I was born in Los Angeles and raised as a vegetarian and practitioner of yoga and meditation. My family's yoga and meditation center often had international visitors, which expanded and inspired my love of cooking. I got my culinary degree at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York, focusing on simple recipes with a strong emphasis on holistic health. I merge ingredients that provide essential health benefits to create delicious tasting meals. No longer will vegetarian food have a bad rap.