CREATE EMPOWERED EATING HABITS

Food is one of the most powerful tools that we can use to support the health of our bodies, our planet, and our lineages. This one-of-a-kind cookbook empowers cooks of all levels and dietary preferences to create colorful, nutrient-dense culturally representative meals that deliver palatable pleasure.

Purpose- Driven Publishing

When you’re named after one of the greatest literary legends of all time, Dr. Maya Angelou, it’s only a matter of time before you surrender to the calling and write a book. For years, I experimented in my kitchen, learning how to infuse the familiar flavors of culinary dishes from various cultures into humble plant foods. Eventually, I created a blog and shared my original recipes with the world.

A destined encounter with an editor form Penguin Random House in 2019 led to an unexpected phone call in 2020 asking if I would bring the concept of a nutritionally balanced, whole-food plant-based cookbook to life. It was a full-body YES! Through months of being in the pressure cooker of recipe development and overcoming self-limiting beliefs along the way, High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners was born.

Amongst the widely written-about subject matter of plant-based nutrition, this cookbook stands out because its creation was rooted in deep purpose. The goal was not only to create a nutrition tool that addressed the needs of readers from various cultural backgrounds, cooking skillsets, and access to food resources but to also diversify the voices within the literary wellness space. From concept development to marketing, this book was made possible by an ethnically diverse, women-led team who all held the vision of increasing the visibility and investment of resources in creators of color.

My food & wellness philosophies
uniquely honor evidence-based
nutrition research and deep
ancestral wisdom.

Voted in 2020 as one of the
world's most talented home cooks
by AirBnb and Slow Food

Purpose-Driven Publishing

When you're named after one of the greatest literary legends of all time, Dr. Maya Angelou, it's only a matter of time before you surrender to the calling and write a book. For years, I experimented in my kitchen, learning how to infuse the familiar flavors of culinary dishes from various cultures into humble plant foods. Eventually, I created a blog and shared my original recipes with the world.

A destined encounter with an editor form Penguin Random House in 2019 led to an unexpected phone call in 2020 asking if I would bring the concept of a nutritionally balanced, whole-food plant-based cookbook to life. It was a full-body YES! Through months of being in the pressure cooker of recipe development and overcoming self-limiting beliefs along the way, High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners was born.

Amongst the widely written-about subject matter of plant-based nutrition, this cookbook stands out because its creation was rooted in deep purpose. The goal was not only to create a nutrition tool that addressed the needs of readers from various cultural backgrounds, cooking skillsets, and access to food resources but to also diversify the voices within the literary wellness space. From concept development to marketing, this book was made possible by an ethnically diverse, women-led team who all held the vision of increasing the visibility and investment of resources in creators of color.

My food & wellness philosophies
uniquely honor evidence-based
nutrition research and deep
ancestral wisdom.

Voted in 2020 as one of the
world's most talented home cooks
by AirBnb and Slow Food

Embrace YOUR Unique
Lifestyle Transformation

I know firsthand what it’s like to feel out of control with food. Although I grew up in a vegan household where we grew our food and relied on herbal support for many ailments, I struggled to maintain those health values as I entered adulthood. By age 22 I was pre-diabetic, lethargic, anxious, and truly directionless with my life and career. My food and lifestyle choices were increasing my risk for type 2 diabetes and had me set to continue the generational cycle of diet-related disease that haunts communities of color. 

The journey to becoming empowered to make better health choices has not been linear. I went through cycles of stress-induced binge eating, crash dieting motivated by reaching aesthetic goals, and witnessed my fitness clients do the same. Over the last 5 years, I’ve embraced an incredible holistic wellness approach to food. Personally, and professionally, I’ve witness the life transformation that comes when we address nutritional health along with mental, emotional social, physical spiritual, and financial health. 

High-Protein Plant- Based Diet for Beginners is MORE than a collection of plant-based recipes. It’s a message of empowerment to beginners of both a plant-based diet and a holistic wellness lifestyle. 

 

Want delicious, nutritionally balanced, familiar recipes without having to put too much thought into meal planning 

  • Need more mental energy, physical endurance, and time to dedicate to purposeful work, family , and joyful living 
  • Are tired of tracking calories and just want to eat good food that makes you feel good!
  •  Just for Vegans 
  • A short-term, crash diet for quick weight loss 
  •  A low-carb, high protein-diet (e.g., keto or paleo) 

The introductory guide teaches you how to stock your kitchen and pantry, understand the nutritional value of plant protein, and learn which plant foods offer the most protein value. The book includes a meal planning guide written by a licensed Registered Dietitian that encourages you to repurpose leftovers throughout the week. 

ALL of the recipes are free of animal products, requires 10 or fewer ingredients, can be made in under an hour, and are flexible for gluten-free and nut-free eaters. They are great for families who need to feed a big group on a tight budget and individuals who enjoy weekly meal prep. You can follow the recipes exactly as they are or substitute in your favorite fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins.

EMPOWERMENT

CREATIVITY

INTENTIONALITY

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