Hi! Welcome to My Darling Vegan!
I'm so glad you are here. My Darling Vegan is where I share easy and delicious vegan recipes that the whole family will love. I teach you all the vegan tips and tricks I've learned over the past 15 years that will take your plant-based baking and cooking to a the NEXT LEVEL.
My Vegan Expertise
This isn't just any vegan food blog. I have decades of real life experience that has prepared me for this moment - to provide the easiest and tastiest vegan food on the planet. Hows that?
- I have been living the vegan lifestyle for 15 years! In that time, I have seen the movement change and grow in exciting new ways and I've been experimenting all along the way.
- I am a culinary school graduate. Before going vegan, I got a degree in Culinary Arts. That means I can take classic baking and knowledge and apply it to my vegan recipes.
- I've worked in food service for 12 years before quitting my job as a professional baker to work for myself. I baked everything under the sun and now I have the expertise to veganize any dish.
- I have a degree in photography. Before culinary school, I got a bachelor's degree in photography. I have taken everything I learned and applied it to food photography to provide you the most helpful step-by-step instructions to make the perfect vegan meal.
What You'll Find on the Blog
On My Darling Vegan, I aim to make plant-based eating fun, creative, and accessible to all, no matter where you live or how new you are to vegan cooking and baking.
Here you'll find all kinds of recipes from breakfast to dessert. I focus on using mostly whole foods that are easily available and provide a base for a well-balanced, healthful lifestyle. But, every once in a while you'll find something truly decadent on the blog because life is about moderation, right?
Not sure where to start? Check out my Start Here page to learn how best to navigate My Darling Vegan.
Most Popular Recipes
By far, the baking recipes on this website are the most popular. With my unique set of expertise, vegan baking is a natural fit. Try my popular muffins and pastries and you'll see why!
Make sure to check out my Recipe Index for all my recipes.
Who am I?
I'm Sarah McMinn - a 15-year (and counting) vegan, professionally trained photographer, and culinary school graduate.
I started this blog in 2012. After many years as a disgruntled food service employee, I was finally able to quit my job after I gave birth to a baby girl. In those early days of motherhood, I found myself with loads of free time. Babies, it turns out, sleep. A lot. I started using my free time to make up recipes, take photos, and put them up on the internet. Pretty quickly I learned that other people were doing this, too. Lots of other people. They were called food bloggers.
With a bachelor's degree in photography and a culinary arts degree in baking and patisserie, food blogging turns out, became quite the natural fit.
My Darling Vegan Featured On
Now 8 years later I am ecstatic to call this my full-time job.
In the past 8 years, My Darling Vegan has been featured multiple times on Buzzfeed, Redfin, VegNews, Huffington Post, Care2, Food and Wine, Healthline, LifeHack , SELF, and FOX News.
Read more about MDV features over on my press page.
And as My Darling Vegan continues to grow, so does my experience. If you are looking for delicious and easy recipes with simple step-by-step instructions, you've come to the right place!
Why Am I Plant-Based?
In the fall of 2005, I made the decision to go vegan.
I did it for ethical reasons as I believe the suffering and killing of animals for our pleasure is innately wrong and completely avoidable.
I love to answer questions about the ethics of veganism and the benefits plant-based eating provides for our bodies and our planets. I've also provided a ton of resources. for you to help you on your vegan journey.
Please don't hesitate to reach out and send me an email if you want to talk!
New to the vegan lifestyle?
If you're new to the vegan lifestyle, I'm here to help! With 14 years of vegan eating experience and a decade as a trained chef, I don't have all but many of the answers.
Make sure to take a look at my vegan resource page and sign up for my newsletter to get full access to my resource library. You can also join my Facebook Group to become part of a growing and thriving community working together to bring veganism into the mainstream.
Not sure where to start? Check out my Start Here page.
Also, make sure to check out my ebooks 4-week Vegan Meal Plan and Vegan Baking for Everyone. I also recommend looking through the Complete Vegan Stater Guide.
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