It’s been heart-warming to get extra love and attention from some of these vegan recipe creators during this uncertain time.

Here are 5 more virtual pit stops you can take to get great recipe ideas—some with ingredients commonly found in your pantry.

Enjoy exploring the plant-based possibilities!

Amy Longard

Ottawa’s Amy Longard provides nutritional coaching, culinary services, team building and corporate wellness. Amy also has a recipe index, and if you’re on her email list you will get the occasional recipe. Amy travels to VegFests in Ontario where you can hear her speak about the advantages of plant-based eating. Additionally, Amy has an online program called Plant-Based Breakthrough, a 4-week nutrition and meal makeover system. She provides cooking classes through PC Cooking School throughout the year, and she can be found at other events in the Ottawa area as well. Check out her Events page on her website.

In response to COVID-19, Amy will be hosting a virtual cooking class on March 21st, at 2:00pm EDT. Go to her website and click the yellow bar at the top for details.

Gillian Purkiss

Gillian is right here in my hometown of Orillia, Ontario. She’s a certified health coach and a raw food chef. I’ve tasted many of Gillian’s delicious creations, and have been to a few of her seminars and cooking demonstrations, such as how to make your own Lärabars—my favourite snack. She makes this amazing onion ‘bread’ in a dehydrator. If grains aren’t your friend, this bread is a must try.

Gillian has a variety of services but her most popular is her 90 Days to Wholeness program. This program is a great option if you’re serious about optimizing your health for the long-term.

Gillian also provides many recipes and her blog offers helpful tips.

Megan Kerry

Megan’s recipe index is divided into breakfasts, mains, soups and desserts categories. Megan also helps other plant-based brands with photography, videography, and social media campaigns among other services.

Megan offers a 90-Day Elevate & Evolve Health Coaching Program, and she’s the host of the Plant-Based Health for Women Facebook Community. Click here for her website.

Victoria Laine

Victoria Laine is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She provides one-on-one coaching as well e-courses.

The recipes found on Victoria’s site could keep you going with ideas for a long while. She even has a gluten-free section, as well as one for sauces, jams and chutneys, among others. And her blog, while a bit out of date, provides some great nutritional tips. Follow this link to visit her website.

Brittany & William

Brittany and William, based in Alberta, have built a detailed resource page on I Love Vegan and it’s a great place to start for the new vegan, or for those who want to explore this lifestyle. They have included information about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, tips on transitioning, and being vegan on a budget.

Their recipe index is well structured and comprehensive. They even have a section for holiday recipes that even the non-vegans in your life are sure to enjoy.