About Me

Hey there, I’m Chef AJ, the Queen of Quick and Easy plant-based recipes. I’m the culinary wizard behind delicious dishes that are oil-free, refined sugar-free, and salt-free. As a chef, author, and host, I’m passionate about creating convenient and easy recipes that make healthy eating fun and incredibly tasty!

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From Junk-Food Vegan to Plant-Based Chef

For over 43 years, I’ve been all-in on a plant-exclusive diet, and it’s been an incredible ride. You might know me from my TV show, Healthy Living with CHEF AJ on Foody TV, where I combine my love for cooking with my mission to make healthy eating accessible and fun.

I wear many hats: chef, culinary instructor, and professional speaker, but my passion is showing people how to make delicious, healing foods. My book, Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, chronicles my transformation from an obese junk-food vegan diagnosed with pre-cancerous polyps to a vibrant advocate for whole foods. It’s a testament to the power of plants to heal and rejuvenate.

My latest book, The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction, and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry, has been a game-changer for many. With endorsements from leading voices in the plant-based world, it’s helping folks everywhere conquer their cravings and embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Did you know I used to be the Executive Pastry Chef at Santé Restaurant in Los Angeles? There, I became known for my sugar, oil, salt, and gluten-free desserts made with nothing but whole fruit. You can find these beloved recipes in my book, A Date With Dessert.

I also created the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, which has empowered hundreds to achieve their health goals. And just for fun—my IQ is higher than my cholesterol! In 2018, I had the honor of being inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.

I’m passionate about making healthy eating easy, fun, and incredibly delicious & convenient. Join me on this journey as we explore the wonderful world of plant-based foods, one scrumptious recipe at a time!

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“When you truly understand what to eat, you don’t have to worry about how much you eat.”

-Chef AJ


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