OrganicAuthority is your trusted ally and the web‘s leading resource for all things… delicious and organic! Come chill in our kitchen as we test drive tried-and-true mouthwatering recipes and chat about the organic lifestyle. From the most mojo-rific of foods, juicy of spirits to your eco chic entertaining table, energetic health and the most scrumptiously delicious beauty, we’ve made it our job and passion to cover organics from the inside out, the outside in and all the way around. At OrganicAuthority you‘ll discover how to grow your first apartment herb garden, how to host a summer BBQ your friends will rave about for seasons to come, which natural deodorants actually work, and so much more. We believe that delicious food is synonymous with healthy vibrant fare; grungy, dull, boring, bland, granola "hippie food" is a stereotype of the past and not us. Through supporting sustainable agriculture, we enrich our own lives, each other’s lives and the life of our planet. OrganicAuthority has all the tips and expert advice you need for delicious living good.
Our Editorial Team
We're devoted to going green — in delicious style. Each one of us takes up the cause in a unique way, sharing all points of view with OA readers. Meet the team and join in the conversation.
Laura Klein — Editor-in-Chief, Publisher
Laura is co-founder of Organic Authority, LLC a new media company that publishes OrganicAuthority.com and EcoSalon.com She is a trained chef with roots in the organic food movement and brings intelligence, intoxicating energy and girl-next-door approachability to the subject. Laura has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, Oprah.com, The Food Network, Women's World, Malibu Times and more. She is featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green, and blogs for the Huffington Post. Laura is passionate about using technology and social media to help solve America’s health and obesity crisis. In her down time she loves spending time with her two dogs, Bamboo and Truffle, cooking, Yoga, skiing and mountain biking the rugged Rocky Mountains of her home state in Colorado and the High Sierras of California.
For more information on Laura visit Laura Klein's bio page.
John Klein - CTO and Contributing Writer
John Klein is the co-founder of Organic Authority, LLC a new media company that publishesOrganicAuthority.com and EcoSalon.com. He is a tech geek, gamer and savvy developer. He's worked at five tech startups including Internet Brands, Autobytel.com, CarsDirect.com, Tiger Text and more. He is passionate about sustainable healthy living and loves spending time with his two dogs, Bamboo and Truffle and snowboarding the rugged Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the High Sierras of California with his wife.
Spencer Kent — Director Of Social Media
Born in 1986 to an Emmy-winning writer and a graphic designer, Spencer has been learning all his life how to influence and communicate through media. After recieving a BA in Journalism and Public Relations from CSUN, he then proceeded to spend the next five years using his expertise in social media, public relations, writing, and marketing to professionally enhance the outreach efforts of both small and large businesses.
When he finds time for himself, he enjoys writing and recording music, surfing Los Angeles’ vast culinary landscape, and booking as many domestic and international adventures as his lifespan and schedule will allow. His favorite place in the USA is New Orleans; His favorite place in the world is Barcelona. His home is West Hollywood.
You can email Spencer
and/or follow him on twitter @SpencerKent.
Jill Ettinger — Editor & Contributing Writer
Jill Ettinger is a Los Angeles based writer and photographer. Her work is regularly featured on RealitySandwich.com and OrganicAuthority.com. She was published in the anthologies "Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age" and "What Do You Believe?", and her work has also appeared in The Village Voice, MTV, and Global Rhythm. Her focus on food, herbs, wellness and world culture blends the mystical and modern as she explores what our shifting agricultural landscapes and healing systems will look--and taste--like in the future. Jill is the co-director of the Evolver Social Network's Los Angeles chapter, supporting creative transformation through events focused on leading edge art, education and social activism.
Jill spent more than a decade as a sales & marketing manager in the natural foods industry and she regularly consults with and supports emerging brands and organizations in creative communication, social media and event production. For more info, visit www.jillettinger.com. And keep in touch with Jill on Twitter @jillettinger
Lacy Boggs — Contributing Writer & Editor
Lacy Boggs is a freelance writer and editor living the dream in beautiful Colorado. Lacy loves to write almost as much as she loves to eat and she has parlayed that into a fabulous job as a food writer, which has won her several journalism awards.
When she and her husband bought their first home in 2009, they decided to make organic, sustainable living a part of their everyday. Lacy has spent the last three years learning to landscape with edible plants, grow her own food, preserve and put up the season's bounty, forage locally, and DIY like there's no tomorrow. Now, with their first child in the picture, she's added making her own baby food, cloth diapering, and green toys to her growing list of organic experience.
You can read more of Lacy's food writing at her blog, Laughing Lemon Pie, and you can follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and her two Facebook pages.
Shilo Urban — Contributing Writer
Shilo first became interested in conscious living when she found herself working simultaneously at a mom-and-pop natural food store and a farm for endangered livestock breeds on the coast of Maine. After residing in Austin, New Zealand, Paris and Seattle, she now lives in gorgeous Los Angeles where she enjoys work as a freelance writer, events promoter and new media expert.
Deeply involved in the international electronic music scene, Shilo works with many pioneering producers and cultural festivals, helping to foster a global arts community based on creative self-expression, the sacred playground and post-genre music. She writes for dozens and dozens of websites, print magazines and organizations; her favorite employers are the independent music label Alpha Pup Records, absurdist theatrical performance troupe Lucent Dossier, and of course - OrganicAuthority. She's active on Twitter as @shilonikelle.
Kimberley Stakal — Contributing Writer
Kimberley Stakal is a writer, editor, and recipe developer with a delicious habit of sticking too many fingers in too many pots. Her training in health-supportive culinary arts, combined with her background in sustainability, has led to a meaningful career writing for food, eco, and lifestyle outlets. When not writing for Organic Authority, Kimberley also creates recipes for websites, teaches garden and nutrition classes, and edits cookbooks. Her lifelong dream is to inspire others to live a good life through writing and teaching, to live surrounded by nature, and to learn to sail the seas. She’s almost there. Learn more about Kimberley at her website and follow her on Twitter @GreenGourmetKim.
Emily Monaco — Contributing Writer
Emily Monaco is a food lover living and writing in Paris. Her first brushes with green living came after reading Michael Pollan's article on the mistreatment of cattle, an article that led to her immediate conversion to vegetarianism. After a year of living without meat, she decided it was more important to eat the right kind of meat, and lo and behold, another organic home chef was born. Emily's interests lie in the French tradition of eating local without even knowing it and translating these second-nature habits to the American kitchen -- from growing friendly with your market vendors to exploring recipe possibilities to make seasonal fruits and veggies exciting every day. You can find her recipes and food-related ramblings on her blog, Tomato Kumato, and you can follow her on Twitter @emiglia.
Marni McNiff — Contributing Writer
Marni McNiff is a freelance writer and editor living in Connecticut. She spent several years as the Managing Editor at The Institute of Children's Literature before branching out into a freelance career. She currently edits books for World of Ink Network and MuseItUp Publishing and writes fitness and health articles for a variety of publications including The Organic Whey, Organic Authority, and iSport.com.
Abbie Stutzer — Contributing Writer
Abbie Stutzer grew up in a family that was anti-pesticide andpro-gardening. She graduated from the University of Kansas’ WilliamAllen White School of Journalism’s graduate school in 2008. Her thesisconcerned teen health and sex education. She is the clubs editor forThe Pitch, an alternative weekly in Kansas City, and a freelancewriter. In her free time, she runs, yogas her body, reads variousbooks about real and fictional things, attempts photography, listensto music, watches a sickening amount of horror and sci-fi films, anddrinks copious amounts of wine.
You can find her on Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+!
Becky Striepe — Contributing Writer
Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Becky believes in the power of little changes: using cloth napkins instead of paper, a reusable bag instead of a plastic one, and eating vegan, even if you’re just starting with a few meatless meals each week. Things like this add up to make a big impact! You can check out her personal website, Glue and Glitter, for lots of green craft projects and vegan recipes, or you can follow her on Twitter or Facebook!
Nina Kate — Contributing Writer
Nina Kate is a journalist and wellness expert who lives in Los Angeles, California. She received her fitness nutrition specialist certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and studied journalism at UCLA. Hobbies include cooking extra-spicy vegetarian cuisine, playing with her two black cats and scouring the web obsessively for health and fitness news and sustainable living ideas. She also has a wellness blog, BodyFlourish.com
Jessica Reeder — Contributing Writer
Jessica Reeder is a sustainability, food and culture writer based in Reno, Nevada. Raised eating fresh food from the garden, Jessica later traveled around America learning about sustainable living, volunteering on organic farms and blogging the entire experience, for which she won TripBase's "Best Eco Travel Blog" award in 2009 and 2011. Now happily ensconced in the high desert, she's learning to turn out a good harvest in harsh weather, and enjoying Reno's delicious restaurants and burgeoning organic scene. In the summers, you'll find her tubing on the Truckee River or gallivanting around at Burning Man.
Follow Jessica on Facebook (jessicoo) and Twitter (@jessicareeder).
Kirsten Hudson — Contributing Writer
Kirsten Hudson is a Midwest-based freelance writer. She’s a journalism graduate from the University of Kansas.
She grew up green without completely realizing it. As a kid she loved salvaging items from garage sales to revamp and sell at her dad’s flea market booth, or to use for decorating her room. Her childhood room was a constant work in progress.
Her love for green living expanded when she completed an editorial internship with Natural Home magazine during college. Today, she loves finding ways to decorate her home without buying new items. She is obsessed with anything vintage, refuses to eat American cheese and gets a strange thrill on trash day about having the least amount of garbage on the block. You can follow her on Twitter @kirsten_hudson.
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