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Hi, I'm Lauri! 

I'm a plant-based food educator and my passion is helping you feel amazing by taking charge of your health & wellness. 

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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  -Anaïs Nin

From My Blog...


Give in to Greens

Simple humble green leafy goodness! 

The luster that greens add to the produce aisle, as well as our plates and bodies, is nothing short of seductive.

From the most delicate and gentle to chewy and hearty, these leaves of lusciousness are all welcome in my world!  Some, like kale, even benefit from a little massage to encourage them to relax and become more supple. Who doesn’t?

Experience has shown me that “greens” sadly play second fiddle in a lot of plate productions.  A sprig of parsley he…

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Quinoa-Wildly Nutritious & Oddly Delicious

It took me a while to warm up to the idea of quinoa, much less pronounce it. (KEEN-wah). Let me tell you, I feel like a bit of a fool now, knowing what a nutrition powerhouse it is, how easy it is to cook and that it's widely considered one of the world's healthiest foods. Did I mention that I'm a late bloomer?

My first attempt at ordering quinoa was years ago, in a cold Mediterranean salad at the Nordstrom Café in Seattle, much like this one by Plant-Based on a Budget. It pains me to say that …

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Make Meatless Monday Magic with Mushrooms!

There is nothing like a new year full of magical mushroom possibilities!  I feel exhilarated and hopeful after what always feels like a ‘layover from life’ holiday season, during which I ate a crazy number of mushroom-packed dishes that were nutritious, simple and delicious, like Angel “Eggs”, Mushroom Walnut Pâté, and Creamy Mushroom Lasagna.

Mushrooms can be the best supporting actor in a recipe or hold their own as the star of the show.  The braised carrot dish I made for Thanksgiving, with …

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