This is not a blog just for vegans. This is a blog dedicated to baking delicious and wonderful things that happen to be plant-based. My hope is that through these recipes we can enjoy the happiness that an amazing dessert brings and use less animal products in our daily lives.
Over the past year I have spent countless hours researching and experimenting with my favorite thing in the world, desserts! I wanted to see if it is possible to make an incredible light fluffy cake without butter or a creamy Swiss buttercream without eggs, and I have some great news – it is possible!
All my recipes have been tasted by vegans and non-vegans alike, so I can not emphasize enough – this is a baking blog that happens to be vegan! I personally am not vegan, but I make it a priority to make sustainable and humane choice in my food and products I use. Plant-based baked goods is a way to reduce using animal products and make small changes in your life and for the world. I hope this blog inspires you to make these small but meaningful changes in your diet and still enjoy all your favorite desserts!
In addition to being a somewhat mad scientist in the kitchen, I love photography & design, all things animals and Frasier the TV show. I hope this site is an open community for learning, feedback, and continuing to discover ways to create incredible recipes that are setting new standards in baking world.
I currently live in Denver, CO with my grumpy cat, Boops, my weird but awesome chihuahua-boxer mix, Bailee, and my dangerous bad-boy husband (he requested I put that).
Welcome to the beautiful world of plant-based baking! I may sound a little dramatic when I say it’s life changing – but I really feel it is, in so many ways!
To start getting a feel for how plant-based baking really works, what you need to stock your pantry or how this diet helps people with allergies, START HERE! My intro to all things vegan baking!
If you don’t care about the technical side of things are just want a yummy and easy recipe, I totally get it! You should definitely start with my Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars. Quick, simple, warm & delicious – Hands down an all time favorite!
I use my Nikon D700 for all my food photography. I have had this awesome workhorse of a camera for almost 10 years with no issues – and I haven’t been easy on it! It’s seen many long wedding days, tons of wet noses from pet shoots and been completely covered in all kinds of baking experiments. If you are looking to invest in a full-frame Nikon for photography, I recommend the Nikon D750 – it combines amazing photography + HD video, which sadly the 700 doesn’t have.
I photography in almost exclusively natural light right next to my sliding glass door. From all the lighting devices I have tried over the years, I feel like nothing compares to natural light to make the beauty of the bakes shine. It does limit photo sessions to certain times of the day – but it’s totally worth it.