Let’s Talk Food Blogs: Here’s a Vegan Site That Will Probs Change Your Life, Etc.

I spend a lot of spare time at work perusing the internet for fun vegan, vegetarian, raw, organic or gluten-free recipes because I love food more than I love sleep (and I LOVE sleep). I thought I was familiar with all of the food blogs, then I found Happy Healthy Life, written by Kathy Patalsky.

Olive Tapenade Tempeh Vegan Sandwich - click image for recipe

My initial feeling was, “WHAT. How did I not find this site sooner?” which quickly morphed into, “Who is this Kathy and why are we not friends?” She covers juicing, detoxing, super foods, FOOD FOR YOUR MOOD (I know – you just fell in love) and Five Healthy Tips for Eating at Chipolte!? YES. Yes, this is my home now. Thank you.

“My favorite wellness tips include: drinking lots of coconut water, eating giant big multi-ingredient salads everyday, experimenting with seasonal ingredients, epsom salts in a hot bath, hot yoga, long walks on weekends, naps, spending time with animals like my kitty, deep breathing, smoothies/juices, raw foods whenever possible, starting each day with fresh fruit, not shunning healthy fats like avocados-nuts-and olive oil and using laughter as the medicine that heals all.”

…you had me at ‘big multi-ingredient salads.’

Kathy lives in New York. I live in New York. Obviously I’m devising a way in which I can surreptitiously run into her, then be invited to one of her dinner parties. It should go something like this:

Me: “Oh, hi! Yeah, I am in the West Village a lot, especially for someone who lives way out in Queens, haha… Well, I was just in the neighborhood with this homemade hummus and no potluck to bring it to…”
Kathy: “Please come in! I have some locally-grown organic vegetables THAT ARE ALREADY SLICED TO PERFECTION! Let’s be friends!”
Me: OK!

Share your favorite vegan-friendly food blogs in the comments!

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[Ed. note: Sarah = Miss April. Oh had you forgotten? YOU’RE WELCOME.]

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35 Comments

  1. My go-to is veganyumyum.com… She hasn’t updated in a while, but the archives are so incredible that I go back to it any time I’m looking for inspiration.

  2. I also spend way too much time reading food blogs. Here are some of my favorites.

    Visually Pleasing: http://www.101cookbooks.com/ vegetarian and vegan recipes that are a little complex to make but gorgeous to look at.

    Vegan and Low Fat: http://happyherbivore.com/seriously try their black bean brownies (http://happyherbivore.com/recipe/vegan-blackbean-brownies/). Delicious, fudgy, and you can get away with eating them for dinner! Also check out http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/.

    To Trick Non-Vegans: http://thebloomingplatter.blogspot.com/

    I also second (third?) http://www.theppk.com/, especially for normal-ingredient vegan food and desserts.

    malloreigh, I can’t wait to check yours out!

  3. I also spend way too much time reading food blogs. Here are some of my favorites.

    Visually Pleasing: http://www.101cookbooks.com/ vegetarian and vegan recipes that are a little complex to make but gorgeous to look at.

    Vegan and Low Fat: http://happyherbivore.com/seriously try their black bean brownies (http://happyherbivore.com/recipe/vegan-blackbean-brownies/). Delicious, fudgy, and you can get away with eating them for dinner! Also check out http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/.

    To Trick Non-Vegans: http://thebloomingplatter.blogspot.com/

    I also second (third?) http://www.theppk.com/, especially for normal-ingredient vegan food and desserts.

    Also also! These vegan lemon bars: http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/vegetarian-recipes/vegan-lemon-bars.php

    ok. I’m done. I promise.

    malloreigh, I can’t wait to check yours out!

    • Did you ever know that you’re my herooooooo?

      omg seriously thank you for sharing this! i am squeeing with delight as i listen to my ootp audiobook.

  4. yessss. i already eat vegan, but lately coffee has been making me vom and i might be allergic to gluten and/or nuts. it feels like a death sentence, but i’ll have to do some online exploring!

  5. oh man oh man oh man this is my dream. i just started reading choosingraw.com which sometimes seems crazy but also has nice recipes sometimes? i dunno mostly i love tofu and ladies who eat it

  6. this is great timing! went veg a few months ago (and want to go all-out locavore). i’ve been playing with a lot of recipes lately, and keep impulse-buying food mags so this should help. thanks!

  7. Wow, that blog has awesome pictures and now I’m hungry. If I ever need vegan ideas I try bitchinvegankitchen.blogspot.com. She doesn’t update it that often, but you can definitely tell that she has done trial runs of what she’s cookin’, which helps.

    Also, this is not vegan, but it’s a food blog you should check out if you’re bored or need a good laugh. Go to cakewrecks.blogspot.com. It oftentimes makes me laugh so hard I tear up. I own the book, which has a spot on my coffee table and always sparks hilarious conversations. DO IT.

    Two of my favorite examples:
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wGr8njEWjtI/Sz0p47J1t1I/AAAAAAAAGVs/JS6N6YMPI4s/s1600-h/Amy+C+.+ow+.+baby+shower.jpg

    http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/10/sorry-you-cant-have-any.html

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