Laura's Mission - Making the World a Better Place, ONE RECIPE at a Time!


Making the world a better place, ONE RECIPE at a time, by creating and sharing modern, mindful and compassionate recipes that are delicious and satisfying... and sharing them with the world!

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Folks often ask me, “Laura, what inspired you to become vegan?” My personal reasons for embracing a vegan diet are threefold: my compassion for animals, my desire for better health, and my aim to be more environmentally responsible. You may have your own reasons for learning more about plant-based cooking, so I thank you, in advance, for joining me on my website. I hope that the recipes and information here inspire you to explore your own plant-based, culinary path. I invite you to explore the pages of this website - meant to both entertain and inspire, while encouraging you to create signature recipes in your own home kitchen.

I am a vegan who started by first by giving up red meat over 30 years ago. Then I gave up chicken, dairy, fish, then eggs  - until I was completely vegan. Many folks ask me - How do I start on the path to becoming vegan full time? I say - Take it one meal at a time. If you have never eaten a vegan meal before, start by adding one plant powered meal per week into your menu plan, then progress at your own pace from there! That way, it's easy!


Laura Theodore is a recognized public television personality, vegan celebrity chef, award-winning cookbook author and nationally renowned jazz singer and actor. She is co-creator of the highly successful Jazzy Vegetarian vegan cooking series on national public television. Ms. Theodore is author of five cookbooks, including Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan, Laura Theodore's Vegan-Ease, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics and Jazzy Vegetarian and her highly anticipated cookbook, Vegan for Everyone (March 2020).

Laura and Jazzy Vegetarian are recipients of the Taste Award for Best Health and Fitness Television Program (Food and Diet), and the Jazzy Vegetarian series was inducted into the Taste Hall of Fame. Laura’s cookbook, Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan, won silver medals at both the 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards and the 2019 Living Now Book Awards. In addition, Ms. Theodore was a winner of a Top 100 Vegetarian Blog Awards.

Laura has been featured on the cover of three prestigious magazines; American Vegan, Jazzin’, and La Fashionista Compassionista. She has been featured in the New York Times, New York Daily News, Mother Earth Living, VegNews, Family Circle, Readers Digest and PBS Food,among other highly respected news, food, music and lifestyle-related journals. Theodore is featured on Netflix, in the documentary film, Food Choices and she has made guest appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX, The Talk on CBS, Insider/Entertainment Tonight and the WCBS News Radio Health & Wellbeing Report.

As a globally recognized award-winning jazz singer and songwriter, Laura has recorded six solo CDs, including her award-winning disc, “Tonight's the Night,” which received a Musician Magazine Award. Her CD release with the late, great Joe Beck entitled "Golden Earrings," (on the Whaling City Sound label) was on the GRAMMY® list in the category of “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” Laura has toured throughout the country, performing at numerous major events, such as Night of 100 Stars, Fire and Ice Ball, and The American Film Awards.

On the acting side of things, Laura has appeared in over sixty plays and musicals including Off-Broadway for two years in the hit show "Beehive," which earned her a coveted Backstage Bistro Award. She was honored with the Denver Critics Drama Circle Award as “Best Actress in a Musical,” for her starring role as Janis Joplin in the world premier production of “Love, Janis.”

With her love for good food, compassion for animals and enthusiasm for great music, multi-talented personality, Laura Theodore truly is the Jazzy Vegetarian.

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Laura Theodore - AKA The Jazzy Vegetarian

 is the NEW celebrity food personality!


“She is dynamic, engaging, vibrant, 

memorable and fun!” 

- Meghan, Key West 


“Completely credible and authentic. Her 

recipes are so easy. I want to make what 

she’s cooking! It’s clear she loves food and 

has worked hard to perfect these recipes!” 

- Jeffrey, Los Angeles 


“Her meatless meatloaf was amazing!  My 

husband is a total carnivore, and he went 

back for seconds and thirds!” 

- Nicole, New York City 


“Inspiring and easy-to-follow.  Kind of like a 

super healthy Martha Stewart!” 

- Rebecca, Brooklyn 


“I really get that she’s a foodie!  Her 

presence and passion remind me of a 

vegetarian version of Giada De Laurentiis 

with a [Sandra Lee], Semi-Homemade twist!” 

- Nathan, Vancouver