Jolinda Hackett

Vegetarian and Vegan Expert


  • Author of five books about vegetarian and vegan cuisine including "The Vegan Pregnancy Cookbook" and "The Big Book of Vegan Recipes" 
  • International vegetarian and vegan advocate and speaker
  • Wrote for and profiled by major cooking publications such as American Vegan and Food and Home Magazine


Jolinda Hackett has been a vegetarian for over 20 years and made the transition to a vegan diet 14 years ago. Jolinda has traveled, shopped, and lived as a vegetarian all across North America, the Caribbean, and most of Asia. While working for vegetarian advocacy organizations, she has spent thousands of hours promoting benefits of a plant-based diet to audiences across the U.S. and Canada and has volunteered for dozens of animal protection groups, farm animal rescue, and domestic animal shelters. 

She has been interviewed by and appeared in American Vegan magazine, Food and Home Magazine, the Daily Nexus, the Santa Barbara News Press, the Jerusalem Post, KEYT news, the Spanish-language La Opinion, and on WZRD radio in Chicago. 


Jolinda has attended numerous conferences and lectures with Dr. Michael Gregor, Dr. Carol Adams, Bruce Friedrich, and Howard Lyman amongst other leaders in vegetarian health and advocacy, and studied religion, food, and ethics as part of her M.A.

She studied holistic nutrition and natural health in Thailand under the guidance of a UK certified nutritionist while managing an alternative health center and guiding raw vegan retreats and cleanses. 

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