Afya Ibomu is a Holistic Nutritionist, the Vice President yojoculture.com and has been plant based since 1990.
Her third book the Vegan Soul Food Guide to the Galaxy, was nominated for an African American Literary Award for cookbook of the year.
Afya is certified in Holistic Health and holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. She is also the author of the Get Your Crochet On! pattern book series, that have sold over 30,000 copies.
Afya is a celebrity nutritionist and crochet designer working with hip hop artists such as Erykah Badu, Common, Dead Prez and Talib Kweli.
Afya currently conducts cooking demos and classes, teaches nutrition workshops and counsels fitness competitors. She lives in Atlanta with her husband stic of dead prez their teenage son Itwelaand newborn Nkosua.
Her newest books The Vegan Remix and her collaboration book Eat Plants Lift Iron were released in 2015.
To keep up with what afya is doing, check her out on all social media platforms @afyaibomu
Áine Carlin is a popular food and fashion blogger and former actress. She blogs at peasoupeats.com and was the vegan food columnist for chef Marcus Samuelsson’s website.
Her PETA award winning book ‘Keep it Vegan’ aims to demystify veganism with over 100 delicious yet simple recipes that use standard supermarket ingredients.
Her easy, creative ideas will tempt long-time vegans and newcomers alike… and even meat and dairy fans won’t feel they’re missing out.
Chapters include Breakfast, Brunch & More, Midday Meals & Simple Suppers, Something Special and Sweet Treats, and with dishes ranging from Indian Spiced Chickpea Tacos through to Red Lentil & Spinach Lasagne, Rosemary and Pear Stuffed French Toast and Mint Choc Birthday Cake with a Glossy Ganache, it’s time to enjoy the taste – and health benefits – of vegan food.
Alessandra Seiter is a sophomore geography major at Vassar College, committed to combating oppression in its many forms through intersectional activism. She serves as Hen Press Coordinator and Contributing Writer for Our Hen House, co-president of the Vassar Animal Rights Coalition (VARC), and blogger at Farmers Market Vegan. When not writing, blogging, or organizing campus events, Alessandra enjoys cooking, baking, yoga, and biking.
All About Vegan Food is a global website focused on spreading veganism and how easy it is to cook, eat, live and travel as a vegan.
It features recipes, restaurants and products around the world, interviews and articles. Since March 2013, All About Vegan Food is also home of Vegan Package Swap, the first international vegan swap project that is connecting thousands of vegans who monthly swap packages full of vegan goodies.
Our recipe contributors Allison Bailey, Izzy Darby, Laura Jayne Cox, Lizz Clements and Mary Price are happy to share their delicious vegan creations with all supporters of Veganuary!
Amanda Nicole Smith is a lifestyle coach focusing on pure food and fitness. Her lifestyle revolves around keeping a balanced body, mind and spirit. Amanda’s love of sharing experiences and inspiring others led her to create amandanicolesmith.com, where she hosts her own recipes, photography, and fitness goals. She just recently launched a community website dedicated to flexibility.
When she is not working on websites or dancing with the trees she is teaching local vegan food and fitness classes.
Her main goal for the future is to continue empowering people to maintain a healthy happy body and mind. Click here to visit her website.
Anna Jones is a cook, food writer and stylist.
One grey, late-for-the-office day, she decided to quit her day job after reading an article about following your passion. Within weeks, she was signed up on Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen apprentice programme. She went on to be part of Jamie’s food team – styling, writing and working behind the scenes on books, TV shows and food campaigns.
Now freelance, she has worked with some of the country’s biggest food brands, including innocent drinks for whom she wrote the recipes for Hungry?: the innocent recipe book for filling your family with good stuff. She has also worked with other well-known chefs, such as Henry and Tom Herbert (The Fabulous Baker Brothers), Stevie Parle and Antonio Carluccio, and cooked for royalty, politicians and LA school children alike.
A Modern Way to Eat is her first solo book. She lives, writes and cooks in Hackney, East London.
I am a 17 year old boy from Newcastle, England who went vegan after watching a Gary Yourofsky speech in October 2014. I was shocked to discover that what we, as a society, thought of as normal and even healthy way of living, was in fact a cruel, illogical, damaging way of existence that could not go on for much longer. As soon as I had been educated, I went from a protein-rich, meat-eating lifestyle, to fully vegan (no honey!) within a matter of days. From what I have learned through my experience, I believe that every human can, and most certainly should, switch to a fully vegan lifestyle. I have taken it upon myself to produce (and of course test!) easy and delicious recipes for vegans and non-vegans, in order to help the cause in my own small way.
Ayinde Howell is an executive chef who lives and works in Los Angeles.
His recipes have been published in the New York Times, Essence, VegNEws Magazine, and many others.
He is the founder and publisher of the award-winning iEatGrass website, and owner and executive chef of his critically acclaimed culinary-event company, Wildflower.
Barbara Fernandez, known as The Rocking Raw Chef, teaches people how to make ‘raw food that ROCKs’, so that they can choose health without sacrificing their tastebuds.
She speaks at various events (such as RawFest UK and VegFest London), publishes online recipe ebooks and programs, runs retreats, a blog, and even sings about raw food.
A professional rock singer with two records, Barbara belts out on SoundCloud her spoof versions of Katy Perry and Pink songs.
Barbara holds David Wolfe’s Ultimate Raw Nutrition certification, is a graduate of Anthony Robbins’ Leadership Academy, and is trained in Voice Movement Therapy.
She lives in Cambridge, UK.
Her free starter program is available at rockingrawchef.com
I worked as the Head Chef at Ottolenghi in Notting Hill; voted best deli in London by Time Out magazine during my time there. I trained in French Cordon Bleu cuisine, and now enjoy creating dishes inspired by Mediterranean influences. Working closely with Yotam Ottolenghi, and being encouraged to experiment and explore new flavours, has inspired my cooking style. I have also worked as a private chef with an impressive portfolio of clients, and for one of London’s top catering companies Absolute Taste. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion with others through cooking demonstrations and classes. I moved to Fulford, York just over two years ago with my family to set up my own catering company.
I’m Kirsty and I run Blueberry Swirl; a home-based bakery in the North East of England. I started it in November 2013, after lots of experimenting with cake recipes. I hate the idea that anybody has to miss out on their favourite sweet treats because of making the awesome decision to go vegan! However, I also love cooking so you’ll find that lots of the recipes uploaded here are inspired by my favourite savoury dishes as well.
In my spare time I love spoiling my rescued animals; Trevor, Skye, Jess and Tinker are my bunnies, Spock and Scotty are my cheeky guinea pigs and Bilbo and Apple are my fiesty little hamsters. I have been with my partner, Aaron, for 7 years and he is my glamorous assistant at Blueberry Swirl; I couldn’t do it without his support.
I have always had a deep connection with animals as far back as I can remember. It probably comes as no surprise, therefore, that I became a strict vegetarian at the age of 6 and became vegan in my late teens.
I work as a wildlife hospital supervisor, treating and rehabilitating all kinds of wild animals and graduate in 2015 with a degree in Animal Management. I am currently carrying out research into a natural treatment of a disease affecting many wild birds which causes great suffering, yet is much unstudied.
I spent much of my teenage years in West Africa working for and with street children and am now a charity trustee for the cause. This reminds me of how being vegan is far more than a diet choice, it’s a way of life which extends to every aspect of one’s being with benefits beyond the most obvious – animal welfare and rights. There are more than enough plant foods to feed the world multiple times yet the land taken to raise meat and animals for by-products ensures that millions remain hungry.
I write Bunny Kitchen to share vegan recipes, DIY tips, inspirational animal stories and general health resources with a hope of inspiring vegans and non-vegans everywhere and perhaps provoking some curiosity in some to give veganism or even vegetarianism a chance.
I love getting creative in the kitchen and giving a home to animals in need. Most of all, I love spending time with my 24 wonderful pets!
The Healthy Voyager, aka Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, is the creator, producer and host of The Healthy Voyager travel and cooking show, site, and overall brand. A Latina/Bilingual, award winning healthy, special diet and green living and travel expert, holistic nutritionist, plant based vegan chef, best-selling cookbook author, media spokesperson, sought after speaker, consultant, show host and television personality, Carolyn Scott-Hamilton is a respected figure in the world of healthy lifestyle and travel as well as special diet cooking and nutrition.
Garnering attention from such outlets as Extra, CNN, The New York Times, Telemundo and more, The Healthy Voyager aims to help people live well, one veggie at a time! For more information on Carolyn and her projects visit: HealthyVoyager.com and CarolynScottHamilton.com.
Chrissie loves food and loves animals, and never wants to combine the two. Despite dietary differences, one thing is agreed – no dinner guest leaves her house dissatisfied…or without a full tummy. She shares her culinary adventures as she finds exciting new dishes, snacks, cakes and as she stuffs her gob at the occasional restaurant. Chrissie shows that eating vegan does NOT mean missing out!
This is a completely inclusive forum where anyone, not just vegans, are welcome to check out recipes, ask questions and maybe learn something about veganism. Whether you have veggie or vegan friends who you want to surprise or impress with some considerate cooking or if you are just interested in tasty food, check out Chrissie’s gob for a greedy guide to compassionate food!
Christine is an award winning degree qualified Functional Nutritionist, Chef and Author with over 18 years of experience in the health and food industry. Winner of Coeliac UK Chef of the Year award Christine is well known for her expertise in developing healthy foods, products and recipes focused on health and fitness. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. As well as seeing clients in Harley Street, London, running cookery days and writing for national press, Christine works with publishers, fitness and sports companies, food and health companies providing nutritional expertise, recipe support and product development advice. Christine is an inspiring nutritional chef well known for her engaging style and enthusiasm.
Christine makes regular appearances in the media – TV, radio, BBC The Truth About Sugar, BBC The Truth About Stress, Sky News and BBC radio among others. She is also a writer for many national magazines and newspapers and is sought after for her expertise.
Christine is the author of numerous health and recipe books including her popular GO LEAN VEGAN diet and nutrition book, The Raw Food Diet, Eat to Get Younger, The Juice Diet Book and the Gut Health Diet. Christine regularly runs free LIVE cookalongs via facebook LIVE https://www.facebook.com/christinebaileykitchen/. Her website has an array of healthy recipes and nutritional features based on functional medicine.