Recipe Creator Spotlight – Plantifully Based

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got started creating your beautiful recipes:

My name is Francesca Bonadonna, and I am the creator behind Plantifully Based. I am a cookbook author, food blogger, and content creator! I have been vegan for 5 years. I started my Instagram account as a little food diary to help me while transitioning to a vegan diet, and I loved it so much it ended up turning into my career! I like to make my recipes fun, flavorful, and comforting.

What makes you love Lotus Foods and what excites you most?

I’ve had the pleasure of working on a few delicious recipes for Lotus Foods! With the recent launch of the new Heat & Eat Rice Pouches we created beautiful dishes like Fresh Veggie & Rice RollsPoke-Inspired Bowls, and Coconut Crusted Tempeh with Coconut Rice. I also used Lotus Foods’ Organic Forbidden Rice® Ramen Noodles to make a yummy Cold Thai Mango Peanut Noodle Salad. I love Lotus Foods products and the company – it is so wonderful to work with a brand I am passionate about.

What are some Lotus Foods products you really enjoy incorporating into your recipes?

The first product I used from Lotus Foods was the Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen Noodles. I was so amazed by the texture, flavor, and bounciness of the noodles! I really enjoy the Organic Traditional Pad Thai Rice Noodles as well. They have a wonderful texture and of course are great for Pad Thai, but I also love to use them in stir-fries. The Heat & Eat Rice Pouches are so incredible. I loved all the different kinds, but the Organic White Jasmine Rice is just so fluffy and soft. I can’t get over it. I really love that Lotus Foods cares about the planet through their amazing efforts, their employees, and the farmers they work with.

I really enjoy the Organic Traditional Pad Thai Rice Noodles as well. They have a wonderful texture and of course are great for Pad Thai, but I also love to use them in stir-fries.

What fun future recipes are you thinking up?

I love doing all sorts of fast-food recreations so those are always in the back of my mind! Since we are approaching summer where I live I will definitely be playing around with salads and lighter meals. It is just fun to get in the kitchen and see what comes to mind.

Product used in the blog

Organic Traditional Pad Thai Rice Noodles

Organic White Jasmine Rice