JL Fields at Whole Foods Napa 2JL Fields is a vegan lifestyle coach & educator, Food for Life instructor, co-creator of Real World Vegan Meal Plans, personal chef, career coach, and a corporate consultant offering wellness training, brand representation, and strategic planning services. She is the author of Vegan Pressure Cooking (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), 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 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, the online strategist for The Soyfoods Council, the Education Coordinator for Nourish Organic Juice, and served as the Plant-Based Team Leader for Attune Foods.

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. She has been interviewed for TV, radio, and podcasts including FOX-31 Denver’s Everyday, KVOR’s Table TalkMain Street Vegan on Unity.FM, Our Hen House, and Erin Red Radio.  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).  She is the editor of the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny.

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.  Follow her on Twitter,  FacebookPinterest, and .

  • http://profiles.google.com/amanda.froelich13 Amanda Froelich

    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!

    • http://www.jlgoesvegan.com JL goes Vegan

      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!

  • http://bakerymanis.wordpress.com/ andrea devon

    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

    • http://www.jlgoesvegan.com JL goes Vegan

      I’m enjoying your blog!

  • Qeiprod

    Hello JL,

    Great site!!

    All the best!!

    Terence Dudley

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL goes Vegan

      Thank you!

  • http://peanutbutterandginger.wordpress.com Lauren (PB&G)

    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!

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com 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! ;)

  • http://www.foodiesloveoatmeal.wordpress.com Jessica Martin

    Congragulations on all your acheirvments!:)

  • Kristen

    miss you!!

  • http://www.christine.biz Christine McCarthy

    Fantastic! I love the attitude behind your blog/journey/life. :)

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Thank you, Christine!

  • http://www.tiptoeingtowardsveganism.wordpress.com Leslie

    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.

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

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

  • http://twitter.com/ZestyVegan ZestyVegan.Com

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

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Thank you!

  • http://laviesimple.org/ Lindsey


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

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

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

  • http://jlgoesvegan.com 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.

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com 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.

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com 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.