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A Plant-Based Diet for a Healthier, Brighter You

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Chai Almond Latte

Chai Almond Latte

This recipe for Chai Almond Latte has been a game changer for me. From 2003 until 2015, peppermint mochas were the beverage I craved above all others. However, for my first 18 years, I was definitely NOT a fan of coffee. Even for the 9 months that I was Barista in high school, I didn’t […]

Caffeine-Free Chai Spice

Caffeine-Free Chai Spice

I love a perfectly spiced, vegan Chai Tea. Unfortunately, chai tea by it’s vary nature is made with black tea. This means a significant amount of caffeine, which is a chemical many people, myself included, do better without. As I was trying to let go of my attachment to vegan, dark-chocolate mochas, I thought making a non-caffeinated chai […]

Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Click to get emails from Katie Mae   When I started eating a whole foods, plant-based diet, it never stopped me from making pancakes. However, just because I had them didn’t mean that I loved them. I will preface this by saying that what made my search for the perfect WFPB recipe particularly challenging was […]

An Opportunity to Experience True Freedom From Cravings, Overeating and Food Addictions

An Opportunity to Experience True Freedom From Cravings, Overeating and Food Addictions

Have you ever felt the pull of food? Not just a small craving, but a strong pull. Maybe even an addictive pull? I certainly have!!! Time and time again for the last 30 years, I’ve crumbled to the addictive pulls of ice cream, french fries, mochas, dark chocolate Theo’s bars, and even apple fritters! When […]

Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce

Romesco sauce is a red pepper-based sauce and is very versatile. Originating in Northeastern Spain, the sauce was eaten by the fishermen of the area to accompany fish. It is typically made with almonds, garlic, and unfortunately lots of oil, salt and bread. My take on romesco sauce is lighter and healthier, but still very […]

The Path of a Midwestern to an “Extreme” Vegan Diet

The Path of a Midwestern to an “Extreme” Vegan Diet

Growing up in the Midwest, I remember thinking as a teenager that vegans were extreme hippie-like people mostly out in California, and they preferred being barefoot and actually liked granola. It turns out I actually knew very little about what a vegan lifestyle meant. Now, I know that these were very silly stereotypes. Even if […]

Ginger-Spiced Pad Thai Recipe

Ginger-Spiced Pad Thai Recipe

Do you love Thai food as much as I do? With all the oil, salt and sugar they put in their dishes, who wouldn’t like it? I haven’t been to Thailand yet, but I bet this is exaggerated in American Thai food. Well, it turns out there is a group that does not like going out […]

The Potato Waffle

The Potato Waffle

The potato waffle couldn’t be more amazing – it has great flavor and texture, it’s a fun shape, easy to make, and a worthy bread replacement. I’ve really been enjoying the potato waffle made into a sandwich! Because I’m gluten-free and choose to avoid the gluten-free breads that usually contain oil and salt, I haven’t made […]

Love Notes

  • “THANK YOU THANK YOU, 1000 TIMES!
    What a wonderful, generous, and thoughtful gift. I LOVE IT! And I love ALL that you do for plant based folks like me who are trying to keep it whole, sugar and oil free, GF too.”


    Linda

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  • “Thank You Katie, you did a great job with your demo at Dr. McDougall’s! I am excited to get home and try all your recipes out. You made it look so easy and it all tasted great.”


    Donald

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  • “Katie, A friend of mine introduced me to your site. FANTASTIC, love it. I am already vegan and ALWAYS looking to add recipes to my collection. Thank you for what you do and offer to others!”


    Jan

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  • “Thanks Katie Mae!! I love your recipes!! Thank you for providing plant based oil free recipes that are tasty.” :)


    Lisa

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  • “Hi there, I randomly found you online today and decided to try your banana blueberry bars. Not only were they easy, but they were awesome! To top it off my partner loved them! And he’s super critical of anything that’s not “normal”. So, thank you and looking forward to exploring your other recipes since they look just as incredible.”


    Jeff

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  • “Thanks so much for the plant-based cookbook. Everything looks scrumdiddilyumptious delicious!”


    Becky

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  • “I’m so glad to have you in my life, thanks Katie. You’re great…very talented!”


    Marian

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  • “Katie, I just found your website and I’m loving it! Thanks for the tip on the poultry seasoning. I’m definitely making your version of Shepherd’s Pie this weekend! Yum!”


    Nancy

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  • “Thank you so much. I love,love, love your website. I’m new to this and find your tips and wonderful recipes easy and delicious.”


    Jo-Ann

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  • “Hi Katie, I met you at True North during your amazing cooking demo. I cook the recipes all the time at home for my family. The recipes are simple, but delicious, and most importantly you don’t have to worry about portion size, because they’re so healthy, and yet you don’t even notice! Thanks!


    Gemma

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