Inclusive Living

IMG_0984More than ever, we have mixed diet relationships.  Someone is a vegetarian, someone is allergic to soy, and someone is trying out a Gluten-Free diet.  Sometimes it’s the same person. This can make sitting down to the dinner table seem fraught with anxiety for everyone.

But food is first and foremost about connection.  When we sit down to a meal, we not only nourish ourselves but create memories, honor traditions, and celebrate being together.

I am an ethical vegan and deeply believe that eating a plant based diet is the best thing we can do for ourselves, and our environment.  I’m also in a mixed diet partnership and grew up as the only veg-friendly person in my family.

You don’t have to choose between your values and your social life.  The fear of sticking out from the crowd is often what turns people away from making conscious and kind food choices.  But I have found that the best way to welcome my friends and family into a conversation around plant based living is to offer them delicious food that we can all share.

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies- SmallMy goal is to create a menu of vegan options that everyone can enjoy.  Inclusive Vegan cooking is not about demonizing certain ingredients.  It is about creating connection in mixed diet relationships.

Any diet and lifestyle can be made plant-based, and regardless of any allergy or other dietary restrictions you or your loved ones might have, I’ve got you covered.  A vegan diet is already perfect for vegetarians and those following a Kosher diet, as well as for those allergic to dairy, eggs, fish or shell fish.

If you’re Gluten-Free, you’ll find lots of choices.  Check out the Soy-Free and Nut-Free options to find recipes that omit the most common allergens.  If your loved one is following the Paleo Diet, there are plenty of vegan options.  More interested in Whole-Foods Plant-Based living?  Click the link to find a wealth of recipes.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Head over to Ask Amanda I would love to work with you one-on-one and develop recipes tailored to your specific needs.

Every recipe you’ll find here has been tested by friends and family of all dietary persuasions and given an enthusiastic stamp of approval.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Love and Sweet Potato Pie,

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