About Me

Hi, I'm Leah, a wellness writer and recipe creator based in Brooklyn, NY.

I'm the former Food Editor of mindbodygreen and have worked for
Australian Home Beautiful, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.

My first cookbook,
The New Nourishing: Delicious plant-based comfort food to feed body and soul, is out now.
My second book, The New Porridge, comes out in early 2018.

When I’m not writing, cooking, or taking photos, I’m traveling or exploring New York City.
I'm a runner, amateur yogi, meditator, and vegetable lover.

What I Do

Writing & Editing
I write about food, wellness, nutrition, and travel
and have extensive experience editing for web and print publications.

Recipe Development
I specialize in original recipes that make eating vegetables easier, tastier, and more exciting.
I believe that eating fresh, flavorful, and natural food is the key to feeling good and
particularly like to focus on plant-based and vegetarian cuisines (but I also cook seafood and the occasional burger).
I'm certified in Culinary Nutrition by the Natural Gourmet Institute and my recipes are often a balance of flavor and nutrients.

Branded Content
Whether you're looking for captivating photos and copy for your social channels, longer articles,
or recipes that naturally integrate your product, I have experience creating and executing branded content for
companies like Whole Foods, PepsiCo, Vital Farms, siggi's, Pacific Foods, and more.

Food Styling & Photography
I love making the dishes I create look unique and beautiful.
Check out my photography here.


Former food editor for mindbodygreen.com
Creator of The Nourish Exchange

The New Nourishing
The New Porridge

Sample Articles
5 Ways Sweet Potato Will Change Your Sugar-Free Cooking
How to Make An Easy Grain-Free Pizza Base
This Cooking Technique is Your Ticket to Quick Weeknight Dinners
The Australians Are Taking Over the NYC Cafe Scene & It's Delicious
Turmeric Hot Toddy
15-Minute Black Bean Tacos with Stone Fruit Salsa

Get in touch

Interested in collaborating?
Give me a shout with any questions or ideas you have at Leah@leahvanderveldt.com.


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