The Scoop: This gluten-free, plant-based site aims to help people ditch the diets and the labels so they can become inspired and creative in the kitchen. Heather is the author of a newly-released cookbook full of droolworthy meals, plus there are a ton of healthful recipes on her site that will compel you to make ’em, stat.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Apple Pie Kombucha Scoby Candy
The Alkaline Sisters
The Scoop: Written by two sistas whose lives were vastly improved by following an alkaline diet, this blog is the ultimate guide to alkaline living – including recipes, food charts, equipment, resources and more that will help you thrive.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Minted Pea and Fava Bean Salad
The Scoop: Superfoods are incredibly nutritious, but sometimes we don’t know what to do with maca or lucuma or spirulina. That’s where Julie comes in – she’s a pro at showing us how to cook with superfoods in a delicious and accessible way.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Carrot-Goji Soup
Green Kitchen Stories
The Scoop: This site, written and photographed by a husband and wife team, is filled with easy vegetarian recipes that use natural ingredients, whole grains and healthy fats. If you like what you see on the website, you can also check out their two popular cookbooks.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Green Pizza with a Cauliflower Base
In Pursuit of More
The Scoop: We love Shira’s philosophy of wasting less, enjoying more, and eating mindfully and responsibly. Her posts are insightful and thought-provoking, and her recipes feature wholesome, plant-based meals that are budget-friendly and use ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Plus – her photography is stunning!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Sweet and Sour Tofu with Cashews, Veggies and Cilantro
Cookie and Kate
The Scoop: This vegetarian, whole food blog celebrates real, sustainable food that will nourish us from the inside out. Kate’s passion for food shines through on this beautiful blog, which includes a plethora of delicious recipes, resources and shopping guides.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers
The Scoop: So many cookbooks, too little time? Heidi Swanson can relate – she’s a San Francisco-based cookbook author and photographer and her lovely site has been around since 2003 – practically the Neanderthal times of food blogging. 101 Cookbooks celebrates whole, natural foods and is filled with recipes and helpful techniques that encourage us to actually get into the kitchen and use our cookbooks!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Miso Oat Porridge
The Blender Girl
The Scoop: We all love our blenders, but Tess takes blendaholics to a whole other level on her fantastic site filled with easy recipes for people on the go. She also has a comprehensive smoothie app, where you can explore a ton of smoothie recipes, photos, shopping lists, and even punch in your mood to find the perfect in-the-moment smoothie.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Tastes Like Caramel Creamy Greeny
The Scoop: Sara believes that eating seasonally will change our perspectives on everyday cooking. Her blog is packed with lovely recipes that use a ton of produce and natural ingredients, but she doesn’t overcomplicate things, making it super easy to cook and eat well.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Lemongrass Tofu Bowls
100 Days of Real Food
The Scoop: What began as a 100-day challenge for one family to cut out processed foods has grown into a worldwide movement that inspires people to ditch the crap and start cooking. 100 Days of Real Food is a one-stop shop of resources, including information about why it’s important to leave processed foods on the shelf, free menu plans, school lunch ideas, and more.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Common Food Label Misconceptions
The Scoop: Mark Bittman has played a pivotal role in helping plant-based, environmentally-friendly, ethical and conscious eating enter the mainstream. His site includes a wonderful mix of easy recipes and thoughtful commentary about food policy and how we eat in North America, and what we can do to change the way we eat.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Let’s Address the State of Food
My New Roots
The Scoop: Written by Sarah, a Toronto-born, Copenhagen-based holistic nutritionist and cooking instructor, My New Roots is one of the most popular whole food blogs around. Her posts clearly illustrate her deep love for plant-based foods, and her photos are always gorgeously sumptuous.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread
Miss Delicious Nutritious
The Scoop: Marisa is a nutrition coach who turned her passion for healthy eating into a career. Through her plant-based recipes, she hopes to inspire people to ditch the junk and eat better.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: The Strong One
The Gluten-Free Lifesaver
The Scoop: When Kristine was diagnosed with celiac disease, her life was turned upside down and she didn’t know where to turn to for solid information. She created her site as an ultimate guide to gluten-free living, so others wouldn’t have to struggle as she once did. The Gluten-Free Lifesave includes great information, recipes, research and reviews that will help you live the healthiest gluten-free life possible.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Awesome and Easy Gluten-Free Hoisin Sauce
The Edible Perspective
The Scoop: When Ashley picked up her husband’s camera in 2009, she never imagined that decision would lead her to a career in food photography, recipe development and writing. Her blog is loaded with healthful, gluten-free and plant-based recipes, and she also has a handy series of food photography tips for those who want to learn more about taking gorgeous foodie shots.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Milkshake with Cinnamon Maple Coconut Whipped Cream
Love and Lemons
The Scoop: Jeanine is a passionate cook whose main inspiration is seasonal produce, and her plant-based site is an inspiration to those of us who want to get a l’il creative with our vegetables. Plus, the food photos are absolutely wonderful – you’ll wish your computer screen was scratch ‘n sniff!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Pickled Chard Quinoa Bowls
The Scoop: Maria grew up at war with her body – she spent her youth being overweight, self-conscious about her terrible acne and felt sick all the time. When she realized that food was the key to wellness, she began a career as a health coach to help others choose the seasonal, plant-based foods that will bring them vibrant health.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: No Salmon Salmon Cakes
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
The Scoop: Lexi shares healthy, allergen-friendly and simple recipes aimed at inspiring you to eat well without feeling limited or deprived. And for the dog lovers out there – the pics of her golden retriever puppy are absolutely adorable.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Morning Glory Muffins
The Scoop: Kris Carr is a famed advocate of healthy food. She’s well-known for her Crazy Sexy Cancer book series, which outlines her uncurable cancer diagnosis in a lighthearted and loving way, and her site offers a ton of tips, information and plant-based recipes that can help us on the path to vibrant health.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: My Crazy Sexy Guide to Plant-Based Protein
The Scoop: Kris was born into the food world via her family’s restaurant, but she spent 10 years pursuing a career in education and human rights before returning to her culinary roots. Her blog emphasizes seasonal fare and eating foods that nourish us 80 percent of the time to keep our bodies, minds and spirits in harmony.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Salmon, Black Rice and Sweet Potato Burgers
The Honour System
The Scoop: Sharon’s motto is ‘treat yourself, but don’t cheat yourself’. In the spirit of the honour system, she encourages people to set their own health rules and then decide to follow them. She shares real food recipes that don’t involve processed ingredients or chemicals, and we won’t be surprised if her posts also make you chuckle.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Crispy Lentil Energy Bites
The Scoop: McKel is a Nashville-based nutritionist who has created a community of healthy foodies by sharing plant-centric recipes, fitness and lifestyle tips, and nutrition advice. Her recipes are accessible and tasty, and her food photography is glorious!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Kale Caesar Nori Wraps
The Scoop: Haley has overcome struggles with depression, overeating and sugar addiction by embracing a plant-based, gluten-free and sugar-free diet, and food has helped her find love and acceptance. Her blog is filled with heavenly recipes and whimsical posts that she hopes will inspire readers to pursue their own health and happiness.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Spicy BBQ Tofu Flatbread
Produce on Parade
The Scoop: This blog chronicles the recipe adventures of Katie, a vegan gal making her way in Alaska, which is definitely not the first state that springs to mind when you think of veganism! Katie aims to share recipes that will encourage others to be kinder, healthier and live in a way that has less of an impact on the planet.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Thai Coconut Soup
The Scoop: Sophie’s food philosophy is to eat as many whole and unprocessed foods as possible! While she doesn’t adhere to a particular dietary label (labels are for tin cans, anyway), much of what you’ll see on her site are beautiful vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and raw recipes.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Big Green Breakfast Bowl