Today on I make a flavorful $10 vegan meal for a family of four! (VIDEO)

Three months ago I moved to Colorado. But many, many months prior to moving I started doing research. I wanted to get connected to my local community. I found lots of ways to meet vegans and find vegan stores and restaurants. I also did research to find resources for all kinds of things like social activities, professional and political activities, and more.

One resource I discovered was

Through this site I was able to learn about local restaurants, deals for thrifty shopping with a nod to fashion, and local resources. I started following on Facebook as soon as we arrived in Colorado. One day I saw one of  Tammy York’s cooking videos. It was for a beef stew for a family of four for under id="mce_marker"0. I took a chance and sent her a message and asked her if she would like to do a video together, in which we made a vegan meal for a family of four. She immediately said yes.

Tammy’s blog, and Tammy, encompass so much of what I believe in. Tammy wants to empower women to live healthy, happy lives; she wants them to have fun with fashion and fun in life without breaking the bank. She is about lifting women up. offers a great contest, a Goodwill Makeover, where winning women get a wardrobe boost from Tammy and Ashley (’s fashion contributor). Good stuff.

Thursday morning I met Tammy at her home. She is such a lovely, energetic, generous person! She welcomed me into her kitchen, where she was wrapping up with Ashley, her guest on another cooking video, and Trig, who was taping the segment. Tammy wrote a very kind post yesterday about her experience meeting me … and her “vegan” expectations and assumptions that were debunked: Vegan Cooking…Meet JL Fields, My New Friend & Co-Author Of “Vegan For Her”…Inspirational & Interesting.

JL-Fields, Ashley, Gillit, Tammy York on


We really did hit it off and I have to say her magnanimous post was heartwarming … and hilarious! I loved reading about what she expected and what she got when she met me!

Today on Tammy featured our cooking video: Mediterranean Beans With Greens & Grains….id="mce_marker"0 or Less Meal (And Vegan), which you can also view right here: [click to continue…]

JL Fields is co-author of the forthcoming Vegan for Her: The Women’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet and writes the blog JL goes Vegan.