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.

Farewell, CK

by JL Fields on April 28, 2016

Nine years ago, when living in New York, we were experiencing heavy rain and flooding in the area. We heard about spring kittens turning up and in need of adoption. We were too late. By the time we called the number in the paper, they’d been snatched up. But during our fury of phone calls,  our vet told us they had a kitten in need of adoption. By the time we got there, that cat was gone. Well, she said, we do have this one cat who was abandoned by her owner over a year ago.

They brought out a cat carrier and a tiny cat cowered in the corner. She would not come out of the carrier. We couldn’t even touch her. “Is she a kitten?” Nope, just a runt. She was six pounds, wide-eyed and wanted nothing to do with us.

Dave said, “Well that’s too bad.”

“What do you mean,” I asked? “We have to take her, she’s lived at the vet for a  year. She needs a home”

As we completed the paperwork we were told they referred to her as Crazy Cat – she was impossible to catch and “would never be the kind of cat you could pick up.” So we named her CK – crazy kitty – and took her home.

Our oldest cat, Matisse, was not happy about this addition. CK hid behind the TV stand all evening. The next morning, I walked into the living room with my cup of coffee, sat down on the couch and curled up my legs. I saw a tiny little cat head pop out from under the coffee table. CK put her paw up toward me (it always looked like she was trying to shake our hand, we’d say “CK is selling insurance again.”) and crawled up on my lap and purred. For nine years we actually never really could pick her up. But once we sat down, she was on us like glue.


She and Matisse learned to tolerate one another (and bonded like mad when ornery Ernie joined our family).

CK was my little shadow.

When I would get home from work the routine was this: put on lounge-wear, grab a glass of wine, place a pillow on the coffee table, stretch my legs out on the pillow, and wait…within seconds CK would come bounding down the stairs and run directly to my legs. She was always on me.

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At night, I had to sleep on my side, pulling one leg up toward my chest so CK could settle into the back of my knee. Over the last year or so she had moved toward my head, some nights sleeping across my neck. [click to continue…]


Lentil and Collard Green Shepherd’s Pie with Creamy Bean Gravy (Win a MONTH of macadamia milk!)


Try Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk in mashed potatoes, creamy bean gravy or all together in this vegan Lentil and Collard Green Shepherd’s Pie!

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A glimpse into the kitchen of a real world vegan: My week of eats.


A glimpse into the kitchen of a real world vegan: whole foods, pre-washed and packaged produce, and convenience foods. Keepin’ it real!

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Vegan News You Can Use (4/17/16)


Vegan news: Vegan Seder, Canadian vegan MP’s animal Rights bill, vegan bakery rolling into Arizona and Colorado, Cruelty-Free Fashion 101, and more!

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Fiesta Chick-style Casserole with Jalapeño Nacho Chips


Here’s a vegan Fiesta Chick-style Casserole recipe + a chance to win a 6-pack of Beanfields Chips. Because vegan chips made with beans are awesome!

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