Hi! I’m Beth. I’m so glad you have found your way here. Since you’ve clicked on the “About” page, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you want to know a little bit more about me, so here are the most important facts to know:
I love pickles.
I’m a total nerd about spaghetti squash.
If you quote a line from the The Office or Friends, I can most likely finish the quote, give you the context of said quote, and possibly name the season and episode that contains the quote. I’m not sure what this says about me, but whatever it is, it’s gotta be a good thing. Right?
I am married to my favorite person. His name is Michael, and he doesn’t like pickles. He recently started taking over my kitchen as chief bread baker on the weekends, and he also roasts our weekly coffee. He’s also the Chief Taste Tester for Pass the Plants, and probably gets tired of hearing me ask if something is good enough to go on the blog.
He’s probably the most polite and kind person I know, and is always thinking about things that regularly escape my attention, like taxes and savings accounts and retirement planning. I love him more than I could ever say.
We have a daughter named Vida (aka Mini-Me), and she is the best of both of us. Her name has nothing to do with Matthew McConaughey.
She loves pickles.
And unicorns, and My Little Pony, and Star Wars.
Being around her is like watching myself grow up, which is just as trippy as it sounds.
We also have a son named Josh (aka Mini-Michael), and he does not like pickles. You’re starting to understand the pattern here, aren’t you?
He does, however, love dinosaurs (especially T. Rex), Batman, and Paw Patrol.
He tells me he loves me about a bazillion times a day and I just can’t get enough of him.
What’s up with the name?
From April 2014 until January 2018, this site was known as Eat Within Your Means. In January of 2018, I changed the name to Pass the Plants. You can read all about how that change came about here.
Are you vegan?
So, here’s the thing. I am not a big fan of labels. I think they are polarizing and create division. I’ve seen some pretty nasty stuff go on in comment threads for vegan food blogs (and Facebook groups, yikes), and it makes me sad. So, here’s what I will say. Predominately, I eat a (mostly) whole food plant-based diet free of animal products, and for the foreseeable future, the recipes on this site will reflect that preference. So if you are looking for dairy-free, egg-free, and meat-free recipes, that are healthy, approachable, and shareable, you are in the right place! I’m so glad you’re here!
I have more questions!
I have more answers! Please contact me here or e-mail beth (at) passtheplants (dot) com.