Grab an Apron, We’re Cooking!

Welcome to Dozen Oats, my kitchen home away from home! I’m Leslie, the recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind everything here.  

I specialize in clean eating and family-friendly plant-based dishes. My recipes are mostly meatless, and all are free of gluten and refined sugars. No frills, fuss, or gimmicks, simply fresh foods that I cook in my own home.  

At Dozen Oats, you’ll find creative cooking inspiration and meals packed with nutritious ingredients. I’m sharing a mix of tried-and-true family favorites and over-the-shoulder peeks into my recipe development process. With recipes using real foods, everyday tools, and an adventurous spirit, I hope to inspire the inner chef in you to come out and play. 

Meals to Come Home To

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To me, the kitchen’s a place for exploration and connection and cooking’s a way to show my love. Whether we’re stay-cationing, regrouping after a work and school, or sharing stories of the day’s adventures, we always come together for a home-cooked meal. 

Dozen Oats is infused with the spirit of home cooking. There’s no need for perfection here. I prefer my kitchen cozy and relaxed! All eaters of all skill levels are welcome.

Choose Your Cooking Adventure

Ready to fire up those burners and cook up some magic? Me too! There are lots of ways to join in. Explore the Dozen Oats library, cozy up with Dozen Oats videos, or connect on social media @dozenoats.

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Explore

Browse the Dozen Oats library of recipes, videos, and cooking challenges.

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Watch

Kick back, relax, and let these cooking videos spark your dish-piration. Watch here or Subscribe on YouTube to see new videos as they’re released.