Noodle Bowl with Sesame Tamari Dressing

Vegan Food Enthusiast + Photographer, Anna Pelzer


Instagram: @anna.pelzer |

Based in Vancouver, Canada

The Impact of Plant-based Food

Food is something I think about constantly. I’m always planning my meals or a colorful photograph I’d like to take. I was never a foodie until I became vegan, and plant-based food has become absolutely fascinating to me. It has become my form of creative expression and a way to connect with nature. I’m also thinking about food as activism—of ways I can photograph food to entice people to eat more plants!

Wellness + Self Care

To me, wellness means eating food that benefits not only benefits myself, but also the earth and all of its inhabitants. There is a certain joy that comes from knowing that no animals will be harmed for my benefit. And of course, exercise and sleep are crucial to wellness too!


Noodle Bowl

Two 10-ounce servings of rice noodles or soba noodles

1 cup edamame

6 large lettuce leaves or 4 big handfuls arugula

1 small carrot, grated

¼ cup cabbage, shredded

½ cup cucumber, sliced

1 small red, golden, or candy cane beet, spiralized

½ red pepper, sliced

2 radishes, sliced

1 avocado, sliced

Sesame seeds

Freshly ground pepper


2 tbsp tamari

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tsp maple syrup

½ tsp sriracha (optional)