How Can You Learn To Cook Vegan Food?


How Can You Learn To Cook Vegan Food?


There are many people who would like to learn how to cook vegan food but don’t know where to start. It’s true that there are a number of cooking techniques and ingredients that you’ll need to explore, but the good news is that it’s not as complicated or difficult as it might seem at first glance. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at some of the best ways for anyone interested in learning how to cook vegan food.

Why should you learn to cook vegan food?

You should learn to cook vegan food because it’s healthier for you, it has less of an impact on the environment, and there are just endless amounts of recipes you can try and create in your own kitchen!

Mostly, you will want to cook vegan food because it tastes great! You’ll also enjoy a number of health benefits if you switch from eating animal products or meat-based dishes to plant-based ones.

Finally, let’s get started!

Learn to cook with online vegan cooking courses

Websites, cookbooks and blogs will provide you with lots of information on vegan cooking. But if you want to take it a step further then online vegan cooking courses are the way to go. All that’s required is for you to have access to an internet-enabled device or laptop so that you can watch video lessons when convenient for you.

Read our blog on the best online vegan cooking courses here.

Learn to cook with in-person vegan cooking courses

If you’re more of a hands-on learner and want to learn how to cook vegan food in person, then cooking courses are the way to go. They will provide an opportunity for you to get some one-on-one time with a chef who can answer your questions as well as discuss any concerns you may have about veganism.

Learn to cook with vegan cookbooks

If you’re the type of person who likes to learn by themselves and you find it hard to make time for classes, then learning with vegan cookbooks may be a more feasible option. Moreover, you won’t need access to an internet-enabled device or laptop in order to follow along. We find this to be a lot more ‘real’ – cookbooks are like a window into the kitchen of your favourite chef.

Here are some of our favourite vegan cookbooks:

Here are some of our favourite cookbooks with vegan recipes:

Learn to cook with vegan food blogs

A great way to learn about vegan cooking is by following blogs that are devoted entirely to the subject. In their blog posts, you will find recipes and information on how to cook many different styles of vegan food, such as raw food, Thai cuisine or breakfast items.

Here are some of our favourite vegan food blogs:

Learn to cook with vegan foodie Instagram accounts

By following vegan foodie’s Instagram accounts you’ll get a steady stream of tasty vegan recipes directly to your phone.

We could spend all day scrolling through our Instagram feed looking at the following foodies’ accounts:

1. @veganricha

2. @thevietvegan

3. @okonomikitchen

4. @chez.jorge

Veganise your old favourite recipes

One of the easiest ways to learn to cook vegan food is to start with recipes that you are familiar with and sub out any animal products like meat and dairy.

Looking for some great vegan alternatives? We’ve blogged about our favourites here:

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Best Vegan Chicken Alternatives
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Best Vegan Bacon Alternatives
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Your Vegan Cooking Journey

Learning to cook vegan is easier than you may think. With the right recipes and a little practice, anyone can learn how to cook vegan dishes at home. You don’t need any fancy equipment or time-consuming ingredients; just follow the above tips and you’ll be on your way!

We hope this has been a helpful guide to getting started with vegan cooking. Happy eating!

Lucy Johnson

Lucy Johnson

One half of the Vegan Sisters, she is the Founder of SHiDO, a vegan web design studio. She is an avid cook, sharing her recipes on Edible Ethics vegan food blog.

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