Here's some links to share with anyone who has some time on their hands/wants to look at pretty food pictures
General food websites I check nearly daily:
- Oh My Veggies - vegetarian and vegan recipes, and a great 'potluck' section which is essentially reader contributed recipes. Potluck links go to the author's blog, so it's a great way to find more veg blogs to follow. They have tips and general knowledge stuff that can help out baby veges, too.
- Yummly - not exclusively veg. Huge site that is essentially a database of a whole heap of recipes on the web. I've signed up so I can save things to my collections and so that any results are tailored for me (e.g. I only get vegetarian results). I use it a lot to search by ingredient - really helpful if I have heaps of something that I wanna use up, or am thinking if a combo will work, or just where to go starting with "broad beans" and then filtering with "breakfast" or "lunch". It's even has drinks, so you can work on your bartender game.
- Food52 - not exclusively veg. Nice little articles, links, recipes, products/homewares. Recipes are sorted by collections (often user-created, so no two collections will be the same). They have weekly column of veg/vegan food, but it can take a little bit of digging to find some stuff, but this has never worried me coz half the fun is getting distracted by pretty food photos and finding unexpected inspiration.
- The Kitchn - not exclusively veg. One of the first foodie websites I started following. I rely on it a lot for tips and hints and just general knowledge. I like their spotlight articles on certain ingredients and the community seems really helpful in answering questions. Sister site is Apartment Therapy which promotes house envy but is still nice to browse
- Healthy Food Guide - I use a lot of their recipes as starting points, also has interesting and relevant articles and product reviews etc., as it is a New Zealand magazine/site. If you're looking to lose weight or improve health, I think that the nutritionists they have writing for them have some really great sensible advice and there is a whole wealth of articles, incl. quite a few about veg-related stuff (e.g. help my teenager is becoming vegetarian!), and recipes that address gluten intolerances and other allergies.
Blogs I like to creep on:
- Budget Bytes - not exclusively veg, but has some really amazing basic recipes (one pot pastas! Yes! Whoever invented one pot meals is awesome)! Recipes are typically basic enough to be easily customisable and there is a 'vegetarian' tag. I love this blog so much that I'm seriously considering buying her book. This is one of the recipes that I fell in love with.
- Finding Vegan - nice little vegan recipe database (recipes link back to original author's blog). Handy to search and just look through and cry over the mouthwatering photos. I think they do a monthly digest newsletter.
- Post Punk Kitchen - if you don't know who Isa Chandra is then we need to have a little chat. Accessible vegan cooking presented with a sense of humour (because it is a big, scary leap at first when you realise that, no way - there's no eggs or dairy or anything??? Maybe no white sugar?!?) from a super badass lady. Her cookbook, Isa Does It, is frickin' amazing and beautiful and big and has the best ever curried peanut sauce recipe in it. She taught me how to prep and cook tofu :')
- Oh She Glows - pretty well known vegan blog. Lots of GF recipes, too.
- Love and Lemons - primarily vegetarian or vegan recipes. Very pretty. Makes me jealous that my food never looks that good.
I obviously really enjoying thinking about food sorry some of the links aren't to veg only sites, but it's easy to chop and change recipes that are meaty, or just filter them out via tags etc.
edit: I just remembered I follow a few vegan blogs on tumblr! I'll have a look when I can be bothered and post links to those too
Edited by strawpeople, 04 November 2014 - 07:21 PM.