Alternative diets and lifestyles have increasingly developed in the last decade. More and more people are focusing on their diets and not just putting whatever food crosses their path into their mouths. We're becoming even more aware of where our food comes from, how it's grown and harvested and we've decided to be more of a part of that process. Whether you're on a gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian or vegan diet (or even if you're an omnivore with the occasional meatless Monday), this collection of vegan food blogs will open your eyes to new ways of preparing your usual vegetables and will also help you discover the not so usual ones, showing you how to showcase them at your dinner table.
Blog biography: My New Roots is written by Sarah, a holistic nutritionist and certified nutritional practitioner with a passion for whole foods. She hates labels, eats fish once or twice a year when it's caught right before her eyes in a humane way and consumes mostly organic foods.
Why we love it: The innovative ways that Sarah uses common ingredients and recreates them into a dish that will have you saying "wow" every two seconds.
Recipe we're dying to try: Celeriac pasta with puttanesca sauce
This Rawsome Vegan Life
Blog biography: This Rawsome Vegan Life, by Emily, will certainly change the way you think about foods. She focuses on raw foods (although sometimes consumes gently cooked grains and vegetables) and prepares them in amazing ways. Check out her Equipment tab if you are just getting started and need information on how to stock your kitchen!
Why we love it: Her love of raw foods and nature really shines through her blog posts, inspiring us to be a better self!
Recipe we're dying to try: Raw vegan pumpkin pie with whipped coconut cream
Blog biography: Oh She Glows, written by Angela Liddon, will have you drooling from the first click. Her journey, her recipes and her undying love for great food will have you coming back for more.
Why we love it: With more than 400 recipes, there's bound to be something you'll love! Diversity of wholesome food at its finest!
Recipe we're dying to try: Thai sweet potato veggie burgers with spicy peanut sauce
Blog biography: Maple Spice, created by Debbie who has been baking since childhood and started the blog back in 2006, is a food blog based out of Ireland.
Why we love it: Her recipes, both sweet and savory but always vegan, will have you never missing meat again!
Recipe we're dying to try: Smoky red bean dumpling soup
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