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.

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Simplify your kitchen life with these three hacks from my new Minimalist Guide!

I am SO EXCITED that today is finally here. I have been working hard all summer and it’s time to share my Minimalist’s Guide to Eating Well with all of you meal-planning rebels out there. I want to help you streamline your life in the kitchen, so you can save time and money while still […]

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Introducing the un-recipe: perfect grain bowls

I love recipes, obviously. But there is just one problem with them…sometimes I don’t have all the ingredients, and I don’t feel like going to the store. So more often than not, I improvise. Which is a really good thing. If one of my recipes calls for chard and you prefer kale, go for it! […]

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September Vibes…the new playlist is here!

September inspires me. More than January. I am deep into ‘nose to the grindstone’ mode and loving it. What will you make happen this month? These tunes…heavily hip-hop based (language alert!…will get you pumped and ready to take on the world. Just don’t forget to take care of yourself in the process! xo, Desiree Photo […]

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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.”
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