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About

Hello and welcome! I’m Karen (Kare), the founder of Kitchen Treaty. I’m an experienced home cook (with a bit of culinary training too).

I’m also, currently, a dairy-free vegetarian married to a staunch carnivore. Together, we have a young, “selective” daughter who loves bacon and chocolate and … not a lot else.

The Kitchen Treaty family (minus the dogs)

We’re much better at dining peacefully than we are at selfies. But we’re okay with that. 🙂

I shared my first one-dish-two-ways recipe back in January 2010 on my first blog, The Hazel Bloom. Two years later, I decided to focus on creating more recipes for multi-vore households like my own, and Kitchen Treaty was born. I’ve now shared over 500 recipes – crazy!

Cashew Veggie Stir Fry Two Ways (with chicken or tofu)

Over the last 10 years, I’ve evolved. I love exploring plant-based meals, and a couple of years back, I earned my plant-based pro certificate. Over those months of training, I learned a lot about the fundamentals of cooking and all of the possibilities of plant-based cooking. They’re infinite! 

Vegan Banana Almond Butter Waffles

Kitchen Treaty started out as a blog for vegetarians and meat-eaters living together, but, just like our family, it’s grown into more than that. It’s about making the kitchen your place of joy and even solace – not a battleground – one whole-food, family-friendly meal at a time. Regardless of dietary limitations!

Vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, gluten-free, dairy-free, picky kids, lack of time … we all face challenges when it comes to food and families. Through unfussy and flexible recipes – plus a few cocktails and desserts thrown in for kicks – Kitchen Treaty strives to achieve mealtime peace, one family-friendly, real-food meal at a time.

These days my recipes are on the healthier side (usually) and as uncomplicated as possible. I like to create two different kinds of recipes:

  1. Accessible, diet-neutral recipes. Recipes that are vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free, but still appeal to most everyone.
  2. Adaptable, flexible recipes with options. This includes recipes with optional meat, dairy substitutions, or vegan alternatives, or even a few with picky-kid-friendly options as well.

No matter which category they fall into, they’re always delicious! At least, our multi-vore family thinks so. 🙂

Vegan Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazool)

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