We are Vanessa & Louise-Claire, founders of The Vegan Larder. We are seasonal plant based food specialists, recipe creators and coaches. We create delicious, kind and sustainable foods and support people in going plant based or eating more plant based food.
We make veganism easy & fun, and aim to ‘de-scarify’ (new word – we’re going there) plant based cooking.
We have a free online community where we share practical advice, answer your questions and support you in your plant based journey. Join our community – How To Go Plant Based.
We see food and eating as one of life’s greatest pleasures. We love finding and creating the yummiest food, and sharing our discoveries with the world.
What we do
Blogging & Plant Based Recipe Creation of the most delicious vegan dishes
Plant Based Coaching for those wanting to learn to cook and eat plant based food. Our clients have transformed their health & cooking skills by working with us
Food Consultancy & Recipe Creation for food brands, restaurants, cafes & caterers. We create bespoke recipes tailored to our clients’ audience and branding.
Initially, I started out blogging about seasonal vegan food and gardening at 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, Plant Based Coaching, Marketing, E-commerce, Perfect Pasta & getting the annoying nitty gritty bits done.
I am a plant based coach with a passion for transforming people’s eating habits and cooking skills. I have a love for experimenting with cooking, veganising traditional fdishes 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 six 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: Plant Based Coaching, Veganising traditional dishes, Connecting People, Creating Networks, Epic Chocolate Brownies & generally being super organised.