Hello + welcome to The Simple Green. I’m Heidi! Here you can find my passion for simple, seasonal and wholesome plant-based recipes; recipes that are prepared with ease for maximum enjoyment with family and friends.
Whether you follow a plant-based diet or not (even if that’s based off the side salad you ordered a dinner), there is something for everyone here. Most recipes found here are naturally gluten free, lower in refined sugar, and always vegan friendly. I trust you’ll find something you love!
My work has been featured on BuzzFeed, The Feed Feed, Brit+Co, Hello Glow, CBC, among others. The Simple Green was also a shortlist nominee for the 2017 Taste Canada Awards!
I believe in never underestimating the beauty of a home made meal. I also believe that using wholesome, seasonal, plant-based ingredients is best, not only for their nutrition, but for their simplicity and unparalleled taste. There is nothing better than enjoying food made with love and compassion and knowing it’s nourishing your body with each delicious bite. A reverence for the seasonal abundance provided by nature helps guide me in the kitchen and and creates a deep connection with the natural world- my goal is to share that love and connection through my recipes!
Cooking and baking have always been close to my heart; comfort & familiarity mixed with wholesome ingredients and nature’s magic are innate to all my recipes.
I hope you love them!
You can likely tell my heritage based off my very German name (thanks to my father), although I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. I’m a first-time mother and pioneer Vancouverite making a home on beautiful Vancouver Island located off the coast of British Columbia. My husband is French Canadian and grew up on the far West coast of the island in a quaint fishing town. He is a true craftsman and you can often spot his work in my photos (hand carved spoons, the odd paring knife etc.). I’m a lover of relaxed minimalist style, home grown vegetables and DIY [the jack-of-all-trades section on my resume is ever expanding].
When I’m not in the kitchen, you can find me behind the camera (sometimes in front of one), chasing after our son, tending to an ever expanding garden, reading about ninjas, or exploring the natural wonders of this Island with my loves, including our French Bulldog, Frankie.
My favourite foods are too many to be listed here, but to name a few: french lentils, dark chocolate, almond butter (straight from the jar), tomatoes from the vine still warm and prickly from the sun, baby kale, chunky Celtic sea salt, matcha lattes, fresh baguettes and, to satisfy my inner child, peanut butter & banana sandwiches.
I hold a formal university degree in Exercise Sciences and 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…this world needs to be left better than I found it.
If you’d like to collaborate or work with me in any capacity, feel free to get in touch so we can share ideas. To request my media kit, send me an email. You can also find my photography portfolio here.
If you love my recipes or have any questions, drop me a comment; I absolutely love hearing from you. Also, if you make one of my recipes, tag me on social media; I love seeing my recipes in your day!
I capture my recipes with a Canon 5D Mark ii primarily with a 50mm 1.4 lens. Prior to April 2017, I was using a Panasonic Lumix with a Leica 2.8 lens. I edit my photos with Adobe Lightroom and occasionally Adobe Photoshop. Visit here to see more of my current photography set up!