We had the good fortune of connecting with Emily Meyers and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Emily, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
“Find your passion.” This assumes that your interests are inherent and not things that are built with time and experience. When you think of a passion as something you need to uncover, you do not leave room for things that anything not immediately fascinating is not worth trying. Instead, I prefer the advice to “develop your passion.” This allows for fluidity and is much less black and white.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I view the recipes I create as both my art and my business. The goal of them is to ease the preparation of plant-forward foods while reintroducing fun in the kitchen. One way I do this is my photography, which I have honed over five years learning various skills and my own style. This took the longest amount of time, and I was fortunate to be able to take some courses to learn traditional techniques. Most of it was trial and error, and I still consider it to be a work in progress.

I also do this with my detailed recipe posts, where I try to include as much information as possible to make the cooking process seamless, easy, and enjoyable! I took a full-time job in digital marketing specifically to learn how to better search engine optimize my website. I would really recommend this to anyone as I have gained many concretely applicable skills to use on my own site.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For visitors I always recommend a visit to Coronado Island, as the Del is full of history and the mica sand beach is my favorite in the area. I also would recommend a hike in Torrey Pines since it is fairly relaxed and of course, beautiful! I have a blog post coming up about my favorite San Diego Eats, but as a preview, some include:

Sister’s Pizza in Bankers Hill
Plumeria for Thai food in North Park
Izola for sourdough bread in East Village
Bar Kindred for cocktails in South Park
The Yasai for vegan ramen in Little Italy
Awash for Ethioian in North Park
La Fachada for Mexican in Logan Heights

Can you tell I like food? 🙂

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?

I dedicate this Shoutout to my husband, Dan. He is consistently supportive of the work I do and has help a great deal with my photography, recipe testing (and tasting), and (the boring but important) clean up in the kitchen.

I also would dedicate this to my mother, who has inspired my love of plant-based eating and cooking for my entire life.

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