22 May 2013

National Vegetarian Week - Vegan Food Bloggers








It's National Vegetarian Week here in the UK and what better time to celebrate the best vegetarian and vegan food bloggers.

Yesterday I talked about my Top 7 Vegetarian Food Bloggers and today I would like to introduce you to some of my favourite vegan food bloggers.

This post is dedicated to my lovely hubby (well lovely when he isn't being grumpy, especially in the mornings), who became vegan last year. 

I am so proud of him. He made the decision, stuck with it and never wavered. He doesn't ever try to make Cooper and I feel bad for still eating dairy either. For that I love him even more.

1. Fat Free Vegan Kitchen


Zucchini Noodles with Sesame Peanut Sauce
I discovered Susan's blog way before I had any interest in vegan cooking, but I fell in love with it anyway!


I defy you to go there and not drool over the food. Forget it being vegan. Susan's food is what you will want to eat. Yes you! Just look at it!

Susan became a vegetarian in 1988, at about the same time as me, but 6 years later she decided to eliminate dairy from her diet too. She also made the decision to try and cook fat free too and the weight just dropped off her. She says some has piled back on, but I think she looks pretty gorgeous!

Susan lives in Mississippi with her husband and teenage daughter.

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photo: Fat Free Vegan Kitchen


 



2. Diet, Dessert and Dogs









Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers
Ricki was one of my first blogger friends and she has remained a loyal friend ever since. As you can see as well as cooking and baking Ricki loves her does and they are sweethearts. She calls them The Girls! They have quite a lot to say about Ricki's cooking and baking.

Ricki is college teacher who also teaches cookery classes and writes cookbooks alongside her blog. Yes, I know, how does she fit it all in. She also always makes time for other bloggers too as well as her readers.

Ricki eats and cooks a vegan diet but she also cooks and bakes sugar-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly. She is one top gal all around!

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photo: Diet, Dessert and Dogs


3. Andrea's Easy Vegan Cooking










Roasted Sweet Potato Pate
Andrea calls herself a reluctant cook, but I don't believe that for a minute.

After a shoulder injury made it too painful for Andrea to cook, her husband took over in the kitchen, but Andrea's interest never waned. She poured over cookbooks and magazines and eventually she got back into the kitchen.

Andrea cooks comfort food for her extended family and takes her grandchildren into the kitchen to cook and bake now too.

Somehow Andrea managed to delete all the photos on her blog, but she's a fighter and were the lesser among us would have given up in defeat, Andrea is working her way through and adding new photos. She has brought a good few years up to date now.

Featured recipe:

photo: Andrea's Easy Vegan Cooking




Well that's my top three. I only have another small selections of vegan blogs to visit, but I don't know them well enough to swipe photos to show you without causing offence.

Here are a few others to visit:

  1. The Taste Space
  2. Holy Cow!
  3. Chocolate-Covered Katie
  4. Oh She Glows
  5. The Vegan Stoner
  6. Chow Vegan
  7. Urban Vegan
And here are a few of my vegan recipes:

Burgers
  1. Cajun Spiced Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers
  2. Easy Chickpea and Coriander Patties
  3. Lentil, Courgette and Thyme Burgers


Curries
  1. Aloo Gobhi
  2. Roasted Veg Vindaloo
  3. Spinach and Potato Curry

Pasta
  1. Peanutty Vegetable Noodles
  2. Penne Arrabiata
  3. Roast Vegetable Sauce for Pasta
  4. Bolognaise







Main Meals (Various)
  1. Cottage Garden Pie 
  2. Rich Mushroom and Neep Pie 
  3. One-Pot Southern Style Rice
  4. Richly Braised Lentils
  5. Vegetabel and Lentil Stew


Sweet Treats
  1. Carrot Cake
  2. Vanilla Cake
  3. Chocolate and Banana Flapjacks
  4. Cinnamon Apple Crisps
  5. Peanut Butter and Coconut Cookies
  6. Sweet Basil and Lemon Shortbread


Happy Vegetarian Week!

15 comments:

  1. Thanks Jac, in the last two days my list of blogs to follow just got even longer! I love reading blogs with a coffee after breakfast so it's fortunate I have retired or I would be late for work. You have mentioned some of your veggie and vegan blogs so to balance things I would like to say that your blog is one of my favourites.

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    1. Thanks Marie, that was really kind of you. I will now always imagine you sitting at the computer with a coffee, leisurely looking at blogs.

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  2. Nice a list with new bloggers and new vegan recipes to try. :)

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    1. I cannot believe I missed you off the list Janet. My only excuse is blogging too late at night. Honestly!!!

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  3. Nice to see some familiar faces in the list and also some new bloggers to visit. I think vegan mofo has been a great way for me to find new vegan bloggers and many blogs I follow are vegan or have an interest in vegan food. It is great to feature vegan blogs for national veg week and I second marie in saying that your blog is a favourite.

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  4. So much great info here! Of course I already follow those others, too. :) And thank you so much for including my blog in this illustrious list--totally honored! :D And kudos to your hubby (and all of you!) xo

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  5. Thank you Jac, for including me with such esteemed bloggers as Ricki and Susan. I'm always amazed and impressed by my fellow bloggers, including yourself, of course!

    While the recipe for the paté is indeed mine, the recipe for the cookies is from "Chloe's Vegan Desserts," the latest cookbook by Chloe Coscarelli. I made them and photographed them and they were amazing, but the recipe credit belongs to Chloe.

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    1. Hi Andrea, I am sure people will notice when they visit the post. Thanks for letting me use your photos :)

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  6. What a fab list of veggie and vegan blogs - I am a lapsed veggie and I am really looking forward to reading my way through these blogs. Thanks.

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  7. What a fab list of veggie and vegan blogs - I am a lapsed veggie and I am really looking forward to reading my way through these blogs. Thanks.

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  8. Some wonderful Blogs there.

    I'm off for a proper look over yet another cup of coffee, it's all your fault that the greenhouse lies vacant until well after 10am these days, while I sit reading wonderful blogs and drooling over YOUR wonderful recipes :-)

    I agree with Marie, it's a good job I don't have to go out to work, I'd be late everyday!

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    1. Hehe, just as well then Sue. Glad you are enjoying reading :)

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