Hi lovely, I’m Rae.
Rooted in the great Pacific Northwest, I’m the flannel-wearing, dog-loving, green-living foodie behind Raepublic. When I’m not changing the color of my walls or reorganizing my living room, I am researching, creating, and sharing delightful plant-based recipes for a healthier, happier you!
This site was born when I opted to “lean” into a plant-based diet. At first, I only took to this habit at home, avoiding labels and not wanting to burden hosts when I was invited over for a meal.
When I started down this road I searched high and low for awesome vegan recipes and was disappointed to discover that the majority of recipes I found called for ingredients that included fake, processed, plant-based substitutes. I thought to myself “If the goal is to be healthy, what’s the point if I’m going to be consuming processed crap?”
With that thought in mind, I decided to go all-in. I would teach myself how to cook, and I would share my customized, hand-crafted whole food vegan recipes with the world. Thus, Raepublic was born.
I decided to fully embrace a plant-based lifestyle to also contribute to my emotional and spiritual well-being. I had an epiphany after starting this venture, I can’t stomach the thought of causing any creature pain or suffering that is even remotely close to what I have been through in life. The factory farming industry in the United States is absolutely horrific – for meat production and dairy alike. I believe that if I am not willing to kill an animal myself, I shouldn’t be eating them.
Life is a process full of joy, pain, healing, growth and throughout all of it I choose to operate in a mode of learning. As I continue to learn and grow I focus on empowerment, wellness, holistic health, and giving my body the nutrition it needs to thrive.
I recently graduated with my Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and have been expanding my blog to include all things organic gardening, green-living and sustainability including minimal and zero-waste living. Additionally, my husband Jon and I are in the beginning stages of building an eco-friendly Yurt to call home.
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Raepublic offers all-inclusive sponsored post packages comprised of a featured blog post with all necessary photography, copy, and shares on social media. We are also happy to offer stand-alone blog posts or social media posts. In addition, I love developing recipes for clients, offering freelance food photography, and more.