Laura's Goal - 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!

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 TASTE award-winning recognized public television personality, vegan chef, radio host, cookbook author, and award-wining recording artist. Ms. Laura is the on-camera host of the highly successful, Jazzy Vegetarian vegan cooking series on public television, and she hosts the popular plant-based podcast radio show, Jazzy Vegetarian Radio.

Ms. Theodore is author of Laura Theodore's Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet, along with two previous cookbooks: Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites and Jazzy Vegetarian: Lively Vegan Cuisine Made Easy and Delicious. Laura is featured in the new, groundbreaking documentary film, Food Choices, and she was featured on The Talk on CBS, Insider/Entertainment Tonight (HBO Red Carpet), News 4-NBC, Fox News 8, The Better Show and the WCBS Health & Wellbeing Report. Ms. Theodore writes for Mother Earth Living and she has been featured in the New York Times, New York Daily News, VegNews, Family Circle, Readers Digest, PBS Food, Naked Food, and Healthy Aging, among other highly respected news, food and lifestyle-related journals.

Laura’s popular PBS show, Jazzy Vegetarian, was recently awarded a 2015 TASTE Award for Best Health and Fitness Program (Food and Diet), and in September 2015, Laura Theodore / Jazzy Vegetarian was inducted into the 2015 TASTE Hall of Fame. In 2014, Laura was honored with a “Special Achievement Taste-Award” along with the likes of Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse; she has also been recognized by VegNews magazine with a “Totally Tubular Veggie Award.”

A critically acclaimed jazz singer and songwriter, Laura has recorded six solo CDs, including Tonight's the Night, which received a “Musician Magazine Award.” Her CD release with the late, great Joe Beck entitled Golden Earrings, was selected to appear on the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards list in the category of “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” On the acting side of things, Laura has appeared in over sixty plays and musicals, including two years in the Off Broadway hit show Beehive, earning 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 premiere production of Love, Janis.

With her love for good food, compassion for animals and enthusiasm for great music, multi-talented 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