At Sari Foods we believe in a healthy whole foods, plant based diet that is high in nutrients. Following a diet that people have thrived on for thousands of years, we focus on a way of eating that is based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, reducing (or eliminating) our intake of meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, and eggs, as well as processed and highly refined foods like bleached flour and refined sugar.
At Sari Foods Company, our mission is to bring you the essence of food. We believe that when our nutrients come from pure food sources, our bodies are able to thrive as nature intended. Furthermore, establishing a whole foods diet base provides the optimum environment for the introduction of powerful superfoods!
If you share our passion for healthy eating as well as vegetarian and vegan cooking, bookmark these mouthwatering blogs:
1. Oh She Glows
Oh She Glows is the award winning blog of Angela Lidden. Angela started out as a social psychology research scientist but started her blog as a creative outlet to write about her relationship with food. After learning more about nutrition, animal welfare, and the environmental impacts of factory farming she made the switch to a plant based diet and uses her blog to communicate healthy, unprocessed, and animal-product free recipes to keep you inspired about tasty good-for-you food.
Read it for family friendly, carnivore tempting dishes that give a vegan diet a good name! We particularly love her Green Monster Smoothies with Spirulina and here's one version in her The Best Run I Ever Had post. Sari Foods Organic Spirulina contains 65% plant based protein, essential amino acids (GLA, Omega 3, 6 & 9s), 250% RDA Vitamin B12, 110% RDA Folate & 30% RDA Iron in just one serving - we're not surprised it was the best run she ever had!
2. One Ingredient Chef
To quote Andrew Olson - the One Ingredient Chef, “Food is power, and we decide with every bite we take whether that power is working for us or against us. One Ingredient Chef was created to put the power of food back on your side.” Andrew is a whole hearted advocate of the whole food revolution and shares our Sari principles of following plant based nutrition as the path to wellness.
3. Naturally Ella
Erin Alderson is a firm believer in two food movement principles: "every purchase holds power in the food system and change starts in your own kitchen". Her path to seasonal vegetarian living was preceded by a lifetime of fast food and processed meat, until a life event triggered change. Her blog reads like a journal that documents her passion for learning and sharing her knowledge and empowering others to cook.
Read it for its easy to follow, friendly approach and the tex-mex-inspired recipes! We also love her Almond Kamut Granola and eat ours with coconut yoghurt and sprinkled with Sari Foods Natural Vitamin C Powder from Acerola Cherries - it's one of our firm favourites at Sari HQ!
4. Post Punk Kitchen
A self confessed 'baketivist', Isa Chandra Moskowitz believes that taste buds are the perfect vehicle for change and this blog lives up to its punk name along with all the anarchistic, social revolution and justice ideology that goes with it. Certainly fresh and funky the blog was originally started to support a cooking show shot in Isa's own Brooklyn apartment but it soon outgrew its predecessor and now provides an online vegan cooking and baking community.
Follow this blog for exotic, adventurous recipes and vegan life beyond the diet. Isa uses Nutritional Yeast a lot which is one of our favorite things about her and we just adore her Green Lasagna Rolls - they're super good!
5. Cookie & Kate
We love Kate. She's so cute healthy and wholesome looking with amazing curly hair - the perfect pin up for eating right! She also has such an obvious passion for delicious food which we totally admire but one of our favourite things about her blog is the feature of her dog Cookie who is her eager four-legged assistant and chief crumb catcher.
Adorable dog aside, Kates' blog is the place to go for naughty treats and we regularly treat ourselves to a pitcher of her Frozen Strawberry Margaritas. We do add a dose of Sari Foods Natural Vitamin C powder from Acerola Cherries to make us feel less sinful though!
6. Keepin' It Kind
Keepin' It Kind 'Kind Food, Kind World' is quite possibly our favorite healthy eating blog. Combined with vegan recipes it also covers travel and dining and strikes the perfect balance between them all. Husband and wife team Chris and Kristy combine their efforts in a (very successful) attempt at showing the world "how fun, approachable, and delicious veganism can be through sharing delectable vegan recipes, reviewing vegan restaurants, and sharing vegan travel tales."
Their pictures are fab, their recipes easy to follow and we just want them to be our best friends! Keeping' It Kind is a happy, compassionate and inspiring place to be with lots of great guest posts. If you haven't tried them yet you should go make (like right now!) the raw peppermint oreos featured in the vegan cookie swap post. They use Spirulina as a food colouring (genius) and are naughty (in the healthy treat kinda way) but oh-so-nice.
7. Vegan Yack Attack
The lovechild of Jackie Sobon. With a background in product design Jackie aims to live a sustainable life paying particular attention to organic unfortified foods free from man man synthetics - something we're very passionate about here at Sari Foods!
Her food is hearty and filling and not for the faint hearted, covering healthy meals to indulgent deserts. Its hip, accessible and is a great way to entice your meat/animal product eating friends to give veganism a go. One of our absolute favorites is her Creamy Quinoa Jalapeño Poppers with Coconut Bacon which calls for Nutritional Yeast and our Non-fortified version would be a great option.
8. Healthy. Happy. Life.
We feel healthy just reading Kathy Patalsky's blog. She seems so genuine and approachable making it the perfect starting place if you're new to a healthy plant based diet. We love how open she is about her love for animals (especially her cat), sunshine, farmers markets and smoothies to list a few which helps make her appear all the more accessible and girl-next-door.
Her most popular recipe is for her Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers With Avocado and we can see why - nothing beats a good veggie burger right? AND this one has our favorite ingredient (Nutritional Yeast) in it!
9. This Rawsome Vegan Life
Em has such great philosophy and her reasons for being a vegan and eating a whole foods diet are very clear. The word Life (as opposed to diet) in the blog title couldn't be more accurate as it is obvious this is about more to Em than just what she eats.
Based in Vancouver, Canada where she lives with her family, Em creates mouth watering dishes and regularly has us drooling over her pies, cakes, cupcakes, tarts, ice cream, bars, brownies balls and other sweet treats. Honestly, her blog is like a food heaven for any other Sari Foodies sharing our sweet tooth! Another reason we love her - she uses Spirulina a lot and we LOVE how she incorporates it in to her raw cakes like her Marshmallow Cream Cake. We could list a lot more but we'll stop there and let you see for yourself...
10. The First Mess
Last but most certainly not least is The First Mess. Wonderfully written and beautifully photographed, author Laura obviously has a real passion for food literature and conveys this clearly in her blog. The 2014 winner of the Saveur best food blog award for editors choice of best special diets blog, The First Mess offers a broad range of innovative recipes that makes you want to lock yourself in the kitchen all day cooking up a storm (and then eating it all of course)!
Read this blog if you're looking for inspiration. One of our favorite posts is the Cozy + Healthy: Superfoods Lattes recipe post in particular the raw cacao + goji berry one and when the recipe calls for a pinch of berry mix - try Sari Foods Natural Vitamin C from Acerola Cherries. IT'S. SO. GOOD.