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I’m so glad that you found your way here. I’m Laura Wright, vegan cookbook author and creator of this blog! I’m based in the Niagara region of southern Ontario, Canada.

 

Cooking and sharing delicious vegan food is my passion. I love to use seasonal inspiration for recipes. Most of my readers and followers do not strictly identify as plant-based or vegan! My goal is to help anyone at any level eat more plants and whole foods.

 

On this blog you’ll find a variety of cooking inspiration. I like to focus on vegan main course recipes, but I also have lots of great soups and stews, quick and easy recipes, and a few sweet treats. I love to share little bits of plant-based and holistic lifestyle inspiration too.

MYvegan story

I had been an off-and-on again vegetarian throughout my teens twenties, always with an interest in eating whole foods and lots of vegetables. I grew up with my family’s local produce market as a background. Eating seasonally was a way of life.

 

I remember having Thanksgiving dinner at a friend’s house and the person who cooked the meal had just come back from a trip where she witnessed a mother moose and her young in the wild. The experience had moved her to try giving up meat, and the dinner reflected that. There were tons of vibrant vegetables, whole grains, and legumes to choose from.

I looked at my plate and saw 100% plant-based goodness.

I knew that I could eat and live this way forever. It honestly felt like something was being communicated to me in that moment. It changed my life! I graduated from a nutritional culinary program, worked in restaurants, and volunteered at a local community food education centre before starting this blog as a hobby.

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The First Mess Cookbook was published in 2017. It was awarded silver by the Taste Canada Awards in the category of health and special diets cookbooks. The book was also featured in: The Washington Post, GOOP, The Kitchn, Bon Appetit, and Food Network.

 

My vegan recipes have also been featured in:

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope that you can find

some inspiration here! xo Laura

 

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