Oh My Veggies is a vegetarian food blog, although my audience is much broader than that. I try to make my meals reasonably healthy and completely doable–I am not professionally trained and I know that after a long day of work, the last thing people want to be doing is spending hours on dinner.
I typically post two new recipes each week, one on Monday and one on Thursday. On Tuesdays, I alternate between informational posts, step-by-step tutorials, and updates on my square foot garden. Every Friday, I post What I Ate This Week, which highlights recipes from other blogs and magazines.
I live just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina with my husband Chris and our four cats. Yes, I have four cats! No, I am not crazy! In my spare time, I like to garden and work on my photography. I spend so much time photographing food that I’m still figuring out how to take pictures of everything else!
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and although my career aspirations changed frequently, I always had an interest in cooking and for a while I wanted to be a chef. After getting a degree in history with a minor in Africa Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I didn’t know what to do with myself so I decided to get a master’s degree in library science since I had experience working in libraries. Although I enjoyed parts of the job, it was never right for me so I left librarianship to do contract work for a search engine and web taxonomy. And now I’m a food blogger! (I wish I knew this is what I’d end up doing before I took out all those student loans…)
I’m not really into most faux meats–I’m not looking to recreate the experience of eating meat, so you won’t find recipes using processed soy meat replacements on Oh My Veggies. Instead, I believe in using real ingredients to make tasty meals–food that’s delicious in its own right, that doesn’t make you say, “This would be better if it were made with real chicken/beef/whatever.”
I’m a firm believer in the 90/10 rule–I eat healthy 90 percent of the time so I can indulge in not so healthy foods 10 percent of the time. This is why you’ll find a wide range of recipes on Oh My Veggies. Yes, most of them are on the healthier side, but it wouldn’t be a reflection of what I eat if I didn’t include those ice cream and cupcake recipes along with the ones for tofu and kale. I use organic ingredients most of the time, local when possible. I avoid preservatives, food colors, artificial flavors, and things like that–basically, I do my best to stay away from highly processed and artificial foods, but I’m not perfect.
I’m not preachy or pushy or any of those other stereotypes people have about vegetarians, so I really hate it when people get preachy or pushy with me about why I should be eating meat or why I shouldn’t eat wheat or sugar or whatever else. Please don’t do that!
I own my content–don’t steal it!
Do not take my photographs and recipes and try to pass them off as your own and do not use my content in a way that diverts traffic from my blog. Don’t copy and paste my recipes to your blog, Pinterest, or Tumblr accounts. It’s fine to take a single image from one of my posts and link to my blog for the full recipe, but I reserve the right to request that you take my photos down if I feel you’re using them in a way that’s shady. If in doubt, please ask me.
I do license my photos for commercial use. If you’re interested in this, please email me at kiersten [at] ohmyveggies [dot] com.
Affiliate Link Disclosure
I occasionally use affiliate links in my posts–most of the time, I’m linking to products that I use in my own kitchen or garden. If you were to click on one of these links and make a purchase, I would get a small percentage of the sale. This helps me keep doing what I do here on Oh My Veggies, so I appreciate your support!