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JL Fields is a vegan chef, culinary coach, and chef consultant to restaurants and food, health, and wellness brands. She is the founder and culinary director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy and is a Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. JL is the author of several books, including Fast & Easy Vegan Cookbook, Vegan Meal Prep, The Vegan Air Fryer, and Vegan Pressure Cooking and writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette. She produces vegan markets and the annual vegan restaurant week in Colorado Springs where she lives with her husband, Dave, and their rescued cat, Oliver, and rescued dog, Harry.

Craft Hard Seltzers in Colorado Springs

In 1993 there was Zima. In 2016, White Claw. Now we’ve reached craft hard seltzer? “Hard seltzer is a flagship beverage at the Black Forest Brewing Company,” says Donovan...

Weird Beer You Have to Try in Colorado Springs

Who doesn’t like variety at least once in a while? I admit I’m not the most discerning beer drinker. But as a recent craft beer convert, I don’t have...

A Wine Lover Learns Beer

In my 20s I was a Budweiser gal. What can I say? It was the beer of choice for my Monsignor Murphy’s dart team, and I’m a team player....

Recipe: Vegan Peppered Pinto Beans

Meal prepping is a thing, and local vegan instructor JL Fields makes it easy with her latest book, Vegan Meal Prep. Read about the book in "Vegan Meal Prep...

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

1. Celebrate Sustain-a-Fest 2018 This Earth-Day-every-day celebration on April 14 includes sustainability exhibits and activities, food trucks, live music and more at the city's Sustainacenter. facebook.com/pg/COSSustainability/events 2. Clean Up Earth Day at Garden of...

Colorado Vegan Springs

There’s a wave of vegan restaurants opening in Colorado. No, not in Boulder. Nope, not Denver either. Colorado Springs is going vegan. OK, not exactly, but the city is having a...

How Does Your Pikes Peak Garden Grow?

Sponsored by: A New York transplant to Colorado Springs, I was a bit naive about local gardening. Let’s just say my early forays into deck gardening here at my second-...

Enter the Asian Pacific Market

I finally walked into the Asian Pacific Market last summer—nearly four years after moving to Colorado Springs. You’ve probably seen it yourself while heading out Platte Avenue to Powers...

DIY Vegetable Egg Rolls Recipe

Ever make your own Asian egg rolls? It's not as hard as you think. Our contributor and vegan chef paid a visit to the Asian Pacific Market and found...

Local Hard Cider: Cheers to Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman has been credited for the apple trees that popped up from the East to the Midwest, but what many don’t know is why. Hooch. To simplify history, the English...
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