Kate is an environmentalist, vegan cook, outdoor dweller and yoga-obsessed. She loves writing and speaking about the health and wellbeing of our bodies and our planet. She believes a healthy planet and body begin with food, and she loves finding earth-friendly ways to cook, buy groceries and grow produce. When she’s not cooking or writing, you can find her paddle boarding, skiing in Colorado or at the local brewery.
Alissa 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 is the blogger behind Cook Nourish Bliss, 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 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.
Liz is a former scientist turned food blogger who is obsessed with coastal living, her dog and anything covered with maple syrup. Her blog, Floating Kitchen, is where she shares seasonally inspired recipes made with real ingredients. Equally smitten with kale and chocolate, Liz’s blog contains recipes ranging from healthy salads and main dishes, to indulgent desserts and creative cocktails. When she’s not in her kitchen, Liz can most likely be found walking the beach (with her camera and dog in tow), binge listening to whatever podcast she is currently crushing on.
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.
Rikki 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.
Jenna is an avid food enthusiast living in Nashville, TN. She has been involved in the food industry for most of her life, spanning from working in restaurants to designing grocery ads. Graphic design is her profession, but her heart lies in cooking and trying new recipes. When she isn’t working or cooking, she likes to read, watch movies and spend time out on the town with friends. Some people like to work out to relieve stress … Jenna chooses to cook.