Hi there! I’m Jessie, the girl behind 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 plant based whole foods. 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 them simple and easy to follow. I hope 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 has been to inspire people to spend time in the kitchen, reconnect with the food they prepare, and share memories of doing so with others. If you eat a few more plants thanks to this space I’ll of course be super happy too ;). I hope you enjoy what you find here, and thank you tons for stopping by.

Read more about what I eat in a day here
Tour my pantry here
Browse my cookbook shelf here.
View my kitchen equipment here.


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 // Deliciously Ella // Tuulia.

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 // Unfancy.

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!