Hey there plant power friend,
This month I’m going to pop a few vegan guides up in honour of veganuary. The struggle is in the adjustment rather than the act. You already have a nugget of moral obligation in you, wether for the animals, the environment or your own health but now it’s just knuckling down and finding your flow. In this little post I wanna share some of my favourite recipe inspiration and recipe blogs with you to help you find your feet in the kitchen.
You’ll probably find you need bigger meals and sometimes you’ll feel a bit offish, like you’re missing something. It’s about packing your meals full of the nutrients you need. But don’t let anyone scare you off with horror stories about protein and calcium deficiency, it’s a load of bullsh*t. My health actually improved drastically when I made the switch, so congratulations on your wise lifestyle choice.
Pinterest: I use Pinterest for everything, I have boards covering all spectrums of life and find it so helpful in keeping all my vegan finds in one place. You can filter the site to only allow vegan recipe’s onto your feed too so it’s a good one. Check out my Vegan AF board for some of my favourite recipes, I’ve recently sectioned all of them off so it’s easy to follow and I have a general section with inspirational quotes and pictures of pretty dishes. Oh, and because I’m a quick and easy type of culinary noob, they’re all basic, idiot proof recipes.
Deliciously Ella: If you’ve not heard of this woman yet, I’m highly surprised. When I made my transition back in 2014 it was one of the first blogs I discovered. With tonnes of plant based, clean eats it’s the perfect platform for anyone making the transition for health reasons. It’s also a good start for any of my fellow sweet lovers out there, with recipes for healthier, vegan friendly, desserts and sweet snacks.
Loving it Vegan : My saviour when I was seeking out a straight forward, vegan, raw snickers bar recipe (they’re my favourite raw treat, which I find in so many cafe’s but all of the home recipes were so intense!). I made it successfully and was so happy with the end result. I’ve since frequented this site for main meal inspiration, most of the recipes are simple and filling and I think, for a new vegan, it shows you some good alternatives for some of your old favourites. It’s less on the health conscious side and more on the satisfying, comfort foodie, one.
Macaroonzi : This is the site where I gathered all of my vegan cheats for Christmas, all of which were super low on weird ingredients and straight forward to make. Though I guess it’s a little late (or early, you little optimist you) there are other recipes I’m excited to try out! I’ll also still be frequenting that orange hot cocoa recipe for the rest of winter (so yum!).
Accidentally Vegan : This Instagram account is a little life saver, a bringer of joy and a hub of community. Bringing forth all of the surprisingly vegan options that you’d probably shrugged off without even checking the ingredients first. It’s very UK based, though I guess a lot of the products are internationally available anyhow. The page is run by a company called The Vegan Kind who are a UK based online vegan supermarket and creators of a vegan beauty and lifestyle monthly subscription box. So if you fancy ordering some bits online or treating yourself to a monthly pressie then check ’em out.
There are heaps more ace sites I could of featured here but I don’t wanna overwhelm ya! I hope this helped as a little start anyhow and if any of my other vegan babes out there have more recommendations pop them in the comments. Let us help one another out on this, yeah? Veganism is spreading like wild fire these days and I’m over the moon to see more and more people adopting bits, if not all, of this lifestyle. It’s not so hard, I swear it and I’m happy to welcome you to the family. If you have any questions at all about veganism then just comment them and I’d be more than happy to help in any way I can.
All the best on your new adventure,
stay groovy, N xx