Meat to the Side

A Plant-Foward Guide to Bringing Balance to Your Plate

My beginner’s guide for people who want a delicious way to add more vegetables to their diet. 

This book offers more than 80 plant-forward recipes with flavor combinations that appeal to a range of palates and dietary needs, so you’ll feel empowered to make the first step toward giving plants a more prominent place in your meals.

The Kitchen Confidante Podcast

Listen to the episodes below, or subscribe on your favorite platforms.


Hi, I’m Liren. I am a mother of two and wife to one, currently based in the SF Bay Area, land of fresh foods and sublime wine.

On Kitchen Confidante, I plan to share with you anything I find truly worthy of a place in the kitchen. It may be an ingredient, a wine, a recipe – anything that enhances our escapades in the kitchen and makes our taste buds smile.

Featured Video

As Seen In

Kitchen Confidante®