Nancy Lopez-McHugh

Expertise: vegetarian cooking, food photography, spices

Nancy Lopez-McHugh is a freelance writer and photographer who specializes in spices and spicy food. She runs two blogs and has written for a variety of publications.


  • Freelance food writer and photographer
  • Author of a book on food photography and a cookbook
  • Behind the blogs Mexican Made Meatless and Spicie Foodie



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.

Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, and TreeHugger.

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