Hey there, and welcome to my site! I'm Meesha, a Malaysian Chinese food blogger with a deep passion for cooking and a commitment to sharing nutritious, yet flavorful meals, predominantly Asian recipes.
Where this all started...
Growing up as a Malaysian Chinese, I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience different cuisine from almost all around the world since young. But it does not stop there. I was super passionate about cooking at a very young age and had spent countless hours helping my mom out in the kitchen!
Since embracing a vegan lifestyle four years ago, I've made it my mission to veganize beloved childhood dishes, proving that traditional recipes can be transformed into delectable plant-based alternatives without compromising taste. I prioritize using wholesome plant-based ingredients, including whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, to create nourishing meals that delight vegans and meat-eaters alike.
As a student of dietetics and nutrition, I take care to ensure that the recipes featured on this website are both wholesome and healthy without compromising on taste!
Recipes you will find on My Plantiful Cooking
There are more than 200 published recipes for you to choose from, providing plenty of options!
So, what recipes should you expect to see here at My Plantiful Cooking?
- Recipes that are focused on wholesome plant-based ingredients, especially whole grains, fruits, and vegetables
- A variety of Asian dishes from side dishes to entrees that are incredibly flavorful meat-eaters approved
- Nourishing desserts and breakfast options that are lower in sugar and fats. Some of them (like my protein muffins and oatmeal protein pancakes) are even packed with plant-based protein!
- Most meals are easy to make and ready in an hour
To ensure your success in recreating my recipes, I provide detailed step-by-step instructions accompanied by process shots. Additionally, I address common questions in a dedicated section, ensuring that all your queries are answered and making your cooking experience as seamless as possible.
Rest assured that every recipe you find on my website has undergone rigorous testing and received the seal of approval from my trusted taste testers—my own family members. This ensures that each dish delivers on taste, texture, and overall satisfaction.
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Some fun facts about me
- In addition to my love for cooking and cuisine, I am extremely enthusiastic about nutrition! I am currently pursuing a degree in dietetics and aspire to become a consultant dietitian in the near future.
- Outside of the culinary world, I am a NASM-certified personal trainer, deeply dedicated to fitness and strength training.
- As an avid bookworm, I indulge my love for reading, particularly in the thrilling and mysterious realms.
- My native language is Chinese and I am fluent in English as my second language.
- Although my immediate family members are not vegan, they do appreciate plant-based meals.
Frequently asked questions
With over a decade of experience in the culinary realm, my journey as a self-taught cook began at a young age. Starting by helping out in the kitchen at the tender age of 8, I quickly developed a deep passion for cooking. Throughout the years, I have honed my skills through countless hours of practice and experimentation.
While pursuing my degree in dietetics, running a food blog has provided me with valuable time management skills. This allows me to effectively gauge the time required for readers to create a meal, ensuring that my recipes are practical and achievable within their busy schedules.
My culinary knowledge extends beyond personal experience. I have avidly studied cookbooks and watched numerous cooking videos to broaden my understanding of different cuisines and techniques. This continuous quest for culinary knowledge has greatly influenced my recipe development process.
All of my recipes are vegan and dairy free. Furthermore, many of my recipes can be easily adapted to accommodate gluten-free diets, and I always provide substitutions when applicable.
I encourage you to share my recipes and pictures on social media or your own website, as long as proper attribution is given by providing a link back to the original content. However, please note that the full publication of a recipe, whether on a website or any social media platforms, requires prior permission. Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
Coming up with new recipe ideas is a continuous process of inspiration and innovation. I draw inspiration from various sources, such as trying new foods, revisiting dishes I enjoyed before adopting a vegan lifestyle, and exploring the vast culinary world on social media platforms.
I take pride in adding my own creative twists to recipes, ensuring that each dish on my blog reflects my unique culinary style.
I highly recommend following the recipe to the best of your ability to ensure success in recreating my recipes. However, I do usually provide a list of substitutions and variations of the recipe to accommodate different dietary needs and preferences.
Keeping in touch
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For real-time updates and a glimpse into my culinary adventures, be sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. I am excited to connect with you and share our mutual love for plant-based cooking. Feel free to reach out to me via email at email@example.com with any questions or inquiries.
Thank you for visiting! I am excited to assist you in crafting delectable and nutritious plant-based recipes.