What others are saying


“she is a natural in front of a crowd—funny, self-deprecating, at ease, and full of genuine personality. Get this woman a TV show!  She could be the Julia Child of vegan cooking.  No joke.” – James E. McWilliams, Eating Plants, VegFest Report.

“A collection of 50 recipes for new and experienced vegan cooks covers breakfast, with selections such as smoothies, porridge, and casseroles; lunch options such as salads and soups; and dinner entrees, as well as a sampling of desserts. Selections such as the easy tofu pumpkin soup, Asian crockpot chili, and black-eyed pea and collard green pizza are interesting and hearty enough to tempt even hardcore carnivores.”  Publisher’s Weekly on Vegan for Her: The Women’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet.

“there are more than 50 easy recipes from lifestyle coach and seriously good cook JL Fields.” -Grant Butler, The Oregonian, Going Vegan: ‘Vegan for Her’ is an essential guide to plant-based eating for women.

“I’d never heard of a “hippie bowl” until I attended a vegan cooking class by JL Fields at the VegFest Colorado Health & Environmental Fair in Denver. And while I wouldn’t call myself a hippie or a vegan, I would say that I’m now a fan of this yummy, protein-filled dish.” -Teresa Farney, The Gazette, Colorado Springs vegan co-authors cookbook about eating more veggies.

“During the cooking demonstration, Fields told us she is a lazy cook and doesn’t like to spend a lot of time fussing with preparation. She further emphasized her so-called laziness by having someone from the audience put on her apron and do the cooking for her. But this was a great way for Fields to prove just how easy it is to prepare her six-ingredient Creamy Kale Miso Soup, another outstanding dish for vegans. I must confess I’ve tried a lot of kale dishes without feeling a lot of love for them. This recipe was an exception, and I will be making it a regular on my menus.” -Teresa Farney, The Gazette, Colorado Springs vegan co-authors cookbook about eating more veggies.

“if you’ve already adopted a vegan lifestyle, you’ll love this book. If you’ve been considering going vegan, you’ll find a lot of information on how to start and all the health benefits, and if you’re like me, who still likes my meat, you can still eat your meat but add some healthier sides or go meatless one or two days a week.” -Tammy York, 719woman.com, Vegan for Her; The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet…Co-authored By My Friend JL Fields

Colorado Springs Gazette: Colorado Springs is a hotbed for vegan enthusiasts

Denver Westword: JL Fields of VegFest Colorado on veganism for women and tasty food for everyone


“Recently, a rain-soaked JL proved to be a real pro at what was to be a cooking demo/throwdown at our farmer’s market. She managed even with the downpour to hand out samples of her awesome Cucumber & Onion Quinoa Salad, smiling every step of the way. Her enthusiasm was infectious and we are looking forward to her return!”
 – Jennifer Gordon, Market Manager, John Jay Homestead Farm Market

“I’m so excited about my personal plan – your heart and knowledge were so evidently poured into its creation.” – Debi 

“JL is wonderful! She presents the material and her great ideas using unbiased approach. I had tons of fun and learned so much!” -Sarah

“Great class…JL is an extraordinary ambassador for the vegan community. Her passion for the lifestyle is contagious!!!” – Janet

“JL is awesome! With knowledge and passion, she will instruct you how to eat and live a compassionate, delicious, and flavorful vegan lifestyle. Highly recommended!” – John

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