Hi, I’m Megan

Megan Young is a Sydney based recipe developer,
health food consultant, home cook, professional
photographer, plant-based diet & wellness advocate
as well as a mum and wife.

Megan has studied nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Dublin and has earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition Studies and eCornell (Cornell University, USA).

Megan has been blogging since 2011.

“I have been cooking since I can remember and eating a plant-based diet almost as long. My Mum is a great cook and encouraged me to cook when I was very young. I was working in my aunt and cousin’s restaurant by the age of 12 and spent many a summer holiday elbow deep in veg prep in kitchens around Hobart.

Growing up in beautiful Tasmania, Australia, surrounded by nature, I couldn’t help but have a well-developed appreciation for fresh, wholesome and local produce. Over the years this love of cooking with fresh produce awakened my interest in nutrition. I will continue to study nutrition and never cease to be amazed by the power of food.”


My hilarious daughter Mack, crazy husband James, laughing till my face hurts, the feeling of warm sunshine on my back, cheesy pop country music, sharing a meal with friends, trawling the aisles in health food stores.


There were more hours in the day, I had my own veggie garden, there were more good, healthy, vegetarian and vegan choices in restaurants.

Without our health we have nothing!
Without good nutrition it is impossible to achieve
optimal health!

I wholeheartedly believe the most important thing we can do for ourselves and for our families is to get educated on the topic of nutrition. I am not talking calorie counting, food pyramids, fad diets, pills and potions… I am talking filling our plates and tummies with good old-fashioned fresh plant-based (a diet derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruits, but with few or no animal products) meals made simply and with love.

Veggies & Me is here to inspire you! A plant-based diet can be delicious, satisfying, easy, cost effective and even chic when required. It is easy to make a beautiful blog full of sweets and rich dishes but this blog is more than just eye candy food porn. Here you will find beautiful visual inspiration with simple, wholesome and healthy plant-based, vegetarian and vegan meal and snack ideas for you, your teens, toddlers or infants and the rest of your family.

The Western World is currently at a cross-roads. Degenerative diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke are increasing at an alarming rate. The current generation is the first in history expected to live a shorter life than their parents. Scary!

Luckily for us the solution is simple… as simple as three words… PLANT-BASED DIET!
Please join the community and lets keep inspired together.

Let's work together

Veggies & Me and Megan Young Photography would love to work with you!
Please contact me if you would like to receive my Media Kit via email (megan@veggiesandme.com).

Get in touch and lets chat about how your brand, product, magazine or blog could be a perfect fit. I am available for projects in the areas of:

• Recipe development
• Food photography
• Portrait photography
• Food writing
• Plant-based health consulting
• Product testing
• Brand ambassadorship 

Are you looking for the full package for your publication? Get complete content including, recipe development, food photography and food writing.

Please get in contact and I can tailor the perfect package including scrumptious, healthy recipes, with handy tips and mouth-watering food photography especially for your audience.

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Looking for professional portrait photographs for your
blog, website, book or social media sites?

My photojournalism background and wealth of portrait photography experience allow me to work quickly to produce a range of location or studio portraits to match your personality and brand.

Please get in contact and I can tailor the perfect package including scrumptious, healthy recipes, with handy tips and mouth-watering food photography especially for your audience.

Is your brand or new product the perfect match for
Veggies & Me?

I am always on the look out for the best quality, delicious, healthy products, ingredients and the most efficient, health promoting, timesaving and clever kitchen kit. Please keep in mind that I only blog about products and services that are relevant to me and my health and well being philosophy.

ABOVE IMAGES: Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies developed for ‘Pana Chocolate’

Megan was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only is she delightful (which definitely helps) but she is also very creative. The recipe she came up with using our chocolate was delicious and the photography that accompanied the post was beautiful. Megan cultivates a strong relationship with her readers which is both impressive and valuable, making her a great blogger to have in your corner.

— Kimberley Smith, Pana Chocolate

Veggies & Me is looking for advertisers.

If you represent a product, service, food producer or event that you think is inline with the Veggies & Me philosophy please contact me at megan@veggiesandme.com

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