Happy World Vegetarian Day, people. From almond-milk-everything to lentils becoming trendy, plant-based eating is in. To help you get in on the action, here are some vibrantly delicious blogs to feed you with meat-free foodie inspiration.
Founded by Danish nutritional-therapist-in-training Luise and her art director husband, David (power couple, much?) this visually stunning blog is packed with mouth-watering recipes created in their literally green-walled kitchen. We've met the blog founders once before and they're brimming with tips for wannabe veggies, such as these spinach and quinoa patties.
Blogger Helen was so fed up with the samey veg options on restaurant menus (it turns out there's only so much polenta a person can eat), that she created this hubbub of meat-free food and restaurant inspiration. We're massive fans of her lentil salad with oak-smoked cheddar cheese – perfect to eat al desko.
It's Laura from southern Ontario who's responsible for these vegan spring vegetable "potstickers", so called because they stick lightly to the frying pan once crisp and browned underneath – yum. Paired with a sweet ’n' salty maple and soy dip, she knows the way to a vegetarian's heart.
Thought burgers were strictly carnivore territory? Think again! Anna Jones' really hungry burger (portabello mushroom, dates and brown rice) is just one of her innovative takes on the veggie diet. Author of The Modern Way to Eat and loved by everyone from Sophie Dahl to Signor Carluccio, her recipes will make bad mushroom risotto a thing of the past.
One of the prettiest corners of the internet, peppered with atmospheric shots of tastebud-tempting dishes, Sara Forte's blog (with her husband Hugh behind the camera) is all about getting the most out of natural ingredients. Save us a slice of this crispy cornmeal and goats' cheese pizza – please?
Not only is Nancy a vegetarian chef who travels the world, she's also the creator of this scrumptious Indian-style take on fish and chips. With spicy potato and halloumi fritters as the fish and a herby chickpea purée for the peas, it has to be our fave veggie-friendly takeaway.
Recent vegan convert Brenda spills the beans on the art of eating to make you feel happy – and how couldn't you be happy with this creamy cucumber and watercress soup? Split into raw and savoury recipes, Brenda's blog has everything from chia breakfast pots to cauliflower curry to feast your eyes and tummy on.