Vegan links

The many vegan recipe websites, blogs, and documentaries online include some great resources. Here are some of our favourites.

New Zealand links

Veganism in general

Invercargill Vegan Society
Founded by Jordan Wyatt, check out this site for Invercargill-related events as well as recipes and vegan info.

DOVES (The Dunedin/Ōtepoti Vegan Society)
Run by a group of Dunedin vegans. Browse the DOVES site for Dunedin events, news, and vegan info.

Food related

Clean Food
Auckland based vegan cooking classes, as well as recipes online.

Green Dinner Table
Christchurch based vegan meal ingredients and instructions delivery.

SAFE vegan recipes
Cruelty free recipes from SAFE New Zealand

The Saucy Vegan NZ
NZ recipe blogger via Facebook

A Guide to Vegan
Vegan product listings found in NZ, as well as recipes and meal ideas. Coming soon as a website.

Health related

Two Zesty Bananas
Founded by New Zealand doctors and whole plant-based food enthusiasts Dr Luke Wilson and Dr Mathew Hobbs. Recipes and nutritional advice.

High Carb Health
Nutritional advice, recipes, 30 Day Challenge, and more by Auckland based brothers Shamiz and Shukul Kachwalla.

Animal rights related

SAFE (Save Animals from Exploitation)
NZ based animal rights organisation with bases in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and volunteers NZ-wide.

DAA (Direct Animal Action)
Auckland based animal rights group.

Blogs

Fuel My Veganism
Blog and recipes by Laura, who chose to go vegan at just age 6.

Immi the Vegan
Facebook blog and vlog traveling New Zealand.

Recipe links

Fat free Vegan
A member-contributed vegan recipes website, all of which are low in fat.

Minimalist Baker
Simple, delicious recipes that require 10 ingredients or less, one bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare.

Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes
Delicious, nutritious, cholesterol-free vegan food for compassionate eating.

Oh She Glows
An award-winning recipe blog featuring over 500 healthy recipes.

One Green Planet
All vegan recipes including recipes for specialty diets like raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo, wheat free, clean, healthy, low-calorie, low-fat, low-carb, oil-free, sugar-free & more.

The Post Punk Kitchen
Website of recipes by the author of many vegan recipe books such as Veganomicon and Vegan cupcakes take over the world.

The Vegan 8
Eight ingredient or less vegan recipes.

The Vegan Stoner
Quick, easy, cheap vegan recipes.

Veggieful
Vegan recipes and more including Vegan 101 and for baby.

Other links

Simple Happy Kitchen
Possibly the cutest little informative vegan website there is!

Thrive Cuisine
Dedicated to spreading scientific information about the healthfulness and disease preventing power of vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and overall plant-based eating.

The UK Vegan Society
The longest running vegan society has some great resources and information.

Cruelty free lifestyle
Resources and info for all things cruelty free.

Documentary – animals

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
Explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.

The Emotional World of Farm Animals
A delightful documentary for viewers all ages about the thinking and feeling side of animals that are all too often just viewed as food.

Earthlings
A documentary film about humankind’s total dependence on animals for economic purposes. presented in five chapters (pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research). Warning, contains graphic images.

Speciesism
Takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners. You’ll never look at animals in the same away again.

Documentary – environment

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret 
A groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organisations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, and is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry.

Meat the Truth
Demonstrates that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, boats and planes added together, which is so often ignored by other climate change documentaries.

Documentary – health

Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

A Diet For All Reasons
Dr. Michael Klaper, M.D. explores and explains the relationship between diet and health. From the benefits of plant-based foods to the deleterious effects of meat and dairy-laden diets and their relation to disease, his down-to-earth approach makes the subject very accessible and interesting.

H.O.P.E What You Eat Matters
An award-winning documentary that looks at the effects of the typical Western diet on our health, the environment and animals. It features experts including Jane Goodall, T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn and has been endorsed by Sir Paul McCartney. The film shows how we can improve our health, the health of the planet, and reduce industrialised cruelty to animals by embracing a plant-based diet. It has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world.