You can call me Em. I put tahini on everything. I dance a lot. I eat plants because I love my body, the planet, and other beings. When I eat food I want it to be beautiful, but not merely in taste. I want the foods I eat to nourish my body, spirit and mind, work symbiotically with the earth, and allow all earthlings their right for freedom and justice.

Veganism is simply one thing I can do to step a little more gently on this planet. Of course, there are many valid reasons not all people want to, or can be, vegan. I respect whatever choices people make about their own lives, and trust we each know what is best for ourselves. 

I practice and deeply value meditation, mindfulness, intentional living, self-compassion, and non-judgement. I live for dark chocolate, a good poem, linen fabric, the smell of cedar and sage, and my friends' laughter. I identify as a queer and gender nonconforming person. My pronouns are they/them/theirs.

When I was 16 I woke up on day and decided to transition into being vegan (sorry, boring). I started this blog shortly after in late 2011, when I was getting really into making raw vegan desserts. Thankfully it took off from there, and now I am able to publish recipes and write cookbooks for a living. I live with my family and kitties in the lower mainland of BC, Canada (aka northern Turtle Island) on unceded Coast Salish lands. I study history at Simon Fraser University. I hope to one day live in a simple dwelling in the mountains, with an herb garden and a collection of good books. I am very grateful to you for stopping by my lil website today. I wish you all the best wishes.