My name is Emily Russell and I'm here to help you eat and cook delicious, healthy, low-maintenance vegetarian food.

Quick Facts:

Year I Became Vegetarian: 2007

Sweet or Savory: savory all the way

Five Ingredients I Use My Often: olive oil, bell peppers, onions, lentils, cilantro

Weakness: cheese, especially ricotta, sharp cheddar and herbed goat (also anything involving pizza)

Drink of Choice: gin & tonic

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

Thanks for checking out OKCVeggie.com! I’m an Oklahoma City native and am a huge reader, a lover of animals (especially my three black labs) and a devotee to dramatic British television. I became a vegetarian in 2007 at age 16 and have been an advocate for the lifestyle ever since. As I love to tell people, eating vegetarian is much easier and more satisfying than many might think (my non-vegetarian husband will be the first to tell you).

I hope this blog inspires you to explore new recipes, flavors and facets of yourself. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on Instagram at @okcveggie, and if you’re ever in the OKC area, I’d love to show you around!

And as we all know, eating right is only one part of an overall healthy lifestyle. I train with the awesome folks at Prevail Strength & Fitness to build muscle and stay in an overall positive mindset. Check them out on Instagram at @prevail_strength_and_fitness.