We are Nico and Louise; food bloggers and photographers at The Plantbased School.
Thanks for stopping by our corner of the internet!
On this blog, we share yummy and healthy vegan recipes that are easy to follow and environment-friendly.
For us, plant-based cooking is a way of creating purpose.
It is a lifestyle that connects us to the environment, our health, and how we “vote” with our money.
So whether you are here because you are trying one meat-free day a week, or you want to learn cake-baking without eggs, no problem.
We want to help you succeed.
If you have a passion for food, health and changing the world, this is the community for you.
This is going to be a fun ride!
Our food philosophy
The starting point of our food is the Italian cuisine
Italy is where we gather most of our inspiration from and where Nico got his professional chef certification.
For us, the biggest challenge of going vegan was not giving up meat or cheese; we found really good alternative to those.
Instead, as we went vegan, we found it difficult to give up tradition, culture, and the recipes we learned while growing up.
We did not know what to cook during holidays, family gatherings, and festive events because most of our favourite recipes would contain animal products.
This is why 90% of our recipes are inspired by Italian cooking tradition, but made vegan.
Our Pasta aglio olio, Strawberry Pie (Crostata) and Homemade Pasta w. pesto are a just few examples.
The remaining 10% leaves some space for international inspiration; when Louise misses the Nordic kitchen, or we just feel like a stack of pancakes.
Why did you become plant-based?
The point of no return happened on 1 Jan 2019. What started as a new-year resolution quickly turned into our life purpose.
A few days after ditching meat and especially dairy we so much better that we decided to learn more about vegan nutrition.
Both of us read the first chapter of “The China Study”, and that was it.
We decided to go (high-carb) vegan for good.
20 months and many books later, we are more energised than ever before.
We eat large portions of pasta, home-made Italian pizza, breads, grains and legumes, with loads of vegetables and healthy fats.
We are 100% comfortable eating carbs - and we love every bite of it!
After one month of going plant-based, we’d both lost weight, gained energy, and felt a sharpened focus throughout the day.
We also made mistakes...
The classic “vegan/plant-based rookie mistake” looks something like this: one month of boiled legumes mixed with raw vegetables, and a couple of lettuce leaves.
It's all vegan, isn't it?
So we decided to educate ourselves, learn to cook, and understand vegan nutrition.
That resulted in us starting a food blog with recipes that have healthy but TASTY food and food that reminds us of something we know.
We cook healthy, plant-based food that tastes so good that we forget it’s healthy.
WHERE DO I GO WITH QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK?
If you have any requests, questions, constructive feedback (rants are also ok, we can take it) - you’re welcome to email us at [email protected].
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