JL Fields

JL Fields is a vegan cook, lifestyle coach and educator at Go Vegan with JL!She is certified by – and on the faculty of – the Main Street Vegan Academy. JL is co-author of Vegan for Her:  The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Da Capo Press, 2013) and the forthcoming Vegan Pressure Cooking (Fair Winds Press, 2015). A devoted culinary student, JL has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies.

JL provides in-person vegan cooking services, lifestyle coaching and classes in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area as well as Skype and/or phone coachingthroughout the U.S. and internationally. She provides career consulting for health and wellness coaches, chefs, and other professionals who want to develop their coaching practice. She is on the fitness faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, the online strategist for The Soyfoods Council, the Education Coordinator for Nourish Organic Juice, and served as the Plant-Based Team Leader for Attune Foods.

JL speaks on plant-based food and vegan activism, fitness and body image, making big changes post-40, blogging, and nonprofit management at festivals, farm markets, community organizations, and colleges and universities. She has been interviewed for TV, radio, and podcasts including FOX-31 Denver’s Everyday, KVOR’s Table TalkMain Street Vegan on Unity.FM, Our Hen House, and Erin Red Radio.  JL shares plant-based education, recipes and cooking techniques, as well as animal rights information and resources, on the popular blog JL goes Vegan and launched the first vegan weekly online column “I Eat Plants” for the Life and Style section of The Journal News (Westchester, NY).  She is the editor of the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny.

JL is the owner and lead consultant for JL Fields Consulting: Strategic Services for the Nonprofit and Education Sectors and she offers career coaching to people who are ready to re-imagine work and to professionalize their passions. JL serves on the board of directors of Our Hen House.  Follow her on Twitter,  FacebookPinterest, and .

Chorizo Seitan Hash

It’s been busy around here. So much going on and so much to share over the next few months. Travel has been a big part of my life – and I love it – but I also really love coming home....more

Today on Our Hen House: The Greatest Danger to our Future is Apathy

Good morning from hot and humid New York! This morning I wanted to share a link tothe latest episode of the Our Hen House podcast....more

Countdown to New York! (Two Vegan for Her Events in Westchester!)

I wanted to say happy Tuesday but then I realized today is Wednesday. Wow, things have been nutty. Between the book launch and weekend travel for book events + some really exciting consulting work that I’ve been doing, well, I guess I do lose track of the day of the week and even the time of day.I now I’m prepping for another trip: New York this weekend!...more

This Week in Body Image News (7/17/13)

This Week in Body Image NewsEating Disorders in Gay Men...more

More Vegan Eats in Napa: Green Smoothies for Breakfast and Pasta for Dinner

Yesterday I shared food from our first day in Napa; I spent a nice, long early morning in bed blogging and drinking coffee and then finally got out for a late morning workout, which was fabulous. I returned to the hotel and went directly to the restaurant to see what I might find for breakfast. Oh happy day!...more

Fabulous Vegan Eats in Napa Valley + See you tomorrow at Whole Foods?

Oh, Napa Valley, how I love you! I was last here in January of 2011 and I hope to never wait two+ years again! We are, however, here for work (tough job but someone’s gotta do it…)....more

VegFest Colorado Recap + Vegan for Her is Available TODAY!

I’m reeling! Saturday morning I headed up to Golden, CO (no time for Coors!) to be a vendor for the first time at a Veg Fest.  Selling copies of Vegan for Her, natch!...more

Tips for the busy non-cook at VegFest Colorado

Good morning! I bounced out of bed at 4:00 a.m. because I need to pull together boxes of books and cooking demo supplies for VegFest Colorado! We will have a Vegan for Her table for both days of the festival in Golden, CO and I will do a presentation and cooking demo at 12:30 Sunday....more