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Hello! I’m Rae

Nutritionist, BLOGGER, Mom + Wife

Rooted in the great Pacific Northwest, I’m the flannel-wearing, dog-loving, green-living mom 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, not wanting to burden hosts when I was invited over for a meal. 

A year later I opted to go all-in. I taught myself how to cook, and decided the next logical step was to share my hand-crafted plant-based recipes with the world. Raepublic was born. 

I’ve learned that a plant-based diet not only improves my physical health but also my emotional 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, and growth. Throughout all of it, I choose to operate in a mode of learning. My passion for learning prompted my Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

Since completing my Master’s I have been expanding my blog to include all things holistic living. This includes plant-based recipes, health and wellness, organic gardening, sustainability, mom life, and off-grid living.