Hello, I'm so happy you stopped by to see what's cooking. I'm Poppy, the recipe creator, author, and photographer at Poppy's Wild Kitchen. Feel free to jump straight below to find out more about me.
However, may I ask you an important question first?
What do you like to eat?
Let me guess. Because you've stopped here, I'm thinking not only do you love to eat, but you also want to be healthy. Why you may even aspire to be the most vibrant self you can. Then you have landed in the right spot.
What’s In Poppy’s Kitchen
You will find recipes that feature gorgeous fruits and vegetables from a tropical climate to inspire your culinary skills no matter where you live. I can't wait for you to find out how beautiful plants, delicious food, and good health go hand in hand.
We feature wholesome, organic ingredients for nutrient-dense dishes free from artificial additives and processed foods. All the recipes are vegan or have a vegan option if they include honey.
Freshness is key in Poppy’s Wild Kitchen, and innovative techniques will help you become a capable, plant-based chef in no time. Recipe tips are designed to make everything easier for you.
Best of all, you won’t be wasting your time on boring, bland plates. There are just too many exquisite recipes to be savored.
Find Your Favorites
Whether you are a beginner after quick and healthy or want a challenge because you don’t blink an eye at terms like autolyze, you’ll find mouth-watering recipes. The website is set up to make it easy to find just what you are after.
You can search for favorites by clicking on any of these categories on the home page:
The sidebar on recipe pages holds even more seasonal and popular choices and includes a section on edible tropical plants to learn more about the garden and cooking with wild foods.
If you want to browse everything the recipe index holds it all on one page grouped in familiar categories by meal type, dietary preference, and season.
Finally, you can use the search bar at the top of every page if you are looking for something specific.
Secrets About Poppy
Ok, so here’s the scoop I promised on Poppy. My mother loves to tell a story about how I smacked my lips at my first baby food. I am sure I am not alone in that. The surprising thing though is one of my first baby foods was smoked oysters!
Another thing about my childhood only my closest friends know is that I auditioned at nine years of age for the Ed Sullivan Show. Despite my polka-dotted pink tutu, tap shoes, and enthusiasm, I didn’t pass the test.
That’s ok, since I still had my favorite childhood TV show, Gilligan’s Island, to console myself. I cringe when I look at the outdated sitcom now. However, back in the day, young Poppy was enthralled with the romance of being stuck on an island rich with tropical plants.
I still have an adventurous taste. But now I understand there are much healthier foods and more planet-friendly foods than smoked oysters to keep me dancing. When I’m not bouncing in the kitchen creating recipes or photographing and writing about them for you, I’m likely to be outdoors.
No, I don’t live on Gilligan’s Island, but I did make it to the gorgeous Hawaiian island of Maui. A short trek from my house are some of the same wild and exotic foods MaryAnn made into pancakes and the Professor made into glue.
Now that our children are grown, I feel so fortunate to live in Paradise with their magnificent father. He is the love of my life. We both couldn’t be happier to call this beautiful location with its warmer waters our permanent home.
Here I also have the privilege of working in a community garden. It’s good, hard work, and the rewards of struggling are one-hundredfold. It keeps me healthy in body and spirit.
Not only do I have access to the treasures that show up in your recipes, but gardening nurtures my love affair with plants and feeds my insatiable appetite to learn more. Poppy's Wild Kitchen is dedicated to learning and growing so that you always have something new to look forward to.
Furthermore, I am happy I can donate food to our local community and be connected to a larger family. Even if the most you can do is grow fresh herbs under your window sill and share them with a friend, I highly recommend growing something. I guarantee it will benefit your life more than you can imagine.
So, that’s Poppy’s Wild Kitchen in a nutshell. I hope you’ve found what you are looking for and we will become fast friends. Whole foods, organic and wild dishes are eagerly waiting to fill your table and nourish your body.
Here’s a toast to your vibrant self, and the healthy future we support for our children and the earth by eating plant-based foods.