Mielle is a healing foods chef and advocate for natural living. She completed the nutritional culinary program at Bauman College in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000 and continues to draw inspiration from the healing and nourishing properties of the foods she prepares.
She self-published her first cookbook Piece of My Heart: A Collection of Vegan Recipes & Cooking Techniques in 2011, while simultaneously surrendering her 20-year long vegetarian diet to heal her young daughter’s tooth decay with nutrient-dense animal-based foods. The cookbook was subsequently republished by Cleis Press under the title Veganish: The Omnivore’s Guide to Plant-Based Cooking in 2014.
Mielle has seen that food heals—body, mind and spirit—and she strives to integrate compassionate food choices with the animal-based foods necessary to maintain her family’s health. One client’s generous feedback says that “her meals and culinary writing radiate with the uncommon reverence she has for her ingredients, for cooking, and for every being on the planet.”
Mielle lives with her daughter in the Sierra foothills of Northern California, where she’s still delighted to have left behind the noisy chaos of her beloved city life for the quieter chaos of the country. Surrounded and inspired by a community of talented farmers and foodies, she manages the Mountain Bounty Farm CSA program (Community Supported Agriculture) and acts as their liaison with Nevada City School of the Arts for Sierra Harvest’s Farm-to-School program. She also caters retreats and events, teaches classes, consults about food and nutrition, and keeps her kitchen at home teeming with interesting projects.
Mielle’s meals were once compared to the excitement of an amusement park ride, and she enjoys the challenge of living up to the compliment!
2019 Session 2
- Cooking for Dental Healing