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, developing, and testing delicious vegan recipes is my what I love to do. I always turn to 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.
Why vegan? I had been an off-and-on again vegetarian throughout my teens and twenties. I grew up with my family’s local produce market as the background. Eating seasonally was just the way we did things.
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 they 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! My energy was up almost immediately. The benefits were becoming more and more clear to me. 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.
My vegan recipes have been featured in saveur, the washington post, cap beauty, the guardian, my domaine, and the huffington post
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.
Most Popular Recipes
If you’re looking for an introduction to my recipes, or you’re just not sure where to start, below are some of my most popular recipes.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you can find some inspiration here. xo, Laura