It’s a good time to be a vegan, with so many wonderful plant-based sites, blogs, and organizations out there. In this new column, we’ll be sharing some of our favorites, along with can’t-miss posts published by each. Think of it as our little valentine to you! (By the way, newsletter subscribers, we have another valentine coming to you on Saturday morning, in the form of a dessert recipe you don’t want to miss! If you aren’t signed up yet and want to be, click here.)
1. Oh She Glows: If you’ve been reading vegan blogs for any length of time, chances are good you’ve come across Angela Liddon’s gorgeous site (or droolworthy cookbook!). With recipes, a baby section, and other lifestyle reads, Oh She Glows is a fantastic resource for vegan living.
- Recommended Read: These Raw Almond Butter Cups would make a delicious Valentine’s Day treat!
2. Blissful Basil: If you’re looking for a range of yummy vegan recipes (featuring beautiful photographs to boot) look no further than Blissful Basil. Everything is meticulously organized and the recipes are super easy to follow, so browsing the site is a cinch.
- Recommended Read: Continuing in the vein of Valentine’s treats, we think this Triple-Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake looks scrumptious. It’s also gluten free!
3. Well Vegan: With a lifestyle blog, recipes, meal plans, and a vegan starter guide, the Well Vegan site contains everything a plant-based newbie needs.
- Recommended Read: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries are an easy romantic dessert classic.
4. T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies: This nonprofit offers a variety of educational opportunities, including a plant-based nutrition certificate program. The site also features a catalog of articles covering a variety of important plant-based topics like where you get your calcium on a plant-based diet, and how to deal with social pressures. It’s a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to dig deeper in the science behind plant-based eating.
- Recommended Read: If you often have people ask you “But how do you get enough protein?” when they find out you’re vegan, check out The Mystique of Protein and Its Implications by T. Colin Campbell.
5. Oh, Ladycakes. We can’t get enough of this blog. Ashlae includes funny and poignant personal narratives with each recipe, and it’s as much a pleasure to read as it is to look at (the site is loaded with delectable desserts). She also makes and sells her own vanilla extract!
- Recommended Read: These Coconut Oil Sugar Cookies with Naturally Colored Icing look almost too pretty to eat. (Truth be told, we’d devour them in a heartbeat.)
Who have you been admiring lately?