Kiersten Frase is the founder and editor of Oh My Veggies. After earning her master’s degree in Library and Information Studies, she decided to start a blog on a whim while she was between contract jobs and Oh My Veggies was born. A vegetarian since the age of 12, Kiersten taught herself to cook after a few too many years subsisting on frozen veggie burgers, boxed rice mixes, and Doritos. Although she’s originally from Chicago, Kiersten is a southern transplant now living just outside of Raleigh with her husband and their four rescue cats.
Kare Raye is a freelance writer, vegetarian, and food blogger at Kitchen Treaty, where she aims to show that vegetarians and meat-eaters can live together. She loves cooking, baking, photography, gardening, completing the first week of Couch to 5K repeatedly, and – her truly dirty little secret – reading US Weekly. Kare lives in Seattle, where she coexists with a cute clan of carnivores: her awesome dish-washing husband, her bacon-loving toddler, two well-meaning dogs, and a righteously indignant cat.
Julia Mueller is a cookbook author whose two major loves in life are healthy food and the great outdoors. Julia writes a food blog called The Roasted Root, and enjoys keeping her recipes simple and natural, and her writing lighthearted and humorous. When Julia isn’t in a cooking and photographing frenzy, she can be found mountain biking, snowboarding, or relaxing with friends over a glass of wine.
Meg van der Kruik
Meg van der Kruik is the blogger, photographer, and recipe developer behind Beard & Bonnet, a gluten-free vegetarian blog that celebrates style, design, food, and family. Meg has been cooking vegetarian dishes for over 7 years, but it wasn’t until her son was born with a gluten intolerance that she delved into the world of gluten-free cooking. Meg’s goal is to show others that gluten-free, vegetarian living can be easy, fulfilling, and delicious! Meg’s recipes have been published in Southern Living and Go Gluten Free Magazine. Along with her husband, she’s also one half of the duo behind the award-winning eco-design studio Union Eighteen, whose recycled rugs have garnered international acclaim.
Alissa Saenz is a vegetarian, intellectual property attorney and food blogger. She’s recently directed the installation and taken creative control of a small vegetable garden in her back yard, just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Alissa’s vegan cooking blog, Connoisseurus Veg, is one creative outlet where she crafts delicious vegan recipes that she hopes everyone can enjoy, vegan, vegetarian or omnivore. When she is not stirring sizzling sweetness in a cast iron skillet, she’ll likely be found around the pottery studio, yoga studio, or knitting studio (sofa). Alissa’s day job is running a one-lady law firm where she spends most of her time patenting sundry gadgets for her clients. A day that includes reading with her two cats, entertaining friends at a dinner party, sampling a new recipe with her fiancé and/or watching a quirky movie is a good one.
Ashley Jennings is the blogger behind Cookie Monster Cooking, where she shares healthy, whole foods along with a few indulgent treats. She is a recipe developer and photographer who loves to play in the kitchen and create vegetarian meals that will please even her meat-loving husband (and that go over without complaint!). Ashley believes in approachable recipes with real ingredients – eating healthy, with some decadence thrown in here and there. She lives in central North Carolina with her husband and spoiled, ever-hungry, adorable little beagle.
Joanne Bruno is a vegetable and cupcake-loving MD/PhD student living in NYC. She’s also the writer, photographer, and eater behind Eats Well With Others – a vegetarian food blog, where meals are always served with a bit of laughter on the side. Joanne has a penchant for hyperbole and a (not so) secret love for trashy reality television. When Joanne isn’t in the kitchen, she can often be found running in Central Park or hanging out with her fiancé in their Upper East Side studio.
Andrea is an organic farmer, home cook, and food blogger living in the Pacific Northwest. Her blog Dishing up the Dirt documents her life on the farm and in the kitchen where she shares vegetarian recipes straight from the dirt.
Katie Trant, MSc, is a university-educated nutritionist, professional writer, and the mind behind The Muffin Myth – a vegetarian food blog all about approachable nutrition and healthy food for busy people. Katie has always loved to cook, and as a nutritionist, she loves to help people find their path to healthy eating, believing firmly in a real life, fad-free approach to nutrition. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Katie now lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and enjoys gallivanting around Europe on weekend adventures with her husband.
McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and Health & Wellness Coach. McKel is an advocate for getting back to basics by using whole, real foods to make simple, delicious recipes. Through her blog, Nutrition Stripped, she helps clients and readers gain knowledge of healthy food choices and apply them to their daily lives.
Rikki Snyder is a freelance photographer and stylist specializing in food, still life and interiors. Growing up with a mother who was always in the kitchen and a father whom attended the Culinary Institute of America, Rikki fell in love with cooking and baking at an early age. After attending the Hallmark Institute of Photography in western Massachusetts, she seamlessly combined her love of food and photography. Rikki currently splits her time between New York’s serene and beautiful Hudson Valley and the hustle and bustle of New York City.