The First Mess Cookbookpin it!

The US book cover on the left and the Canadian version on the right.

My first book, The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasons, is available for pre-order! I poured my whole heart into this collection of new recipes, all inspired by the seasonal, wholesome, and delicious dishes you’ve grown accustomed to enjoying here. If you purchase it now through one of the retailers at the very bottom of this page, you are guaranteed a copy delivered right to your mailbox on the day of its release (March 7th, 2017).

-125 vegan recipes: all brand new aside from a tiny selection of re-visited blog favourites.
-There are also notations for gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, and nut-free options throughout.
-Seasonal combinations and comforting flavours spanning over the following sections: Mornings & Breakfast, Soups & Stews, Salads & Dressings, Hearty Mains & Big Plates, Vegetables & A Couple of Grains, Energizing Drinks & Small Bites, and Desserts & Small Treats.
-A pantry and kitchen equipment guide for making vibrant and seasonal meals.
-Beautiful photography for every single recipe.

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French Onion Lentil Pots with Onion Cream Toasts // Kale and Caramel
Miso Millet Polenta & Eggplant Bacon // A Cozy Kitchen
Cookies for Breakfast // The Crunchy Radish
Vanilla Corn Cake with Roasted Strawberries // Apt. 2B Baking Co.
Fudgy Nut and Seed Butter Brownies // Double Thyme
Mega Clump Granola // Brewing Happiness
Red Flannel Beet Hash with Dill // W U H A U S
Small Batch Roasted Soup // Well and Full
Review + Burrito-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Rustic Salsa // Olives for Dinner
Quinoa and White Bean Risotto with Crispy Brassicas // A Beautiful Plate
Fudgy Nut and Seed Butter Brownies // What’s Cooking Good Looking

The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasonspin it!

Pre-ordering the book locks you in for a a fabulous bonus bundle of 10 brand new recipes that are exclusive to the pre-order. Once available, instruction for  accessing the electronic bundle will be explicitly detailed on this page. These bonus recipes are not repeats from the book or my site! It’s a beautiful collection of all new, plant-based, hearty, and simple main course recipes (with photos!) to help you stay cozy right up until the early spring release.

The pre-order recipe bundle can only be accessed via email. It is available to anyone that pre-orders/buys the book up until March 14th, 2017. Here are the full instructions:
1. If you haven’t already, purchase the The First Mess Cookbook from one of the retailers below. Take note of the order number when the retailer shows/sends you confirmation of your purchase.
2. Add to your email contacts list.
3. Send an email to with your purchase order number in the subject line.
4. You should receive an automatic reply with a link to access a PDF of the bonus bundle. From there, you can view, download, or print the bundle.
5. If you run into problems or you don’t receive the content within 48 hours, please contact either or

Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Books-a-Million // Indiebound

Indigo //

Book Depository (free shipping worldwide)

Google Play // iBooks // Kindle // Kobo // Nook

FEBRUARY 26th, 2017: If you’re in the Toronto area, I’ll be doing a completely magical event with Sarah Britton from My New Roots, in celebration of both of our new books! There’s going to be a multi-course meal (2 seatings), pulling inspiration from both of our creations. Organic wine, good food, both cookbooks available for purchase, landscape architecture in a gorgeous gallery space… What more could you want? All details and tickets can be found HERE.