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For as long as I can remember I have loved food! Growing up, every single birthday and holiday gathering felt special because it meant making delicious food and enjoying it with my family. But as I grew older, I realized I had an equal love and passion for being physically active and feeling fit. I was involved in many sports and activities, and even became a fitness competitor in my twenties.
After leaving the competitive fitness world with its strict, low carb / high animal protein diet plans, I found and fell in love with the vegan lifestyle. On this new path, I was able to eat so many delicious and colorful (high carb) foods, and amazingly became healthier than ever, too! Once I made this discovery I knew I had to share it with the world, which is why I started this blog. My goal is to help others learn how to quickly and easily prepare crave-worthy vegan meals and treats that the whole family will enjoy, so they can experience this glorious way of eating, too!
Once I made food my focus, I took it and ran! Over the past ten years, I’ve fully immersed myself in all things food, and have had many culinary-related adventures. I earned a plant-based nutrition certificate through eCornell, spent a week training at the Culinary Institute of America, started this blog as well as a Youtube Channel where I share my vegan recipes, filmed a Food Network show with my husband Jeff, and launched Peanut’s Bake Shop, a line of decadent vegan and gluten free cookie mixes. During this time I even gave birth to, and am now raising, our fun and crazy twin boys, Jack and James!
So, that’s me in a nutshell – thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy my recipes; each and every one has been a great joy to create. Happy cooking – (and eating!)