I’m Lee

Welcome to The Rogue Brussel Sprout! I’m so glad you’re here.

The blogger at the ocean
The blogger on a hiking trip

I'm a rogue in the kitchen. I never do what I'm supposed to do, because where's the adventure in that? I'm always trying to explore new veggies, create unexpected fresh flavors, reinvent classics in a healthier way, and make the most colorful dishes. Because food should be fun, shouldn't it?

I love to cook nourishing, colorful, plant-based food and I'm excited to share that passion with you.

Nothing makes me happier than fresh, seasonal produce, so you'll find lots of fruits and veggies here. You'll also find a lot of room for customization, since I strongly believe that cooking should be about creativity, experimentation, and honoring your own preferences.

My Story

I was born and raised in Vermont, and my husband Dave and I still call Vermont home. However, we spend every winter on Kaua'i, the northernmost Hawaiian island. The tropical colors and ingredients on Kaua'i have been hugely influential in my cooking style, so you'll see that many of my recipes have a beachy vibe.

My approach to eating is to appreciate all foods in moderation. About 90% of the time, I focus on fresh produce, whole grains, and plant-based proteins. But I also adore a good cocktail alongside some salty snacks and I love to bake, so you'll find some more indulgent treats sprinkled throughout my primarily whole-food recipes.

I've been a vegetarian for over 25 years and am a true lover of eating plants. I eat a very dominantly vegan diet, but do occasionally enjoy local, family farm dairy since it's such an important part of the Vermont foodscape. Most of the recipes on this blog are vegan, and the ones that aren't have suggestions for making them vegan.

When I'm not cooking, you can usually find me doing some sort of athletic endeavor. I'm a weight lifter, hiker, yogi, and all-around lover of anything that moves my body. Last year (2022) I walked/hiked over 5,000 miles... that's an average of about 14 miles a day! For me, walking is a form of moving meditation.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me!

It means the world to me to have such a wonderful community based around this blog. It's for YOU that I do what I do.
I hope this blog provides some fresh ideas, useful tips, new challenges, and most importantly inspiration.

Let’s connect!

Whether you have a question about a recipe, need an idea for what to do with the weird vegetable you found at the farmers market, or you’re interested in working together, let’s chat. Email is the best way to get in touch with me. You can find me at:

The blogger at a canyon