25 May 2014

Top 10 Veggie and Vegan Blogs - National Vegetarian Week


 

I have to bring National Vegetarian Week to a close with my favourite veggie and vegan blogs. Those that will carry on eating veggie and sharing veggie recipes all year long. They are the heroes of this week.

It was so hard to pick a top 10,  to be honest top 20 would have been easier. There are so many fab blogs out there. I managed to narrow it down to my top 10. These are the blogs I love to visit, who challenge and inspire me. I don't visit them nearly enough, but when I do, I fall for them all over again.

 

Blogger: Johanna
Blog born: 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia 


I've been friends with Johanna for 7 years  now. We met through our blogs in 2007 when we were just newbies. We hit it off right away and I've been lucky enough to meet up with Johanna in Edinburgh when she was visiting. Cooper had a rare time with her daughter Sylvia and I got to meet her lovely husband, who is a fellow Scot.

Johanna cooks family food, which is a mixture of vegetarian and vegan. She also gives us lovely glimpses of family life and cafe culture in Melbourne.


Green Gourmet Giraffe


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Blogger: Becca
Blog born: 2011
Location: Liverpool, UK

I always think of Becca as a new blogger, but she's been writing over at Amuse Your Bouche for 3 years now. I just don't know where they time goes, I remember when her blog appeared as if it was yesterday. Saying that, you just need to visit Becca's blog to see how established and professional she is.

Becca makes the kind of vegetarian food I like. I've never yet seen a dish on her blog that I didn't want to eat. Of course the beautiful photography helps and the fact that she loves cheese as much as I do.


Amuse Your Bouche


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Blogger: Shaheen
Blog born: 2009
Location: Wales

Allotment 2 Kitchen is another blog I've been following for years. Originally Shaheen blogged recipes she created from veg out of her allotment just outside Glasgow. Her allotment was sadly vandalised, but although it shook her, Shaheen kept going,  producing gorgeous recipes that make the most of seasonal veg. I am sad to say I never got the chance to meet Shaheen before she moved to Wales where she currently resides.


Allotment 2 Kitchen


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Blogger: Lisa
Blog born: 2007
Location: London, Ontorio, Canada

I can honestly say that Lisa is my best online buddy. We have been friends for years and gone through a lot together. It make us both sad that we live on opposite sides of the world, well really far away anyway.

Lisa's speciality is Indian food. She loves it and does it so well. She likes her food hot and thinks me a wuss for liking my spice milder. For all that, she has a wonderful blog and is a true friend, one who never forgets my birthday. Something I can't lay claim to. Have told you my memory is shocking?



Lisa's Kitchen


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Blog: Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Blogger: Susan
Blog born: 2006
Location: Jackson, Mississippi, US

Susan started off as a vegetarian back in 1988, but a few years later made the jump and became vegan. She lives in Mississippi with her teenage daughter and husband. She makes the most amazing vegan food and sinful but sin-free desserts. She is an all round lovely person and I love her blog. Her photographs are beautiful and her recipes inspired.


Fat Free Vegan Kitchen


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Blogger: Kate
Blog born: 2013
Location: Midlands UK

Kate was born in Canada, but moved to England in her teens. She now lives with her husband and 2 little ones in the Midlands.

Her current obsession (I say that in a nice way) began when she was making her son's first birthday cake. It was to be a chocolate cake, but she wanted to make it healthier, so she made one layer a chocolate and beetroot cake and the other chocolate and butternut squash and so her journey began. 
Kate's blog is full of cakes and desserts where vegetables are the star of the show. I admire Kate's skill and imagination so much. A wonderful blog.



Veggie Desserts


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Blog: Simply Food
Blogger: Nayna
Blog born: 2008
Location: London, UK

Nayna lives in London with her family where she makes really great veggie food. I was lucky enough to meet her last year at Food Blogger Connect and we got on really well. She is such a warm and friendly person and it shines through in her blog too. I'm looking forward to meeting her at the conference again this year. Aren't we lucky to make so many good friends through our blogs? We have such a nice community.


Simply Food


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Blog: Food to Glow
Blogger: Kellie
Blog born: 2011
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Kellie is from Florida, but she has lived in Edinburgh with her family for years. She isn't a vegan, but most of her recipes are. She's a health educationist and nutrition adviser with the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres and she really believes that a plant diet is the best diet you can eat to look after your body.

Her photographs are stunning, her food enticing with it's lean towards Cuban and Florida style and she is another lovely blogger. I've had the pleasure to spend time with Kellie at the Scottish Food Blogger Conference in Ayr and last year's Food Blogger Connect. I look forward to meeting her again sometime.

Quinoa Bowl with Citrus, Avocado and Edamame 

Food to Glow 

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Blogger: Veggie Fanny
Blog born: 2013
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

To be honest this blog is bathed in secrecy. We know it is a blog about making Franny Craddock's recipes veggie. We know the blogger lives in Edinburgh and is veggie, but that is about it. We don't know if it is a she or he, never mind what their name is. I'm hoping that once they get to know us better they will open up a bit, but until then go visit the blog. It's different, it's veggie and it's amusing.


Keep Calm and Fanny On


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Blog: The Garden Grazer 
Blogger: Kaitlin
Blog born: 2012
Location:Illinois, US

I love Kaitlin's blog. It's so clean and fresh with the most amazing photos that are sure to make you drool. Kaitlin is really into her veggies and she does such lovely things with them. I want to move in with her so she can feed me. I particularly love her chopped salads and Mexican dishes. Go visit, quickly, now!



The Garden Grazer


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I hope you have enjoyed my veggie posts for National Vegetarian Week and that you'll go visit my favourite veggie and vegan blogs. In case you missed them, here are my veggie week posts:

33 comments:

  1. Wow, thank you!! So honored to be included in your top 10, Jacqueline! There are a couple new blogs I haven't been to before, so I'm excited to dig into more deliciousness :D Happy National Vegetarian Week and thanks for spreading the veggie love!!

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    1. That's ok Kaitlin, I love your blog. A worthy member of my top 10.

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  2. Beautiful assortment of veggie dishes. blessings, Catherine

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    1. They are a nice selection, I hope you are tempted to go and visit some of the blogs.

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  3. Thanks for including me, am thrilled in a secretive way of course! A lovely Top 10 will look forward to checking out ten ones I'm less familiar with, thanks again!

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    1. That's ok, I love your blog. Notice you aren't giving any more away. Darn!

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  4. Looking at this fun line-up, I can't see why I would miss meat!

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    1. Exactly. You hit the nail on the head and summed up Veggie Week nicely Michelle :)

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  5. Looking at this fun line-up, I can't see why I would miss meat!

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  6. Thank you so much for this tremendously helpful list. I'm dead keen to make more veggie dinners and use my own produce.

    Jean x

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    1. Oh good, then this is a perfect list of blogs to add to your favourite. You will find some really delicious recipes at each of them :)

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  7. delighted to be included in this list and interested to read a bit more about some of the names that I recognise but don't know well - and great to see a few of the bloggers I have known for years are still around too - great National Vegetarian Week effort Jac

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    1. It is great to see bloggers so committed and still going. Although it is a bit addictive isn't it? I couldn't be without my blog.

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  8. über delighted to be in such august and inspiring company. You have introduced me to a couple of new to me blogs sand a reminder to visit the others more often. And please let me know when you make it through to Edinburgh so we can have a catch up - and food!

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    1. Oh that sounds like a lovely plan. I shall try to make an effort in the summer sometime :)

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  9. What lovely idea to put together such a great list.I am absolutely thrilled that you thought simplyfood worthy of being included in this listing. It's an absolute honour to be listed here. I am now going to go and check all the others in the list now.I am so excited to meet up with you again at FBC this year. You are a gem of a friend and I always appreciate your skill and expertise and the advise you offer me when I am struggling with technical stuff with my blog.Thanks Jac. xxxx

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    1. Awww what a lovely comment Nayna. Of course your blog is here. One of the best! I'm looking forward to catching up with you again too x

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  10. some wonderful blogs listed here. I am not totally veggie as you know but l do veer that way more often than not so it is good to have some of the best resources listed here.

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    1. Thanks Nazima, I'm glad it has been useful for you :)

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  11. What a fabulous blog list - I will have to go and get my myself a cup of tea while I settle down on check out all these blogs, thank you.

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  12. What a great list! And thanks for introducing me to some wonderful new blogs. :)

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    1. It is good finding new blogs isn't it? It's so easy to visit the same blogs all the time, as great as they are.

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  13. Great collection of blogs! I could turn veggie at this rate!

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    1. That you would even consider it makes me happy :)

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  14. I love reading posts like these as I get to find so many new blogs. Plus fab recipes such as gingered black eyed beans.

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    1. Good, I'm glad it inspired you Bintu :)

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  15. Fantastic collection of veggie blogs Jac. So honored to be included on the list. xo

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    1. Thanks and of course you are there Lisa :)

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  16. Ooh, lots of new-to-me blogs! Great round up Jac.
    Janie x

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