Hi, I’m Lauren and I’m really glad you’re here!

After 28 years of dedication to the fitness industry as Human Resources Director for a privately owned Chicago-based network of fitness clubs, I was able to take an early retirement in 2011. At the beginning of 2015, Roger and I packed up our condo, the cat, and headed to Asheville, NC to see what this next chapter had to offer!

Our family is spread around the country, so I relish the time I get to spend with them! My husband and I love to travel, and spend time outdoors, so Asheville was a perfect landing place for us, and we are enjoying the beautiful mountains and hiking trails.

I started writing Edible Musings to share my passion for creating healthy, nutrient rich and delicious recipes. I want to encourage others to adopt a more healthful approach to eating. Completing the T. Colin Campbell course on plant-based nutrition gave me a much broader perspective on the unhealthy state of our nation and the tremendous impact our food choices have on the environment. My mission is to pay forward the not-so secret health benefits of eating plant-based, delicious food!

Edible Musings provides fun and healthy recipes, informative articles and facts about real, life-sustaining nutrition and health. I love to connect with others who are at various stages of their own quest for good health. This is a powerful way to feed your body and promote optimal health by eating whole, unprocessed, plant-based foods.

Come follow me on Facebook and Instagram where I post yummy food photos regularly.

For more information from the experts, pioneers and researchers, see my Important Resources page.

Simple Life Ingredients: Love Yourself, Eat For Your Life, Plant it Forward.

I invite you to share your knowledge, experience and ideas about living a healthful life, and happily welcome your plant-based questions, or the story of your own journey, and any recipe ideas.  Join me in having some delicious fun!