Jennifer Murray

  • Food writer and co-author of three cookbooks featuring vegan or raw food
  • Co-owner and head chef of the Blossoming Lotus Restaurant


Jennifer Murray is a former writer for The Spruce. She has authored three cookbooks. She teaches classes internationally demonstrating the ease and delectability of vegan cooking, baking, and raw food preparation. She lives in Kauai, Hawaii.

Before becoming an author, Murray was a head chef for the celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurant. She also opened the Lotus Root Juice Bar and Bakery for the Blossoming Lotus, an organic health-food cafe on Kauai. 


Jennifer Murray attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has an associate's degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Awards and Publications

The Blossoming Lotus Restaurant won the Honolulu Advertiser's Ilima Award for Best Kaua'i Restaurant.

She is the co-author of three books:

Expertise: Vegan cooking, Raw Food diet, Professional Chef

About The Spruce

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