A Nourishing Plate is a healthy cooking resource with a playful approach.
What you’ll find here
〰️ Dairy-free recipes with a focus on adaptability: how can you use what you already have on hand to make a recipe work for you? Lots of swaps included whether it’s whatever’s currently in season, in your pantry, or to fit in with your dietary needs.
〰️ How to use recipes as a starting point (not a rule book) and boost your kitchen confidence in the process.
〰️ Tips to help you cook more creatively and resourcefully.
〰️ Ingredient pairings to help you learn what foods go well together so you can whip up a meal on the fly.
Letting go of perfectionism
As a society, it feels like we are so afraid to cook outside the lines of a recipe for fear of failure or that it won’t be gasp “perfect” so we diligently follow a recipe even if it tastes mediocre at best.
Cooking is all about making small adjustments until it tastes good to YOU – something a recipe can’t tell you.
hi! i’m lindsey jenkins
I’m a trained natural food chef, certified functional health coach, I hold a nutrition certification, and have a Bachelor’s degree in Geography.
I also have a dairy allergy.
Which I found out about in my late 20’s, smack dab in the middle of culinary school. I was both devasted at the thought of missing out on my favorite foods and relieved to have an answer to my health troubles.
I know how overwhelming it all feels in the beginning.
Especially when so many of our memories are tied to food, where we’re from, and the people we love. This is when all the questions start swirling around:
- “Does this mean I would have to miss out on my favorite childhood foods?”
- “In a world full of cheese, cream, and butter, is bland food my future?”
- “Does this mean I’m going to feel left out at the dinner table now?”
- “What about traveling and dining out?”
After cooking this way daily for several years, I can tell you that it gets much easier with time and I rarely, if ever, feel like I’m missing out. Let me teach you how.