I’m Laura, and this is* my labour of love. You might not usually associate those words with something that’s done for fun, but creating a food blog can be hard work. Often the battle is against myself (well, my camera).
You see, I really started doing this a few years back because I wanted to record the meals I was creating as I learned how to make healthy vegan food taste great.
But more than that, I wanted to give people ideas – and hope.
Because there are a lot of folk out there who think cooking – in general – is too hard to bother with. And that’s before you even mention the v word.
But it really can be as simple and satisfying as realising cashews can be turned into cheese.
Or that a curry – a seriously rich and complex curry – is really just a matter of throwing things into a pan in the right order.
So you’ll find here recipes that will hopefully inspire you to try something new; whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or really just a love of food.
This is my hobby. My outlet for practical creativity. Writing (for love and money) takes up most of my time.
Which is why you’ll often find a recipe is really an excuse for me to write about something else…
So thanks for stopping by.
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*Update: while this absolutely was my labour of love, it hasn’t been for some time (years). I no longer update the site, but will keep it going until I decide what to do with it. So if you see something you want to keep, please do save a pdf of the recipe rather than a bookmark! Thanks so much for supporting The Whole Ingredient over the years, Lx