About us

Dave and Hauke started the website in 2014 posting their favourite vegetarian recipes. They were sickened by industrial farming practices and knew something had to change.

James joined a few years later as the website changed to one dedicated to helping vegetarians become more healthy.

James has a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Sports Nutrition, and works as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in General Practice, or Family Medicine.

He has a similar role to a Family Physician, and keeps our website aligned with the latest health and nutrition guidance.

Over the few past years we’ve developed a program called the Vegetarian Protein Fix to help women lose weight.

At its core, it’s a system to make sure you get enough protein in your diet, even as a vegetarian, to help with weight loss and improving healthy life expectancy.

Three guys helping women in weight loss. Strange you might think? Here’s how it happened:

Everything started with our moms

Hauke’s mom, the inspiration for starting vegetarian weight loss recipes.

As is always the case, weight had crept on over many years, it wasn’t a sudden overnight thing, but she’d gone up to 220lbs, or about 100kgs.

In hindsight she said she was actually shocked that none of her children had said anything to her about her being overweight. After all, her eldest son was running a healthy food website!

She also didn’t know who to turn to for help and the first steps were quite rocky.

Her weight loss journey was not without mistakes and could have gone a lot smoother, especially if James, our nutritionist, had already been around.

Still, Karla went on to lose 55lbs (25kg).

For us it was a reminder that we could do more than just posting recipes on our website.

Karla showed us what good food can do and how important support is for weight loss.

The inspiration for our weight loss program was planted.

Dave and James’ mom, the first client

Over the years she gained weight, slowly, almost unnoticeably – until it became a serious problem. She was frustrated, tearful and at a loss.

Clare lost 22 lbs (10 kg) in 3 months and kept it off

‘Probably the defining moment I realized I had to do something’ she said after seeing the photo on the left.

She needed help but didn’t know where to turn. But this time we were much better prepared. She became a willing guinea pig.

We had an arsenal of tasty recipes and James with his knowledge of his Master’s Degree (MSc) in Sports and Exercise Nutrition as well as working with many patients.

Together we upgraded our recipes and designed a series of meal plans to help our mother eat more healthily.

We knew by focusing on high-protein in the plans she would:

  • Feel fuller and more satisfied
  • Crave fewer unhealthy snacks
  • Maintain or build muscle more easily
  • Recover better from exercise

She stuck to it resolutely, and is 22lbs (or 10kgs) down from where she started.

She also has not yo-yo’d back in weight, and her lifestyle is much healthier overall. She says she now feels ‘completely different’ and feels ‘much less worried’.

Naturally, we’re very proud of our mothers, and we’re glad to have helped them. They did enough for us, after all.

The birth of a brand new system, designed exclusively for vegetarians

While creating the recipes and plans for Clare we had to admit ‘yes, it’s actually more difficult to get enough protein consistently as a vegetarian’.

And so, the beginning of the Vegetarian Protein Fix was born.

Read more on our nutrition philosophy here. If you’d like to check out the Vegetarian Protein Fix Programm, click here.

More Successes

Since we created our first weight loss program years ago, we’ve come a long way. To date, more than 2000 women (and some men too!) have taken part in our program. We’d like to thank all of you for your feedback and congratulate you on your successes!

I find the program very easy to use and definitely offers variety. I have actually lost weight without really trying.

What I love most is the connection with you all and the personal approach you give. It is not a gruelling ‘diet’ at all, it’s a journey about health and goodness!

Woman in red dress
Verna, 69 years old

Lost 1 stone in eight weeks (14 lbs / 6.3kg)

‘Having been a meat-eater, I don’t miss it at all. The weight loss has been great.’

SIAN, in her 40s

Lost 8 kg / 17.5 lbs

I would recommend it to others as a great way to set you onto a great start for long term lifetime change. I loved the videos and handy tips and advice. So thank you I’m going to look smashing in my graduation gown in March.
Terezia F, in her 50s

Read more stories here on our success board.


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  1. would like to join your email list. thanks!

    1. Hi Lily! Just head to one of our pages (like this one https://hurrythefoodup.com/baked-ricotta/) and you can sign up at the bottom of the page 🙂

      1. Please could you point out in your recipes to make us aware if they are gluten free or dairy free etc in a subheading or early bullet points so when we google them we do not have to sift through reams of ingredients.

        1. Hi Bridget, thanks for the idea. Let me look into some more categorising of the recipes. I hope you found what you were looking for!

      2. live n let live. u r great people

  2. Would love to join email list. Thanks so much

    1. Hi Denise! Please just use the sign up box at the top or bottom of the page. Thanks, good to have you with us!

    2. I’m doing the veggie weight loss meal plan and noticed the feta bake is 420 calories on the plan, but 620 on the website!
      Just want to make sure as I don’t want to be eating 200 calories extra!

      1. Hi Em – good point! Yes, the 450 on the meal plan is correct – and it’s without the brown rice – that’s where the extra kcals come from on the site. I’ll update the recipe now so it’s clear the rice is extra. Thanks for pointing it out!

  3. You guys are very inspiring. I have recently switched to a plant based lifestyle. The goal is vegan but baby steps for right now. Thanks for creating this great forum
    For saving the planet and being humane humans.

    Marilo (from Canada)

  4. I’ve been vegetarian for a year now but I’m young and my parents have concerns about it’s effect on my long term health. I’ve always loved animals, though, and can’t imagine eating meat now. I’m trying to prove I can do it and your recipes have really helped. Thank you!

    By the way, do you have any idea when the newsletter might start up again? I’m on the waiting list.

    1. Really really cool to hear we were of help on your veggie journey, Phoebe! In case you have any ideas on how we can improve our website our if you think we should cover a certain topic, just let us know. We’ll get on it 🙂
      I’ve added you to our newsletter. The waiting list is only a reminder for our 30 Day Veggie Challenge.

      1. Have you got a paper/book copy of the vegetarian diet book that I can buy. Am not able to get the e book fir various reasons. Love your 7 day veggie diet plan and recipes because meals can be cooked once but eaten twice. Now I need more recipes and a real book would be good.

        1. Hi Tricia, we’re working on a paperback version of the Second Edition at the moment. Would be very happy to let you know when ready! 🙂

  5. Hi, I have been surging all over for good, easy, quick, tasty vegetarian internet sites, but always found boring once until suddenly one day your site popped up. Thank you for that. This is a great site with sooo many good recepies, and the are all so easy and quick, and I love how you explain everything in this easy, laidback tone. Reallly greatful. Thank you so much.
    So to my question: I love falaffels, and so does my husband, but everytime I try to make them at home they all get so dry and boring. Do you have a good recepie on falaffels? I really hope so.
    Looking forward to try more of your mouthwatering food tomorrow. Every day is now a hurrythefoodup-day in our house. Thank you <3

    1. Hi Tanja,

      first of all thanks soooooo much for the warm words 😀
      Really cool to hear our recipes have become a staple in your household. To your question: We have a great falafel recipe on our hands, but it’s not “under development” yet. Though I can promise you that I’m going to shoot many recipes this September that we’ve tested and found awesome over the last months. We’ll get it up asap! 😀

  6. Hi,
    Can’t wait to be a part of such an inspiring community! Please add me to newsletters, the upcoming 30 Day Challenge, etc (any and everything you have to offer). Excited to connect- can’t wait.

    1. Hi Jamaica! Great to have you with us – I’ve added you to the newsletter. Feel free to come and say hello on our facebook page too 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/hurrythefoodup/

  7. Hi , was really excited to find you as I’ve just started trying to switch to being a vegetarian , unfortunately have looked in all aspects of email box and hasn’t downloaded. Help!

    1. Hi Jackie! Which download were you looking for exactly? Please let me know and I’ll send it to you directly. Cheers!

  8. Thank you to everyone who is envoled in this you are all amazing i have been wanting to out on weight and train for a long time but it is hard when you are a veggie thank you so much you all have made my life so much better thank you all much love


    1. Thanks a lot for your warm words, Zarak! I will pass them on to the others 🙂
      All the best,

  9. I,am truly interested in your delicious sounding recipes!

    1. Thanks Janet! That’s great to hear! Feel fre to sign up for our newsletter to get more 🙂

  10. Hey guys, I love everything about this site. I would like to do 30 days challenge but there is always but… everybody nowadays are concerned about proteins and it makes sense since we are busy and exercise a lot. I do exercise as well but I have other problem. I am short of iron and my haemoglobin level is very low. Everybody suggest meat because it is very important source of iron. I am interested in your recipes and I would like to try meatless diet. Maybe you have any suggestions :). Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Ieva! Thanks for writing – and glad you’re enjoying the site so much! Yes, iron is definitely a tricky one, and the feeling of being low on it is awful, as you know yourself. Women need even more iron than men, which also plays a big role. With regards to meat and iron, the advice you heard isn’t necessarily wrong. Iron from meat is easier for the body to absorb than iron from plants, which is annoying, but not the end of the world. There are several things you can do. Naturally, one is to focus on iron rich foods – tofu, soybeans, beans, lentils, seeds (pumkin and flax in particular) and nuts (especially cashew) – as well as some fruits and veggies. I would also think about supplementing with iron tablets or at least drinking an iron rich berry drink if your levels are dangerously low, especially at the beginning. Also watch out for caffeine – drinking it at the same time as eating food blocks iron uptake. Eating vitamin C rich foods at the same time help with iron uptake, so that’s always something to aim for. The good news is, with a bit knowledge of where to look and getting into habits of these iron rich foods, it’s VERY easy to live as a vegetarian and get enough iron! I’m also very active (30-40kms running per week, plus 3-4 workouts), and it’s no problem 🙂

      With regards to the challenge, we can definitely help further with the iron issue – we like to know exactly what our challengers need and help them out on a personal level when we can. Hopefully see you in there Ieva, good luck!

  11. Good Morning! I am a 43 yr old man, desperately looking to gain weight and muscle on a Vegan soy free/dairy free regime immediately. I am located in the USA and I have been skinny all my life. I decided to go vegan 2 months ago and have been struggling with it. Please help! I just discovered your blog today.

    Take Care!

    1. Hi Corey! Thanks for writing. It sounds like you’ve got a tough task ahead, but not an impossible one. Of course, to grow muscle, you need to eat right. As a vegan and without soy then legumes, beans and all sorts of veg are going to be your friends. I don’t know how much you’re working out, but if it’s a lot then you’re going to need to up your calories a lot too. A vegan weight gain supplement might be worth thinking about if you’re really struggling. To start with I would suggest having a look at this page, and downloading the meal plan: https://hurrythefoodup.com/high-protein-vegetarian-meal-plan/. You’ll have to remove the non-vegan meals. and replace them with others, or duplicates. More ideas can be found here 🙂 https://hurrythefoodup.com/category/recipes/diet/quick-vegan-recipes/. I hope that helps, good luck on your journey!

  12. I’m so happy to have found y’all! I’m a 47 year old overweight female. I live with a meatasaurus. I mean, he thinks veggies are what food eats. Seriously. In the past I’ve tried a vegetarian meal plan but honestly it was just too difficult and wasn’t tasty. I HAVE to switch lifestyles now due to being newly diagnosed with Lupus. I’m hoping this will help with my pain as well as weight issues. It’s worth a try and I’m hoping that I can change my meatasaurus into a veggisaurus! I’ve signed up for the waiting list for the 30 day challenge starting January 1st! I’m ready!!!

    1. Hi Crystal! Well, the good news is that a vegetarian way of living can (and should) definitely be easy and tasty! We look forward to having you with us in January!!

  13. You guys are amazing for what you are doing, been thinking of going vegetarian myself, even tho I really love chicken I must admit, the meat farming industry is out of hand, we and all the animals should live in peace. Yes, humans evolved trough out the history hunting and eating meat, but only because it was necessary to survive, now we don’t need that anymore… We don’t need meat to survive, there are plenty of other ways to sustain our bodies with fruit, vegetables all kinds of herbs etc… I really wanna go vegetarian myself and I think this website will help me a lot. I wish everyone were like you guys, then maybe just maybe we could live in harmony with nature and all the other amazing species that share this beautiful planet with us… maybe one day…

    1. And you’ll manage it, Aurimas, no problem! It sounds like you have the right mindset for it – and I’m happy to say it’s much easier than you think 🙂

      Find some recipes you enjoy, get some decent, tasty snacks in, and even make a plan so you have good food to look forward to – and you’ll forget about the chicken in no time 🙂

  14. Hi all, I’m super happy to have found your site. I’m ready for the challenge! I just made your chickpea curry, with tikka masala. It’s stellar yummy! I have a good friend in Barcelona, so if I visit her in the next year or so, I’ll definitely go to the restaurants you mention. I have become more vegetarian as of late, and my goal is to be completely meat-free ALL of next year. I am mainly ova-pescatarian right now.

    1. Happy New Year for 2021 ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for the emails. You’re all such an inspiration. I’m mainly vegetarian, who occasionally eats fish, and is also working towards being vegan.

      I recently ‘vegetarianised’ a recipe I saw someone eating on YouTube. They were ‘croquettas con jamon’. In addition, I made them gluten free! I made three flavours: 1.spinach and toasted pinenuts; 2.chestnut mushrooms, and flatleaf parsley and fresh thyme; and 3.pea and fresh mint.

      I bound the signature ingredients together with a mixture of chickpea and rice flours, instead of white flour. They all contained a little milk, just because I didn’t have a plant-based milk in the house at the time. The croquettas all contained sautéed white onions, red onions, spring onions. The spinach and mushrooms croquettas were additionally flavoured with ground coriander, ground cumin and smoked paprika. The pea one was additionally flavoured with Marigold Swiss seasoning.

      I made up the three batches separately and allowed them to cool until I could shape them, roll them in beaten egg, then breadcrumbs and then pan fried in olive oil.

      They were absolutely delicious. Flavourful and crunchy. My meat-eating husband said so, and after I tasted them, I agreed with him. It’s OK. We’ve been married for 15 years and I value his constructive criticism, so he really does tell me the truth. Apparently in my circle I’m viewed as being a good cook, so I must be doing something right…

      Can you assist me in getting that crunch that an egg coating gives, via a vegan method? If you could, that would make them vegan AND gluten free. How awesome would that be…

      1. Hi Patricia, and wow, that sounds amazing! I would like to try it too :D. With regards to the crunch – tough one. Normally in a mixture or patty we use a flax egg instead of an egg (ground flax seeds mixed with hot water at 1:3 ratio, usually tbsp) but that’s more for binding. What about nutritional yeast (if you can make it stick?). Or oats, perhaps? I’m not sure but I like the idea and will think on it more!

  15. Hi. I have become interested in the vegetarian lifestyle fairly recently, but I am determined to give it a go. I was concerned about protein as well as ease of preparation, and your amazing recipes and website have helped put my mind at ease. I sm 68, with no intention of slowing down any time soon, so I’m excited about this.

    1. We’re very happy to help, Sandy. We definitely want to show that eating vegetarian is easy, tasty and nutritious. I’m glad you think so too :). Good luck with your journey!

  16. Hi,

    Will you be bringing out an app for iPhones?

    Great website, but want to be able to access shopping lists whilst out.


    1. Hi Amanda! And yes, we will indeed. It’s taking longer than Android, but we’re very aware of how many people would like to see it on iOS! Bear with us and we’ll have one as soon as we can. Thank you for the interest and compliment!

  17. Hey guys,
    I really think this is a great work. I have been vegetarian my whole life. Not just because my parents were vegetarians too, but I totally did not like the concept of harming animals when we still have so much to choose from. Anyway, This initiative of yours is pretty great and I would really like to contribute to it in some way. And I have already planned to visit all the chefs’ restaurants mentioned in here.
    Cheers guys. Thanks for making the world a better place 🙂

    1. Thanks HK! I fully agree – there is so much other to choose from :). And thank you for the kind words, it’s great to hear we’ve been able to inspire you in some way. Enjoy your adventure!

  18. Hello, I just joined your email list today. I’m looking forward to trying your recipes. I live in a cabin in the Appalachian mountains in Southwest Virginia, US, with a bunch of rescue animals (many of whom would have ended up as food). I have been a vegetarian for 30 years, but I have always fallen short of Vegan because of cheese, yogurt, eggs and butter. Now that I am trying to eat low carb as well, it’s even harder. Any recipes that you have that fit this criteria would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for a great blog, Juanita

    1. Hi Juanita! Good to have you with us :). Wow, that’s quite a story! Amazing, really. We do have a low-carb section you may find useful too: https://hurrythefoodup.com/category/recipes/vegetarian-low-carb-recipes/

      Also, with all the other recipes we supply the nutritional information if you scroll all the way down to the bottom – so while some recipes might not technically be low-carb, they might not be too high, either. Enjoy, and stay in touch!

  19. Do you have a book of recipes aimed toward losing weight?

  20. This is an AMAZING app… Soooooo glad I found it.. The recipes are brilliant.. You have obviously put a lot of hard work and thought into it.. So very grateful.. It will help me enormously.. Thank you for creating it..

    1. You’re very welcome Sandi, and thank you for the feedback! That’s really good to hear and we’re glad it’s helping so much :). Thanks!

  21. I am really wondering if Hauke has any pets at home and how one can justify unnecessarily taking an innocent animal‘s life for 5 minutes of pleasure. Would he kill his own dog/cat/rabbit/guinea pig to make a sandwich…? Scary thought! Anyway, do you have a newsletter and if so, how can I sign up. It’s not very clear or easy to find on this website. Thanks in advance for your help!


    1. Hi Peter! Fortunately I had the joy to grow up with many pets (cats, dogs, hamsters). I also saw the “dark side”, because I grew up on a dairy farm. Nope, I wouldn’t kill my pets if I owned any, nor would I kill any other animals for food (actually not true, because I eat eggs and dairy products at the moment). Long story short: I think there are many reasons why people eat animals and by strictly rejecting their behaviour we rather push them away than open the door to convince them to go veggie 🙂
      We do have a newsletter though, thanks for your feedback. We need to make it more visible. This is the link: https://hurrythefoodup.com/newsletter-sign-up/
      Have a great weekend!

  22. Hi! I just signed up and am looking forward to your recipes. I have been a vegetarian for 4 years now and really love it! I found your app because I am need of new recipe inspiration and not to over eat calories. This is a healthy lifestyle change for me, not just a quick lose weight plan. I have had cancer since I was 28 and when the decision came to choose a few years ago (cancer came back after being in remission for several years), chemo or radiation therapy, I sought out the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. My doctor is thrilled with the results of being back in remission and on a healthy forever lifestyle. Even my college bound child is studying the benefits of nutrition to help battle the obesity epidemic in our country. I look forward to trying out your app and site! Have a blessed day!

  23. Looking forward to recipes. Have changed eating lifestyle.

    1. Really glad to hear! hope you find some tasty recipes on the blog, Joanne 🙂

  24. Hi,
    You sent me a weight loss plan for vegetarian. My mistake. Can you send me a weight loss plan for vegans? Many thanks!

    1. Hi Barbara! At the moment we don’t have a vegan weight loss meal plan available 🙁

  25. Damn, guys!
    I’ve recently “upgraded” from vegetarian to vegan and have been spending a lot of time searching for vegan recipes,
    and in my, personal opinion, you have the best website available on the internet…
    Most of your recipes have simple ingredients, the portions are relatively small and the ones I’ve tried – taste absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try more! Much love to you all from AU xxxx

    1. Thank you Maz!! That’s really great to hear, we’re happy you found us too. We look forward to seeing you around more often 🙂

  26. Having been a vegetarian for about forty years, I decided to switch to a wholly plant-based diet a couple of months ago. I’ve been really struggling with it, largely because of difficulty in retaining muscle, which I put down to difficulty in getting enough quality protein, and was on the verge of giving up. Finding this site (via Pinterest) has given me the encouragement I need to stick with it.

    I’ll let you know how I get on.

    1. That’s awesome, Séan! We’re glad you found us, too. Definitely happy to help, and would love to hear how you get on!!

  27. Hi.

    I am a female and i need to gain weight.
    Ive been attracted by your website for the high protein plan but there is only the option to loose weight for female version.
    Could you please a version fir Female to gain weight and not loose it?
    It would be awesome, thank you

    1. Hi Marie! Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked the idea of the meal plan. So, about the purpose of the meal plans per gender: of course you can also use it to gain weight, it all depends on the calories. We just used the stereo-types of muscle gain for men and weight loss for women. If you want to gain weight my suggest would be to do the calculations in the intro page of the meal plan and then add the calories necessary to your plan. You can easily do it with more snacks or by eating bigger servings. Ooor: you could also just use the male plan! There is no harm in that 🙂

  28. I am following your blog since a few weeks; I like your recipes and fast/simple cooking style;
    thanks for going vegan, I am vegan since a number of years and struggled a bit adjusting recipes (many foods taste good in my kitchen but sometimes disintegrate (lack of eggs/aspik, my mother says); thanks that you will do the trial and error for me;

    1. Very happy to help! Haha yes trial and error is certainly what we do, many of these recipes were made A LOT of times :D. Good to have you with us 🙂

  29. Hi, I’ve just joined the vegan challenge and I’m very excited. I’ve printed out the weeks recipes all except one I can’t find. Any idea where I will find Dahl and Paratha recipe please?

    1. Hi Helen, will email you now!

  30. I am very confused on your Cottage Cheese Pancakes with 3 ingredients. The calories say 446 kcal. I looked kcal up, and it said 1 kcal is equal to 1,000 calories, so 446 kcal would be 4,460 calories. I keep thinking this cannot be right.

    I tried these and love them, but now I am concerned about the calories. The ‘Servings’ say , “hugh pancake”.

    Please let me know. I just don’t believe this is right. Let me know the calories please.

    1. Hi Judy, thanks for writing. Kcal and Calories, in this sense, are the same thing. The calories you looked up are energy calories – dietary calories are different measurements, and 1kcal = 1 Calorie. The terminology used can be quite confusing, and honestly a bit silly. But to put your mind at rest, these pancakes are 446 Calories. Or kcal.

  31. Hi, I have been doing a lot of your recipes and I am very love with your recipes, I was wondering if you can make more Indian food or curry style recipes. You guys are very awesome, you are the number one in my list for food, thank you.

    1. Hi Flo – with pleasure! We love Indian food (there are six or seven curries on site already, and a couple of dips too) and we’ll definitely be making more. Thanks for the kind words, too!

  32. Ok I joined th 30 day vegan challenge where are the recipes and other stuff

    1. Hi Denise, I suspect your email is moving them to your junk email (probably called ‘other’ or similar). I’ve resent you the emails so you should get them this time! Please star or prioritise the emails so you keep getting them 🙂

      Good to have you with us!

  33. Hey guys! I’m receiving your newsletter and so love the vibe & energy!
    Here’s my challenge – grains. Throws my system in total havoc. I would
    love to try the veggie challenge; yet, it’ll be too difficult to find substitutes.

    Any recommendations? Thanks!

  34. Please add me to your email list. I’ve made 2 of your quick & tasty dishes so far, will be trying more. Thanks!

    1. Hiya Kim! Ah that’s great to hear! Sure thing – you can sign up right here 🙂



  35. I just found your site. my husband and I have been eating plant based meals for over 50 years. He is 78 and I am 76, and we both are in splendid health. The reason I said this is that our recipe, while delicious, need a little upgrade. For example, good olive oil was not available widely 50 years ago, unless we were in the Mediterranean. We live well in the Midwest USA, and do well here. I appreciate your site and will check it often. Just an aside, we find it easier to shop locally than ever because so many young people are moving to our area, and upping the quality of local and fresh food. Keep up the good work.

    1. I’m happy you found us too, Patricia, and glad we’ve been able to help you! It’s excellent to hear you’re in such good health after so many years of eating plant-based. That’s really reassuring and encouraging, for many other readers too, I’m sure! Thank you for writing 🙂

  36. I like, and greatly appreciate, what you guys are doing. Please add me to your mailing list. Cheers!

    1. That is really motivating to hear, Bryan, especially on a Monday morning!
      Just added you to our newsletter 🙂

  37. Please put me on your email list – thanks

    1. Hi! Please sign up right here: https://hurrythefoodup.com/hurrythefoodup-newsletter-sign-up/ and you’ll be straight on the list 🙂

  38. HEY GUYS! Just downloaded your app… looks great! Still need help with the translation? I can help you with Spanish! I am a native mexican and love your work!

    1. Hey, and thank you! I’m glad you like the look of the app and I hope it’s very helpful to you. Yes we’re still ‘untranslated’ at the moment and have several other projects we’re working on but if/when that changes we would definitely be looking for help! Thank you for contacting us and in the meantime – buen provecho!

  39. Hey guys —

    Thanks for addressing my question in your video! Sorry you initially thought I was trolling you! I promise I wasn’t! That’s akways been my biggest frustration with diets, so I really appreciate you addressing it. Thanks!

    1. We need to thank you, too! The question really did make me stop and think and you voiced the frustration that so many other people are feeling. I was very happy to address it, and plan to do the same with as many difficulties as possible. Thank you for writing – please stay in touch!

  40. I would love to be added to your email list!!

    1. Absolutely, Paula! Please go here: https://hurrythefoodup.com/hurrythefoodup-newsletter-sign-up/ and we’ll do the rest. Good to have you with us!

  41. I’ve just realised I’ve tried other recipes from your site, so am signing up for the email list. I’m not yet vegetarian (giving up bacon is SO hard), but I’m trying… and having amazing recipes at my fingertips will certainly help the transition. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

    1. Hi, we’re really happy to have you with us! Ha yes, bacon was my last meat, too. But one step at a time, it most definitely can be done 🙂

  42. I follow the Jain diet (you can read up about Jainism on Wiki) that excludes not just non-vegetarian dishes but also use of root vegetables such as potato, beetroot, onion and so on (I haven’t had these since birth). We are a sizable community spread across the globe and are big-believers of non-violence. I am so so so glad I found a site run by like-minded people who are against animal abuse and cruelty. Have shared your site with a lot of my friends and family. Please keep up the good work!!
    PS: I am a working new mom. Couldn’t have come across your quickie recipes at a better time.

    1. Hi Ruchi, I’m happy you found us! Yes, I’ve read a little about the Jain religion already :). Non-violence is of course something to strive for! Enjoy the recipes and the time with your new little one 🙂

  43. I found your website today while looking for a new and interesting broccoli/cauliflower recipe. I found the “roasted cauliflower curry” recipe, which looks delicious, so I kept watching the recipes that followed, and each new recipe looked even better than the one before! I book-marked every one of them! I especially loved the look and ease of the “breakfast egg muffins” and the “overnight oats in a jar”! Even if I wasn’t a vegetarian I would still find all of these recipes attractive. Great job to all of you, Thank You for all of the amazing recipes and ideas.

    I like the way Hauke does his cooking presentations, making them so very easy to follow, going through each step and making it look uncomplicated. Not sure if you guys have a cookbook, but I’ll look, and if you do, I think it’s a great gift idea for vegans/vegetarians.

    1. Thank you Cindy! I’m glad we caught your attention and you found more and more recipes! We spent a lot of time testing and tweaking recipes, and we hope the results show it 🙂

      I’m also sure Hauke will be happy with the video comments – I feel the same! He explains things easily – I sometimes watch his videos before I cook now, too 😀

      Oh yes, we do indeed have cookbooks! There’s Breakfast in Six: https://hurrythefoodup.com/breakfast-in-six/

      and Lunch in Six: https://hurrythefoodup.com/lunch-in-six/

  44. hello – sorry – I do not see where I should write you re. this question…
    I thought I had accessed the meal plan & made some substitutions to it. I can not find that revised one now (did I dream this?).
    Also, I can not see how I might do that — Can OI edit/revise the suggested meal plans (week 1, 2, etc.?).
    Is there a help address where I should write you these questions?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi again! I’ll send you an email 🙂

  45. I love the simplicity of these recipes. It shows great respect for the ingredients. Vegetables are beautiful, and I can tell you appreciate them. The photography conveys the colors and textures of the recipes very well, and the videos are great. You are on a good mission with this blog, encouraging people to make sustainable and healthful choices. The broccoli and cauliflower soup is my next recipe to try. Thanks for the sense of fun that you bring to this blog!

    1. Thank you, Pam! Very kind of you to say and write. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the site and recipes. Enjoy the soup, it’s a fave of mine, too! Take care!

  46. Hi
    I Just purchased your vegetarian 7-day meal plan and just dug deeper into your website and saw that you offer a gluten-free meal plan. Is there any way that I can get this plan instead?

    Thank you,

    1. I’ll email you now, Carly!

  47. Loved your broccoli and cauliflower soup today. Looking forward to emails and more recipes to try.



    1. Hi Roberta, and thanks! Did you sign up to the newsletter? Emails and recipes coming right up 🙂


  48. Hi. I registered my email for two of the meal plans and I haven’t received the confirmation emails. I’m eager to try this out!

    1. Hi Maria! I just had a quick look and it seems the meal plans have been sent out to you. Would you mind checking your promotions/spam/junk inbox, they sometimes end up there. Thank you!

  49. Hi… would like to join but I’m new to all of this and have so many questions

    1. Hi Meredith, questions in regard to what exactly? 🙂

  50. I got an e-mail from you a couple of days ago, asking about products or recipes that we might want to share. Here is one I would love to share with you. https://www.aspicyperspective.com/three-sisters-butternut-squash-chili/
    This is so easy to make, after you get all of the ingredients chopped up, or drained (I bought Hatch chiles last year…they are grown in Hatch, New Mexico, and every year they get out their big chile roasters and sell roasted chiles). I’m from Texas, and I love chili. This is a vegetarian version which is so good. I bought fresh Hatch chiles last year and roasted them at home in the oven.


  51. Aey guys I love your stuff and I would like to post it on my website

    Just wondering are you guys doing affiliate program if so I’m interested

    1. Hi Dwayne, ah thanks for the props!!
      We have an affiliate program but it needs a proper update I’m afraid. But I’m happy to let you know once we got it up and running again 🙂

  52. Your recipes are creative, nutritious and delicious! Thank you so much for inspiring me to improve my gluten-free life and the same old boring recipes I have been cooking for decades. I love this web page.

    1. You’re very welcome, and thank you for the lovely comment! Happy to help, and I hope we keep inspiring you!

  53. Hi friends. Awesome website. I use it all the time.

    Just wanted to let you know that it has a little bug on Windows 10 / Chrome.
    When on a page for a specific recipe, when you hover over the “Recipes” tab in the menu bar, the sub-options drop down. But when you move your cursor to the drop down panel, the drop down disappears. This doesn’t happen on the home page but does reliably on recipe pages.

    1. Hi Derek, and thank you very much! Does it happen every time? I’m trying to recreate it right now. I get something similar, but not if I move the cursor fast. Is that what you mean? Thanks again!

      1. FYI: I just tested this on Ubuntu using Pale Moon browser. I have the same trouble just with only the Recipes drop down menu. Witch would mean it is your site side not the user/browser side.

        1. Thanks very much, Lee, much appreciated. Yes, it seems to be universal for some people (myself included). We’ll get it sorted. Thanks for your help!

  54. Please add me on the veg recipe mailing list

    1. Sorry, your comment slipped through, Theresa! Thanks for asking and now you’re on the list. Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  55. Just came across, looking good.
    Will try stuffed peppers.

    Side note: making low fodmap vegan broth.

    Could we please not mention to freeze it in zip lock bags?
    Throw out avoidable plastic waste?
    Can be frozen in reusable freezing containers or if space left even in pyrex glass.
    I do that all the time.

    I see clips where people put a cling wrap on pots instead of the pot lid etc.

    Uhm please don’t encourage single use plastic when there is a better alternative.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Sonja!

      Actually good points, we’ll take it into account better from now on. Actually, we’ve talked about plastic use quite a bit in the past, because it’s important to us. So that’s a great reminder where to improve 🙂

  56. Do any of your recipes include canned food? I ask because I live in Southern Ecuador where there only canned produce I’ve ever seen was Campbell’s Soup. Also, frozen produce doesn’t exist. I am asking because i would like to know, if any foods you use are either canned or frozen, are used, how would I figure out the measurements with fresh produce.

    Thank you, and I look forward to making your recipes.

    1. Hi Susan, we do occasionally use canned foods, particularly tomatoes, lentils, and chickpeas spring to mind. We also use quite a few frozen veggies when we can’t get them fresh. But all of these can absolutely be replaced by the fresh produce! We usually specify a weight and/or ‘cup’ measurement so you should be able to measure each item quite accurately when necessary. I hope that helps 🙂

  57. Hey, so glad I found this website ! So many recipes to try out now 🙂 Are you guys working on an iOS app ??
    Cheers, happy holidays

    1. Hi Louis! And thank you, good to have you with us. We do have an iOS app in the pipeline, though it’s taking a lot longer than expected. If you’re signed up for our newsletter (https://hurrythefoodup.com/hurrythefoodup-newsletter-sign-up/) we’ll definitely let you know when it’s ready! 🙂

  58. Hi my name is Franco Catucci i am 56 years old started a yogic lifestyle following Sivanada yoga farm in the teaching of Swami Sivanada you dont eat meat and dairy products. I chose to go vegan cause of the cruelty of the animals and the way they are raised just a commodity we are all connected to each other and everything visible and invisible i believe nature outside is a mirror to the nature inside of each and everyone one of us living on the most beautiful place in the whole universe i want to leave this earth a better place than when i was born on this earth and if this stops suffering for someone else or saves any animals life and our beautiful earth and all are natural resources for years to come I Am All In thats why i am a Vegan! Love Peace Happiness and Strength and Health to every living organism on mother earth !

  59. Dave , Sorry forgot to mention LOVE your App and Website and all the adivce and sharing on making veganism a lifestyle and all the recipes you and you family share to getting me on the way in my new lifestyle LOVE and thank you !

    1. Ahh, thank you very much Franco! I’m really pleased you’ve found us as well. And I admire the lifestyle choice, it resonates deeply with me. I hope it’s very successful for you and those around you. Please stay in touch and enjoy the site and app 🙂

  60. Hello and thank you! This may very well be my new favorite place for recipes! Love the deliciousness of it all – including the photos.
    Will be stopping by often.
    Cheers from Denmark,

    1. Thank you Annette, and awesome to have you with us! Cheers from just over the border in Germany 🙂

  61. how can I be part of your email list?

  62. Kurioserweise lande ich immer auf Eurer Seite, wenn ich was cooles veganes/vegetarisches suche, dass nicht nach Karton schmeckt.
    Ich mag Eure Rezepte sehr.

    1. Danke für das Kompliment, Steffen!! So ein feedback ist immer klasse zu lesen 🙂
      Beste Grüße aus Berlin

  63. Hello Hurry The Food Up,

    My name is Sophie from The Petite Pod where I share tips for new vegetarians to live a healthy lifestyle.

    I love your blog and all the amazing recipes that you include on your website. I wanted to let you know that I shared one of your recipes in my blog post (linked) and may do so in the future depending on the topics I am writing about.

    I will only ever link to your website and will never take credit for any of your recipes. I just want to share the amazing work you’re doing over here 🙂

    I hope that is ok, and I’m excited to connect with you!
    Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

    Kind Regards,

    1. Hi Sophie, that sounds great! And thanks. Good luck with the site, and I’ll deffo let you know with any questions 🙂

  64. Loved reading this and that the 3 of you met in Australia (where I am from!). What a great team. Thanks

    1. Ahh, thanks Adrianne! Yes all three of us miss Aus and talk about it often! Which area are you from? 🙂

  65. Hey team, can I say from the bottom of my heart thank you. I have recently gone from meat eater to veg only and the difference I feel is amazing. I was struggling for meal ideas until I came across your app. It’s amazing. The recipes are easy to follow and more importantly absolutely delicious! Thank you from all the way down under in Australia!

    1. Thanks Matthew! And we’re truly happy to help – we want to show and encourage as much veggie goof eating as poss :). Hello to lovely Aus – that’s where we all originally met!

  66. Hi guys
    I just love all your recipes, it’s the kind of food I love to eat. Any chance you are developing a Malaysian laksa recipe? If it’s not in the pipeline yet, any chance you could look into it? It’s very popular in restaurants here in Malbourne Australia, but I would like to make it myself to have control of the ngredients..

    1. Hi Anny, and thank you! I don’t know the recipe but I’ve just looked it up and a veggie or vegan version sounds delicious. I’ve put it on the ideas board. Thanks for the inspiration! And hello to lovely Aus 🙂

  67. Hey, I didn’t see a way to contact you privately — that would have been my first option. There’s a typo on this recipe: https://hurrythefoodup.com/cream-cheese-pancakes/ that you may want to fix. It’s in the pin-worthy recipe bit below the story text. It’s a small detail, but I know I’d want someone to point it out to me.

    Happy Saturday!

    1. Hi Bee – thanks – I still don’t see it! What word is the typo? Cheers!

  68. Hi there!, I was wondering if you would consider developing some sort of “30 day meal plan” for those who are fasting during RAMADAN and wish to use this opportunity to eat healthy & balanced. I am not necessarily a vegetarian but lactose intolerant and an extremely bad cook hahaha…and your webpage allowed me not to starve and also appreciate more vegetarian meals. Unfortunately in Morocco we do not have many milk substitues especially for yogurts and no meat substitues such as Seitan. Therefor some of your recipes are difficult to follow. In event, Thank you for everything!!!

    1. Hi Asma! Thank you for writing, and I’m glad we’ve been able to help! I like your idea – in what way could a Ramadan meal plan vary from a regular meal plan? We have a couple of healthy and balanced meal plans in our weight loss and high-protein vegetarian meal plans – would they work? (https://hurrythefoodup.com/vegetarian-diet-weight-loss/ and https://hurrythefoodup.com/high-protein-vegetarian-meal-plan/). Or would they need to have anything more specific? These are 7 days, but could definitely be extended / have recipes exchanged with others on the site to make them last longer 🙂

  69. I thought that I would share one of my favorite recipes with you. I have made this many times and I could just eat it all day long. I have used canned black-eyed peas. This is the recipe that I use: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/greek_black_eyed_peas_salad/

    1. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  70. Thanks for great ideas for cooking. I’ve been vegetarian since 2014, but just get tired of tofu and vegetables. I’m taking your tortilla tacos to my book club tomorrow night!

    1. You’re very welcome Mary, and thank you for writing! Enjoy the tacos and book club, sounds great!!

  71. Hello! I love your recipes. I’m a high schooler and I run a small school newsletter. I would love to include your corn fritter recipe in the next edition. The recipe is located at the following link: https://hurrythefoodup.com/sweetcorn-fritters/
    I am asking for permission to include this recipe in the newsletter. Full credit would be given to you and HurryTheFoodUp and the link to your website would be provided. Let me know if you have any questions about the use of your recipe and if this use seems alright to you. Have a great day!

    1. Hi Kelly, and thanks for writing. No problem, with accreditation that sounds great. I wish you a successful newsletter!

  72. Eh, folks!
    Gene from the US here. Thanks so much for the awesome recipes! My wife and I are very Veg-conscious (occasional infrequent meat consumption), and we certainly do prefer vegetable versus meat. This website has made it so that our variety of vegan meals has increased!
    One of my wife’s favorites is the Chickpea Flour Pancakes. Yeah, those rock. You guys are doing an awesome thing, and your work on helping us figure out tasty meals is most appreciated! Keep up your hard work!

    1. Wow, thank you Gene! What a great comment to read to start the week. I’m glad we could help and inspire! And I love those pancakes, too :D. Thanks for writing!

  73. Hi there!

    I’m experiencing some trouble with your website when I scroll down the recipes on my phone. The page jitters up and down and makes it very unpleasant to try to read. I’m using Chrome on the latest iOS update. Should I be using a different browser? I’d be glad to share a screen recording with you. Thanks!

    1. Hi Julie! And thank you for writing. Yes, unfortunately, this does happen on iOS at the moment, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference depending on browser. The good news is that we’re working on it, and in about 6-8 weeks it should all be sorted! In the meantime, you could (if possible) use a laptop or Android – or if you click ‘jump to recipe’ at the top of the page it should take you straight down to the ingredients and instructions (after it jitters for a second to two). Thank you for writing and letting us know, and very soon all will be smooth again 😀

  74. Hi, got the Vegan Meal Plan awhile ago, but only just looking at trying it now. I just want to know how do you read the meals for the day as, where do I start with a Day 1 like this:
    Day 1
    2 Slices of Bread with Spread of Choice
    1 Banana
    Rush-Rush Couscous

    Rocking Rocket Pesto Pasta

    1 Handful of Nuts and 1 Handful of Raisins
    Soy-Yoghurt with an Apple, Maple Syrup and Flax Seeds.

    So, will that be breakfast for 1 person 2 slices of bread with my choice of spread and a banana? Ummm? If that is the case how do I separate the shopping list for one person as oppose to two or three. Since 2 people will have cous cous instead and the 3 will have something different again, for their breakfast. Therefore, tell me how I read and organize this plan? Thanks

    1. Hi! I have a feeling you’re looking at an old plan of ours from a while ago. Please try this updated version instead 🙂 https://hurrythefoodup.com/vegan-healthy-meal-plan/

  75. Hi

    Just finished making the pizza pancakes and they are delicious. I used what I had in the house (because as soon as I saw them I wanted to make them right away). Spelt flour and toppings of feta, pickled onion, olives and lots of garlic. Question – the recipe calls for 2-3 tbsp of tomato paste for two pancakes, but the video shows the same for one. I ended up using 2 on each pancake.
    No biggie – they were delicious and clearly lend themselves to a variety of toppings.

    1. Hooray! This is a particular fave in our household as well. We use a half-half mix of regular and wholegrain flour, with similar toppings to yours, actually. Good question – I tend to go for about 1 big/heaped tbsp on each, and mix the dried herbs into that. Then any extra fresh herbs go on at the end. Hope that helps!

  76. Can I just say how much I appreciate your many recipes being given for 1 or 2 servings. I’ve been the only vegetarian in my family for 25+ years and have used loads of vegetarian/vegan cookbooks. But I’ve always had to divide the recipes because, aside from soups, they just make too much for 1 person. Besides that, your recipes are fast and so deliciously filling. Cheers!

    1. Thanks Cathy, happy to help! Nice to know the servings options is doing its job properly 😀

  77. Hi

    Still loving everything about this site. Want to try the Vietnamese Spring Rolls, but don’t have much luck with wetting the rice paper wraps. Either too gummy or too hard. Does the water temp make a difference? How many seconds work for you?

    Sidenote – if you like potato chips – microwaving a rice paper sheet for a minute will make it puff up and become crispy and crunchy. At 45 calories, it satisfies that craving for me. You can add topping beforehand – garlic salt, pepper etc

    1. Hi Cathy, thats a cool trick, I have to try that!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
      For the rice paper wraps I recommend watching this video by “Food and Wine”. I think she explains and shows how to do it really well. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  78. Watched the video and she explains everything so well. The spring rolls turned out delicious. Thank you
    Speaking of delicious, I had a cauliflower and went searching on site for a recipe to use it up. Found the Tikka Masala – curried cauliflower, chick peas, with herbs and spices. It is sooooo good. Even the non-vegetarians dug into this dish.

    1. She does! And thank you Cathy, glad you enjoyed the tikka masala! I’ve always loved tikka masala and I’m really happy to have our own recipe up on the site now 🙂

  79. Hi

    Just tried to download the high protein plan. Put in my e-mail address and nothing came through. When I looked back it said “unauthorized”

    1. Hi Cathy! Please email us at daveandhauke@hurrythefoodup.com!

  80. Never was much of a tempeh fan but keep trying it anyway. Then I came across your tempeh sandwich. Wow! It is delicious and filled with all the things I love (I added pickled onion as well). Grilled it at the end as suggested. Thanks for the great recipe.

    1. Hi! That must be a good combo with pickled onion! Thank you for the feedback!

  81. Hi there,
    Got excited reading about your oatmeal cups- ordered a measure cup from you via PayPal- no response- is it coming.

    1. Hi Sam! We don’t sell any oatmeal cups! Perhaps you mean the one from veggiesdontbite.com? Best wishes 🙂

  82. This is great. You guys are amazing.

    1. Thanks a lot for your support, Vimgel! 🙂