I’m a wife and first time mom who is passionate about living a plant-based, cruelty-free life with my family. Since embracing this lifestyle about three years ago, we have felt our health significantly improve and we have a greater sense of inner peace knowing we are doing our part to make this world a better place.

I decided to finally take the plunge and start a blog on this topic for several reasons. For one, I am finding great joy in cooking plant-based meals. I love searching for recipes and trying out new dishes, however I’m cooking so many new things each week and I can’t seem to keep up with all this deliciousness.  I feel this could be a good place to store and keep track of some of my family’s favorites!

Secondly, to my surprise, many people have reached out to me asking for guidance with transitioning into a vegan lifestyle. I’m by no means an expert, but I absolutely love sharing my experience with others. Going vegan can seem overwhelming at first, so I want to create a space that will give others some insight on the products and dishes that I love, in hopes to make the switch as easy, enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

When people ask me “why vegan,” my answer is simple: as an investment in my health, to stop the cruelty and exploitation of animals, to help minimize destruction to the environment, and to stop contributing to the suffering of people (world hunger).

I say simple when in reality these topics are very complex. I could actually go on forever with my reasons, but after years of researching and some deep soul searching, I have come to the conclusion that plant-based living is the absolute best way of life for achieving optimal health and doing good for the world at large.

Reading books and studies and watching documentaries has most definitely played a role in me drawing this conclusion; however really, the way I FEEL has been the ultimate game changer.

Since becoming vegan, I have physically felt my energy levels rise and health issues (such as chronic stomach problems, allergies and sinus infections) disappear. As if that’s not great enough, I also discovered I’m calmer, have a clearer mind, and I feel more spiritually connected to nature and this earth. I walk around each day feeling lighter and happier than ever before – it’s amazing. I know for a fact this is due to what I am putting into my body.

I can only hope that others, especially the ones I love, get the opportunity to experience this feeling in their lifetime. It’s difficult to go against society, break old habits and the terrible addiction we have to animal foods – but it IS possible. My goal is to help people understand that you are NOT missing out by going vegan. There is an abundance of flavorful and satisfying plant-based meal options available out there that will nourish your body, mind and soul in every bite!

Peace. Plants. Love. will help you to “find peace through plants with dishes you will grow to love.” I hope my blog will inspire you to give plant-based living a try — because the benefits are endless and the results are truly remarkable.