I’m so happy you’re here. Are you looking for new and tasty plant-based and vegan recipes? Maybe you’re interested in connecting more deeply and joyfully to your food, your life, and the world around you. Whatever has brought you here, I hope you find something that is meaningful and helpful to you.
Hello. I’m Lisa Viger, an artist, photographer, author, gardener, navel-gazer, and lover of the planet and all its inhabitants. I draw and paint, cook, write, and take lots of photos. I believe yoga and chocolate are best when done daily. I’m (almost always) profoundly happy just to be alive and practice gratitude for nearly everything, large and small.
Showing others how to make beautiful and healthy vegan foods, create soul healing art, travel within and discover who they really are, and become strong and balanced through mindful movement makes me incredibly happy.
I haven’t always been so deeply engaged with and in love with this, “one wild and precious life.” Much of it was hindered by anxiety and, at times, panic attacks and agoraphobia. Vegan for over ten years, I found lasting recovery and overall wellness in a plant-based and gluten-free diet, yoga, connection with others, art and creativity, dance and movement, mindfulness, and deep and abiding gratitude.
Planted is an obvious reference to a vegan and plant-based lifestyle. But it means much more to me. “Planted,” is the seed that is the beginning of any new life or project. It’s the rooting in place that depends so profoundly on a nourishing environment. When the conditions are good and healthy, we grow and we flourish. Every day.
My goal is to discover for myself, and then pass on to you, the tools to root, nourish, grow, and flourish … every day.
Vegan and Plant-Based
I became vegan in 2007 after reading The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle, the book that changed my life. From then on, I committed to a vegan life based on concern for animals, and have never wavered. Over time, I’ve also appreciated an improvement in my own physical health, as well as my mental and emotional well-being. Living vegan and eating a plant-based diet helps me tread more lightly on this beloved planet and be kinder to my fellow humans, as well.
* All recipes on Planted365 are vegan and use no animal products.