I’m glad you’re here.

Whether you’re looking to explore a vegan lifestyle, in search of plant-based recipes, or looking for the support of a dietitian who specializes in plant-forward eating, it’s my hope that this blog will have something to offer you. Welcome to The Full Helping.

Eating can be complicated, especially in this day and age. My goal is to help make vegan cooking accessible, rewarding, and fun. Here you’ll find recipes that are focused on both pleasure and wellness, along with occasional musings on nutrition, self-care, and mindfulness.

I believe that when we satisfy our appetites, the fullness of our lives expands. This blog is my tribute to that process.

My Story

Like many of us, I have a complicated food story. I struggled with eating disorders all through my teens and early twenties, when I finally committed to a lasting recovery. As I went through the recovery process, I became attuned to the suffering of animals within our food system and started to explore a vegan diet.

Veganism allowed me to see that eating can be an opportunity to practice compassion; it’s one step that we can take in creating a gentler world. For many, it can open the doors to greater well-being. Becoming vegan was also my introduction to the joys of cooking, which I began to explore in my tiny New York City kitchen.

As anyone who has healed from an eating disorder can attest, it’s anything but a linear process. My early years as a vegan were still marked by food alarmism and dogma; I hadn’t yet learned how to embrace eating as a form of pleasure.

Over the ten years I’ve been blogging, I’ve come to embrace food as a source of both pleasure and nourishment. My recipes are wholesome, but they’re created with a sense of fun and an awareness that not every ingredient needs to serve a nutritional purpose. Each Sunday, I publish a weekend reading post that includes personal musings and articles on medicine, science, and the human experience. These posts remind me that health and wellness extend far beyond what’s on our plates.

In addition to my work as a blogger, I’m a registered dietitian (RD) with nearly ten years of experience in nutrition counseling. If you’re curious about my services, you can click explore here. It’s my hope that this online space will give you permission to celebrate your appetites, one recipe at a time.

To a life in full,
Gena

learn more & explore

  • Weekend Reading

    These Sunday posts contain personal musings and articles on medicine, science, and the human experience.
  • Nutrition Counselling

    I’m a registered dietitian with nearly ten years of experience in nutrition counseling. Explore my areas of expertise and how I can support you.
  • Vegan recipes

    For many, it can open the doors to greater well-being. For me, it was my introduction to the joys of cooking.
  • books I've written

    Explore my published works surrounding plant-based eating and learning how to embrace eating as a form of pleasure.