Sorry that this came a little late today…but I promise I have a good excuse – we went off today to get our marriage license!
So…can I be forgiven? πŸ˜‰

We can all see a little bit of spring beginning…even where it is still cold, blustery and even maybe still snowy for another month or so, it is intrinsic in humans as well as other animals to begin feeling the pull of the spring tide. I think for me it is a lightness in the air. Even though it is still cold, the quality of the air has changed, almost as if it is beckoning me to spend more time outside and stop and smell the roses more often. With the coming of spring also comes all the long awaited Farmers Markets for those who are not able to enjoy them year round.

In the spirit of being creative with Farmers Market veggies and produce, it is time to recognize those Vegetarian and Vegan food blogs that can help us all get some great ideas and learn to be more creative with our food! I know for myself, once the warmer seasons come, the majority of what I eat is of the vegetable variety. So I am looking forward to seeing more Vegetarian and Vegan blogs on The Foodie Blogroll! So if you know any Vegetarian/Vegan bloggers who are not on the blogroll, please send them here to join!

And if there is a blog you love and want to see featured in another edition of FFF, please
write your nominations here.
So without further ado Jenn’s Top 5 Vegetarian or Vegan Food Blogs:

Holler from Tinned Tomatoes was one of the first food bloggers I met in the blogosphere. She is one of the nicest people you will come across, a yoga enthusiast and a great cook. She loves to experiment with exotic flavors and her chutneys and preserves look amazing! Like this Apple and Red Onion Chutney Plus she lives in Scotland, which is a place I have loved to visit in the past and hope I re-visit many times in my life (Maybe has something to do with the fact that my dad is of Scottish decent???).

Then with Holler comes Lisa of Lisa’s Kitchen! Those two just started a very successful event called No Croutons Required where there was lots of blogger participation. I myself cannot wait to join in the fun! But back to Lisa Γ’β‚¬β€œ her blog features lots of Spicy Indian dishes but this recipe for Olive Cheese Balls had me drooling profusely and thinking I need to make them for movie night this weekend!

Then there is Johanna from the Green Gourmet Giraffe. With a name like that, how can you go wrong??? I love green, gourmet foods and giraffes! And as Johanna points out, green is the color of hope! Johanna hails from Melbourne, Australia and she is all about really good vegetarian comfort food, and her scones are out of this world! Her latest post about the Queen Victoria Market makes me realize although I do love my Farmers Market Γ’β‚¬β€œ there are some out there of a whole other league.

Next is Lyra from The Gluten-Free Hippie. Now Lyra is pretty new to the foodie blogroll, but she stands out. She wowed me with her entry for this month’s Royal Foodie Joust . Lyra also features a lot of yummy raw food recipes. I really love her blog because she comes up with things I would never think of, but that I am compelled to try. She is also planning a wedding like I am, so one more thing in common!

Then last but certainly not least is Jenny from Rabbit Food Jenny has an adorable rabbit named Nutmeg and get this, they are both vegetarians! Jenny admits that although they like the same kinds of food, their eating styles are different. She made these awesome Chocolate and Lavender Cookies that not only look so pretty but are pretty ingenius!
We are a big fan of bunnies and cookies, in this house, so there you go! πŸ™‚

And I really need to special mention a 6th person here. Heather from BeBop Vegan Cooking. She is spunky and fun as her food is colorful and original.

And since we are talking about The Foodie Blogroll, I just wanted to throw everyone a little nibble Γ’β‚¬β€œ with over 1000 members now, we are going to be making some changes – to make it easier to host the blogroll and to continue the community building that we started almost a year ago! Bringing foodies together online is one of my greatest passions in life!
So stay tuned, there are lots of exciting things afoot!