First time here? Welcome!
I started My Quiet Kitchen in 2018, as a way to contribute to the growing vegan movement and share everything I've learned about plant-based cooking since my husband and I went vegan in 2011.
I create, test, photograph, and write all of the recipes found on the site. You'll notice a trend toward healthy-ish, practical vegan recipes that are filling and always focused on flavor.
But I also love to veganize classic dishes. So you'll find the occasional decadent recipe, too!
I grew up in Alabama before "healthy eating" or vegetarianism were mainstream. But thankfully, my mom was way ahead of her time. She followed a plant-based Macrobiotic diet for several years and taught me the importance of nutrition and cooking from scratch.
This unique background of southern flavors + whole foods + traditional Japanese ingredients is now married with everything I've learned about vegan cuisine and ingredients.
My goal is to help you feel comfortable and empowered in the kitchen and EXCITED about cooking with plants!
What You Can Expect
The recipes you'll find here are always vegan. Many are made from whole, unprocessed foods, with the occasional indulgent exception.
Most of the recipes are also gluten-free or easily adapted by swapping out an ingredient with its gluten-free alternative.
Anytime there is a tested oil-free or gluten-free option, you'll see it noted in the recipe, with extra information in the body of the post to help you with brands, substitutions, etc.
So if you're only interested in oil-free or gluten-free recipes, browse through those categories, and you're all set!
Though I don't strictly follow an oil-free, WFPB diet myself, I do believe in its power to heal and nourish the human body.
As a recipe creator and vegan foodie, I choose to leave room in my diet for processed foods (gotta try out all the new vegan products, right?) and experimenting in the kitchen. And sometimes that means using oil, sugar, etc.
We all have our own health and nutrition needs, and it's important to figure out what works best for you. You can read more about my food philosophy here.
Some of My Favorite Recipes
Only want Oil-Free Recipes?
If you avoid extracted oils for health reasons, I want to make sure you can always find what you need.
Recent Oil-Free Recipes
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