Please take a look at the FAQs below before contacting me.
I might already have answered your question below. Thanks!
I’m a brand and want to work with you. Can we make that happen?
Let me know what you’re thinking. Email hola(at)onepartplant.com and tell us what you’ve got in mind. Excited to hear about it! Heads up: I do not do product reviews and do not publish other writer’s work on my site.
I want you to speak at my next event. Can we make that happen?
Let’s talk! I’ve spoken at SWSW, Apple, Chicago Ideas Week, and Taste Talks and would love to learn about your event. Email my agent, Sarah Passick, sarah(at)sll.com and please give her the details.
I want to be on our podcast and/or have a guest idea. What’s next?
Please email hola(at)onepartplant.com and in the subject line include PODCAST GUEST. In the email describe the topics you’d want to cover and in any appropriate links. If you or your guest are a good fit or fit into our editorial schedule, we will contact you.
I need some medical advice. Can you help?
Sorry, I can’t. I have a certification in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. That means I know A LOT about how plant-based foods, but it doesn’t mean I am a nutritionist or doctor. I cannot give you medical advice here or via email and will not be able to respond to you. My focus is guiding and teaching – and giving people more confidence in their food choices and providing recipes that make you feel good.
Did eating a plant-based diet cure your endometriosis?
No, there is no cure for endometriosis. But changing my diet and adding more wellness practices do help manage my symptoms in a huge way! My cookbook, One Part Plant, provides a lot more information on the topic.
Are you vegan?
Yes. No. Um, sort of? I’m not into the eating-label thing. It can be restricting and make you feel a little crazy. I eat a whole-food, plant-based diet with a focus on foods that make me feel energized and happy.
Were you able to conceive with your endometriosis? Why did you adopt?
Can you help me with the process?
I didn’t try to conceive, so I’m not sure. I’ve always known I wanted to adopt, so that’s how my husband and I decided to start our family.
Every single state has different policies and processes for adoption. If you are adopting in IL, I highly recommend The Cradle. If you are adopting outside of IL, I suggest choosing a couple agencies in your state and attending their informational meetings. Finding an agency that you connect with makes a HUGE difference!
If you’re interested in adoption or just feeling unsure about giving birth, check out these posts:
On Never Wanting To Be Pregnant
My Decision To Adopt Part One + Part Two
Getting Over The Fear Of Motherhood
Open Adoption + What It Means On Mother’s Day
I want to start a website or blog. What advice can you give me?
Just start already. That might sound annoying and kinda vague, but the only way to get it going is simply to start. It doesn’t have to be perfect, and you can always make changes. Every band has a demo. Every cookbook has some burnt-ass cookies that didn’t make the cut. You can start by doing one thing (big or small) every day to make it happen. Just hit that publish button!
I want to start a podcast. What tools do you use?
– I use Skype and ecamm call recorder to record my conversations.
– My microphone is a Blue Yeti.
– I edit using Garage Band and learned how to do it by watching YouTube tutorials made by teenagers.
– I use Auphonic to level the sound.
– My podcast host is Libsyn.
I want to write a cookbook. Can you help?
Def. I created a whole podcast about it called The Cookbook Deal. Find it here.