I'm Joy, a self-taught cook with a knack for creating exceptional (and accessible) vegan recipes. You read that right. VEGAN. A word that frequently strikes fear into the hearts of foodies. And Midwesterners. And Texans. Yes, I cook vegan food. But guess what? I'm not vegan. I just really enjoy cooking vegan meals. And you should, too.

Here's the deal: Whatever your dietary description, vegan food is a delicious way to expand your culinary boundaries. A bold statement, but true, I promise. Think of vegan cooking as a culinary genre, not a dietary limitation. So, come on in and take a look around. Hungry?

About Joy:

Joy fell in love with cooking when she transitioned from "meat-loving-midwesterner" to "passionate vegetarian" and realized she had NO IDEA what to make for herself. Cookbooks were purchased, recipes were made, and a love of plant-based foods was born. Eight years later, Joy is a recipe developer, cook, and writer dedicated to bringing exceptional vegan food into as many home kitchens as possible. Originally from Ann Arbor, MI, she now lives in Brooklyn, NY with her chihuahua-terrier mutt (Linus) and the coolest cat ever (Leon).