Hi, I’m Hunter! I remember a time when I was little when I told my mom I wanted to be a hippie when I grew up. I suppose you could say I’m starting to live that dream. Hippie Chick Vegan Foods, previously known as Peanut Butter and Vegan, is the result of my love and passion for cooking, animals, and many things in between.
After working for three years as a full-time pastry chef and manager at an all-vegan bakery, My Vegan Sweet Tooth, I now work at PETA in the Regulatory Testing Department and work alongside the PETA International Science Consortium pursuing my passion for animal rights. I have a B.S. in biology, but my true passion is in cooking and baking, the environment, and human rights. Oh and I’m a huge nerd when it comes to the science of cooking and baking. Any chance I get I am cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
I have recipe tested for vegan cookbooks, The Abundance Diet by Somer McCowan, Vegan Yack Attack On the Go by Jackie Sobon, and Vegan Yack Attack’s Guide to Plant-Based Meal Prep by Jackie Sobon. My dream is to create and develop new recipes that are easy, delicious, accessible, and of course vegan in hopes to show everyone that veganism can be just as full of flavor without all the fancy and expensive ingredients. My ultimate goal is to one day own my own little vegan cafe, and this blog is all about my adventures in making that dream come true. Here, you’ll find a mix of adventures, recipes, and even just some thoughts. Hope you stick around and follow along on my adventure!