Jason headshot 2 smallJason Wyrick is an executive chef, cooking teacher, caterer, a former diabetic, and founder of the world’s first vegan food magazine, The Vegan Culinary Experience. His September 2014 Vegan Tacos is a masterpiece of research and an outstanding addition to the vegan bookshelf. He has co-authored the New York Times best-selling book 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart with Neal Barnard, MD, and has taught alongside many medical and dietary professionals.  Jason was the first vegan culinary instructor in the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu program through the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, and has catered for major corporations.  Jason has taught hundreds of vegan cooking classes around the world, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Vegetarian Times, and on both local and national television.  His website is www.thevegantaste.com.

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Ayindé Howell is an executive Chef living and working in New York City. His recipes have been published in the New York Times, Essence Magazine, VegNews Magazine and many others. He is a fourth generation entrepreneur with two businesses and a 501c3 under his belt. He currently holds the position of founder and “Bossman” of the award winning iEatGrass.com, also home to his critically acclaimed culinary event brand, Wildflower. His book, The Lusty Vegan, co-authored with Zoe Eisenberg, is scheduled for publication in the Fall 2014.



Zoë Eisenberg, co-author of The Lusty Vegan, is a writer and editor who focuses on food and sex. A certified holistic health counselor with a degree in creative writing, Zoe has been published in a variety of print and online sources, from vegan information hubs like Vegan Mainstream, to Shape Magazine, to the viral and often outrageous women’s website XOJane.com. She writes about living, loving and eating on her blog, SexyTofu.com, and is currently the managing editor of www.ieatgrass.com.

zsu_dever_smallZsu Dever is the author of our spring 2014 title, Everyday Vegan Eats. Also known as Vegan Aide, she has been involved in the restaurant business most of her life. She hails from a long line of culinary professionals and restaurateurs. She is the author of the blog Zsu’s Vegan Pantry. Zsu is passionate about teaching new vegans and vegetarians how to succeed with their newly chosen diet and become lifelong vegans. She is a homeschooling mother of three teenagers and resides in San Diego, CA. www.zsusveganpantry.com.

Amber Shea CrawleyAmber Shea Crawley is a chef and writer specializing in health- and happiness-promoting food. She was classically trained in the art of gourmet living cuisine at the world-renowned Matthew Kenney Academy, graduating in 2010 as a certified raw chef. In 2011, she earned her Nutrition Educator certification at the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. Amber blogs at ChefAmberShea.com.

RobinRobin Robertson Robertson is a vegan chef and award-winning cookbook author whose culinary experience spans nearly thirty years. She has been a chef, caterer, cooking teacher, and food columnist. Her cookbooks include the best-selling Vegan Planet, Quick-Fix Vegan, Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker, Vegan on the Cheap, 1,000 Vegan recipes, and Vegan Fire & Spice. Robin blogs at www.RobinRobertson.com.

Bryanna Clark GroganBryanna Clark Grogan has over 22 years experience with recipe development and is the author of eight vegan cookbooks.  Among her previous titles are Nonna’s Italian Kitchen, The Almost No Fat Cookbook, and The Fiber for Life Cookbook, and she developed the recipes for Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes. A teacher, lecturer, and former newspaper columnist, you can see Bryanna’s blog at: VeganFeastKitchen.blogspot.com.

Announcing our 2015 Authors

 random 124Richa Hingle is a prolific and award winning recipe developer, blogger and photographer behind VeganRicha.com. She has a growing community of ardent followers who love making her recipes and sharing with their friends. Her instructions are easy to follow and her step by step photographs welcome the uninitiated into their kitchen as vouched by many of her readers. Her recipes are very allergy friendly, are big on flavor and wholesome ingredients. Her eBook on Indian Vegan Diwali Sweets was wildly successful where she was able to create vegan versions of Indian deserts that were previously deemed impossible. She lives in Seattle with her husband and a fluffy Pomeranian. Richa’s spring 2015 title is Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen.

Somer portrait 10-12-14 Ver 2bCooking since her early teens, Somer McCowan has a passion for experimenting with food and inventing delicious recipes. She has worked in the food industry in the U.S. and Australia, creating food in bakeries, several restaurants, and a juice bar. Several years ago, after being diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disease, she was put on multiple prescription drugs and felt terrible. She then discovered that a whole foods, plant-based diet can reverse disease. Somer then went completely vegan and she is now off all prescription drugs and in full remission. Somer loves helping others improve their health through eating the right kinds of food. Her food blog is: www.vedgedout.com. Her spring title is The Abundance Diet.

More VHP Authors

Tamasin Noyes
Tamasin Noyes loves big, bold flavors and writes recipes that resonate with
passion, compassion, and happiness. Over the years, Tami has worked in
restaurants, founded a non-profit organization, and devoted herself to
drawing people to veganism through cooking. Tami is the author (or
co-author) of several other books. In addition to writing for several online
magazines, Tami’s also blogs at http://www.veganappetite.com


Betsy DiJulioBetsy DiJulio is a longtime vegan, freelance journalist, and board-certified art instructor. The Hampton Roads (VA) culinary personality enjoys photography and food styling and has won national recipe competitions. She is an animal rights supporter and SPCA volunteer who cooks, writes, and teaches in Virginia Beach, VA. She blogs about vegan food at TheBloomingPlatter.com.