To celebrate the end of Veganuary and to help you find some more people with some great vegan foodie inspo, I’ve asked some of my favourite vegan foodie accounts to share their top tips, best snacks & their favourite recipes on their Instagram page!
Understand your why! For me this is the animals – I follow lots of animal sanctuaries on Instagram and love any chance to interact with animals while I’m out and about etc (which is why there’s so many animal photos on my insta stories)!
Don’t give up if you find it difficult to replicate the exact taste of non-vegan food at first! Eg enjoy tofu for what it is! and don’t be scared to try new things you’ve never heard of!
And when you visit somewhere new, search for vegan independent restaurants & cafes!
Maryland vegan cookies or yoghurt + red grapes + granola!
If you love breakfast oats, Beth’s page is the place to be! Raspberry Cheesecake oats are Beth’s top choice & you can find the recipe here.
Don’t be scared to make mistakes as it’s part of the learning, don’t be afraid to ask for help from other vegans and watch documentaries to help give your transition more reasoning. This will make it more personal to you, and with these reasons you will be more likely to stick to it!
Costa is Beth’s go to as there are usually plenty of vegan options to chose from (plus there’s never one too far away)!
If you’ve been dreaming of recreating that primary school cake tray bake this is your go to! The recipe Ani recommends is from Emily’s World and is linked here. I am yet to make it but I hear its been approved by non-vegan family too!
Every little bit helps, even if you can’t go vegan straight away, you can still make a big difference!
Salted caramel trek flapjacks or peanut butter toast + apple + granola
Such a hard decision! Lia’s favourite has to be Chargrilled miso cabbage and the recipe is linked here. But apart from that, ALL savoury brunches!
Try to get your hands on some Kecap Manis (Indonesian sweetened soy sauce)! Lia gets it from her local Chinese/Asian supermarket and puts it in loads of her dishes!
Also, while you’re there, grab some gyozas, tofu, rice, noodles etc as they’re often cheaper here and more authentic!
Fave Vegan Independent:
Maray in Liverpool is a small plate restaurant. Small Plate’s are Lia’s favourite as its way more fun and sociable!
Any dishes involving noodles are a favourite! But Becky’s top recipe is spicy satay noodles and the can be found here.
Start off with easy vegan meals like stir-fry, curry and pasta & then you can start experimenting with different alternatives to recreate your favourite classics! Anything can be veganised!
ANYTHING dipped in hummus!!
Any kind of creamy pasta dish! Nat’s favourite is a creamy carbonara using THIS isnt bacon and alpro soy cream because it’s so quick to make! and you can find the recipe here!
Remind yourself of your WHY! Follow plenty of animal sancturies for all the cute animal photos, how could anyone possibly want to eat the cute babies!
Fave Vegan Independent:
Jumon in Belfast has the best Asian fusion food!