This is my happy place where I share plant-based, gluten-free, {refined} sugar-free, dairy-free recipes that can be enjoyed by the entire family. It's a very kid-friendly place where families can explore real and whole food recipes, wellness and a minimalist lifestyle tips at their own pace without pressure, judgement or criticism. 

We also talk cool products, modern decor, pregnancy, babies, kids and healthy eating for the whole family. Homemade is always better than canned or packaged. Kids' snacks in particular are filled with unnecessary food dyes, corn syrup, refined sugar and all sorts of other weird flavorings and preservatives that can hinder their optimal growth, learning, and sportsmanship. It's been my passion to share healthy recipes that help kids thrive. 

Our recipes are vegetarian and vegan. But all the dishes on our site can be enjoyed as sides to your steak or fish. I'm not here to judge or push my views onto you but at the same time, if you want to really experience feeling light, energetic, healthy and free, I suggest you cut back on the meat. Compassion and love for all beings is my first priority. But secondly, I am a passionate foodie that doesn't want to contribute to the incredibly terrifying and biased meat and dairy industries. 

I'm sharing my recipes here with you so that you too can experience amazing food without the animal products. I hope you like my recipes. If so, please comment or tag me on instagram or facebook

If you are interested in ANYTHING marketing related - media or advertising on the blog - please contact juli @ puremamas.com - I cannot post about everything I receive, but if I love it, I will rave about it here!

Also, I do share affiliate links from time to time because I often do have to share my favorite products with you all in order to properly follow my recipes.

All photos and content are property of Pure Mamas, please do not redistribute without my permission, thanks! 

My Bio

In high school I was the head pastry chef at a popular coffee shop near my house. I was obsessed with food and baking since age 13. So much that I used to have friends over before school {yep, at about 5:30a, it was still dark outside} for organic lattes and healthy scones. As a curious young baker I'd always cringe as I would pour loads of sugar, white flour and vegetable oils into a bowl and then serve it as breakfast. Is this really what we eat for breakfast? Sugar and white flour? That always bothered me. So I experimented with recipes and made my own healthy pastries and cookies at home and also became a vegetarian during my high school hippy phase {let's be friends with animals, no eat them!}

Out of high school I decided not to go to culinary school or focus on health food/nutrition because I didn't want to lose my passion for it. I figured it would be best to keep it as a hobby. After graduating from UCLA school of communications {journalism} I - of course {insert eye roll here} - started a vegan gluten-free organic food company,  Kookie Karma, in Santa Monica, CA. When you love doing something, you just can't try and ignore it, so I have learned. I then decided it was time to get my masters in nutrition. I never did get to finish the last semester of my schooling because running a food company took all of my time but boy did I learn a lot. My vegan products was featured in In Style Magazine, Yogi Times, C California, and more. 

Now age 36 I'm living in Southern California with my husband and three little kids {Pierce, Roman and Merrick, 1}.

As a recipe developer, food blogger and journalist, I can finally say I have successfully fused my journalism major with my health food passion.

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