Whether you’re new to veganism or have been following a plant-based diet for years, it’s always helpful to have a little inspiration in the kitchen. When we need that, we turn to our favorite blogs. With creative and delicious recipes and plenty of helpful information, we think these sites have the right kind of posts to inspire you, too.
Here are the 15 best vegan blogs worth a follow in 2022.
Why We Love These Blogs
There are boatloads of amazing vegan recipes on the internet. But it takes more than a few great hits for us to fall for a vegan blog. Here are some key elements we looked for when choosing vegan blogs to recommend to our readers.
- A defined focus. Here at Clean Green Simple, we’re all about healthy vegan food. But we know a vegan diet is more than that. Sometimes you want superfood creations, but other times you may crave comfort food or something gluttonously sweet. Each one of the blogs we’ve featured has a different defined focus. So you can load them all into your toolbelt and choose the right blog to satisfy your mood, whatever it may be that day.
- Personal flair. Anyone can reproduce recipes they’ve found elsewhere. What makes these blogs so great is the personal flair in each recipe that proves these aren’t just copies from other sites. These are meals the author has actually created and adjusted to fit their personal tastes. Finding a blogger who has the same preferences as you can open the door to years of recipe gold.
- Clarity and readability. The kitchen can be a pretty hectic place, especially when trying a new recipe. Blogs that prioritize simple formats with easy readability and clarity in how the information is presented score big with us. Detailed recipe guides are great, but they should be paired with simple-to-follow steps and easy-read ingredient lists.
- Some visual flair. We’d never prioritize pretty pictures over content, but the right visuals can be very important when choosing a new recipe. And step-by-step pictures can provide a lot of clarity, as well. In the end, gorgeous plated pics scored well, but they weren’t the only thing we looked for.
15 Vegan Blogs Worth Following
Each of these blogs offers something a little different in the realm of vegan eating. We provide a quick introduction to each below. But we highly recommend digging deeper by following the links.
You may just find your next prime source for meal inspiration.
1. Nora Cooks
Why We Love It: Simple but delicious
Recipe Types: American comfort food with a healthy twist
Our Favorite Recipes: Simple Vegan Pancakes, Tofu Scramble, Vegan Lasagna
Nora, a passionate cook and mother of three, started this blog after her first son was born. Her enthusiasm for vegan cooking and her need for quick, simple recipes to feed a growing family define what you’ll find in these posts.
Many of the meals are plant-based versions of traditional American comfort food. But you’ll also find plenty of healthy choices. More than anything, Nora Cooks is all about simple recipes that those new to veganism and those pinched for time will appreciate. Most of these recipes require only one bowl or pot to make and almost all use simple, easy-to-find ingredients.
2. Rainbow Plant Life
Why We Love It: Puts the flavor back in vegan
Recipe Types: Elevated meals from America and beyond
Our Favorite Recipes: Vegan Moussaka, 20-Minute Broccoli and Za’atar Chickpeas with Yogurt Sauce, Best Vegan Blueberry Muffins
The Rainbow Plant Life blog is written by Nisha, a former lawyer who needed a little more spice in her life. Her Indian mother instilled a passion for vegetarian cooking in her early in life and a need for a more compassionate lifestyle led her to veganism after giving up her career as a lawyer.
Now Nisha uses her talents to create fantastically flavorful dishes and help her readers gain a better understanding of vegan cooking techniques and flavor principles. If your plant-based meals have been lacking and your passion for preparing them is dwindling, this is the blog you need. From elevated American comfort food to exotic Indian cuisine, you’ll find it all at Rainbow Plant Life.
3. Sharon Palmer
Why We Love It: Real food for a healthier you and happier planet
Recipe Types: Healthy dishes from around the world
Our Favorite Recipes: Vegan Tamale Pie, Vegan Jambalaya with Red Beans and Okra, Rainbow Peanut Slaw with Mandarin Dressing
Sharon Palmer is a dietician on a mission to educate people on the many benefits of a plant-based diet. From better health to a more sustainable future, she knows there’s no downside to eating vegan. Especially with her tasty, whole-food ingredient recipes.
Here, you’ll find a variety of cuisine types all made with an emphasis on real food packed with real nutrients. From healthy takes on American comfort food to delicious exotic dishes with unfamiliar ingredients, you’ll get it all with Sharon. Plus, her site is loaded with a ton of great information on the health benefits of different foods and the power of food choices in paving our future.
4. The Edgy Vegan
Why We Love It: Vegan food with attitude
Recipe Types: Hearty plant-based offerings from around the world
Our Favorite Recipes: Simple Vegan Tofu Katsu Recipe, Easy Gourmet Vegan Mac and Cheese, Instant Pot Jackfruit Pulled “Pork”
Candice is on a mission to change the world. Not just through encouraging a plant-based diet, but by taking on issues concerning mental health, women’s rights, and the environment head-on. And she does it all while creating edgy, hearty vegan meals that even carnivores can’t resist.
On Edgy Vegan, you’ll find a plethora of delicious recipes as well as “food porn” videos. Each comes with a healthy dose of candid commentary on plant-based eating and beyond. If you’re looking for stick-to-your-ribs vegan recipes with a side dish of activism, Candice is ready to serve.
5. Rabbit and Wolves
Why We Love It: Creative yet simple vegan fare
Recipe Types: American comfort food
Our Favorite Recipes: Vegan Creamy Cajun “Chicken” and Couscous Soup, Vegan Swedish Meatball Pasta, Vegan Portobello Steaks with Cowboy Butter
Lauren wants to prove to herself and the world that any recipe can be made vegan. And we’re all here to benefit from that bet. Rabbit and Wolves features a huge collection of classic American comfort food turned plant-based masterpieces.
Each of these dishes is packed with hearty flavor and stomach-filling goodness. And most are surprisingly simple to make—many requiring just one pot. For easy, filling plant-based goodness that rabbits and wolves will appreciate, this is the blog you need.
6. The Vegan Atlas
Why We Love It: Recipes, resources, and more!
Recipe Types: Simple vegan food from around the world
Our Favorite Recipes: Chickpea Sheet Pan Pie, Pasta with Parsley Pesto and Summer Squashes, Vegan Hero Sandwiches with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise
The Vegan Atlas is about more than great vegan recipes from around the world. This comprehensive site also includes a huge collection of resources for those new to plant-based eating, helpful tips for the vegan kitchen, and travel guides for plant-based eaters. The site is run by Nava Atlas, a prolific cookbook author and someone who really knows her way around the kitchen and the globe.
We love this blog for its variety of recipes, from chow mein to baklava. While the meals may be exotic, the recipes are simple and easy to follow.
7. Shane & Simple
Why We Love It: Easy and affordable
Recipe Types: Practical American and world fare
Our Favorite Recipes: Easy Vegan Mexican Street Corn Salad, Buffalo Chickpea Cauliflower Casserole, Vegan BBQ Tempeh Sandwich With Creamy Kale Slaw
If you’ve ever been intimidated by vegan cooking, this is the blog for you. Shane Martin, a self-professed “normal dude,” wanted a way to share his affordable, practical plant-based recipes with the world. And that’s how Shane & Simple was born.
While this blog features recipes from all over the world, nothing about them feels exotic or unapproachable. They are all super simple to make but taste great. And best of all, they’re crafted with large families and busy schedules in mind.
8. No Sweat Vegan
Why We Love It: Easy to navigate vegan recipes for the whole family
Recipe Types: Mexican, American, baked goods, and more
Our Favorite Recipes: Vegan Raspberry Muffins, Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets, Butternut Squash Curry With Chickpeas
No Sweat Vegan is another great resource for families looking to add more plant-based meals to their busy schedules. Julianne, the author, is a mother of two youngsters looking to share her knowledge with other unperfect plant-based connoisseurs. Her recipes center around simple, whole-food fare that is easy to prepare and budget-friendly.
One of the things we love most about this blog is how easy it is to navigate. You can find recipes based on country, meal type, or by searching their “easy” and “kid friendly” categories. Whichever you choose, be prepared for a delightful vegan meal you’ll want to keep on rotation.
9. Veggiekins Blog
Why We Love It: Recipes that are good for the body, mind, and soul
Recipe Types: Holistic Korean, Chinese, American, and more
Our Favorite Recipes: Vegan Tteokbokki – Korean Spicy Rice Cakes, Matcha Checkerboard Cookies, Taiwanese Scallion Pancakes
Remy found her way to a holistic vegan diet after struggling with illness and substance abuse early in life. For her, creating healthy, sustainable recipes was a natural way of taking back control of her health, both physically and mentally. Through her Veggiekins blog, she shares her story and her favorite holistic recipes with the world.
On the site, you’ll find a wide array of delicious and healthy entrees, desserts, and beverages. Many have an Eastern influence and all are packed with superfoods to nourish and replenish. If you’re after purposeful eating with limitless benefits, this is the blog for you.
10. Chocolate Covered Katie
Why We Love It: Delicious desserts with a healthy twist
Recipe Types: Baked goods, breakfasts, and meals
Our Favorite Recipes: Pumpkin Workout Brownies, Blueberry Crisp, No-Bake Thin Mint Brownies
This incredibly popular food blog caters to a wide variety of clientele, all with one thing in common: the desire to find decadent yet healthy dessert options. With a focus on whole foods, low sugar, and allergy-friendly substitutes, Katie has managed to put together one of the most comprehensive healthy dessert blogs out there. Not all her recipes are strictly vegan, but most come with vegan preparations.
In addition to some amazing chocolate desserts, you can also find plenty of plant-based meal options, breakfast recipes, and more. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, this is the place to do it.
Why We Love It: Vegan renditions of all our favorite meals
Recipe Types: MidWest and Southern comfort food
Our Favorite Recipes: Beer Braised Pulled “Pork”, Easy Vegan Enchiladas, Vegan Beet Veggie Burgers
If going vegan has been making you miss the comfort foods you grew up on, Veganosity is for you. This American comfront food blog was started by two friends who made a pledge to go vegan together. But they weren’t about to give up their favorite foods to do it.
Thanks to their pledge and their ingenuity, you can now enjoy hearty sloppy joes sans meat and game day appetizers without the guilt. Whether you’re looking for a filling snack, an amazing dinner, or a delectable dessert, you’ll find it here.
12. The Colorful Kitchen
Why We Love It: Nutritious lunches, deserts, and more
Recipe Types: Health forward raw and traditional vegan fare
Our Favorite Recipes: No-Bake Tahini Fudge Crispies, Vegan BBQ Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Vegan Maple-Mustard Apple & Sweet Potato Melt
Looking for some awesomely nutritious and colorful lunch, soup, and dessert ideas? The Colorful Kitchen has you covered. Run by Ilene, a certified health coach and cookbook author, this site is packed with whole-food nutrition in every color of the rainbow.
With a focus on raw and nutrient-dense, these meals do as much good for your body as they do your tastebuds. We especially love the sandwiches and no-bake cookies. But you can’t go wrong with any of the colorful creations on this blog.
13. Minimalist Baker
Why We Love It: Easy to prepare recipes that taste amazing
Recipe Types: A variety of baked goods and entrees
Our Favorite Recipes: Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto, Cheesy Vegan Pizza Beans, Superfood Sweet Potato Dessert Fries
Everything on Minimalist Baker falls into one of three categories: one pot, less than 10 ingredients, or less than 30 minutes to make. Whichever option you choose, you’ll find a plethora of super-simple vegan-friendly recipes. The entrees cover every cuisine type while the baked goods leave no craving unsatisfied.
While this traditionally vegan site is slowly incorporating more non-plant-based recipes, we still can’t get enough of their simple dishes. For weeknight dinners and hassle-free desserts, this is still our first stop.
14. Oh She Glows
Why We Love It: Vegan meals everyone can enjoy
Recipe Types: Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and more from across the world
Our Favorite Recipes: Cozy At Home Spicy Any-Veggie Soup, Obsession-Worthy Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream, Crunchy Dill Chickpea Pancakes With Lemon-Garlic Aioli
Angela started the Oh She Glows blog after a plant-based diet helped her overcome an eating disorder. Now she uses her passion for cooking and her experiences to help men and women around the world find support in a vegan lifestyle. Her cookbook has hit on the New York Times bestseller list, and her simple yet creative recipes continue to inspire us every day.
Many of the meals on Oh She Glows are gluten-free and health-focused. And all are made to impress not just vegan eaters, but everyone in the family, including kids and picky husbands.
15. This Rawsome Vegan Life
Why We Love It: A focus on raw vegan fare
Recipe Types: Smoothies, salads, and desserts
Our Favorite Recipes: Ultimate Raw Vegan Pizza, Raw Vegan Curry With Marinated Mushrooms & Onions, Raw Vegan Aromatic Noodle Dish
This blog may not be much to look at, but what it lacks in visual flare, it more than makes up for in substance. And for those looking for delicious, healthy, raw vegan food, it is a true find. While not all the recipes on this site are raw, they are all created with a focus on nutrition that many other sites lack.
The site author is Em, a longtime vegan with a passion for living mindfully and with minimal impact. All her recipes are bursting with nutrient-dense superfoods and ingredients meant to empower the body and mind. We love her simple salads and entrees just as much as her decadently good-for-you desserts.
And Last But Not Least…
Of course, here at Clean Green Simple, we’ve also put together a respectable list of awesomely delicious vegan recipes. While we’ve been inspired by many of our favorite blogs, our approach to plant-based eating is all our own. We value clean ingredients and simple recipes that anyone can enjoy.
So before you hop over to the blogs above, make sure to check out our recipe section for some clean, green, simple vegan fare, or subscribe to our newsletter.
About the Author
Sara Seitz is a freelance writer living with type 1 diabetes. Her search for better health and better control of her blood sugars led her to a plant-based diet. When she isn’t experimenting with new vegan recipes, she’s helping spread the word about how plant-based is better for people and the planet. More articles by Sara.