I’m delighted to welcome Clare from The Vegetarian Experience as our guest blogger today. She is a font of knowledge when it come to vegetarian cooking and is going to showcase some of her favourite vegetarian blogs. Plenty of inspiration for all in this round up! Over to Clare…
There are lots of great UK based food blogs which feature delicious vegetarian recipes alongside meat and fish, but I am going to feature some fantastic blogs offering exclusively vegetarian and vegan fare.
The Vegetarian Society defines a Vegetarian as: “Someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with, or without, the use of dairy products and eggs. Vegetarian blogs vary in the food that they feature. Some will feature recipes with no meat or fish, but do include ingredients like parmesan, pesto and gelatine (which are made with animal products). Others will completely avoid any animal products or dairy.
As a vegetarian food blogger I love reading other vegetarian blogs and trying out the dishes that they feature. When I come across a new vegetarian blog, it is always comforting to know that I can follow the recipe without worrying about whether I need to adapt it to make it vegetarian.
All too often, the assumption is that vegetarians survive purely on vegetables and nut roasts. The bloggers featured here are all proof that vegetarian cookery and vegetarian food is definitely as interesting and delicious as it carnivorous counterparts. So here’s my pick of the vegetarian blogs!
1. My first Vegetarian Food Blogger featured is Jacqueline over at Tinned Tomatoes. I had the pleasure of meeting Jac at a Food event last year and she is as lovely in person as her blog portrays her to be. I love reading Jac’s Blog and I would definitely recommend having a read. Look out for these Mini Savoury Veggie Pies.
2. Lisa over at Faceless Food writes another vegetarian blog which I like to read regularly. She finds the name of her blog (We don’t eat anything with a face) the easiest way to describe what she does and does not eat. Lisa features Lacto–ovo vegetarian recipes and often a vegan alternative to the recipe she has made. She also has a great recipe for Vegetarian Bolognese and Chilli.
3. Allotment to Kitchen, written by Shaheen is a great blog, which uses lots of lovely seasonal ingredients. At the moment she is featuring some of her lovely kitchenalia on the blog and so I have loved finding out about what she uses to create her fabulous cooking. Shaheen blogged about a lovely Vegetarian Haggis recently, which looked really delicious.
4. Jane over at Janes Rambling Blog is another fellow Foodies100 vegetarian blogger. She has a great recipe for Carrot, Coriander and Sweet Potato Soup. Jane is a fairly new vegetarian food blogger, so do pop over and visit and wish her luck with her new blog!
5. Tasha from WAHM Bam is a lifelong vegetarian. She writes a mainly parenting based blog but also often features great vegetarian food. She recently blogged this delicious Three Cabbage and Chickpea Soup.
6. Nip It in the Bud is written by Nic, who blogs about her allotment, vegetarian recipes and other random ‘inspirational stuff’. I have always had a great interest in and love of the stories behind food, so I absolutely love the “People” section of Nic’s website, where she blogs about the people who share her love of allotment grown food and home cooking and what they have grown and cooked.
7. Kate, who writes the Veg Space is a fellow local vegetarian food blogger. She promises us that there will not be a nut cutlet in sight on her blog – which gets a massive sigh of relief from me as Nut loaf and Nut Cutlets are my veggie pet hate! Kate is a very talented cook and holds a Cordon Vert diploma in Vegetarian Cookery. In 2011, Kate created a Mushroom and Ale Pie and won the “UK’s Tastiest Meat-Free Dish” competition which saw her Mushroom and Ale Pie added to the Linda McCartney Meat-Free range. I love reading her blog as her recipes are really creative and her photos are fabulous. Do pop over and take a look at one of her latest creations – a great Trio of Yorkshire Puddings Sunday Roast Dinner.
8. Sophie from The Veg Pot enjoys trying out new vegetarian recipes and making alterations and additions to perfect her recipes. I love her blog because she is honest about her cooking. Sometimes I read blogs and think that I could never recreate the dish, which looks so perfect in the photos. I know from writing my own blog that things don’t go right 100% of the time and so I like that Sophie features her good recipes but also blogs about her disaster recipes too. Look out for this Shepherd’s Pie recipe on Sophie’s blog.
9. Kip, from the Messy Vegetarian Cook is an American expat living in the UK. She blogs about veggie and vegan recipes. She says that her blog is a documentation of proof of her future as a crazy cat lady! Her recent recipe for ridiculously easy Marmite and Cheese Palmiers makes a great vegetarian snack. She also has a great Veggie app download on her site!
10. My last spot goes to Liz who writes a Vegan food blog called Cooking The Vegan Books. She blogs about Vegan cooking and her experiences of eating out as a vegan. Her blog recently featured a delicious Butternut and Green Bean Satay.
I have loved sharing my favourite vegetarian blogs and also discovering some new ones. Please do pop over and say hello to all of these great bloggers this week and maybe even discover a new vegetarian recipe or two to cook!