Enjoying the foods of the earth encourages multitasking at its finest -connecting us to the source for a healthier environment, healthier bodies, stronger human relationships and a stronger economy. I seek to spread the word and the joy about a plant-based diet accessible to all.

I'm the Huffington Post's Meatless Monday blogger, the syndicated columnist the Edgy Veggie and contributor to publications including Culinate, Bon Appetit and Evey Day With Rachael Ray as well as my own blog. Food books include Feeding the Hungry Ghost and Edgy Veggie: Better Eating, Blissful Living and the Broccoli State of Being. Fiction includes Making God Laugh and The Last Refuge, a finalist for the Doris Bakwin Prize.

A fourth-generation Floridian, I live la vida vegan in Miami and serve on the Miami boards of Slow Food and Common Threads.