Jolinda Hackett

Expertise: vegetarian, vegan, plant-based diets

Jolinda Hackett is a prolific author, with frequent media appearances and lectures in news outlets around the world. She wrote for The Spruce, contributing hundreds of vegetarian and vegan recipes and articles. Her comprehensive cookbooks showcase a wide range of vegan eating options.


  • 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, including American Vegan and Food & 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 the benefits of a plant-based diet to audiences across the U.S. and Canada. Jolinda has also 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 & Home magazine, the Daily Nexus, the Santa Barbara News Press, The Jerusalem Post, KEYT news, the Spanish-language La Opinión, and on WZRD radio in Chicago. 


Jolinda has attended numerous conferences and lectures with Dr. Michael Gregor, Dr. Carol Adams, Bruce Friedrich, Howard Lyman, and 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 U.K.-certified nutritionist while managing an alternative health center and guiding raw vegan retreats and cleanses. 

Awards and Publications

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

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