I use we in the individual sense, because when you're blogging about other bloggers, it's only proper to adopt the ridiculous lingo of Perez Hilton!
Here are some of my (ahem, our) favorite sites lately. I'll preface it by saying that although I only refer to vegan food and links on my blog, these are not all vegan. (And to be honest, when it comes to food inspiration, I'm much more likely to hit up the latest Top Chef than check out The PPK. But that's another post.)
Here you go:
Seitan is my Motor
I couldn't help but notice the author's uncommonly pretty photos while she was a tester for my cookbook, and was so happy to discover this blog. Based in Germany, Mihl is well-versed in a variety of cuisines, and consistently features interesting, thoughtful food. And she posts recipes every time. There are plenty of other, more hyped vegan food blogs, but for content and sheer beauty, this one deserves a place among the best.
When you want to indulge your inner smut-hound, Ecorazzi is the place to visit. This site dishes up the latest in green gossip, from Stella McCartney's vegan shoe collection to which celebs are stripping for PETA (the list grows weekly, doesn't it?). Weed through a bit of "happy meat" propaganda, and you'll be rewarded with a guilty pleasure that's not so guilty after all.
Yes, I know. I know. But the culinary world owes a huge debt of gratitude to Ms. Stewart--she's built an empire based on loving where you live, which I can't help but appreciate. And it's an empire that doesn't stop growing; I recently looked at her new line of KB homes and was amazed at the functionality (see-through pantry doors! perfect kitchen layouts!). Her site features thousands of recipes and great menu ideas, which are inspirational, if not vegan. One of her recent projects, Whole Living, features a heavy sprinkling of vegan recipes and lifestyle articles.
The self-described "darker, cooler side of green" is exactly that, a smart, crisp site devoted to articles on living green, from architecture to food to fashion. I love the focus on fresh (read: raw) vegan foods and its casual vibe. Among the contributors? Sarma Melngalis of Pure Food and Wine in NYC, David Anderson of Madeleine Bistro, and Dhrumil Purohit of We Like It Raw.
He's not vegan, or even vegetarian, but he was pastry cook at the fantastic Chez Panisse and is a dessert genius. He lives in Paris. He gives chocolate tours. His recipes always inspire. And he shares my love of saving jars, which gives him just enough quirk to make him nearly perfect.
30 Bananas a Day
This large forum and collection of articles will kick your ass into the low fat, raw vegan lifestyle. With hilariously snarky-but-useful comments from its organizers (Aussies Durian Rider and Freelee), you'll find yourself eating massive quantities of fruit (literally, 30 bananas a day), and never fearing carbs again. For the science behind the amazing athletic gains and physical performance, check out the work of Dr. Doug Graham.
That's my lately-list. Of course, these are only a few! Where do you love to visit?