5 vegan Instagram accounts you should be following

Food ideas for everyday inspiration.

Joanne Molinaro of The Korean Vegan advocates the many health benefits of a plant-based diet. Pictured is her dining spread for Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving (Photo: The Korean Vegan)

Today is World Vegan Day, acknowledging a growing legion of meat-free diners who consciously embrace the plant-based lifestyle. Whet your appetite for vegan food with these five Instagram personalities, whose Instagram feeds are sure to inspire you.


The Minimalist Baker
For sweet treats made in the vegan style, The Minimalist Baker makes things super easy even for novices with the oven. Beautiful pictures bring to life Dana Schultz’s elegantly simple recipes, all of which ask for 10 ingredients or less, one bowl or takes under 30 minutes to prepare. And they’re mainly gluten-free too, in case that’s a concern.

Vegan Body Building
Worried about making up the muscle while on a vegan diet or fear where you’ll get your protein from? Follow Vegan Body Building and you’ll have more fitness ideas than you’ll know what to do with. And yes, non-meat eating body-builders are a thing – Nimai Delgado, Dominick Thompson and Samantha Shorkey are all super ripped and 100% vegan.

Vegan Richa
Richa Hingle, a mastermind chef who blogs regularly at veganricha.com, is well-known for her mouth-watering plant-based recipes and gorgeous accompanying photographs. She is also the best-selling author of Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen and the more recent Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen: Epic Anytime Recipes with a World of Flavor.


Mei Yee
More sweet than savoury, Mei Yee’s Instagram feed is #veganfoodporn. Packed with recipes ranging from easy to fairly complicated, this chef uses lots of local ingredients so its super easy to adapt it to your kitchen.

The Korean Vegan
A full-time lawyer in Chicago, Joanne L. Molinaro blogs at thekoreanvegan.com and floods her Instagram with great pictures of her vegan creations, which are both Korean and Western in inclination. It’s a wonderful peek into her life as well, the history of her family and what drove her to go vegan.

To find out more about the vegan scene in Malaysia, we spoke to two vegan activists and reviewed two vegan restaurants in KL. Read more about them in this week's issue of Options (Oct 29-Nov 4).


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