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Are you a tech savvy Vegan? We talk you through the Best Vegan Recipe Apps on the Market! Leave a comment

In many ways, the vegan lifestyle is the most progressive yet. By making use of plant-based resources, vegan eating avoids many of the environmental and health problems, such as greenhouse gas emissions and heart disease, associated with consuming red meat especially.

Vegan eating also requires a lot less land for farming and therefore less deforestation too, which we need to keep carbon dioxide low and to support a growing population. You could say we’re looking ahead, or that vegans are just plain savvy. So what does a vegan do when they need to look up a recipe? Use a recipe app, of course.

Vegan eating also requires a lot less land for farming and therefore less deforestation too, which we need to keep carbon dioxide low and to support a growing population. You could say we’re looking ahead, or that vegans are just plain savvy. So what does a vegan do when they need to look up a recipe? Use a recipe app, of course.

Vegan eating also requires a lot less land for farming and therefore less deforestation too, which we need to keep carbon dioxide low and to support a growing population. You could say we’re looking ahead, or that vegans are just plain savvy. So what does a vegan do when they need to look up a recipe? Use a recipe app, of course.

It’s the nightmare of our time. You’re just about to leave for the supermarket. You’ve planned vegan enchiladas for a dinner party but you can’t find the recipe ANYWHERE. You rummage through loose scraps of magazine cut-outs mingled with junk mail, desperate to find it. You even go through your search history but can’t remember exactly what the blogger called it. Disaster.

Sound like you? It doesn’t have to. Why not make your recipe collection as advanced as your vegan diet? Here’s a selection of the best recipe apps that allow you to put everything in one place, to keep the most important aspect of your life (food) organised:

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For your scrappy written recipes: Big Oven

Features: Get those timeless recipes from your Mum uploaded before the paper completely dissolves in a mess of cooking remnants. Big Oven not only has a 250,000 strong collection of its own recipes, but it allows you to scan and upload your own beloved collection too.

Cost: $US2.50 per month or $US20 per year for Pro Membership, which gets you 25 free scans then you have to pay for scans after that – not such a plus.

Available on: Android and IOS

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Recipe app for internet savvy vegans: ChefTap

If you love looking for recipes on blogs and Pinterest but don’t want to have to go searching when it’s time to cook, then this is the recipe app for you. With ChefTap, you can easily import a whole pinboard and add recipe clippings from all around the web. It intuitively tags and organises your recipes for you, making them easy to search when all that is going through your mind is: something to do with asparagus and filo pastry…it even comes with a handy, large-print kitchen view, so you don’t have to run back and forth between laptop and computer, while your dish burns in the oven.

Cost: Free

Available on: Web/Android

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For tablet to table cooks: Pepperplate

Features: A ready-to-cook recipe app with a large, readable display, offline access, and useful kitchen timers. Use Pepperplate to import recipes from the web and also digitise your own. Not only can you search by ingredient with this app, yeah that’s right, all you need to think is ‘cauliflower’ and those tandoori cauli steaks will appear right in front of you, almost. But you can even use the recipe app’s built-in meal planner to generate grocery lists. Cool, huh?

Cost: Free

Available on: iOS/Android/Windows 8/Windows Phone/Nook

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For the control freak in the kitchen: Evernote

Features: Those of you familiar with Evernote will already enjoy the control you have over forming your own notebooks and attaching clippings from across the web. Available to use across your devices with automatic sync, you have control over how you want to use this app. From there you are free to upload your own photos and add any recipe notes and changes that take your fancy. It’s easy to share with friends when they beg for your recipes too.

Cost: Free but with paid updates available

Available on: Web/iOS/Android

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