Willamette Transplant began as a vegan food blog in the spring of 2017 publishing recipes online that offered alternatives to dairy and meat recipes and products. Here we are many years later still publishing recipes with a plant-forward focus!
All of the recipes we publish on this site are vegan as-written or can be adapted to be made vegan! If a recipe lists butter, milk, or yogurt, we are referring to a plant-based version of these products or ingredients.
Honey is the main ingredient used that does not have a direct vegan substitution. We include honey in many of our recipes for its connection to growing plants (which vegans totally need!) and keeping bee populations healthy. Maple syrup, agave, simple syrup, or homemade vegan honey are great alternatives for honey.
The Meaning Behind Our Name
What’s the backstory of our name? The Willamette Valley, a fertile valley surrounded by mountain ranges and home to the Willamette River, is where I (Adriana) call home. The valley is home to jory soils, drizzly PNW seasons, and countless ways to enjoy the outdoors.
I transplanted here almost 10 years ago from Maui, Hawaii, quickly grew roots and called the lovely PNW home.