About Sugared Coconut
In January of 2016, I along with my partner, Sam, said goodbye to meat & animal by-products. We no longer wanted to take part in a lifestyle that causes so much harm to animals (first and foremost), the environment, and humans.
I started Sugared Coconut in 2017, in hopes of inspiring others to adopt a vegan diet or at least encourage others to introduce more vegan meals to their diet. I want to show others that being vegan is limitless, empowering, fulfilling, fun, and healthy. That's why I create bright and colourful vegan bowls and meals (& sometimes donuts).
The recipes that I share on Sugared Coconut are vegan, natural, wholesome, nut-free and gluten free. I have a natural and holistic approach to life which is reflected in my food. I believe that good vegan food can nourish & heal the mind, body, and soul. I incorporate superfoods and herbs into my recipes because I've witnessed first-hand their wonderful healing effects. I believe in the benefits of a whole-food vegan diet and hope to make it more relatable through my recipes. I encourage you to modify my recipes to cater to your individual needs + lifestyle.
In 2018, I decided that I wanted to go a bit further by discussing the vegan lifestyle. Veganism is not just about what you eat, it's about what you promote, produce, consume, and do. That's why I talk about vegan beauty, travel, sustainability, and health. I also started a new project called My Vegan Day where I ask my friends from the vegan community to share with me and my audience what they eat within a day. I along with the help of my partner Sam, have also started a video series on Youtube to spread word about the vegan lifestyle.
Ever since I was really young, I've felt a strong desire to create change and to help others. I truly believe that it is our duty as humans to care for the earth, the animals, and for anyone or anything that cannot care for themselves or itself. For a the longest time I was worried that I would not find my calling or find that one particular thing that I was passionate about. And then, I went vegan and everything just seemed right. I've always loved cooking and baking so it was a natural step for me to create and share vegan recipes. Not just vegan recipes, but plant-based recipes that are wholesome and nourishing, full of superfoods and nutrients. Basically, I'm just having some fun here whilst trying to play a part in the change that I wish to see in the world.
About Steph & Sam
We're a vegan couple based in Toronto who love to travel, eat, explore, and create. Steph is the recipe developer, food styler, photographer, blogger, and voice behind Sugared Coconut. Sam is the creative director and videographer behind Sugared Coconut.