My name is Sophie and I'm just your average 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.
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.
The food on WHE reflects the style of food my partner and I like to make – plant-based, delicious, and, as you 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?
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). I play around a bit with Lightroom and occasionally dabble in Photoshop (but am hopeless). I have a tendency to doctor my Instagram pics with Afterlight or Unum.
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!