10 vegetarian and vegan blogs you need to know about

1. 101 Cookbooks
One of the grand dames of the blogosphere, Heidi Swanson began 101 Cookbooks in 2003 with the aim of working her way through her vast collection of books (that’s where the 101 bit comes in). Now, 11 years and one New York Times bestseller later, Heidi still cooks from her books, but it’s her own wholegrain, vegetarian recipes that really shine.

2. Tinned Tomatoes
Also known as the Scottish Vegetarian, Jaqueline cooks for her young son and vegan husband, while also running the Dundee branch of the Clandestine Cake Club, so her site is a great source for the sweet-toothed, vegetarian or not. She also does a great line in curries and pub grub – think roasted veg vindaloo and vegetarian haggis pasties.

3. Sprouted Kitchen
Created by California-based couple Sara and Hugh Forte, Sprouted Kitchen’s super healthy, wholefood recipes will leave you glowing green from all the good living, or green with envy of their lifestyle. Either way, Hugh’s stunning photography and Sara’s personable writing style make it one to bookmark.

4. The Veg Space
Hertfordshire-based Kate Ford has been a vegetarian for more than 20 years, and it really shows with her extensive and varied repertoire. Recently awarded best veggie blog by Vegetarian Living, her stuffed naan breads and toffee apple and peanut pudding are definitely on the to-eat list.

5. The First Mess
Brought up on a farm, educated at a cookery school and now working in restaurants, Canadian Laura Wright has a heartfelt passion for produce, and an enthusiasm for cooking that’s explored through mostly vegan, and often gluten-free eating. The dirty chai pancakes are a must.

6. Naturally Ella
Erin Alderson’s path to seasonal vegetarian living was preceded by a lifetime of fast food and processed meat, until her father had a heart attack at the age of 45. Despite the circumstances, this blog is far from preachy – Erin’s refreshing approach to vegetarian cooking feels more like a journal, less like an example. Her tex-mex-inspired recipes are particularly good.

7. Veggie Runners
Mother and daughter Jayne and Bibi Rogers from Leeds are as as fanatical about running as they are about vegetarian food, but if you’re not 100% committed to either of those things, don’t be put off – there’s a great mix of healthy, protein-packed mains, and more indulgent sweet treats.

8. My New Roots
Toronto-born, Copenhagen based Sarah Brittain is of the Kinfolk tribe, so this is a good place to start if aspirational is your thing. Also a holistic nutritionist, this blog makes for a great read, and Sarah’s recipes are actually refreshingly simple and straight-forward.

9. Ramsons and Bramble
Ramson and Bramble, created by a vegetarian chef, is a step closer to indulgence than some veggie blogs, but all the better for it. With a great mix of savoury and sweet, this lady is an out and proud cheese fanatic, and it shows. Courgette, feta and fresh herb fritters make the perfect summer dinner.

10. Post Punk Kitchen
This fun, vibrant vegan blog from Brooklynite Isa is one of the most approachable out there, but with a clear sense of moral and ethical reasons behind meat and dairy free cooking. It’s particularly good if you’re on the hunt for vegan bakes and desserts.

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