Ellie Yamanaka

Recipe Creator and Photographer | Ellie Likes Cooking

Ellie Yamanaka is a food photographer and recipe developer who loves making simple, feel-good plant-based recipes that don't compromise on taste or nutrition. She's been making messes in the kitchen since she was 12, and after finishing university 10 years later, she decided to trade in her nutrition degree for a camera and a kitchen. Through her food blog Ellie Likes Cooking, she hopes to inspire others to eat more plants and get creative in the kitchen.

Tofu Quiche with Potato Crust

Perfect for a plant-based main course or a hearty side dish, this tofu quiche is sure to impress with its flavorful filling of tofu, mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, and savory herbs and spices. Thinly sliced russet potatoes replace traditional pie crust, giving it a satisfying texture while remaining gluten-free. This quiche...With a veggie-loaded filling and hearty potato crust, this plant-based tofu quiche packs a healthy punch of protein, nutrients, AND flavor!
Plant Based Whole30 Kung Pao Tempeh

Kung Pao Tempeh

This Kung Pao Tempeh is a plant-based stir fry bursting with flavor! The tempeh is steamed and then saturated in an easy marinade to give it just the right texture and taste. You can choose your heat level with this dish by adding or leaving out the Sichuan peppercorns and...Satisfy your takeout cravings with this Plant-Based Whole30 Kung Pao Tempeh. Serve atop steamed riced cauliflower or in lettuce cups!
Plant Based Whole30 Miso Mushroom Chowder

Miso Mushroom Chowder

You’ll want to curl up with a bowl (or two) of this cozy vegan Miso Mushroom Chowder! It includes a delicious dairy-free “cream” made out of white beans, cashews, and miso. This gives the soup a protein boost and a satisfying, velvety texture. We love that this soup takes only...With only 15 minutes of hands on prep, you'll want to curl up with a bowl (or two) of this cozy vegan Miso Mushroom Chowder!
Plant-Based Whole30 Sesame Edamame Salad

Plant-Based Sesame Edamame Salad

Recipe and Photography by Ellie Yamanaka When your salad game needs a remix, turn to this easy Sesame Edamame Salad. Rich in protein, with plenty of crunch, then topped off with a homemade creamy dressing, it’s just the jolt your leafy-green routine needs. Start with your favorite salad greens and...This Plant-Based Sesame Edamame Salad is chockful of crunch and a great way to revamp your leafy-green routine.
Whole30 Plant Based Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Plant-Based Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Recipe and Photography by Ellie Yamanaka Chili is a staple Whole30 meal. It’s simple enough to cook up in a single pot, easy to mix up based on the vegetables you have handy, and as comforting as it is nutritious. (Not to mention, you can make a big batch and...Served up in soft baked sweet potatoes, this chili is chock-full of savory flavor and plant-based protein.
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