To honor this day, I want to feature the work of a great vegetarian cook & photographer.
My friend Chelsea James has an amazing talent for both cooking and having the self-discipline to cook something healthy & delicious for 365 days! For 144 days so far, she’s been putting together restaurant-quality meals at home that make my mouth water…like right now, when I just saw her photo of a cheesy Caprese Sandwhich. She says it’s a great option when you’re in a hurry.
In her own words, Chelsea’s project aims to recreate the concept of vegetarian food in the eyes of the public:
“I hope this project comes off as worthy, insofar as I’m trying to consistently cook at home (with local produce and ingredients when possible). Furthermore, I hope this album inspires vegetarians and proves something to the public about the vegetarian diet: it’s not all bland salad and soggy croutons. This can also be perceived as an invitation for meat eaters to reduce their consumption of meat/animal products (or to at least seek out sustainable and local animal products).”
As if this weren’t enough, she cooks with the sun too!!! She built a Kyoto box solar cooker (see photo) to cook some fresh veggies!
Find all of Chelsea’s photos and start trying some novel foods yourself at her Facebook album!