Thanks so much for popping in! I hope you’ll take some time to poke around and see what this place is all about.
My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!
This isn’t a plant strong blog. My recipes aren’t all raw or even whole food-based. I’m what you might call a healthy-ish vegan. Sure, I like a good kale salad, but I also like to enjoy a cupcake once in a while and have a cocktail at the end of a long day. You don’t have to feel deprived to live a vegan lifestyle, and my site is all about real life, sustainable veganism.
In November 2012 I released my very first book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies! It’s a six week plan to help you start a green smoothie habit, and it includes a recipe for each day along with weekly tips and shopping lists. My second cookbook – BOWLS! – is coming out in fall of 2014.
Where to Start
I believe that vegan food can be easy, delicious, and inexpensive to prepare, and I believe in treating yourself to a fancy cocktail after a busy week. If you’re new around here, I recommend checking out some of my favorite recipes and resource pages:
- Vegan Pantry Essentials
- The Problem with Palm Oil and How to Make Your Own Vegan Butter in Minutes
- Vegan Tostadas
- Superfood Quinoa Salad
- Easy Ginger-Sesame Kale
- Spinach Artichoke Dip with Garlic Cashew Cream
- Eggplant and Tomato Stew
- Easy Pumpkin Oatmeal
- Mini Vegan Cheesecakes
- Pickled Peach Bellini
- Watermelon Gin Fizz
Photo courtesy of Bonnie J. Heath Photography