Vegetarian food may sound bland and boring but there is a lot you can do with it as proven by some of the top UK vegetarian food bloggers. I eat 80-90% vegetarian food (the rest is fish/seafood) and I am always on the lookout for new vegetarian recipes to try out as things get boring sometimes. Following vegetarian bloggers and the recipes they post is one way of getting inspired and trying out some new vegetarian dishes. Here I wanted to share some of the vegetarian and vegan blogs I love so you can hopefully get inspired too! I’ve been following some of them for a while but I discovered few of them only recently – they are all amazing bloggers to follow.
If you haven’t heard of Ella Woodward and her blog Deliciously Ella, I am not sure where you’ve been! She is everywhere – in Telegraph, in Observer in Glamour, etc. She published a book called Deliciously Ella: Awesome ingredients, incredible food that you and your body will love and the book has been a great success. She started her blog as a way of dealing with her illness, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, and she found that plant-based diet was solution to her problems. Eating whole foods, no dairy, no sugar, no gluten and no processed foods helped her get her energy and her life back. Today on her blog you won’t find only recipes but also lifestyle posts.
Amuse Your Bouche: Simple vegetarian recipes
Becca’s blog, Amuse Your Bouche, is one of the first vegetarian blogs I started to follow for inspiration. I was quickly impressed with her recipes and creativity. So far I tried a few of her recipes, such as Wild rice and kale salad with smoky sweet potatoes and Creamed kale with chickpeas. She has so many great recipes on her blog, you just need to go on it and browse. She doesn’t like spending too much time cooking so most of her recipes are quite quick to make.
Tinned Tomatoes is a vegetarian blog run by Jac, Scottish blogger and a mummy. I only started following Jac recently, but I can see she has some great recipes on her blog, and in her latest post she shared 7 of her favourite green smoothies. She is my type of girl – anything that looks healthy and nutritious, I am sold! She does not only blog about vegetarian food, but also vegan (her husband is vegan).
The Flexitarian, aka The Flexible Vegetarian, is a blog for anyone who wants to eat less meat, exploring issues around food, health, ethics and the environment. It is run by Annabelle who is co founder of eco retailer By Nature. Annabelle helps you discover vegetarian and vegan recipes that she has fully tried and tested herself. I love the philosophy behind the blog, the photography and amazing recipes Annabelle has shared. They are definitely not boring and I look forward to trying some. In her recipe section you will also find weekly meal plans which will help you plan your vegetarian meals for the week. Such a great resource!
Veggie Runners is a lifestyle, health, food and fitness blog which is run by a mother and daughter (Jayne and Bibi). They both run marathons and are passionate about proper, delicious food. In their recipes section you will not only find mains, sides and breakfast recipes, but also smoothies recipes and different energy bars and energy balls recipes, intended for pre and post workout. This is a great blog for those vegetarians who like to keep fit.
The Whole Ingredient
Laura from The Whole Ingredient shares healthy, delicious, whole food plant-based recipes that can be made in under an hour. These vegan recipes are simple to make and full of flavour. After checking her website I can see she has some interesting recipes but I am yet to try some! Her salads are definitely inspiring!
We Don’t Eat Anything With a Face on!
Lisa from We Don’t Eat Anything With a Face On is a vegetarian family food blogger and likes to share quick & easy veggie & vegan recipes. She is a working mum of two teenage girls and a keen home cook. Most of her budget-friendly recipes are quick, easy and cheap to make, and are ideal for busy parents. All of her recipes are cooked with and tested on her family. On her blog you will also find reviews, news and other ‘random stuff’. Lisa has been a vegetarian for over 20 years.
The Vegetarian Experience
Clare, who runs The Vegetarian Experience, is another vegetarian mummy and she became a vegetarian when she was 10. She loves to cook meals from scratch so that she knows what her kids are eating. Her husband and children aren’t completely vegetarian, but they mainly eat vegetarian food. On her blog you won’t find only vegetarian recipes but also reviews and new vegetarian products.
Saskia (called Sassy by her friends) is a dancer with a passion for healthy eating and in her blog, Naturally Sassy, she shares weekly recipes that are totally Vegan, Gluten free, Sugar free & Wheat free – whilst being incredibly delicious, satisfying and indulgent. She makes recipes with simple ingredients that really do taste amazing. Browsing on her blog I can see that she has some amazingly looking dishes and I really look forward to trying them out. They all look so healthy and she even shares recipes for smoothies and DIY beauty.
The Veg Space
Kate’s blog, The Veg Space, is packed with delicious meat-free recipes and on her blog you will also find book reviews and other ramblings. I haven’t tried any recipes from this blog just yet but the food on there looks amazing and I look forward to making Roasted Cauliflower & Cumin Soup with puy lentils as I love soups but I haven’t tried making anything like that before. Kate actually holds a Cordon Vert professional diploma in Vegetarian Cookery so you really need to follow her for inspiration.
Word in Veg Ways
Anna has been a vegetarian for more than 22 years and her Slavic origin mean that on her blog, Word in Veg Ways, you will find some interesting recipes inspired by her Eastern European heritage. I would love to try her vegetarian version of Gołąbki (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls). On her blog I also came across a recipe for Yabluchnyk (Ukrainian Apple Cake) and those who like baking may want to try this. Anna does not only publish interesting vegetarian recipes, she also writes about local vegetarian dining (Birmingham), food festivals and other vegetarian related topics.
The Tofu Diaries
The Tofu Diaries is a vegetarian food and travel blog run by Natalie Tamara who’s been a vegetarian for almost as long as she can remember. Many of her recipes she shares on her blog are vegan as majority of what Natalies eats and cooks is vegan. I love reading about her travel adventures and on her blog you will also find some posts about cruelty-free living. In summary, a lovely blog, well worth following.
Veggie LAD is a blog run by a vegetarian lad, of course! Ok, his name is Rob and I totally love his blog’s tagline: “Real Men Eat Their Greens’. Rob is not only a vegetarian cook, but also a writer and adventurer. On his blog you will find mouth-watering vegetarian recipes, product reviews and restaurant reviews.
Rough Measures is a vegetarian food blog run by Sus who created her blog when living on a narrowboat on the canals around Bath and Wiltshire. Sus now lives in Bath and on her blog you will find mostly vegan recipes focusing on wholesome, seasonal, exciting ingredients and flavours. Apart from healthy vegetarian cooking, Sus also writes about vegetarian lifestyle in general.
Tin and Thyme
Tin and Thyme is a vegetarian food blog featuring nourishing home cooked recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate. The blog is run by Choclette who likes to think there is a nourishing element in all of her cooking. She likes to cook with local, foraged and home grown ingredients where possible and she gets excited about experimenting with novel ingredients and unusual combinations.
Katie’s blog Veggie Desserts is super special because she creates desserts made out of vegetables! On her website you will also find vegetarian main meals, frozen treats and lots of blender dishes.
So there you have it, some of the best UK vegetarian and vegan food blogs to follow (in my opinion). There are many more out there and I will be adding more to this post over time.
Do you follow any vegetarian or vegan food bloggers? Who is your favourite?