about amanda


I’m a 31 year old mama of two, married to my absolute best friend, living in California.

I’ve been in love with food as long as I can remember, combing through old issues of Bon Apetit and any cookbook I could get my hands on.  I came to a plant based diet after struggling to cope with my rheumatoid arthritis for years.  I was able to heal myself with fresh, raw, fruits and vegetables + modifying my lifestyle to have less stress: through yoga, meditation, and simplifying my life to slow down, enjoy the moment, and be here now.

Feeding my family fresh, local, vibrant, organic foods is so important to me and I believe a plant based lifestyle is how we thrive.  I’m also a passionate about intuitive eating, natural birth, feminism, breastfeeding and botany.

I started my zero waste journey a few years ago after reading about Bea Johnson in Sunset Magazine.  It was a bumpy road, especially with kids, not without myriads of hiccups along the way, but we managed to make less and less trash month after month.  Living in alignment with our values of living in harmony with nature felt so good that we never looked back.


zero waste kitchen

vegan zero waste trash jar

Here I share recipes, healthy living tips, and how my family and I live without all the trash.  I hope you will be inspired to make even the smallest change in your life- whether by packing your own lunch, using reusable bags, cooking dinner a few times a week, DIY-ing your own condiments, or anything else really.

When you keep building upon these small changes it can add it to something HUGE.

vegan zero waste family plant based sustainable

zero Waste fridge

Thank you for reading, and for more of my day-to-day life, you can find me on Instagram @mamaeatsplants

xx + all my love,