There is a cat napping on my desk, sunshine through my window and vegan eats in my kitchen.
Welcome! I hope to inspire you to get in the kitchen and embrace your inner vegan chef. And really, my vegan recipes are not just for vegans - they are for everyone. I love vegan newbies or those just experimenting with vegan recipes. Adding even a few plant-based meals a week to your diet is a great place to start.
Healthy. Happy. Life. currently receives 1,800,000+ pageviews per month and growing. Mores stats here. I am thrilled to see so many people interested in vegan recipes.
I hope you'll experiment with my recipes and learn to love vegan cooking and living just as much as I do!
On Food. What are FIVE recipe posts that define me best? These..
1. My Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with Avocado
2. My Secret Ingredient Matcha Shake
3. My Raw Chard Salad (any raw chard or kale salad!)
4. This drink that I enjoy each and every morning (when possible!)
5. Something sweet. I love a good treat!
Coming in 2013: My first book! 365 Vegan Smoothies - Penguin / Avery - More info here.
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Want to contact me? Email me at Kathy (at) lunchboxbunch (dot) com (please no product pitches)
Thank you for visiting, I hope your days feels like this...
M o r e A b o u t M e B e l o w.
I created and curate Finding Vegan. FindingVegan.com
I am a daily contributor to Disney's Babble.com via their FOOD blog.
As Seen In/Projects: VegNews, Zooey Magazine, The Chalkboard Magazine, The Kitchn, Saveur, The Huffington Post, Meatless Monday. Fox News, CNN and more. Press page.
Freelance Writing and Photography: See my portfolio. Email me your project queries for rates.
Image Use Policy. All photographs on Healthy. Happy. Life. were taken by Kathy Patalsky, unless otherwise noted. The photos taken by Kathy are copyright Polished DC, LLC. PR folks, bloggers, journalists, etc - you must email me for permission requests. DO NOT re-post my images without specific authorization first. Contact me if you have interest in image licensing.
PR/Ads/Reviews/Products. Info for you: Press. Ads/PR. Note: I do not post reviews in exchange for free sample or product.
Bio. I grew up in Santa Cruz California where my passion for healthy vegan cooking and eating, food photography, green living and art, began. I hold a BS from American University (Washington DC) in Health Promotion.
I am most inspired by colorful produce, natural lighting, animals big and small, amazing vegan chefs + bloggers, my husband, kitty cat friends and family. Any YOU! My readers. Thank you for sharing so much with me through comments and emails. I learn so much from you and your kind comments bring me so much joy, so thank YOU!
You can find my recipes published in these cookbooks: Foodista's Best of Food Blogs as well as ThinkFood. Also see my recent publications: press.
A Few Awards
My vegan recipe iPhone Apps: Smoothies! and Dip Diva!
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Meet Nelly, kitty in charge. More kitty photos.
In LA, Cooking my vegan rice dish with Chef Ben Ford..