JL Fields Cooking Demo JL Fields is a vegan lifestyle coach & educator, Food for Life instructor, chef instructor in the culinary program at the University of New Mexico-Taos, personal chef, career coach, and a corporate consultant offering wellness training, brand representation, and strategic planning services.

JL is the author of the forthcoming The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors (Vegan Heritage Press, June 2017), Vegan Pressure Cooking: Delicious Beans, Grains, and One-Pot Meals in Minutes (Fair Winds Press, January 2015)co-author of Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Da Capo Lifelong Books, July 2013)contributor to Running, Eating, Thinking: A Vegan Anthology (Lantern Books, May 2014), co-creator of The Real World Vegan Meal Plan, producer and host of the radio show Easy Vegan (airing on Studio 809 in Colorado Springs, CO, 103.5 FM in Janesville, WI and podcasts on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher), writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette and is a food, health and wellness freelance writer.

A devoted culinary student, JL has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is certified by – and on the faculty of – the Main Street Vegan Academy, is certified as a Food for Life Instructor by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and holds a Master of Science degree.

JL Fields JL provides in-person vegan cooking services, lifestyle coaching and classes in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area as well as Skype and/or phone coaching throughout the U.S. and internationally. She provides career consulting for health and wellness coaches, chefs, and other professionals who want to develop their coaching practice. She is on the fitness faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership and is the online strategist for Flavorful Insight and The Soyfoods Council.

JL speaks on plant-based food and vegan activism, fitness and body image, making big changes post-40, blogging, and nonprofit management at festivals, farm markets, community organizations, and colleges and universities. JL shares plant-based education, recipes and cooking techniques, as well as animal rights information and resources, on the popular blog JL goes Vegan and launched the first vegan weekly online column “I Eat Plants” for the Life and Style section of The Journal News (Westchester, NY).

JL is the owner and lead consultant for JL Fields Consulting: Strategic Services for the Nonprofit and Education Sectors and she offers career coaching to people who are ready to re-imagine work and to professionalize their passions. JL serves on the board of directors of Our Hen House. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband Dave and their two rescued cats Ernie and Oliver. Follow her on Twitter,  FacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

  • I love, Love, LOVE your blog! I can’t believe I haven’t come across it before!
    Between the awesome recipes (which have me drooling on my keyboard) and your interest and passion for life which shine through your words, I’m Hooked!
    Thanks for being so awesome!

    • Amanda, thank you SO MUCH for your kind words! I hope you pop in often and jump into the conversation! I think that readers learn so much from other readers on this blog!

  • Hi JL-

    i am glad you found me… your site looks charming and informative.  I can’t wait to explore more! aloha from maui, andrea

  • Qeiprod

    Hello JL,

    Great site!!

    All the best!!

    Terence Dudley

  • I love your site!  I can’t believe it took me this long to discover it!  Your motto to “stop chasing skinny” is awesome.  =)  I just went vegan in January and I’m loving it!

    • JL

      Lauren, thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll jump in and let us know how the vegan transition is going for you. As for me? Best. Decision. Ever.

      Um, the title of your blog is genius! 😉

  • Congragulations on all your acheirvments!:)

  • Kristen

    miss you!!

  • Fantastic! I love the attitude behind your blog/journey/life. 🙂

    • JL

      Thank you, Christine!

  • Came across your blog.  Love it.  I am currently tiptoeing towards veganism and writing a blog about my journey.  I am not there yet.  Giving up a little at a time.  I love all your recipes and will have to start trying them out.  I too am post-40.  I look forward to checking out your whole site.

    • JL

      Thanks for stopping by, Leslie! I’ll be sure to check your blog out!

  • Love your site!  From the way it is organized with your great recipes and bits of fitness and life advice!  Happy 2012

    • JL

      Thank you!

  • Hi

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award because I love what you do! 

    • JL

       So nice of you! I left you a message on your blog!

  • JL

     Thank you!

  • Aria

    hey I am a new vegan, just been vegan for 6months and I am having a difficult time preparing and making healthy meal choices for my day. I am an active, busy university student and I work and volunteer part time. Does anyone know of easy meal plans that I can start that will give my body the protein, calcium, iron and the other nutrients it needs to be healthy and stay healthy and fit.

    • JL

      I got your email and will reply to it!

  • Arely

    I live in Mexico and I am starting to become vegan. I was looking for a soy yogurt recipe. Do you have any? REgards,

  • Vegan Grammie Annie

    Hi, I believe that we are on a similar journey. Veganism, by definition, is all about the non human humans with whom we share this planet. Commitment to this philosophy will, by extension good things to us. But we must not be confused in thinking that the benefits for us are the goal.

    • JL

      Vegan Grammie Annie, I am vegan for the animals. I found my way to veganism through food. Meeting people where they are, and helping move them to compassion for all beings, is why I do this work. Best to you on your journey!

    • Vegan Grammie Annie

      My goodness. I should read what I write before I press the send button. Let me try this again. “I believe that we are on a similar journey. Veganism, by definition, is all about the non human animals with whom we share this planet. Commitment to this philosophy will, by extension, bring good things to us. But we must not be confused in thinking that the benefits for us are the goal.” That’s better. thanks again.