Travelling the Vegan Road is Easy. Knowledge is the First Step.

You’ll be very familiar with actor Joaquin Phoenix’s acceptance speech at the Oscars this week. I’m assuming you would be, because it attracted mainstream media attention as well as applause from the international vegan community.

Joaquin Phoenix is vegan and he is fortunate to have a vast platform from which he can communicate his vegan message. A win at the Oscars meant he could deliver a wider message. We should all work towards a better world that rejects the abuse and manipulation of others. In his words, “we’re talking about the fight against injustice…when we help each other to grow, when we educate each other, when we guide each other towards redemption. That is the best of humanity.”  He ended his moving speech by quoting lyrics written by his late bother River:  “Run into the rescue with love and peace will follow.”

We are now facing a point in time when it’s never been easier to travel the vegan road, made easier by the coverage that the vegan lifestyle is receiving. The most crucial way to travel the vegan road is to be armed with the necessary information needed. We are also living during a time when information is at our fingertips and it’s easy to gather the information you need in order to travel vegan. I’ve always lived a life of pursuing knowledge, pursuing detail and pursuing the facts. For me, knowledge is power and knowledge has the ability to elevate all of us to lead a richer, more mindful and caring life.

So, how do I keep learning how to travel the vegan road? How do I keep up to date with the progress in veganism, so I can bring you the news that’s breaking in the vegan world? I thought I would share my favourite resources with you so that you can tap into that extra vegan knowledge, too.  There are some links below that aren’t all entirely vegan but you can veganise recipes, you can veganise a point of view with your own and you can attract discerning, vegan information into your life.

Below are my Top 5 for vegan news and Top 5 for vegan recipes. I hope you can mine these sites for their valuable vegan information so you, too, can travel the vegan road. And, of course, you can subscribe to my Fire & Tea newsletter.


My Top 5 Resources for Vegan News and Updates


A lifestyle site dedicated to inspiring us to live our best life – mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and environmentally.

One Green Planet:

A digital platform for the growing compassionate and eco-conscious generation with the goal to help create a world where we eat delicious food and use amazing products that provide us with maximum benefit and have minimum impact on the planet.

Peaceful Dumpling:

A 100% vegan lifestyle network and one of the best sourced for vegan news, recipes, fitness, wellness, health news, lifestyle tips and inspiration.


A friendly and radical vegan magazine dedicated to living well with kindness towards animals, care for the planet, and justice for all. This is the vegan arm of Medium’s digital offering.

Vegan Australia:

The latest vegan news in Australia for those of us who are concerned about animals, want to make the world a fairer place, looking for ways to lessen our environmental footprint and want to improve our health.

My Top 5 Resources for Vegan Recipes

Give Them Something Better:

Vegan recipes to inspire a diet rich in whole grains and abundant in plant-based foods.

The Vegan Italian Kitchen:

Vegan recipes that celebrate the joy of cooking in the Italian way and classic Italian dishes made vegan.

Vegan Bakes by Sara Kidd:

Sara Kidd is rocking the vegan baking scene with her retro flare and eye-popping baking creations, all vegan and mostly easy (even for vegan baking novices!).

Vegan Easy:

A comprehensive vegan resource site that offers helpful advice about the vegan lifestyle, how to go vegan and how to cook vegan. You can also take their 30-Day Vegan Challenge, too.


A place where saucy, tempting recipes live and inspiring words touch hearts. Adele is an enlightening author and recipe evolutionist for people who want to enjoy more plant based recipes in their diet.


Where else do you get your inspiration for travelling the vegan road from? Do you have other helpful resources you’d love to share? I’d love to hear about your resources in the comments below.  If you need more access to my vegan travel hints and tips, sign up to my monthly email!

The opinions expressed in this blog post are that of my own. I did not take any form of payment or reimbursement for those businesses highlighted in this piece.

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