Kristina Mellegard is a private chef residing in New York City. She has a business degree as well as a culinary arts degree and uses both of her skills to grow a small chef and lifestyle brand. Kristina travels the world, eating her way through each city to draw inspiration for her client’s meals. Kristina cooks predominantly plant-based cuisine and truly believes that food can nourish and heal from within. When not cooking for work, Kristina enjoys experimenting for herself. She writes about her travel, health and culinary experiences on her website, The Yum Project.
Ksenia is a traveler, yogini and superfood breakfast aficionado who believes that starting your day with a healthier breakfast prepared with love is life-changing. She recently released Breakfast Criminals eBook, with more than 100 delicious, wholesome recipes and tips. By day, she’s a digital marketing consultant for fashion brands and and co-founder of #FairTuesday, a grassroots ethical shopping movement that aims to change lives of whole communities by inspiring people to buy fair trade. If you’re interested in diving into the world of superfoods and yoga, join Ksenia for yoga and superfoods retreats in blissful places around the globe, and if you would like to have your own heart bowl, you’ll be able to get one on Breakfast Criminals this fall.
Kyra is a certified naturopath, bodymind chef and a self-taught food and lifestyle photographer. She writes books (Daytox, Kyra’s Kitchen), magazine articles (Yoga Magazine, ELLE food, Chickpea) and develops recipes, photo and film footage and health food concepts for (inter)national clients such as Yogi Tea, Fontaine Publishers and The House of Yoga. Her online journal, full of plant-based recipes and holistic health inspiration, can be found at Kyra’s Kitchen, or follow Kyra on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
An avid runner and passionate foodie, Laura writes the blog Viand Nutrition, a healthy lifestyle blog featuring vegan recipes, healthy living tips, at-home workouts and fitness motivation. Her love of good food filled with good nutrition comes from her years as a runner, completing marathons and seeking out adequate plant-based fuel for hundreds of kilometers, and then working as a running coach and needing the same fuel to offer her runners. In addition to focusing on good whole food meals, she is especially passionate about creating raw, vegan desserts and experimenting with new ingredient combinations in the kitchen. Her passion for food and nutrition has led to her return to school where she is studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with plans to combine running, writing and recipe creation and nutrition all into one. When she’s not out on the trails, you’ll find her hanging out in running clothes in the kitchen, in downward dog, or brewing a fresh batch of kombucha!
My name is Laura-Jane The Rawtarian, and I am a passionate raw vegan.
What is a “raw vegan?” A raw vegan is someone who eats only raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds–none of which are ever heated above 105f (40.6 celcius). That’s it.
Think I’m crazy? Think I must only eat carrot sticks and handfuls of almonds? Not so. Raw vegan recipes include cookies, cakes, crackers, pastas and more. All made from fruit, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. No bread products, no dairy products, just raw, natural ingredients!
There is a whole movement of “raw vegans” (or “raw fooders”) who invent and share creative raw food recipes. Raw vegans prepare recipes using blenders and food processors instead of ovens and microwaves!
Please join me on this journey of lifestyle change as we strive to live a raw food lifestyle. Here you’ll find free the best, simplest raw food recipes and tips to help you get started on your raw lifestyle.
Lauren Felts is a certified nutritionist and owner of the health and wellness website, TheHolyKale.com. As an advocate for inspiring others on their quest for health, Lauren specializes in holistic nutrition, cleansing, toxin-free living and utilizing superfoods for health and beauty by addressing not only the body, but also the mind and soul.