My name is Diane Smith and I'm the writer and recipe developer behind Plant-Based Cooking. My hope is to inspire you to eat a whole foods, plant-based diet so you gain control over your eating habits, have freedom from worry and live a long and healthy life! Let's transform your health! Here you'll find easy-to-make, plant-based recipes and important health tips, backed by nutritional science.
A plant-based diet is one that includes an abundance of FRESH FRUITS and VEGETABLES, LEGUMES, WHOLE GRAINS, NUTS and SEEDS, but NO DAIRY or EGGS and VERY LITTLE or NO MEAT or PROCESSED OIL. There are other views on healthy eating, but the more I read, the more I know that this is THE way to eat.
I know it's hard to give up habits we love. Give it time - take little steps and before you know it, you'll be really enjoying the bounty of beautiful, plant-based foods that are so available. That was my goal when starting this website, to find delicious plant food recipes that were as satisfying as the fattening, hormone laden, artery-clogging bad foods I use to eat, like cheese and meat. I'm excited to say that it's working for me. I love eating this new way. But, that's not to say that I don't struggle or have down days. The main thing is DON'T GIVE UP! I'm here to support you and, hopefully, motivate you to continue. You know that you'll be healthier and happier.
To learn more about starting a plant-based diet click on the Start Here page, the Got Questions?, or the Why Eat Plants? page. And, subscribe to my mailing list if you'd like to receive updates in your inbox.
Eat your fruits and veggies - at least if you want to be free of excess fat and most western diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. It may even contribute to staying younger, longer as you age. I'm on a quest to eat less meat and make vegetables more interesting. I hope you'll join me.