About

Hi there! I’m Kate, the Nutritionist, veggie-loving, food-obsessed, nut-butter addict, photographer, writer, social media lover, farmer’s market stalker, and recipe developer behind vegukate!

I started VK in order to share my immense passion of nourishing the body with real, beautiful, whole foods that make you sparkle, shine, and feel invincible. What I never imagined is how this little blog would grow and how much I’d begin to love sharing recipes and nutrition wisdom with all of you!

Vegukate focuses on whole, unprocessed foods - most of which are plant-heavy. I don’t follow diet rules and I don’t like to apply labels to my blog or recipes either. What you will find here are lots of greens, chia seeds, fruits, nuts, whole grains, vegetables, and of course - chocolate!

I hope you’re inspired to try out new recipes, cook for your friends and family, and make more whole-food based choices after reading a few recipes and blog posts. More than anything, I hope I can inspire you to lead a healthier, more whole, happier, greener, and more delicious lifestyle. Happy Vegukating!

My Food Philosophy:

There is no one size fits all diet. It just simply doesn’t exist. Cultures across the world thrive and live healthy long lives on radically different diets composed of different fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and fish. With that said, my philosophy is quite simple when it comes to choosing your foods and nourishing yourself: cut the processed junk from your diet, listen to your body, eat by the seasons, eat whole foods, stress less, and enjoy every single bite. That’s it. So simple.

Nutrition Background:

I’m a Master’s of Nutrition graduate from the National University of Natural Medicine. With my degree and an emphasis on letting food be thy medicine, I believe that eating whole foods is better for the mind, body, gut, spirit, and every single cell in the body.

Culinary Background:

Absolutely none. I’ve learned everything I know about food and cooking from traveling the world, my mom, my grandmothers, a few Italian nonnas, the farmer’s market, and reading cover-to-cover of every cookbook I can get my hands on.

love:

Farmer’s markets, traveling, Instagram, overnight oatmeal, you-pick farms, Michael Pollan, forests, curling up in a comfy chair and reading, the ocean, kindhearted people, bookstores, my family, the entire country of Italy, my 94 year old grandfather who’s taught me half of everything I know, Madewell, collecting travel guides, indoor plants, roasted sweet potatoes, Le Creuset cookware, and dogs!

10 foods always in my kitchen:

Avocados, organic & local eggs, almond butter, some sort of leafy green, rolled oats, sweet potatoes, copious amounts of garlic, quinoa, berries (fresh or frozen), and homemade non-dairy milks!

Want to work with Vegukate?

Collaborating makes my heart skip a beetroot! If you’re a company or product that vegukate readers would L O V E, then let’s chat! I am available to work on recipe development, sponsored posting, product reviews, giveaways, freelance, partnership opportunities, and more! Drop me a line at vegukate AT gmail.com to get started!