Welcome to The Nut-Free Vegan, a resource for plant-based eaters who need to steer clear of tree nuts.
My vegan journey began with a seven-year stint as a vegetarian. That was before I knew about what happens in the dairy industry. Once I learned about that while I was reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, Eating Animals, I was immediately done with all animal products.
In 2017 I started this website for several reasons. First and foremost, because I believe in enacting change though positivity. So I figured that I could help to save animals by sharing recipes that are just as enticing as those with meat and dairy in them. If people could find food that is just as good without harming animals to have it, why wouldn’t they take that option? And the second reason is becauseI wanted to provide a resource for people like me who live a vegan lifestyle—or might be considering it—but need to keep tree nuts off their plates. It can be difficult to track down recipes like these online since things like cashews and almonds are great sources of protein for meat- and dairy-free diets. But roughly one million people in the U.S. alone suffer from these allergies (that number doubles if you include peanuts). Obviously those folks are not all vegan, but my hope is that regardless of that The Nut-Free Vegan can provide a safe space for people to come and find delicious, healthy (mostly—hey, we all need a little comfort food once in a while!) recipes they can make without the fear of an allergic reaction. And if I can convert some people to a plant-based way of living along the way, that’s even better!
Allergies suck, and you shouldn’t have to give up eating really tasty food because of them. So please take a look around the site and give some recipes a try. I think you’ll really love them. And if you need some alternatives for nut-free staples, check out my Staples and How Tos page.