Welcome to the home of anti-inflammatory, plant-centred awesomeness.

My name is Desiree, and I am a registered dietitian, author and ambassador for the good (for you) life. I am the host of The Urban Vegetarian, a new vegetarian cooking show on Gusto TV.

I spend WAY too much time thinking about my next meal. I love rocking out in the kitchen and digging in my little garden. I travel for the purpose of eating. My pet peeves include shoddy nutrition information and chia seeds in my teeth – it’s an occupational hazard. I hoard cookbooks but rarely cook from a recipe. And it took me 5 years to get my kid to like kale (persistence is my middle name).

Eating well isn’t just about nutrients…the foods we choose to eat can either break our bodies down over time or nourish our cells and restore our health and vitality. I take an integrative approach to nutrition and I can show you the power of plant foods to transform and re-energize your mind and body.

I believe in real food for real life: healthy eating should be delicious, simple and fun. No deprivation, no guilt, no garbage. Join me and discover what it means to be truly nourished.

Did you know about 1/3 of our food gets wasted? That's a lot of money (and food) literally being thrown in the trash. Save money, time, and food by getting your FREE copy of my #EatWellMinimalist Waste Less Tips.

How a dietitian manages IBS without going Low FODMAP

How A Registered Dietitian Manages Her IBS Without Going Low FODMAP

I have been working with clients with digestive health issues for over 10 years…but eight years ago, I discovered firsthand what it was like to struggle with my gut. I had recently given birth to my first child, who had come early so I had to deliver him while on a penicillin drip. Sleepless nights […]


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Ginger Molasses Tonic Recipe

Warming Autumn Tonic

I am built for warmer climates. Which pretty much means that November 1 through April 1, I’m freezing. Particularly because my office is in my chilly basement, I can’t get enough warming drinks. So this tonic is an upgrade of my standard winter lemon and ginger brew. Instead of steeping ginger slices, grated ginger brings […]


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vegetarian and vegan restaurants in London

Desiree’s London Wellness Travel Guide

After six weeks of near constant travel, I feel like I’ve just come in for a landing (literally). I love travelling; in all honesty, from the age of seventeen it’s been such a constant in my life that without it, I don’t feel like me. When I was writing theEat More Plants, I didn’t accept […]


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“Desiree was an amazing partner. Her extensive scientific knowledge helped me understand how exactly my gut functions and how it can be repaired.”
IBS Client