About

Hi, everyone! I’m Liza.

I started this blog as a way for me to store and share all of the plant-based recipes I’ve made. I became vegan in October of 2015, and ever since, I’ve fallen in love with how creative and delicious food can be without contributing to the harm of animals.

What has become an outlet for my creativity, my love for photography, and my passion for experimenting with plant-based foods, has become one of my most proud personal accomplishments. I hope you love the recipes I’ve made, and if you try any of them, please let me know what you think! Find me on Instagram, and tag me using #ohhotcakes & @ohhotcakes.


This blog used to be known as The Vegan Beauty, where I shared the best cruelty-free and vegan cosmetic brands. I put so much work into it, but after a year of struggling to update it regularly, I figured I would focus my attention on something that I absolutely love: food. I’ve kept some of my blog posts from TVP, so if you’re interested in all things vegan and beauty, check them out below!

Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Brands
Vegan Cosmetic Brands
Difference Between Cruelty-Free & Vegan Products
List of Animal Ingredients in Cosmetics
How to Determine if a Company is Cruelty-Free & Vegan
Veganism Basics