Hi there! I’m Jessie, the girl behind this blog you’ve stumbled upon called Faring Well. I’m married to the best recipe tester around (Scott) and am currently operating this test kitchen I like to call “my office” out of sunny, southern California. My two greatest passions are getting off the grid (camping adventures are my jam – I kind of have a thing for national parks), and creating delicious, wholesome recipes to share with you.

The recipes you see here on Faring Well follow my diet, one filled with whole foods and plants. I do not use any wheat flours, only gluten free flour and spelt flour (my personal favorite). Although it is not labeled in each of my recipes, I strive to only use organic and non-GMO ingredients. I believe that where you put your dollar is where you put your vote. Therefore, I support the farmers and manufacturers that say “no” to pesticide laden crops and genetically modified food products.

In my recipes I focus on using whole foods over packaged products, while trying to keep the recipes simple and easy to follow, hoping to present a wide range of plant based recipes on this site so that everyone can find something they love! My goal from day one of starting this space has been to inspire people to spend time in the kitchen. To reconnect with the food they prepare, and share memories of doing so with others. What a wonderful gift it is to cook + eat.


Cooking plant based goodness from The First Mess // My Darling Lemon Thyme // Dolly & Oatmeal // My New Roots // Sprouted Kitchen // Green Kitchen Stories // Minimalist Baker // Amy Chaplin // Happy Hearted Kitchen // Love & Lemons // Cookie & Kate // Vanelja // Earthsprout // Will Frolic For Food // The Full Helping // With Food & Love // Gather & Feast // Fresh Off The Grid.

Gazing at the gorgeous photography of My Name is Yeh // Tending the Table // Nourish Atelier // Renee Kemps // In The Making By Belen // Vegetarian Ventures // Hummingbird On High // Le Jus d’Orange // Apt. 2 Baking Co. // Not Without Salt // Top With Cinnamon // Krautkopf // Cashew Kitchen // Fix Feast Flair.

Reading the beautiful words by Chocolate & Morrow // Gather & Dine // Nutrition Stripped // The Clever Carrot // The Faux Martha // My Blue & White Kitchen // Rooting the Sun // Let’s Talk Evergreen // The Vanilla Bean Blog // Sevengrams // The Green Life.

Thank you dearly for stopping by my site, and please feel free to drop me a note (I love hearing from my you!) or leave a comment on any of my recipes that you try (I really take your feedback to heart). I am also on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest if any of those networks are your daily jam.

All photos and content are property of Faring Well, please do not redistribute without my permission, thanks!