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 a creative director and assists Steph with any technical or creative difficulties.