Hello, I'm Heidi!
Welcome to The Simple Green. I'm so happy you dropped in!
My blog is dedicated to simple and nourishing plant-based recipes. A deep love of organic gardening and a reverence for the seasons guides me in the kitchen and creates a deep connection with the natural world around me - my goal is to share that experience through my recipes.
I love good food as much as the next person, and I endeavor to make my recipes both delicious and a little bit better for you and our Earth.
Most of my recipes are naturally gluten free, high in fiber, and lower in refined sugar. Combining comfort & familiarity with seasonal ingredients (and nature's magic) can bring us together to relish in eating simply, and eating well with benefits far beyond our taste-buds!
My work has been seen on BuzzFeed, Brit+Co, Greatist, Vitamix International, Hello Glow, Lacanche Canada, Edible Vancouver Island Magazine, and the CBC among others. The Simple Green was also a shortlist nominee for the 2017 Taste Canada Awards.
A bit more about me
I was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. I currently reside on Vancouver Island with my husband and,
soon to be, two children.
When I'm not in the kitchen or garden, you can find me behind the camera, chasing after the little ones (or Frankie, our dog), reading all things fantastical, foraging for wild foods, or exploring the natural wonders of the west coast.
My favourite foods are french lentils, dijon mustard, mint chocolate, tomatoes from the vine still warm and prickly from the sun, chunky sea salt, and dark rye bread (I adore it).
I hold a formal university degree in Exercise Sciences / Physiology and have achieved several competitive athletic awards in my youth and early twenties. Over the years, I have developed a somewhat insatiable taste for living slowly and simply with peaceful purpose and loving intention; I share that through my recipes on The Simple Green.
If you'd like to collaborate or work with me in any capacity, feel free to get in touch so we can share ideas. Check out my FAQs page, or visit my photography portfolio here. To request my media kit click here.
Love my recipes or have a question? Drop me a comment or email. Also, if you make one of my recipes, don't forget to tag me on social media!
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II primarily with a 50mm 1.4 lens, 85mm 1.4 lens, and a 100mm 2.8 macro lens. I edit all my photos with Adobe Lightroom and occasionally Adobe Photoshop. Visit here to see what's in my camera bag!