Brownies, full English breakfasts and creamy pasta bakes are not foods many would think are vegan.

But these are the pictures taken by a Huddersfield woman, who has started a campaign to transform the image of veganism for good.

Set up at the start of this month, Katey Ribchester’s blog, Vegan Ribs, is taking the internet by storm.

So far over 2,000 people, including readers from America and all over Europe, have looked at her web page, which includes recipes, a food diary and handy tips.

Katey, a health and social care teacher, created it to showcase the world of possibilities for vegan cooking and to celebrate Veganuary, a drive to encourage more people to try the ethical diet themselves.

Katey, 24, said: “I just wanted to prove that being vegan didn’t mean consigning oneself to salads forever.

 

“Some people presume that you can’t eat anything as a vegan, which is not true at all – you can have anything you had as a non-vegan but just in a different way that doesn’t harm animals.

“I just hope it gives people some inspiration and support because when I first went vegan I didn’t know what to eat.

“I also hope it helps to normalise veganism, proves it’s not expensive and a lot more easy than they may have thought.

“I don’t judge other people for what they eat so I hope it will encourage people to be more supportive of those who choose the diet.”

Amongst some of the treats she has cooked up so far include chocolate tray bakes, bananas on pancakes and pasta dishes.

She has also included healthy, colourful snacks, such as fruit smoothies.

Katey, who lives in Bradley Boulevard, became vegan last September, after 12 years as a vegetarian.

She said: “I’d just become stuck in a rut so went to a festival called VegFest in London and it totally changed my perceptions about being a vegan.

“There are so many suitable products you can get now, including cheese substitutes and wine, which were my favourites when I was vegetarian.

These have made it a lot easier for me to take it on and means I can now eat what I want guilt free.

“Until recently I didn’t realise how dairy farming and eggs can be harmful to animals.

“For example, I had no idea about how many male chicks were killed because they didn’t fit in with the commercial egg production process.”

She said she has noticed a positive change since she went vegan.

Katey said: “It’s made me feel amazing. I’ve got more energy, feel happier, have better skin and have lost a bit of weight and I just find it very exciting.

To find out more, visit her blog here.