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Erin Ireland

Erin Ireland is a food reporter for a variety of outlets, including her site itstodiefor.ca, which serves to connect Vancouverites with the best, most ethically-produced food in the city. To Die For Fine Foods, an artisan baking company specializing in gourmet banana bread and lemon loaf, is the other half of Erin’s career that began four years ago in her home kitchen. In a past life, she lived in South Carolina and played four years of NCAA volleyball while earning a degree in broadcasting.

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Karen Hall

With many years of experience in the editorial and production aspects of magazine publishing, Karen has a sufficiently broad set of skills to be able to fill in the few gaps left by everybody else, especially when it comes to the nitty gritty details. She is also in charge of quality assurance and customer support. Karen’s degree in Language and Linguistics was finally put to good use when she oversaw the localization of the 2life app into multiple languages.

Small-Family-Photo Dani & Kevin Meyer 

Dani and her husband Kevin live in beautiful Central Oregon. Kevin is a full time brewer at a local brewery and    Dani manages the daily operations for their website site. She also works as a freelance professional food  photographer. Their  blog started as a family/food/homesteading blog in 2010. It has evolved and changed over the  years. The blog is now  devoted to simple real food recipes and beautiful functional kitchen & home products.

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Amanda Paa

Amanda’s passion for sharing food stories and recipes here is rooted in inspiring everyone to fall in love with cooking. When she started to dabble with making food, she realized that the best meals are those made with fresh, simple ingredients. There doesn’t have to be anything fancy about it – not an ingredient list a mile long, or expensive equipment. Cooking seasonally is beautiful for so many reasons, celebrating the food that leaps out of the ground with energy and nourishes our body and soul.

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Melanie Bauer

Melanie Bauer is the girl behind the curtain of Melanie Makes. She started blogging in 2006, the year that her husband was interviewing for a neurosurgery residency position. Documenting what she was creating became an amazing outlet for the wife of a medical student with some free time on her hands.

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Alyssa Rimmer

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa-loving girl behind Simply Quinoa. She believes that eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Alyssa wants you to discover the wondrous world of healthy cooking through simple, wholesome recipes that never sacrifice on flavor.

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Vanessa Ochotorena

People close to Vanessa call her Vane (pronounced “vah-ne”). Her story is quite simple. She likes to experiment and create recipes for sweets and then share them with friends and family. This blog is her way of bringing these treats and my journey of recipe-writing closer to you.

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Ronique Gibson

Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the design industry for over 13 years. She graduated from Tuskegee University, in Tuskegee, Alabama, with a Bachelors of Architecture in 1997. Ronique enjoys spending time with her husband, Garrick and their three children, Andre, Demetri, and Avrielle in Jacksonville. In her downtime she can be found enjoying her passions of cooking, photography, catching up on home and garden television or watching the latest reality shows with her all-white kitty “Snow”. – See more at: http://stagetecture.com/about-ronique/#sthash.uhfMuvvQ.dpuf

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Stephanie Wise

Stephanie Wise is a writer and a self-taught baker. She is also a pro at drinking coffee, watching movies and giving my husband/baby/cat/fellow carb lovers bear hugs. Stephanie likes cookies, Jesus, sunshine, traveling, reading and anything by Van Gogh and Fleet Foxes. Oh, and cookies. And also her husband, Elliott, on whom Stephanie has an uncontrollable lifelong crush.

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Paula Jones

Paula Jones is the recipe developer, food stylist, food photographer, writer, editor, and chief dishwasher behind bell’alimento. She’s married to her college sweetie and is the mother of three very active kids (and one fur baby named Charlie). Paula dreams of living abroad but currently resides is in North Carolina. She first started blogging in 2009 as a place to share her recipes with my friends and family. Paula never dreamed it would turn into a full time job that she adores.

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Zainab Storms

Zainab Storms is a baking enthusiast, food photographer, shoe addict, neuroscience PhD student and a food blogger. She loves baking and enjoys creating new recipes inspired by family members and special occasions. Zainab focuses on easy accessible recipes and baking techniques that yield elegant desserts for any special occasion!

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Anetta Lancaster

Anetta Lancaster is a food blogger, newlywed, sci-fi nerd, and travel junkie. She like to cook and share internationally-inspired meals. You can have confidence that these recipes are tried-and-true, so go ahead and be brave. Make something different!

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Erin Clarke

Erin Clarke began her blog in 2012, when her husband Ben was in law school. She was in a new city where the one person Erin knew was in a serious relationship with the library, and she needed a casual hobby to keep herself occupied while he cuddled with his books. “The Law Student’s Wife” blog was born. Two-and-a-half years later, her husband had finished school, Erin’s blog had developed into her passion and career, and it was time for The Law Student’s Wife to graduate too. In January of 2015, she made the decision to rename her blog Well Plated by Erin.

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Liren-Baker-1-of-2-620x412-1Liren Baker

Liren Baker started Kitchen Confidante in the early part of 2010, in many ways, this blog has been over 15 years in the making. When she began cooking in earnest,she learned to cherish recipes that remind her of family, friends and life events – this space allows her to share her battered, overstuffed recipe binder and the stories behind them. Along the way, Liren has found that her blog gives voice to her creative side.

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Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 6.51.10 PMMarisa Moore

Marisa is a registered and licensed dietitian with a unique background in clinical nutrition, wellness and the food industry. As a result, she is able to relate well to a variety of audiences. She enjoys helping others improve their health IQ through engaging seminars, workshops and online nutrition programs. Marisa has over 10 years of experience working with clients to improve health outcomes in overall wellness, weight management, diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure and heart disease. She also works with the food and restaurant industry to develop and promote healthy recipes, food products and campaigns.

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Ali Maffucci

Ali Maffucci is your typical girl in her twenties looking to fit into her skinny jeans without having to give up the good stuff. She has a passion for healthy eating, and brought her dreams to life with Inspiralized. Inspiralized, is a food blog dedicated to making healthy and creative meals with the spiralizer.

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143a73e771a8b64b62096ca30aad5e0b Claire Volkman

Claire is a blogger, writer, and recipe creator. A southern soul from the Midwest who absolutely, head over heels, is madly in love with food. Claire wanted to chronicle her love for food as well as her passion for health. What started as a soley nutrition blog quickly prospered into what it is now, a mixture between low-fat, gluten-free, vegan and Weight Watchers meals as well as a daily musing on her everyday, wine soaked life.

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Author-Photo-for-KitchenAidNicole Hunn

Nicole started her blog, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, in March 2009, after she was laid off from her job as a senior practicing lawyer in a large law firm in New York. Like many others laid off at the time, she chose a different path. She chose to hang out with you, cooking and baking, instead of lawyering.

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Elizabeth Nyland-0012 square-CROPPED Elizabeth Nyland

Elizabeth Nyland, the author behind “Cooking with Coconut Oil: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Recipes for Good Living” and “Cooking with Avocados: Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal” is also a mother of two and is the blogger behind guiltykitchen.com, a food, fitness and health blog that’s been going strong since 2009. You can find Elizabeth in her home gym lifting heavy things, in her kitchen cooking up new recipes or at the bakery down the street attempting to uncover the world’s best doughnut.

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Suzie-the-Foodie1Suzie Ridler

Over the last five years Suzie has spent most of her life in her beautiful kitchen in her own house product testing, recipe testing and creating foodie projects. She is completely self-taught and a non-elitist food enthusiast. Everything goes! Suzie is about all food, all the time, for everyone. In her world, food is about having fun and is all-inclusive.

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Amy-BroneeAmy Bronee

Amy Bronee is the blogger behind FamilyFeedbag.com. Since 2011, millions of home cooks around the world have visited her site for easy-to-follow recipes, mouth-watering images and stories about everyday life in the kitchen. Through her hands-on cooking classes, Amy loves to connect with other home cooks, share ideas and have fun in the kitchen making delicious food together. Her first cookbook, The Canning Kitchen, will be published by Penguin Random House Canada in 2015. Amy lives on the west coast of Canada in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.

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Louisa-Clements-photoLouisa Clements

Louisa Clements is the 21 year old writer, recipe developer and photographer behind the popular Canadian food blog Living Lou. She is passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle and creates simple, healthy and nutritious recipes to inspire others. Louisa has written for multiple media outlets including Cityline, The Kit, and The College Prepster and creates recipes for a number of Canadian brands. Living Lou has been chosen as one of the top 10 Canadian food blogs to follow as well as Psychology of Eating’s Top 100 food blogs and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Blog of the Month. Louisa’s interests also span into the film industry and she is currently working on her second documentary.

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Jan Scott
Jan Scott is a well-known Canadian food writer and the creator of Family Bites, a blog devoted to tasty family-focused recipes and easy-to-execute entertaining and party ideas. She’s the food editor for The Savvy Mom Group, and has had essays and articles published in a variety of print and online publications. Prior to making the transition to food writing, she was an event planner for a private catering company. Her first book, Gatherings: Bringing People Together with Food will be published in fall 2014. She lives in Toronto, ON, Canada with her husband, Rob, and their two sons.

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Mardi Michels

Mardi Michels is a full-time French teacher to elementary school-aged boys and the author of eat. live. travel. write – a blog focusing on culinary adventures near and far. She has lived and worked as a teacher in Australia, Hong Kong, England, France and now calls Toronto home. As part of her job, she runs a cooking class twice a week for 7-13 year-old boys, Les Petits Chefs and Cooking Basics.  She’s also one of the founding members of Food Bloggers of Canada, a cook, baker, traveller, photographer, writer, Food Revolution Day Ambassador for Toronto.

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author shot web-2Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh

Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh are the editorial team behind the popular blog Sweet Potato Chronicles where they share their recipes for easy and healthy family meals as well as strategies for how to make it all happen.

Their book How to Feed A Family by Random House launched in September 2013 and made the Globe and Mail’s best-seller list in the Cooking/Food category.

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Aimée Wimbush-Bourque

Aimée Wimbush-Bourque is a Montreal urban homesteader, former chef, and mother of three. After ten years of restaurant life, she left professional kitchens to start a family and foray into recipe development and food writing. Now, Aimée is the editor of food blog Simple Bites, named “Best Kids’ Cooking Blog” by Saveur Magazine in 2013, where she chronicles her kitchen adventures with recipes, cooking tips, photos and stories. She is the author of the upcoming cookbook Brown Eggs and Jam Jars (Spring 2015, Penguin) and is a regular contributor to JamieOliver.com.

For more whole foods inspiration and everyday delicious chit-chat, follow Aimee on Twitter and Instagram.


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