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 (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a vegan food writer and cookbook author with a passion for making our planet a more compassionate place to live. I want to make vegan food accessible to everyone!
I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband, son, sweet old lady cat, and two very sassy rescue dogs. As the only vegan in the household (my husband is an omnivore, and my son is vegetarian), I work every day to create delicious, reasonably healthy meals for us all to eat. I’m not the home cook who will make separate dishes for everyone, so coming up with recipes we can all enjoy is my kitchen goal.
As a working mom, I know how important it is to have an arsenal of easy, delicious meals that don’t take a lot of effort to put together. My goal with every recipe I create is to find ways to make eating vegan not just delicious, but doable in the long term. If you’re new to eating vegan, I recommend checking out this post, which has some really great shortcut recipes, tips on stocking the pantry, and a printable shopping list that you can use to navigate the grocery store more effectively.
This isn’t a plant strong blog. My recipes aren’t all raw or even whole food, plant-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 awhile 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.
My first print cookbook – BOWLS! – came out fall of 2014. You can get the print version here or buy the ebook version. In November 2016 I released my second print cookbook: 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.
What’s the blog name about?
Glue & Glitter might seem like a strange name for a food blog, and you’re totally right! This site didn’t start out as a food blog. Back in 2006, Glue & Glitter began as a crafting blog (with the occasional recipe) to go along with my handmade business. Back then, I made aprons and lunchbox sets that I sold online and at local craft markets.
Over the years, I realized that my passion for all-night sewing sessions was on the wane, while my love for creating simple, doable vegan recipes was growing exponentially by the day. By 2008 or so, I knew it was time to pivot and ditch the crafts in favor of recipes. So here we are.
I have considered changing this site’s name many, many times, but Glue & Glitter is just so close to my heart after all of these years!