Recipe Creator Spotlight – Plantifully Based
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 Rolls, Poke-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.