A world of thanks is due to the following creative people who contributed their talents to this book:
Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT (recipe contributor and nutritional guide) is the host of Z Living Network’s What Would Julieanna Do? and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition and The Vegiterranean Diet (recipes from The Vegiterranean Diet reprinted with permission from Julieanna Hever and Da Capo Lifelong Books). Find her at www.plantbaseddietitian.com. Watch Julieanna make tasty recipes with Laura in Season Five of Jazzy Vegetarian on public television!
Mitali Shah-Bixby, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN (nutritional analysis of recipes) is a registered dietitian nutritionist and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. Currently practicing as a Renal RD, she has worked extensively with diabetes, gastrointestinal conditions, weight management, and vegetarian diets. Mitali has been a lifelong vegetarian and is currently the MA State Coordinator for the Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group.
Victoria Moran (foreword) is listed by VegNews as one of its Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors. Her twelve books include Main Street Vegan, Creating a Charmed Life and The Good Karma Diet. Moran hosts the weekly Main Street Vegan radio show/podcast and directs the Main Street Vegan Academy in New York City that trains vegan lifestyle coaches and educators. Find Victoria at www.mainstreetvegan.net. Watch her get cookin’ with Laura in Season Five of Jazzy Vegetarian on public television!
David Kaplan (cover photo; additional photos throughout this book) is a television production specialist and has worked on programs such as Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and many others. Celebrity photographic subjects include Wyclef Jean, Al Pacino, Itzhak Perlman and Francis Ford Coppola, to name a few. He currently lives and works in Connecticut.
Annie Oliverio (photos, pages 6, 51, 115, 122, 125, 132, and 167) is the author of Crave Eat Heal: Plant-based, Whole Food Recipes to Satisfy Every Appetite and founder of An Unrefined Vegan and Virtual Vegan Potluck. Learn more about Annie, her recipes, books and her photography at www.anunrefinedvegan.com.
Hannah Kaminsky (photo, page 162) is the author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan à la Mode, Vegan Desserts and Easy as Vegan Pie, and creator of the award-winning blog, www.BitterSweetBlog.com. She works as a freelance food stylist and photographer, making countless magazine and cookbook pages look good enough to eat.
Dianne Wenz (Social Media Director, PR) is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist, and Plant-Based Chef. She is passionate about helping others improve their health and wellbeing. Dianne coaches people from across the country to help them improve their health and wellbeing, and she helps people make the dietary and lifestyle changes needed to go vegan. She also teaches cooking classes in her local community in Northern New Jersey. Dianne runs the busy MeetUp group Montclair Vegans, where she hosts monthly potlucks, runs charity bake sales and organizes guest speaker events. Dianne is also editor-in-chief for ChicVegan.com, a website where compassionate fashionistas and vegan vixens meet up to discuss how they can make the world a better place for people and animals alike. Her articles and recipes have appeared on websites such as VeganCuts.com and VegKitchen.com, and in Chickpea Magazine and T.O.F.U. Magazine.
Special thanks to:
Nava Atlas, creator of the popular website www.VegKitchen.com and the author of many vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, most recently Plant Power and Wild About Greens. In addition to producing books of visual nonfiction on other subjects, Nava is an active fine artist. Her work is shown and collected by universities and museums around the United States.
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