Elizabeth's Table actually started long before I knew it did. In 2018 I created my blog: The Plant-Based Catholic. Soon after I met one of my best friends in college. We sat across a table and talked for hours on the first day we met. We quickly became friends and met regularly, always sitting across from each other at my kitchen table.
Soon more people would be invited to my table. Friends. Acquaintances. I cooked for everyone. Sometimes it was just a coffee but other times it was dinner, a birthday celebration, or a Friendsgiving spread.
I have since moved out of my college apartment with that first table, but the concept of the table comes with me as I cook for friends and family, sharing life and love and Christ with each person.
At Elizabeth's table, my mission is to bring you nutritious, plant-based recipes and explore the relationship between food and faith so we can all become the healthiest versions of ourselves.
I'm committed to sharing delicious plant-food recipes and praising God. Our Father gave us food as a means to glorify Him. When we treat God’s creation (both animals and ourselves) in the way we are called, we can grow in our relationship with Him. Join me on your faith journey by using food to love yourself, creation, and The Creator.
The table is a place where everyone is welcome. So, come, have a seat at my table, and stay a while.
I eat a Whole Food Plant-Based (WFPB) diet. This means that I don't eat meat, dairy, eggs, or any animal products. I also avoid oil, processed sugars, and other heavily processed and packaged foods.
While I do eat some gluten in my own diet, every recipe on this blog is either naturally gluten-free or has a very good gluten-free substitute and instructions. All my baking is tested using gluten-free flours.
In short, I eat real plant foods. And very little else.
I believe we should all be eating real foods that fuel our bodies, not foods that harm us.
But everyone is welcome at my table!
Whether you're exploring a more plant-based diet, looking for something gluten-free, searching for meatless meals, or just want to try some good food, I'm so glad you're here.
I hope we will get to know each other. To start, here are some fun facts about me!
I’m Catholic. I was born and raised Catholic and have grown to understand a deep relationship between food and faith. If you're not Catholic, that's okay! You can still enjoy all my recipes :)
I attended Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and graduated in 3 1/2 years with a degree in Economic Consulting and Business Analytics and a minor in Mathematics. During my junior and senior years I realized that my passion is in food, so I used my business school knowledge and started to pursue a career in the food industry.
My favorite food is carrots. I eat pounds of carrots a week and enjoy creating a variety of dip and hummus recipes to go with. I once bought a 25-pound bag of carrots and ate the entire bag (along with a bit of help) in less than two weeks.
Health and fitness are a huge priority in my life. I ran my first marathon in 2019 and I work out every day, doing a combination of running, HIIT, and strength training. Besides my morning workouts, I also enjoy going on walks/hikes with my friends or with a good podcast.
I’m a huge podcast listener. I listen when I workout, when I’m driving, or when I’m cooking. The topics of the podcasts I listen to range from economics (nerd alert), TED talks, vegan athlete lifestyle, self-improvement, psychology, religion, and more.
I've only lived in states that begin and end with vowels: I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I went to college in Indiana, I lived in Idaho for a year, and now I'm back in Ohio for a bit. Who knows, maybe Arizona is in my future...
I'm so happy that you're here. It is an honor to walk with you on your faith journey. Thank you for coming to my table.
Whether you have a question about a recipe or you’re interested in working together, let’s chat.