My name is Michelle and thank you for stopping by. The Passion-ate is a place for you to discover new, exciting, vegetarian, and often vegan recipes. My recipes are inspired by the seasons, trips to the farmers market, and my travels. I strive to create dishes that are not only approachable and delicious but also nutritious.

I decided to create a blog rooted in plant-based food because I believe everyone can benefit by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into their everyday life. There are a vast variety of whole foods available to us, and it would be a shame to not explore them.

A bit about me:

I am originally from Toronto but currently live in New York City with my husband and dog, Lilly. My favourite kind of exercise is going for long walks, but not with Lilly because she’s the only dog in the world that doesn’t like to walk. I love yoga but still can’t touch my toes. Some of my favourite ways to spend my time are visiting farmers markets, sourcing new tableware, and discovering new green beauty and health food products.

Before moving to New York I was working in food styling and recipe development where I shopped, cooked, and baked for food photography and commercials. More recently, I received my Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. This has helped expand my knowledge of holistic nutrition, which in turn has put an oomph of health into my recipes




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