Cooking, Coaching, and Consulting

Author of Vegan Pressure Cooking and co-author of Vegan for Her, I am a vegan lifestyle coach and educator, Food for Life instructor, co-creator of Real World Vegan Meal Plans, kitchen coach and personal chef, career coach, and a corporate consultant offering wellness training, brand representation, and strategic planning services.

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Vegan Pressure Cooking

Say goodbye to long cooking and preparation times. With a pressure cooker, you can cook filling, nutritious meals in under an hour and with little mess or cleanup. It's not only delicious, but easy too! With Vegan Pressure Cooking, you'll learn all of the ins and outs of pressure cooking--including why there's no need to be scared of trying something new! From choosing a pressure cooker that suits you best to understanding the ingredients that are perfect for pressure cooking - including beans, grains, hearty vegetables, and more.

Vegan for Her

Vegan for Her, a blueprint for optimal health and wellness at any age, will show you how to: lower your risk for breast cancer and heart disease; manage conditions like arthritis and migraines; diminish PMS and cramps; build strong bones for life; enhance fertility; make an easy transition to a vegan diet; and incorporate principles of both fashion and compassion into your home and wardrobe.


I’m doing something totally crazy … taking three days off from work! (If you’re in the U.S., I’m wishing you a fun Fourth of July weekend.)

There’s a good chance I’ll be back on Sunday, though, with Vegan News You Can Use. Meanwhile, I have a few summer recipe ideas in my latest newsletters:

Real World Vegan Meal Plans weekly newsletter: Give Peas a Chance!

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JL goes Vegan monthly newsletter: Cool meals during a hot summer + vegan Fourth of July recipe ideas [click to continue…]


A vegan weekend in Temecula, CA


Well hello, vegan Temecula, CA! I had a fun weekend in Southern California wine country. I share pics of new animal friends and vegan eats!

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The one in which I ramble about going vegan and pressure cooking


The one in which I ramble about dining out with non-vegans, pressure cooking, slow cooking, cooking for non-vegan family members (umami!), TVP, and more.

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Vegan News You Can Use (6/21/15)


Vegan news: why a carnivore chef went vegan, vegan food at these 5 hotels, vegetarian drive-thru, top 5 vegan cheeses, rally against bear hunt, and more!

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The Homemade Vegan Pantry GIVEAWAY (Ale and Brown Sugar Mustard recipe!)


Enter to win a copy of Miyoko Schinner’s The Homemade Vegan Pantry! And don’t miss the Ale and Brown Mustard recipe I’m sharing from the book!

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