My Favorite Vegan Blogs

There are so many wonderful vegan & plant-based blogs that I love. This made it a bit challenging to only pick a few, but I did my best.  

I chose the blogs that I often go to for recipes and that offer great resources, tips and information.

If you’re transitioning to a vegan diet there are so many wonderful blogs with free resources to help you get started.

If you’re already vegan and just looking for some great new recipes, you’ll find plenty of those too. 



Plant Powered Kitchen - This is a great site with recipes and resources for families. Dreena has written five best selling cookbooks including  “Plant-Powered Families” which is one of my favorites. You can read more about my favorite vegan cookbooks HERE. 

She loves to create healthy, delicious food for the whole family. She’s a mother of three and shares tips on lunchbox meal ideas and sample menu plans. 


My Plant Based Family – This is another great blog for families and individuals. Holly offers free weekly meal plans and lots of recipes. You’ll find whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly and oil free recipes on her site as well as information and tips. If you’re new to a vegan diet, she has a section on getting started that's very helpful. 

My eclectic Kitchen – Yvonne has so many amazing and delicious recipes on her site. She also has an app with lots of yummy recipes.  All of her recipes are plant based and gluten free. They’re also refined sugar, soy and dairy free.  She’s a classically trained French chef and passionate about promoting a healthier lifestyle, helping the environment and protecting animals. 


I’ve tried several of her recipes and they've all been great. Her recipe for chocolate chip cookies is a favorite at our house.  I make them when we have company and they're always a huge hit. Even non vegans love them! I love her recipe for simple massaged-kale salad and Chickpea “fish” tacos which are both on her app. Click Here for her chocolate chip cookie recipe. 


Chocolate Covered Katie – As you may have guessed by the name, chocolate is Katie's favorite food. I don’t eat regular sugar but I like to have dessert or something sweet once in a while. I love her recipes because they're healthy and delicious!  I have her “Chocolate Covered Katie” cookbook and it’s one of my favorites. She also has some savory dinner recipes on her blog as well. 

One of my favorite recipes from her book is “Ultimate Unbaked brownies.” They’re healthy, easy to make and oh so ooey gooey, chocolatey delicious!  I make them without the chocolate frosting and they taste great. She recently posted them on her blog. Check them out HERE.

 
The Vegan 8
– Brandi is a wife and mother who healed her husband’s gout and her digestion issues through a plant-based diet. Her recipes are simple and have eight ingredients or less, not including salt, pepper and water. I love that, especially when I have limited time to cook and prepare a meal for my family. Simple yet delicious and nutritious is a great feature!

 
Her recipes are allergy-friendly, oil-free and mostly gluten free. She has a section under the recipes tab called “kid friendly.” All of the recipes in that section are nut-free or offer nut-free options, oil free and gluten free. 

Fragrant Vanilla  -  I love the name of this blog for starters because I love vanilla.  I even wear vanilla perfume. She offers mostly vegan and raw dessert recipes along with some savory dishes as well.  She creates raw and plant based recipes using local organic fresh food whenever possible to create food that tastes great and is nourishing. 


Minimalist Baker – This is another great blog with delicious recipes that require ten ingredients or less, one bowl, and 30 minutes or less to prepare.  It’s run by a wife-husband team, Dana and John, and was started out of their passion to make easy, delicious food. Most recipes are plant-based and gluten-free. They have tons of great recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sweets along with informative how to posts. 

I recently made their recipe for creamy vegan lemon bars and everyone loved them. I’m starting to notice a theme here, for someone who doesn’t eat sugar so many of my favorite recipes are desserts. LOL   I do love baking for my family which they appreciate.  Click Here for the creamy lemon bar recipe. I left the oil out of the crust and it was still delicious. 

Oh She Glows – She has hundreds of plant-based recipes and most of them are free of gluten, soy, and processed foods. Many of her recipes are allergy-friendly also. I have her cookbook and love it.  Her recipe for “Summer Harvest Tortilla Soup” is delicious.  She has a similar recipe on her website HERE. 

 Finding Vegan - I recently discovered this site and love it!  You'll find pages of vegan recipes from food bloggers around the globe, all in one place. It's also a great community where you can start or join in on conversations about everything vegan & plant-based, lifestlye tips, recipes and much more. 


These are some of my favorite websites that offer information, resources and recipes:


PCRM – The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine offers a FREE online 21 day kickstart program. The program is designed for people who want to explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet. You can register at any time and it starts the 21st of each month.  You’ll receive a 21 day meal plan, celebrity tips, daily webcasts, recipes, online community support and much more. 

Forks over Knives – This website is a companion to the documentary and has lots of great information, resources, and recipes. The documentary is what caused my husband to finally decide to go vegan, that and our daughter educating him on how farm animals are treated. 

The film presents a science backed case that modern diseases can be prevented, halted, and often reversed by removing animal based and refined foods from your diet and adopting a whole-food, plant based diet instead. They also have an app with over 230 recipes. 

Engine2diet  -  The engine2diet was created by Rip Esselstyn, a former world-class professional tri-athlete and firefighter in Austin, Texas after discovering one of his fellow firefighters had dangerously high cholesterol levels.

The site has recipes along with resources, information and a 28 day challenge.  The challenge is designed to teach you how to cook, eat and live in a way that’s in alignment with the best you! 

Apps  I love

My eclectic kitchen  - Yvonne has recipes, videos and resources on the app.  She updates the app with new recipes as well. 

Happy Cow – This is a  website as well as an app. The app is great for traveling or when you're out and want to find a vegan/vegan friendly restaurant or store. Whenever we have a trip planned, I like to check the website beforehand and see what vegan restaurants are in the area. 

They give you information about each restaurant and people can go on and review them, which can be very helpful.  
 
For more recipe ideas check out my pinterest page HERE.  Read about my favorite vegan cookbooks on the blog HERE

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