Jill Nussinow, The Veggie Queen — Jill Nussinow is a culinary educator, a Registered Dietitian and a freelance writer with a Master's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been teaching cooking classes that focus on healthful, seasonal and organically grown foods since 1985.
Since 1990, Jill has been teaching culinary classes at Santa Rosa Junior College. She also teaches at cooking schools in Sonoma County and throughout the U.S. She specializes in teaching fast and fresh, healthy cooking with the emphasis on using locally grown vegetables.
Check out The Veggie Queen website, where you can subscribe to Jill's newsletter. And don't miss her book, The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment and her ebook and DVD: The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Minutes.
Marlene Samuels and Nancy Gershman are co-founders of Expendable Edibles, a recipe resource for foodies and chefs worldwide committed to curbing food wa ste with delicious creativity. Evolving from a repository for recipes and treatments for "perfectly good food" (2002), Expendable Edibles is now a destination site for every kind of meal preparer on the brink of “use it-or-lose it.”
Their Expendable Edibles Blog features interviews with food industry professionals who share recipes, treatments, tips, and techniques they apply to six expendable edibles categories: Once Cooked, Negligible Quantities, Past Peak, Stems Skins and Stalks, Nearly Expired and Ill-Fated Creations. Given the increase in public awareness as a result of exposure in The Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, ReadyMade Magazine and HG-TV, the duo hopes to create legions of home chefs who will say to their friends and families, “Wait, don’t toss that out!”
Kathy Hester is the author of the best-selling cookbook The Vegan Slow Cooker published the fall of 2011 by Fair Winds Press. She blogs about vegan cooking and meal planning at Healthy Slow Cooking. Kathy lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her two cats, a cute dog, and her very own picky eater. When she's not blogging, she writes articles about food, menu planning, and cooking for picky eaters for a variety of websites such as EverythingMom and GoodVeg.