Hi there! I’m Maya.
I’ve been baking ever since I was a tiny child with my mom (making all the messes), and this blog is a space to document and record my most recent kitchen adventures!
My current home is in Vancouver, BC, and I couldn’t be happier to be surrounded by the beautiful mountains and the ocean. I live in a cozy apartment with my boyfriend, our cat, two farmers (City Beet Farm & Fresh Roots), and some friends. It is lovely and filled with laughter and good food.
I am living and eating on a fairly restricted budget so my recipes will reflect that lifestyle. I create mostly savoury, easy and cheap meals and try to keep my ingredient lists accessible and short.
Even though I have grown up mostly in the city, I love to daydream about rolling green hills and misty bluffs. I have a fantasy world in which I live in a tiny wooden cabin in the middle of the forest surrounded by a community of artists, dreamers, food enthusiasts, and farmers. I would read all day, drink tea, listen to music, and make hearty meals with and for the people I love. One day I hope this fantasy will come true.
Some of my favourite foods include: tahini, chocolate, ginger, arugula, pickles (anything pickled really), squash, freshly baked bread, raw honey, and sea salt (and especially those last three things together).
I love adventuring, long bike rides, books, podcasts, and camping! Some of these things may appear on the blog too.
*The beautiful logo is designed by my friend Zoe Maeve. Check out her website and work. She is so talented and so lovely.
About The Blog
In this space you will find original recipes, words, photography, and all around plant-based love. My food philosophy is simple: Eat whatever the heck you want! I eat what my body tells me will make it happiest, and this is what you will find here. That usually means a plant-based mostly vegan diet, but I sometimes eat honey and will usually accept food prepared for me by others. On this blog there will be a mixture of savoury and sweet vegan recipes.
To read a little more on my perspective about food and accessibility, you can read this post (it was written a while ago and could be more in depth, but contains the gist of it).
Until recently I used a Sony A58 Camera with a 50mm f/1.8 DT Alpha A-Mount Standard Prime Lens and lightroom, photoshop, and VSCO to edit. I just want to note that this isn’t a fancy set-up at all, and if you want to take pics but can’t afford the equipment, it’s okay! Start with what you have. I am now using a Canon 5D Mark iii and 50mm f/1.4 lens and am loving it.
Thank you for stopping by! Feel free to drop me a line and/or comment on my recipe posts. I am always super stoked to hear from you and love when you show me the recipes that you’ve made from this blog. You can tag @spiceandsprout on Instagram to show me your beautiful creations. ♥ ♥ ♥