Katie and Kate are two vegans maintaining a cross-country friendship swapping recipes and writing cookbooks. We hope you’ll find the recipes here rewarding and tasty enough to share with your family and friends!
Katie Koteen, Founder of Well Vegan
Though she currently resides in the most vegan-friendly city in America, Katie’s food experience began on the dusty prairies of the Midwest. With almost four decades of regionally diverse eating experience, she enjoys the challenge of feeding a vegan family on a budget and is sleep deprived enough to consider meal planning a hobby. You’ll often find her in the kitchen testing new recipes, her trusty hound at her side eager to devour the fails.
Katie lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their two kids.
Kate Kasbee, Writer and Contributor
Kate Kasbee is the recipe developer and content creator behind Well Vegan and the author of Well Vegan: A Starter Guide.
A true Midwesterner, Kate considers pizza to be its own food group and feels most at home in the kitchen, cooking for whoever is willing to try her latest recipe. Though she’s always been obsessed with food, Kate’s passion for vegan cuisine really took hold while attending Matthew Kenney Culinary in Thailand, where she became a certified plant-based chef. A wanderer at heart, Kate’s recipes are inspired by her travels and the flavors of her favorite parts of the world.
Kate lives in Chicago with her small dog and a massive collection of spices.