A Nourishing Plate is a cooking resource helping you become a better, more confident cook despite food allergies or restrictions.
What you'll find here:
〰️ Dairy free (95% are also gluten free) recipes with a focus on adaptability.
How can you use what you already have on hand to make a recipe work for you?
〰️ How to use recipes as a starting point or guide (not a rule book) with ideas on how to put your own spin on it. Many ideas are included in each post depending on what's in season, in your pantry, or to fit your dietary needs.
〰️ Ingredient substitutions - because you really don't need to run to the store for one ingredient.
Hi! I'm Lindsey.
trained natural food chef, food photographer, writer, and the one-woman team behind A Nourishing Plate (aka the wearer of many hats)
Several years ago, I was put on multiple food protocols to try to get to the bottom of my unexplained health issues which turned out to be my dairy allergy (along with some food sensitivities).
I was limited as to what I could eat and the recipes I found not only lacked flavor but many times, they didn't turn out and I didn't know how to make them taste better.
It was so overwhelming and frustrating. Not to mention, expensive.
Initially, it felt like, wow, so this is how it's going to be. I'm going to have to miss out on some of my favorite foods from now on.
I needed to eat foods that made me feel good though so first, I got really comfortable with making substitutions and eventually honed other skills and cooking knowledge.
Now, I cook more intuitively, I'm more creative and resourceful, and cooking is much more fun now, not another chore on a dreaded to-do list.
To get started, you'll need to build a capsule pantry: