This was me in 2010 before discovering a plant-based diet. I wasn't obese, but I certainly wasn't healthy!

This was me in 2010 before discovering a plant-based diet. I wasn't obese, but I certainly wasn't healthy!

Hi there! I'm Shea...also known as "the vegan" amongst my family and friends.  I wasn't always vegan though; a couple years ago I was actually one of the biggest pizza and chicken wing connoisseurs, and I was proud of it!  As you can see from the photo on the left, I was overweight, unhealthy, and as a result, struggled with depression.

And then I learned that I didn't actually HAVE to eat meat, dairy, and eggs!  I learned that I could be healthier by not eating animal products...seriously!  All these years of being told that a glass of milk would make me stronger and the only way to get protein is from animals; I felt like I had just discovered a new world!

So I made the transition to a plant-based lifestyle and it was the best decision I have ever made.  However, the process didn't happen overnight and there was definitely a learning curve in the kitchen!  I found that what made my transition to become vegan sustainable was taking recipes that I loved and was already familiar with and adapting them to make them vegan. 

Now I'm here to help you live a healthy lifestyle by sharing my plant-based recipes and tips!  As you'll see throughout my blog, my inspiration generally comes from non-vegan comfort food and traditional family recipes, because these are the dishes we all know and love!  I also make sure that all my recipes use organic, non-gmo, and natural ingredients and can be made for no more than $15!   

I look forward to helping you along your food journey, whether you want to learn more about plant-based recipes, add more plant-based meals to your diet, or go completely vegan.  Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about any of my recipes, the ingredients, or veganism in general! 

This was me in 2013, less than one year after becoming vegan. Down 35 pounds!

This was me in 2013, less than one year after becoming vegan. Down 35 pounds!