Taylor is the blogger, recipe developer, photographer and general mess maker behind the blog www.foodfaithfitness.com. Her blog aims to show that eating healthfully does not have to equal bland and boring! It can be easy to make and totally delicious. Taylor believes in living a balanced life with Christ at the center. However, Taylor also believes that moderation is key, so sometimes it’s ok to just go and eat a cookie! When she isn’t blogging, you can find Taylor at the gym, her Bible study or just snuggling up on the couch with husband and puppy, watching The Food Network. Taylor also has not-so-secret obsessions with all things peanut butter, cookie dough (even better if they are together!) pink and leopard print.
Deborah Mele is a self-taught cook whose passion for Italian cuisine began after living in Milan, Italy for 8 years. Although not Italian by birth, she became a true Italian by heart and palate. Deborah created her Italian recipe blog ItalianFoodForever.com 16 years ago to share her passion for Italian food. During her various travels throughout Italy, Deborah fell in love with the central Italian region of Umbria so when they retired, Deborah and her husband bought two farmhouses there where they now reside for six months a year and run a farmhouse rental for guests and give cooking classes.
Gena Hamshaw is a passionate vegan cook and food lover. She grew up in a Greek American home and learned at an early age to cherish Mediterranean flavors and ingredients, including tomatoes, which were her favorite food as a child. Gena is the author, photographer, and recipe developer of the blog The Full Helping, which she started in 2009. She is also the author of two cookbooks, Choosing Raw and Food52 Vegan, a columnist for the website Food52, and a contributor to many print and online publications. Gena works as a nutrition counselor and is completing her master of science degree in nutrition and education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She lives and works in New York City, where she can usually be found creating plant-based food in her pocket-sized kitchen. Find more of her recipes at www.thefullhelping.com or follow her kitchen adventures on social media (@thefullhelping). Image courtesy of James Ransom.
Suzy Karadsheh is a true daughter of the Mediterranean. She was born and raised on Egypt’s Mediterranean shores, a short distance from places like Israel, Lebanon, Greece and Italy! She is the recipe developer, creator, and author of the popular food blog The Mediterranean Dish - now a top online resource for Mediterranean recipes and the Mediterranean lifestyle. As a passionate cook, Suzy’s simple recipes follow the values instilled in the Mediterranean diet: eat with the seasons, use whole foods, and above all share! Find more of her recipes on TheMediterraneanDish.com and follow along on your favorite social media!