The Friendly Fig

Hi friends :)

I’m Bianca; writer, plant-eater, animal lover, fruit junkie, and tea drinker. Wife to Joe. Mama to Willow. Cat Mom to Minnie.

I have a passion for real food, writing, and animals. While this will primarily be a space for recipes and my plant-based life, I’ll also share all the random things that I love – playlists, books, places, home decor, lifestyle tips, and whatever else is making me happy. I hope you find it interesting and inspiring!

I’ve been thriving off a plant-based diet since 2014, and I’d love to show you just how easy it is to do so. I choose to live this way 1) for the animals, 2) for my health, and 3) for the planet. For me, it’s a happier state of living, and I’ll never look back. I talk more about this here and have provided an extensive list of resources if you’re interested!

Just to be 100% transparent, I do not like to label myself. While I eat mostly vegan, there is the exception of organic/local honey from time to time. I know this can be a heated topic, so that is why I prefer to say plant-based or veg-friendly. I am also not living a 100% vegan lifestyle. I don’t want anyone to be offended by this or misled, so I hope this clears it up. I am doing the very best I can to do the least harm and most good, but I am far from perfect.

For the sake of SEO and the blog content, I will freely use the word vegan to describe recipes without honey. If this offends you, the Friendly Fig may not be the space for you (though I hope you understand!)

I’m a pisces, lover of creativity, color, cooking, baking, cats (especially mine), dark chocolate, tea, rugs, soy lattes, sunflowers, raw amethyst, netflix, music, autumn, alliteration, reading, a good brunch spot, writing lists, plants, whales (especially orcas), outer space, and cosmic everything.

I’m glad you’re here, and I look forward to getting to know your story. xx


food // tacos, veggie nim chow + thai noodle bowls
veggies // portobello mushrooms, potatoes, zucchini
fruits // mango over everything (+ peaches, avocado, berries)
pizza // pepper, onions, olives, mushrooms
spirit animal // orca
personality type // infj
major // english + art
color // leaf green + turquoise
current playlist // florence + the machine
tv binge // the office + friends
movies // star wars + wall-e
celeb crush // paul rudd, milo ventimiglia + ian somerhalder
lady love // liv tyler
vaca // disney world
childhood hero // luke skywalker
read // jane eyre + harry potter
emoji // 🌻🌞🌙


Please note: This is a for-profit blog. Occasionally, there will be a paid sponsored post or review, but these opportunities are chosen carefully. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I will never blog about something that is not relevant to the community that I have built on The Friendly Fig!

In addition, some post contains affiliate links, which means that I’ll receive a commission if you purchase from this link. This will not change or increase the cost of your purchase. This extra income provides for my family and keeps The Friendly Fig running strong. Thank you so much for understanding and supporting this blog!


45 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Bianca and Sara! Thanks for visiting my Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen blog! I am so happy to discover your site too!! And what a great name!! Can’t wait to read more from you ladies. Please stay in touch.

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  3. Haha I love your energy. Bianca, re: fiestaware and “it’s like that now,” I feel you. Sara, I’m not into following rules either, which is why I keep calling my new diet “vegan-influenced”…I don’t know. PS – I do content at my “real job” too!!

  4. Hi both,

    Thanks so much for visiting my pantry party! Your blog is awesome and I’m definitely going to tag along for this interesting journey of yours.

    P.S. – bright purple antioxidant smoothie bowl? Hell yes please.

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    • Ahh, thank you so much for the compliment!! That is so sweet of you. I think you definitely should! I love how official a custom domain makes the site feel :) I bought mine at: http://www.1and1.com/

      I used this as a guide to set it up: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

      As for customizing it, I just used a free WordPress Theme and tried to customize it as best as I could! I love widgets, so I added a ton to my sidebar (like you have now!) I think it is worth it to also add FB and Twitter to it (if you have one) so people can find you easier :)

      I hope these tips help a bit! I am no pro, but that is what I definitely think you should do. Especially a domain!! <3

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  7. glad to find you girls. I just returned from a trip to India, and have been vegetarian since. My own country lacks vegetarian options, but I hope I can keep it this way. :) Thanks for the recipes and articles!

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  10. Hey girls, I recently published an article on my blog, Strength Without Cruelty, featuring a piece of advice from your post – 100 Quick Vegan Diet Tips. Keep up the great work!

  11. HI Bianca,
    We love your work. If you’re ever interested in testing vegan products by Abbey St Clare please let us know. We would be honored to see your honest view.


    We have products for your little one too! :)

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