A Nourishing Plate is a not-so-ordinary food blog.
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? Many ideas are included in each post depending on what's in season, in your pantry, or to fit your dietary needs.
〰️ How to use recipes as a starting point or template (not a rule book).
〰️ Tips to help you cook more creatively and resourcefully.
〰️ Flavor pairings to help you learn what ingredients go well together so you can whip up a meal on the fly.
Letting go of perfectionism
As a society, we've become very afraid to deviate from a written recipe for fear of failure or that it won't be gasp "perfect" so we diligently follow along 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.
Why adaptable recipes?
I first started cooking this way years ago when I was having health issues and had recently found out about my dairy allergy.
I couldn't find many recipes that fit my needs so I'd find a recipe for inspiration and then make small tweaks until it tasted the way I wanted and also made me feel good.
Along the way, I became interested in being more resourceful and mindful in the kitchen, which meant using what I already had on hand and not contributing to unnecessary food waste.
This way of cooking is more joyful and fun and feels less like a chore.
Let me show you how.