The real problem is thinking up new, exciting and easy dinners. After all, one can only eat so much chilli and burrito bowl. Which is why you need to grab your phone and hit ‘Follow’ on these vegan Instagrammers. From chefs to celebs, they’re the folks to give you some culinary inspiration – whether that’s recipes, restaurant recommendations or accidentally vegan products. Instagram is honestly your best tool for living a varied and happy vegan life. You’re so far from being alone, even if you don’t actually know anyone else giving cruelty-free life a go. It’s a platform full of vegan influencers who spend their time flooding their walls with food porn. And here are the best:
Urgh, our favourite recipe blog. Every recipe has 10 ingredients or less, one bowl or takes under 30 minutes to prepare. And they’re mainly gluten-free too. Oh, and the pudding to savoury ratio is excellent.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t live in Oxford, Heather Grace is still worth a follow. She uploads her homemade vegan meals and it’s great for showing the kind of variety you can have eating plant-based every day. They’re the kinds of dishes most of us could cook and would definitely want to eat after a hard day at work – which is majorly refreshing when you see how many overly complicated, edited vegan eats there are online.
A collection of recipes from various blogs all under one roof. We’re not saying your own efforts will look this good but a girl can dream. MORE: FOOD Onions that won’t make you cry when you chop them are coming soon Gluten-free foods are no healthier than regular ones, apparently How about hibernating for the rest of January in this giant sack of chocolate?
You probably don’t need any introduction to Fat Gay Vegan because he’s everywhere. He’s just released his first book – Fat Gay Vegan: Eat, Drink and Live Like You Give A Shit. He always seems to know about vegan news and food launches before everyone else. I don’t know how, but he does.
Believe it or not, veganism exists north of the Watford Gap and isn’t always green. Vegan Burd, AKA Adele makes the sort of grub you crave on rainy days – waffle sandwiches, fry-ups and deep fried pizzas. But they’re all vegan. Oh,and she’s based in Glasgow.
Yes, that Made in Chelsea one. Lucy seems to singlehandedly converted thousands of people to veganism with her glamorous Instagram and new vegan ventures (she’s got a cookbook and she’s opening a vegan restaurant with her sister). If you want to learn how to turn your life vegan – including beauty, fashion and everything else, she’s ya gal.
Jasmine Briones is a food stylist and recipe developer so her account is mad for beautiful-looking plates and simple, cheap ideas. In fact, she’s just been doing a load of $5 (£3.70) meals on her YouTube channel – proving that you don’t have to be rich to be ethical.
Eating out used to be the hardest thing about going plant-based. There was nowhere to eat. You ended up having to have a side salad and a plate of chips if you dared to join your pals at any given restaurant. Not any more friends. London is a HIVE of vegan activity and this account pulls together pictures from the best vegan grub our capital has to offer.
Kentucky Fried Cauliflower, anyone? Mary Mattern’s a chef and all the grub she posts is what she serves up her Heirloom Deli in Orlando. Amazing food porn and incredible ideas. Sure, there are no recipes but for inspiration of what is possible on a vegan diet, look no further.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”