Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show (video) by Molly and Lyndsey


If you’re feeling shaky and unsteady and stomach-achy about everything that’s going on right now, I get it. There’s a lot of stuff to process in this particular moment. However you are feeling right now is perfectly okay. I will say it again. However you are feeling right now is perfectly okay. You might feel differently later or tomorrow or next week. And how you’re feeling then will be perfectly okay too.

If you are worried and sad and angry and scared, then you, my love, have every right to feel that way and to express it. If you need to keep it inside for a bit, that’s okay too. If you’re feeling calm about things, that is your absolute right as well. We can all have different feelings and still be kind to one another.

However you are feeling right now is perfectly okay.

If you need to go to your bedroom, shut the door, and curl up in bed for a few hours, do that.
If you need to turn off the news, turn it off. It will be there later.
If you need to turn on the news, turn it on.

Only you can feel your feels. So feel them. Feel every last prickly feeling you have. Being human is hard sometimes, and that’s okay. We are equipped to handle the good, happy stuff and the hard, scary stuff. We are strong. And we will not break. We are all connected, and we will get through this together.

And when it all gets to be too much, go outside and look up at the night sky.
Find a sunny window and feel the sunshine on your body.
Make a soothing cup of tea.
Take a hot bath.
Go into your kitchen and cook some healthy food.
Gently acknowledge your mortality (it is, after all, part of being human).
Curl up with a good book.
Find solace in your breath.

Sometimes things have to go terribly wrong before a massive shift can happen and a whole lot of things start to get better. I’m going to take this time to be with my family, continue to take care of myself, go inward, get clear, embrace the suck, get cozy in my home (and only go out for essentials), work on some new Dirty goodness that we have in store for you, read a few juicy books, and batch my ass off!

Our meal plans are perfect for staying at home and nourishing yourself. You can even order your groceries online if that is an option. You can go into your classroom, look at recipes and meal plans you haven’t made yet, set the scaling to however many portions you want, and feed your body and soul while boosting your ever-important immune system.

If you need to swap out frozen veggies for fresh, or millet for barley, or one type of bean for another, that totally works. I have to do that most times anyway because I live on a remote island. Our recipes are super flexible. Think of them as a guide for helping you make healthy plant based meals out of what you have. What I’m saying is, I am here for you. Our team is here for you. Feel all your feels, take care of yourself, and know that this will eventually pass.

And, in the meantime, watch this video of Lyndsey-Hafer Williams and me in my kitchen during her recent trip to Hawaii. It’s everything you would hope for in a Molly / Lyndsey video, and then some.

But for the love of all things good, DO NOT show this video to little ones or to conservative relatives because it has adult language up the wazoo. It also has some moaning that ventures into pornographic territory. No clothes come off, but Lyndsey does a move with a spoon that would give Debbie Does Dallas a run for her money.

This video will give you some much needed comic relief. It will also show you what yummy Whole Food Plant Based lunch I would whip together if someone just happened to pop over.

This impromptu video was not scripted and I had no idea what I was going to make before I pressed the record button. We just decided to go with the flow and see what happens.

I don’t know what you’ll think, but I think it’s pure cinematic gold.

If you were entertained and / or inspired by this video, we would love to hear about it in the comments below.

To find out more about our weekly Meal Plans, hop over here.

Here is a picture I snapped during the video and a few of Lyndsey on her journey to health. Please note our super fancy studio setup 😉

P.S.—we are not sponsored by Ace Hardware. It’s my grain storage bucket 🙂

Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with finding humor wherever you can find it.


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  1. Marie Garon on March 21, 2020 at 10:41 am

    I LOVE this! It is just what I needed as I sit here trying to buy essentials online and nothing is available! Lyndsey you look amazing! Thank you Molly for always picking me up!

    I am so happy I found this group and the amazing meal plans!

    • Molly Patrick on March 21, 2020 at 4:04 pm

      So happy you are part of this amazing community!
      This too shall pass and ingredients will be abundant again.
      In the meantime, use what you have, it will work.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 22, 2020 at 7:09 am

      Hi Marie!!

      Thank you and I’m so happy you enjoyed it.

      Big hugs to you!


  2. Brenda on March 21, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Thanks, you two; we all need those belly laughs you’re causing right now!

    • Molly Patrick on March 21, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      Yes we do!
      So glad we could make you laugh today.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 22, 2020 at 7:10 am

      Hi Brenda!

      Laughter is always the best medicine.

      Big hugs to you,


  3. Susan Serpico on March 21, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Love everything about this, you guys are so crazy and so wonderful! I am forever grateful to have found CFDG and this community, more now in this insane time than ever. Thank you.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 22, 2020 at 7:12 am

      Hi Sue!

      It was sooooo much fun trying to make Molly laugh.

      Hugs to you my friend,


  4. Ginny Rankin on March 21, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    I look forward to your videos and blogs and, of course the recipes. I immediately ordered an Instapot after watching this video. But I have a small problem. I have tried 3 times to download the 8 most popular PB recipes but for some strange reason they don’t show up. Any suggestions? I read through them and they look great.

    • Team Clean Food Dirty Girl on March 21, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Hi Ginny! Send us an email to [email protected] and we’ll get that Recipe Book for you. ~Karen

  5. Lilia on March 21, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Nothing better than watching two gorgeous women having fun together, lol. I love you guys so much. And I’m sorry to disappoint Lyndsey, but I also like plain lettuce. But I don’t like celery, so I guess we’re even. Thanks again for the laughs, it was awesome.

    • Molly Patrick on March 21, 2020 at 4:02 pm

      My lettuce peeeeeeeeeps!!
      knew you were out there.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 22, 2020 at 7:14 am

      Hi Lilia!

      Haha! I’m glad Molly is finding her Lettuce Peeps.

      Big love to you,


  6. dora on March 21, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    you guys are fab I can only describe it as a fucking LIFE HIGH.love you much.thank you beauties.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 22, 2020 at 7:15 am

      Hi Dora!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It was so much FUN to do it for y’all.

      Big smooches to you,


  7. Teri Williams on March 21, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    This was so fun to watch. I loved Lyndsey’s hula dance in the background and how patient you were with her, Molly. This is how my kitchen is when family comes over. I’m the serious one trying to cook and everyone else is asking questions and eating everything! And Molly, I love eating raw lettuce and any other veg! We are not weirdos!

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 22, 2020 at 7:07 am

      Hi Teri!

      Molly’s patience was surely tested, but she is a such a kitchen whiz that not even a crazy chick like me could throw her off course!

      So glad you enjoyed our video.

      Big love to you,


  8. Lesley Nicol on March 21, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    I have a steamer basket like yours and it would be one of my most used kitchen gadgets. I also found the perfect way to steam broccoli is to bring the water to the boil, but make sure you have your pot lid ready and broccoli florets in the basket and when you are ready and water is boiling, put your timer on for six minutes, drop in the basket, pop on the lid. Remove broccoli as soon as timer goes off. The broccoli stays that beautiful vibrant green colour and is al dente and sweet and delicious – any longer and it can go too soft. I love to snack on it like you like to eat celery or lettuce.

    Fun video and thank you for the potato meal idea it looked delicious.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 22, 2020 at 7:17 am

      Hi Lesley!

      Awesome tip. Thank you.

      Big love and hugs to you,


  9. Diane on March 21, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    You gals are hilarious! Thanks for the fun moment and for the kitchen inspiration!

    The lettuce thing reminds me of my beloved cat Neptune (R.I.P.) who would come running into the kitchen when he heard me getting the lettuce out of the fridge and he would beg me to give him some. He would eat a piece about the size of my palm each time. It was so funny. He was the greatest cat on all levels, so intelligent. Sigh. He passed away in the Fall of 2016 and I still miss him dearly. Anyways.

    I don’t mind chomping on a plain piece of lettuce while I prepare a salad, but if I’m really hungry it certainly is not my go-to food!

    And yes, I can taste the salt in the celery. However, I don’t find it all that pleasant actually. I like my celery diced really small and mixed in with other things.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 22, 2020 at 7:19 am

      Hi Diane!

      So glad you enjoyed the video.

      Neptune sounds like he was a wonderful companion. I know how hard it is to lose our fur babies.

      Sending you lots of hugs!


  10. Pamela Patrick on March 21, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    What a HOOOOT! I loved watching this Molly and Lyndsey show! Thanks for sharing Fun in the Kitchen!!!! Cooking is fun, and creative, and crazy satisfying. Using what is available can be the best and always sparks the culinary creative fire. Don’t be scared! Relax! Have fun! Go for multiple mouthgasms! Cook on baby!

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 22, 2020 at 7:20 am

      Mama P!

      A couple days later and YOU could have joined us. Oh well, next time!!!!!!

      Big smooches to you,


  11. Glenda on March 21, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Awesome and uplifting! I broke my right, dominant, arm last week. It’s been a bummer. Thanks to all of the classroom recipes, I have a very well stocked pantry!

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 22, 2020 at 7:22 am

      Hi Glenda!!

      I’m so sorry to hear about your arm. That’s definitely a big bummer!

      So glad you’re on the mend and stocked up with a fabulous pantry of plants.

      Sending you much love,


  12. Anita on March 22, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    This was beautiful to watch! It made me laugh and cry…you girls are so genuine…a ray of sunshine. I need to go make some of these potatoes now… ?

  13. Sandy on March 22, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Oh Molly – you are a saint! (it must have been a lllloooonnnnngggg week! LOL). YUMMY creation! thanks for the video.

    • Molly Patrick on March 22, 2020 at 10:27 pm

      It was such an awesome week!
      Lyndsey is a peach – I absolutely adore her.

      • Lilia on March 23, 2020 at 12:14 pm

        How could anyone not adore Lyndsey? I hope one day to be able to come to some retreat so I can meet ya’ll (see, I’m aready practicing the Southern accent).

        • Molly Patrick on March 23, 2020 at 12:16 pm

          I totally agree. She is so lovable.

  14. karen on March 23, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Hi there, loved the video but i have some questions. why didn’t you just microwave the potatoes? what was the white sour cream like sauce you put on the potato? i did batch this week so i have the cheese sauce.

    I’m not a great cook so I’m learning every day from your recipes. today i learned about the steamer. i’m going to look for one and try it. why can’t you buy frozen broccoli and pop in the micro and steam it? also i don’t have good knives so maybe that is why i struggle so much. they are serrated so i would have to look into if you can sharpen them.

    anyway thanks for the video. lots of fun and makes me laugh!

    • Molly Patrick on March 23, 2020 at 11:41 am

      Hi Karen,
      Glad you enjoyed the video!
      I never thought to use my microwave because I never use it.
      I really like how potatoes turn out in the IP.
      You could use the microwave though!
      The Sour Cream was from a past Meal Plan. If you search “Sour Cream” in your classroom a few recipes will pop up. They are all really yummy.
      You could use frozen broccoli, I just happened to have fresh.
      Sharp knives make cooking this way much easier. Serrated knives can’t really be sharpened.
      I would stick to a chef’s knife and a few paring knives.
      I like my serrated knife, I just don’t use it for everyday cooking.
      I hope this helps! Congrats on cooking health boosting food for yourself! It is so worth it.

  15. Julia W on March 26, 2020 at 10:59 am

    This was so fun to watch, y’all! I laughed and smiled and cried just a little tiny bit, but mostly I laughed and enjoyed. I see now that I need a sharper knife so I can orgasm in the kitchen like Lyndsey.

    I really needed this because of the Corona virus I have seriously limited my outside contacts, and I love the camaraderie, feeling like I’m there with friends chatting in the kitchen. I walk my dog at shout at the neighbors who sit on their porch, and I need this stuff!! I always thought of myself as an introvert, but now I’m finding out I actually am a social person. Sending virutal hugs!

    • Molly Patrick on March 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed it!
      We will get through this!

  16. Jennie on March 28, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    I soooo loved this video!! Thank you both for being the wonderful, marvelous people that you are!! Lifting us all up when we need it the most. ?

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 31, 2020 at 5:45 am

      Hi Jennie!

      Thank you so much for your kind words.

      Stay safe and well.


  17. Lisa on March 30, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    This was a fantastic meal! Thanks for the entertaining movie to go with. The Sour Cream made a lot and later I saw that it would freeze well but before I did that I tried it as a cream sauce for some whole wheat pasta bows with a sautéed vege mix. Peas, Asparagus, broccolini and some shallots. It was delicious, I liked it even more as a cream substitute.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on March 31, 2020 at 5:46 am

      Hi Lisa!

      That sounds just fabulous. Nice job!!

      Sending you tons of love and hugs.


  18. Stacey Welch on May 3, 2020 at 8:11 am

    I missed this one and am so happy I found it and watched. You two are adorable, and I love how 10 minutes in you checked to see if you were actually recording. I laughed out loud. Thanks ladies! That was fun.

    • Molly Patrick on May 3, 2020 at 11:52 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it, Stacey!
      We had a ton of fun doing it.

  19. Amy on August 19, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Loved this to pieces & love Molly & Lyndsey to pieces. I thought it was going to continue to be all that wonderful loving silliness between these two extraordinary women all the way through and then in the last 10 mins Lyndsey shared her journey so movingly & beautifully it made me cry while also inspiring me, thanks for taking the time in the kitchen together you two wondrous souls.

    • Molly Patrick on August 20, 2020 at 11:41 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed our video, Amy.

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