Hi friends, welcome to my little corner of the internet!


If you’re new here, my name is Brittany, and I’m a pastry chef & freelance model living in San Diego. When I’m not in the kitchen or posting photos of my cat on Instagram, you can find me playing video games (very badly) on Twitch, in the tattoo shop, hiking, or petting an animal somewhere. My real life is full of smoothies, big bowls of kale, quinoa, and fruit salads for lunch. My blog is full of the over-the-top, indulgent, decadent food that I want to be eating 24/7.

Baking has always been my happy place. I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu at 19 years old and have worked in every part of the industry: from high-end restaurants and fast-paced casino kitchens to small family-owned bakeries. I’ve loved every minute of it, and am now working towards the opening of my own bakery (coming in 2019!).

After 4 years of being on-again-off-again vegetarian, I decided to take the plunge and go full vegan in 2013. I was so excited for this change in my life, but was immediately disappointed when I tasted my first vegan cupcake. It was bland, dry, and gritty, and it tasted… vegan. As a professional pastry chef, I refuse to live without dessert, so I made it my personal mission to create the richest, most delicious desserts that you would never guess are plant-based!

This is my little spot on the internet to share everything I love: plant-based recipes, tips on living cruelty-free, photography, DIY projects, and tons of stories about my real life and the craziness that ensues when you marry a tattoo artist. The name Panthers & Peonies just seems to tie in to every aspect of my life, especially my overwhelming love of nature and art (as well as some future tattoo plans… sorry, Mom).

A few more things about the blog:

  1. I post every Monday and Thursday.
  2. I’m allergic to coconut milk, so you’ll never see it here.
  3. My recipes are vegan, but I myself am technically “plant-based” since I still eat honey.
  4. Not sure where to start? Check out my recipe index!
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