About Jenny

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I am a writer and vegan chef. I love riding horses, listening to music, practicing yoga, hiking with my husband and dog, and waking up really early. I love the smell of rain. I believe in unicorns and many of my friends are faeries. I could live on avocados, pickles, and bread. I am convinced that sugar is the devil and feeds cancer. On the topic of cancer, I am terrified of my cell phone and only use speaker phone for fear of radiation and eventual tumors in my ears. I consume an extraordinary amount of tea and cashew cheese.

I’m currently pursuing my MFA in Creative Writing from  University of California Riverside’s Palm Desert Low-Residency program. My dream, of course, is to become published and wildly famous. I just completed my first novel, an epic fantasy. I’m also working on an e-cookbook and a slew of personal essays. And yes, of course there are unicorns in my novel.

Jenny is the owner/head chef of The Nutmeg Cookery, a vegan company specializing in cooking classes, parties and other events in Connecticut. She received her culinary degree from The Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan, and certification in plant-based nutrition from Cornell. In addition to cooking classes and parties, Jenny offers nutritional consultations for clients looking to heal their bodies with the power of plant-based foods.

 


11 thoughts on “About Jenny

    Ashley said:
    July 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Very pretty. Smallest feesh in the sea . . .

    Dennis said:
    August 29, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Jenny:
    Wife Maggie would love your recipe for the salad we had that evening at your parents house with the Jordans. She loved it!! Have a great time in Africa. Take care of your Dad on this trip. No helicopters, bunji jumping, or feeding rhinos!!!..we need him back on the golf course.
    Thanks.

      J. Z. Manley said:
      August 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Hey Dennis!
      The recipe for the salad is in my latest post: Inoculations from Hell / Quinoa & Black bean salad with Mango.
      It’s one of my favorite recipes- and so simple!
      I’ll take good care of dad, don’t worry 🙂
      Cheers,
      Jenny

        J. Z. Manley said:
        August 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm

        Sorry, the recipe is actually under the Malls post!

    Dennis Brennan said:
    August 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you Jenny, and have a spectacular time on your trip. It truly does sound like a once in a lifetime experience!!

    Alexia Gayle said:
    November 6, 2012 at 1:18 am

    This website kicks ass! just like you in EVERY way!!! I am more that grateful for the recipes and the laughs!! LOVE YOU and THANK YOU!

      J. Z. Manley said:
      November 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Thanks Gayle!! Love you too 🙂

    Wild Juggler said:
    March 18, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Great recipes you have. I’m with you when it comes to sugar, it’s almost like cocaine as far as I’m concerned.

      J. Z. Manley responded:
      March 18, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Thanks Wild Juggler! I know, when I was at culinary school and we were learning about acidic/expansive foods, refined sugar was right next to cocaine and heroin…scary stuff. Thanks for the follow!

    celestedimilla said:
    August 8, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Hey Jenny! I discovered your blog through Twitter. I’m more active on WordPress than Twitter so I decided to follow you here too. Anyway, you seem like such a cool person! Like you, I’m convinced that sugar is the devil and feeds cancer. Unfortunately, however; I’ve got a sweet tooth and I used to indulge in sugar like crazy. I’m much better now. I typically use date paste in place of sugar in most recipes. Anyway, I’m rambling, I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and I look forward to more of your posts. Celeste 🙂

      J. Z. Manley responded:
      August 9, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you for the kind words Celeste!! I’m so glad you like my blog and I hope you’ll find some sugar free inspirations here! I love dates too and try to use them in my sweeter recipes, in addition to coconut nectar and maple syrup.

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