About

sophie-whe

Hey friends!

I’m Sophie, just your classic Libra / Scorpio rising kind of gal. I live in Vancouver, B.C. and am a west coast girl through and through. I am happiest when I’m exploring the scenic beauty of this rugged coast or partaking in a love of natural foods (yes, those hippy spreads + sprouts). Inspired by the iconic whole foods I grew up with, I created WHE so I could share these West Coast eats with all of you lovely readers, no matter where you are in the world.

The Blog

I started this blog after I graduated from University (in Sociology + Social Justice) and felt the need to be creative. After years of working in the restaurant business and organic vegan bakeries, I gathered a vast amount of cooking knowledge, coupled with my own creative food experimentations and I just needed to share.

peanut butter cookies

The Food

The food on WHE reflects the style of food my partner and I like to make – plant based, delicious, and, as my might have noticed, vibrant! I strongly believe that food is medicine, so eating a vegan (or very close to) diet, along with organic, seasonal, and local produce are all super important to me. The recipes here stray away from refined flours and sugars, and focus on nourishment for the body and soul. Most importantly, the foods here focus on moderation (because we all need cake), slowing down, and enjoying cooking and eating meals with the people you love. When it comes down to it, why bother living half-assed when it could be wholehearted?

Sponsorship + Collaboration

Interested in working together or have any questions? Drop me a line. If you have questions about collaborating, working on a sponsored post, recipe development, or want to share some awesome ideas, contact me at sophie@wholeheartedeats.com. If you just have a question, comment, or are in need of extra info, I’m always here to help + would love to hear from you!

Camera

I shoot all the photos on this site. Most photos are shot using a Canon 5D Mark 2 with either a 50 mm f/1.8  or a 35 mm f/2  (photos prior to 2015 were taken with a Canon Rebel T2i) and always in natural light. I play around a bit with light room and occasionally dabble in Photoshop (but am hopeless). I have a tendency to doctor my Instagram pics with Afterlight or Unum.

Press

My work has been featured on such sites as  Country Living, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Brit and Co., The Kitchn, Design Love Fest, and Food 52.

Thanks for checking out the site!