Plant-Based Shine

Intro to a plant-based diet & how to rock it!

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Plant-Based. Whole Food. SOS-Free.

Basil Avocado Pesto

Basil Avocado Pesto

This oil-free pesto has classic pesto flavor, but with a creamy twist. Traditional pesto is made with basil, olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese. Leave out the oil and the cheese; add an avocado and you’ve got a whole food, plant-based pesto! This dip goes great with raw or steamed veggies or oil-free baked french […]

Vegan Sweet Potato Tostada

Vegan Sweet Potato Tostada

This recipe is one of my favorites, mainly because of how delicious it is and how quickly it comes together. For the first couple years I was eating plant-based, I was eating a version of these sweet potato tacos 4-6 times per week. Variations are so easy to incorporate that you’ll never get bored. You […]

Homemade Graham Crackers With No Sugar Added

Homemade Graham Crackers With No Sugar Added

Last month I started working on a whole food, plant-based cheesecake. It’s lemon-flavored, filled with cashews, and the base is a graham cracker crust – making it a truly scrumptious treat. Well, one day I was developing the crust part of the recipe. I found myself snacking on the raw pecan-date dough, one bite after […]

Low-fat Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo

Low-fat Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo

When I was growing up, my family would often go out for Italian. My favorite dish was always Fettuccine Alfredo. I know now that this was my favorite dish because it was full of butter, cream and cheese. I also know that I no longer want to consume any dish with high-fat dairy products. So […]

Zesty Cashew & Herb Sauce That Bursts With Flavor

Zesty Cashew & Herb Sauce That Bursts With Flavor

It was love at first taste. I was looking for something yummy to go over my veggies and decided to make up a quick, creamy sauce. I used the fresh herbs I had on hand rather than dried ones to kick up the flavor. Now, this is one of my favorites toppings to drizzle over […]

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip

Who doesn’t love cookie dough? I remember, years ago when Nestle started selling precut cookie dough, my dad and I would eat at least half the package before it was even time to put the dough in the oven. Now, I can thankfully say that hasn’t happened in over 10 years. It’s bitter sweet not […]

Oil-free Strawberry-Mint Dressing

Oil-free Strawberry-Mint Dressing

The worst part of ordering salads when eating out is the dressing. Traditional dressings are close to 100% fat, and what’s worse is that it’s processed nutrient-poor fat. Even low-fat dressings still have a lot of calories per tablespoon, and they usually will have more sugar and salt added to compensate for the fat loss. […]

Green Peach Vinaigrette Made With No Oil or Sugar

Green Peach Vinaigrette Made With No Oil or Sugar

This plant-based vinaigrette is sweet, light and refreshing. Free of added fat and sugar, this dressing is tasty, very low in calories, and the greens give it a burst of nutrients. An even sweeter oil-free dressing is my Strawberry-Mint Dressing. Both go well with a fresh summer green salad. Ingredients 1 medium ripe peach (4 […]

Love Notes

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


    Gemma

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  • “I love Miss Katie Mae! Her recipes are satisfying to the most discerning of palates, yet so simple and easy to create in your own kitchen. In our “super-sized” world of french fries, butter, and extra cheese, Katie’s recipes are a breath of fresh air. She is truly a shining star!”


    Ashley

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  • “Hello Katie – you are the best, thanks so much! I am on a restricted diet still, after my nice long fast this past summer, and luckily every ingredient in this recipe works for me. I really appreciate it. Now I can’t wait to bake.”


    Marci

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  • Katie is a wonderful teacher – her classes are informative, interesting and the food tastes good! I’ve been stretching to make fat free appetizing, and yet I went back for thirds or fourths on the African Yam Stew and the Banana Blueberry Bars – yum!!


    Rani

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