Hi! My name is Michelle Garland, I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, a Registered Sign Language Interpreter and Wellness Enthusiast! I am the founder of Plentyfullme Nutrition and Lifestyle Consulting where I bring individuals’ health back into balance by working with them one-on-one to implement realistic and straightforward modifications to their dietary choices, lifestyle habits and emotional well-being. I also give talks in the community and teach cooking classes in both spoken English and American Sign Language. When I’m not working with clients or facilitating workshops, you can find me creating recipes in my kitchen, taking photos of food, going on forest walks with my dog, or spending quality time with my fiance, family, and friends.

I am so fortunate to be a part of an amazing, supportive community who cares about not only the planet but also the people who live within it. Yoso was created with the intention of giving those who have dairy allergies and intolerances a second chance to enjoy a healthy alternative that is delicious and nutritious! Well done Yoso – you guys are my favourite!

Carrot Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Why I love this recipe? Because not only is it delicious, but it’s also comforting, nourishing and loaded with immune boosting properties making it the perfect meal on a fall or winter’s day.

For the recipe:

1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 large carrots, chopped
2 ¼ cup pumpkin puree
1 tbsp ginger, freshly grated
¼ tsp cumin
2 ½ cup vegetable broth
1 can unsweetened coconut milk


Saute onions and garlic in some coconut oil.

Transfer into a blender, and add the remaining ingredients except for the coconut milk and blend until well combined.

Pour the soup into a large pot and set over medium heat while whisking in the coconut milk.

Cook the soup, occasionally stirring until warm.

When ready, garnish with some micro greens and a dollop of Yoso coconut yogurt.


This post is part of our series, How do you Enjoy Yoso? We asked friends in our healthy community to share one of their favourite ways to enjoy our dairy-free products.