Welcome to the new blog!

Hello, hello!

You might have noticed that things look a little bit different around here, and I’m so excited for you to get to know my new and improved website. 

Keep on reading for what you can expect on my new blog and how you can lend a hand to make it even better!

I am so very excited to share my new and improved website with you all! I’ve been working on this project for almost 6 months, and the big day is finally here! 

What you’ll find on my new website 

I was inspired to build a new site for two main reasons.

First, the old site had begun to feel a little stale and was in need of a brand refresh. As you peruse the new site, you’ll notice that a new logo, new fonts, and entirely new design.

Old logo and new logo side by side

Rainbow Plant Life is about vibrancy and fun, and it was important to me that the look and feel of the site reflected that.

Second, and more importantly, the old site did not deliver a great experience to you, the readers. To highlight but just a few improvements you’ll find here:

  • A jump-to-recipe button on each page makes it easier for you to go right to the recipe if you want to skip over my ramblings. Of course, you should always read my ramblings because that’s where I pack in useful general and recipe-specific cooking tips.
  • Each recipe will have a print button, making it easier for you to, well, print the recipes. The old site did not allow for this. We’re still in the process of adding this to every page (more on that below), but it will be a big help.
  • Search is much easier thanks to better filtering, including dietary filters.
  • There’s now a dedicated Lifestyle section of the site. Here, you’ll find resources on cooking, veganism, photography and social media, wellness, productivity, as well as personal posts. 

Please keep in mind that migrating a website from Squarespace to WordPress was no easy task. As such, a lot of the migration work was manual. 

Given the amount of work involved, not every post is yet fully updated with a printable recipe card, jump-to-recipe button, updated dietary tags, etc. My team has worked really hard to update my top 100 blog posts, so hopefully the post you land on will look perfect(ish). And we will continue to update the rest of the posts over the next few months. 

How you can help! 

I put so very much time and energy into my content (and particularly into this blog revamp over the past few months) because I want to give you, my lovely readers and followers, the best possible experience.  So, if you have a few minutes, I would really appreciate your help in making my site even better!

Leave a star rating on any recipe you’ve made

Apologies for being so gauche, let me explain.

Star ratings help my website because they indicate to Google and other search engines that my recipe is valuable and/or trustworthy. This, in turn, improves the search ranking for that given recipe or blog post, making it more likely that new users will find the recipe and give it a try.

So, if you’ve ever made one of my recipes in the past and enjoyed it, it would mean so much to me if you left a five-star rating

Leave a comment

You guys know I love to hear from you. While we were able migrate almost all of the comments from the old site to the new site, comments that were left recently (after the migration date ~ November 11, 2020) could not be included. 

So, if you recently left a comment on a recipe you love and wish to re-post that comment and give it a star rating, that would also be super

See something? Say something

There are so many pages and posts to go over (like so many more than I remembered lol). So we haven’t had time to catch every issue that arose during the site migration.

So, if you see something funky, let me know! For example, if a URL appears broken or a page isn’t working or there’s anything else that seems off, please email help@rainbowplantlife.com

Thank you so much for your help in making this space fun, rewarding, and delicious! 

Why I didn’t include nutritional information in my recipes 

While I’ve included dietary tags for common allergens and food sensitivities (e.g., gluten-free, soy-free), I deliberately did not include a nutritional facts/calorie counter plugin for a few reasons.

One, I had an eating disorder as a teenager. It wasn’t a severe one, but I was more than obsessed with counting calories and cutting out fat from my diet. Despite being underweight, I still thought I was fat and shamed my body for many years. Counting calories and disordered eating are no longer part of my life, and I certainly don’t want to facilitate that behavior with my content.

Two, if you are interested in calculating the nutrition content in a particular recipe, there are several apps, like My Fitness Pal, that make it easy to do so. Just plug in the ingredients listed in a recipe and calculate from there.

Finally, my focus on health is holistic and balanced. I believe that if you are eating plant-based food and cooking most of your meals at home, you’re already doing really well! And I hope my recipes demonstrate how abundant, rewarding, and delicious a vegan diet and lifestyle can be! 

Any other feedback? Drop it down below in the comments. I can’t wait for you to have a peek around the new blog! 

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52 comments on Welcome to the new blog!

  1. Caroline Y

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thank YOU for trying them out, Caroline!

  2. celia lavalle

    thanks for all your great content. really enjoying veganuary.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      You are so welcome, Celia! Happy Cooking!

  3. Sandy

    Hi there .
    For myself I am disappointed by the lack of nutritional breakdown, not because I count calories and have any body image issues but I am a recently diagnosed type 1 diabetic who absolutely needs the carb count in order to calculate my insulin for everything I eat. So yes have tried to figure it out using myfitness pal or other apps but having nutritional content would have been great.
    While I am not completely vegan we do make a lot of vegan and vegetarian foods in our household. Have made a couple of your soups and your delicious hummus. Always happy with the results and your great YouTube content.

  4. Laurie

    I was so excited to come across your YouTube channel searching for tips to cut open a butternut squash. Great tips and amazing recipes! I came for the squash recipes and stayed for the Vegan Naan recipe! Your parents were so cute in the video, I had to see how it turned out. I immediately went to your website and began prepping to make Naan. Your tips and instructions were perfect. I think because I read how to pay attention to the water temperature was key for making the yeast work out perfectly. It was so easy! I am going to make this again and again.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Glad you’re enjoying the blog content, Laurie! Thanks for the wonderful review!

  5. Dolores

    LOVE everything I’ve made from your recipes! Most recently. . . Vegan tuna salad sandwich! Easy and delish! Thank you thank you! I’m telling everyone I know, vegan or not, how good they are! Would give five stars to every recipe I’ve tried if I can figure out how to do it!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thank you so much Dolores! :)

  6. Dolores

    LOVE everything I’ve made from your recipes! Most recently. . . Vegan tuna salad sandwich! Easy and delish! Thank you thank you! I’m telling everyone I know, vegan or not, how good they are!

  7. Deana P

    Hello Nisha! I am so grateful for your YouTube channel and your Vlog! I am a new vegan & you are helping me so much. Thank you I so much!!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Deana, we are so happy to be of help! I hope you get to make some of the Rainbow Plant Life recipes :)

  8. EDF

    My 3 year old grandson is always wanting carbs and and he is especially fond of peanut butter cups. I made these cookies yesterday and he devoured them. My husband eats peanut butter cookies anytime he sees them in a bakery or health food store and he said these cookies were even better than the traditional sugar and white flour peanut butter cookie he loves so much. I loved them and will be making them again soon. I stored the unbaked mix in my refrigerator for a couple of days and baked them a few at a time. Easy, delicious and satisfying!

  9. Diana

    Love the redesign of the new site! Today I googled vegan banana bread with aquafaba and your recipe popped up! That’s what I’m baking tonight!

  10. Tsili Wolf

    Hello Nisha!
    Love so many of your recipes after finding you when searching for vegan dishes to make for my vegeterian daughter who was breatfeeding a very allergic baby.
    Red Lentil curry is now an absolute favorite. Malai Kofta is on the menu next.
    I have a couple of questions.
    – Looking to invest in a Vitamix but don have luck with refurbished kitchen apliances. Any other suggestions for a Vitamix model.
    – Looking for a vegeterian Jewish chicken matza ball soup. The matza balls are the easy part since my daughter can eat eggs. I haven found a soup that I like that replicates the taste of the original holiday favorite.
    Thank you,

  11. Sonia Podkameni-Brown

    You are so awesome ! I introduced your recipes to my family (me hubby and 2 kids) twice a week ( it’s a start ! Lol) and they actually really like!
    Keep doing your great recipes and great sense of humor . U r funny ! Love your videos specially when wine is part of it ! :)

  12. Maggie Cupper

    Do not forget about photo editing!

  13. Brenda

    Congratulations on the new site!!! It looks amazing….I love your videos and recipes so THANK YOU so much for all of your hard work!!!! I will most definitely be visiting often………..Brenda

  14. Nancy Halloran

    Just discovered you Nisha after going whole foods plant based last fall. I love how many layers of flavouring you add to your recipes and how you give substitutions to make it still work. I put my mom on a WFPB diet last fall also and since then she has lost almost 40 pounds and has gone from a crazy amount of insulin 4 times a day to insulin only at bedtime and that amount is steadily decreasing. Thank you for sharing all you do.

  15. Gloria Thomas

    Hi Nisha! I discovered you recently on YouTube and think I have watched almost all of the content you have put out. I am new to Vegan and am trying to learn all I can before diving in! I have started stocking some essentials and beginning to experiment with the help of your Instant Pot cookbook (love it!). The website looks beautiful and I know what you do is appreciated by many as well as myself. You are approachable, aren’t afraid to be silly and so much fun to watch, and all your creations look amazing!

  16. mary

    I’ve always loved your blog Nisha but this new layout is simply beautiful! Congratulations and I look forward to more deliciousness!

  17. Adchara

    Congratulations on your new site. I am grateful it is here and look forward to further exploring it. I just recently discovered your work and am looking forward to trying your recipes. I love everything about your videos, pacing, info, humor atmosphere and philosophy. I am really looking forward to making a recipe every couple of weeks. I am so grateful for these and your work. Thank You :)

  18. Midnight

    Im not sure if I’ve made one of your meal yet but I will sort through what I’ve saved and make note to leave feedback. I first discovered you on Youtube and Im looking to transition more plants and fruits into my life (it’s kinda rough because they’ve never been very big in my life and it’s hard to love new textures and flavours). I’m trying though and making note of what works. One thing I learned is that I want my plants to have as much flavour as everything else so I appreciate that you have Indian meals and other culturally flavoured food and not just blanched broccoli or whatever. ❤️

  19. Jodi

    Your new website looks absolutely amazing! Which Wordpress theme have you used? You inspired me to purchase an Instant Pot, and now that I have your cookbook, I need to get busy and try some new recipes!

  20. Dee

    You never fail us! Your recipes are soooo flavourful and delicious. We just made your cheese sauce. I added a couple of carrots as I didn’t have enough butternut squash, and it didn’t change a thing. Just wow!

    Oh I kept the stock from the instant pot for soup tomorrow. Yum.

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