We are Louise-Claire Cayzer and Vanessa Sturman, founders of The Vegan Larder - a fun, playful and relatable seasonal recipe site. We are seasonal plant-based food specialists who create delicious recipes for a large vegan and flexitarian audience. Our recipes encompass home-cooked goodness, with global cuisine inspiration. We love veganising our favourite traditional dishes for that element of nostalgia.
We support people in going plant based or just getting more vegetables into their diets, by creating delicious, sustainable and kind food. We make veganism easy & fun, and 'de-scarify' (new word - we're going there) plant based cooking. Our recipes cover everything from breakfast, easy midweek meals, canapes and cakes, to BBQs, wedding food, Christmas and birthdays! We even have a Christmas recipe book available!
We have a free online community, which anyone interested in yummy vegan food can join. We share practical advice, answer your questions and support you in your plant based journey. Join How To Go Plant Based.
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We help food brands showcase the versatility, deliciousness and accessibility of their products, and increase their reach through exciting, easy and beautiful recipe creation, professional food photography, videography, and our large online platforms. See more of what we do and work with us.
Initially, I started out recipe creating and writing about seasonal vegan food and gardening. Back then the website was called "Poppy and the Bees", which has now been morphed into The Vegan Larder. Poppy & the Bees came about because I had just moved to a gorgeous village on the edge of London, and spent a summer digging, growing, picking and then experimenting with cooking all the produce from my garden. I love to cook, in an easy-going, vegetable-focused way, that is tasty, fun and welcoming. This means we have loads of friends come & visit - whether for a Sunday lunch, a party or a whole weekend.
So I found myself scribbling recipes on bits of paper for people to take away, or promising & forgetting to email what I had done... and eventually thought it might be easier to just write a blog about my food & the vegetables we'd grown that inspire the dishes.
Then I met Vanessa through mutual friends. We spent a few weeks chatting, going to vegan events and even a few cooking sessions. We decided that maybe two heads were better than one when creating a new business and our new venture was born!
Skils and specialisms: Food Photography, Videography, Marketing, E-commerce, Perfect Pasta & getting the annoying nitty gritty bits done.
I have a love for experimenting with cooking, veganising traditional dishes and making veganism accessible, easy and rewarding.
Food should always be a source of enjoyment; I love supporting people to have a plant based diet that is healthy, but also exciting and tasty. I've greatly enjoyed working with businesses to ensure their vegan options are always a delicious experience for their customers, and so they can truly benefit from the UK’s fastest-growing lifestyle movement.
I've been heavily involved in the plant based community for over seven years, and deeply inspired by the people I've met and work with. I have a passion for connecting people to help businesses grow and innovate, and further expanding the plant based and wellness network.
Skils and specialisms: Veganising traditional dishes, Connecting People, Plant Based Coaching, Creating Networks, Epic Chocolate Brownies & generally being super organised.