Friday, May 18, 2018

PARIS MAY 2018: PT 2

Plant Based Detroit Paris Vegan Guide
Top - Amour Vert, Jeans - Good American, Bag - Angela Roi, Sunglasses - YSL

Keep reading for two more days of food and fun in Paris!
Jump links to follow for the TLDR crowd. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

PARIS MAY 2018: PT 1

Plant Based Detroit Paris Vegan Guide
Tee - Opening Ceremony, Sweatpants - Opening Ceremony, Purse - Cher Tote by Angela Roi,
Sneakers - Adidas, Duffle - Vintage Louis Vuitton
I'm back from Paris and have finally had a moment to organize my thoughts/itinerary/photos from the trip. A week seems like a relatively long visit, but it's amazing how the time flies by and everything starts to blur together!

I had the most amazing stay, and am so grateful to have had the chance to spend some real QT with my friend during my visit. Other times I've visited Paris (you can see my other trips here) have been with someone who has never been to Paris before and thus, a lot of time is spent hustling around making it to all the 'must sees'. Don't get me wrong, that is fun too, but it was awesome to just relax and not feel pressured to get a whole lot accomplished other than just enjoying friends and the city.

Doing some 'prep' before my trip also made things a lot more enjoyable in the long run. I won't be redundant, but if you haven't seen my Vegan Guide to Paris or What's In My Carry On, check those post out for managing being Vegan in Paris and while traveling in general!

Monday, April 23, 2018


If you know anything about me, you probably already know that I am hopelessly, helplessly, head-over-heels in love with PARIS! Ok Ok I know, who isn't? But I mean I REALLY love the place. Luckily for me, one of my very best friends in the whole wide world lives there, so I have a really good excuse to keep going back!

My last visit was in the fall, and I didn't exactly prepare to eat vegan while I was there and so I wound up eating a lot of baguette - yummy, but not the most exciting and definitely not the most healthy! As I'm preparing to head back in a couple of weeks I thought I'd do the leg work not only for myself, but all of you plant based babes!

In doing my own research on the good ol' interwebs I found there wasn't one really great list of all vegan cafes, shops, restaurants and resources in Paris. So, I thought, why not create one?! Not only have I compiled this list, but I've also mapped out all of these great places on Google Maps! You can save my "Paris Vegan" list and use it as a really easy reference point during your visit.

Below I've also broken the list down by category, so it's easier to identify the type of place you're looking for. If I've missed any spots, please let me know in the comments so I can add them to the list!

Falafel Wrap at Season Paris
The Falafel Wrap at Season

Friday, April 20, 2018


I'm so excited to share with you the launch of Genusee, a conscious eyewear company. Created by my longtime friend Ali Rose VanOverbeke and co-founder Jack Burns, Genusee is bringing new hope and vision to the city of Flint, in the wake of the water crisis. Employing a circular economy business model, the company is making "democratically designed" eyewear from recycled plastic water bottles (did you know Flint residents STILL don't have clean water and the average family is using 151 bottles of water A DAY). So what is their ultimate mission? To do good for people AND the planet, by making social and environmental impact right here in Flint, Michigan.

Genusee is the FIRST sustainable eyewear brand to have their products made and assembled in Flint. They aim to establish the city as a hub for sustainable eyewear and fashion manufacturing in the future. The company’s impact is focused on effecting change in four ways—reducing plastic waste, creating living wage jobs, encouraging circular economies, and investing in the future of Flint by giving back to the kids and families who have been affected by lead poisoning.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

VIDEO: What I Eat In a Day as a WFPB Vegan [SOS free day]

What I eat in a day as a whole foods, plant based vegan! Healthy vegan recipes. All recipes today are SOS (salt, oil & sugar) free!

Forgive the sniffles, I had a bit of a cold when I was filming this video! 

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Sprella - Enter the code 'plantbaseddetroit' at checkout for $10 off your first bottle of Sprella!

Music by Kontekst

Thursday, April 12, 2018


My local Trader Joe's recently started stocking frozen bananas, which are essentially the filipino equivalent of a plantain. I was so excited to see them that I of course bought a bag and wanted to use them right away! I whipped together this super quick and easy 'cuban bowl', which essentially made itself while I walked the dog!

Save for the rice, there is no exact science happening here so feel free to get creative and customize your seasoning! This recipe calls for no oil, and could very easily be made SOS free by eliminating the salt.

Give it a whirl and let me know what combos you make! I think this is something I'll be making different varieties of pretty often now.