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About Trial and Eater

I’m Kelly and I’d like to welcome you to my vegetarian food blog! This site is documenting my journey of learning to cook beyond the basics, making it easier to approach a meatless lifestyle in the kitchen and while on the road. At you’ll find unique and easy approaches to vegetarian cooking, using products without added dyes or unnecessary preservatives, as well as my favorite vegetarian snacks and finds.

Growing up I much preferred baking, and I was not much of a cook. When I graduated college, I had a hard time cooking for just myself and inspiring myself to try new recipes. I didn’t know the first thing about cooking! My mother, being the creative cook of the family, would always say “It’s just trial and error.” So, that’s how Trial and Eater was eventually born.

More About the Author

I have a background in accounting and finance, and used to work as an analyst and actuary at health insurance companies and even a large tech company. I left the corporate world in 2015 to complete Duke Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Health Coach Professional training and make healthy living (and eating) my career, in addition to working on this site and photography. I also have a graduate certificate in Public Health Concepts from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Work with Me

Trial and Eater is always actively looking to associate with like-minded companies to share new recipes, foods, products and cooking tools with many unique readers each month. For more information, please contact me to request my current media kit or pitch an idea for how we can work together!

Recipe Policy

Each recipe shared on Trial and Eater is my own unless otherwise noted. Please do not republish any recipe content without prior consent.

Where to Start

New here? You might want to start with some of my most popular recipes, maybe my grandma’s baked ziti.

Looking for the travel posts? Start by clicking here.

Product reviews and favorite finds can all be found here.

Or if you’re curious, read some of the highlights of things I’ve learned along the way.

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Photography Policy

Each photograph shared on Trial and Eater is my own work unless otherwise noted. Please do not redistribute my photography unless a proper credit and link to Trial and Eater is shared along with the photograph, or I grant you permission otherwise.


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