSc in Dietetics. While other vegan blogs offer delicious (but often unhealthy) comfort food recipes, Pick Up Limes keeps us in check in its approach to education on nutrition and providing followers with balanced vegan recipes. To check out her blog, visit https://www.pickuplimes.com.
Go for it!
When going vegan many of us find food to be the most challenging part of our lives to change. This is why having resources to guide you is invaluable! I am confident that these blogs will help you more easily navigate a vegan lifestyle, inspire you to get creative in the kitchen and perhaps even make you feel a little less alone on your journey if you don’t already have any plant-based connoisseurs like me in your life. Learning from other experienced vegans was key to my own success embarking on this new lifestyle six years ago, and I am sure it will be for you too!