I’m Celine Steen, a vegan bicycle fiend who currently lives in California with a tall stranger and two senior cats.

Here are a few things you didn’t want to know about me but you’re bored anyway so might as well read this while the coffee’s brewing. Yawn.

I went vegan in 2005 for ethical reasons.

In recent years, I’ve collaborated with a couple of fellow vegan ladies (Joni Newman & Tami Noyes) to write a few books published by Fair Winds Press.

While those books are available for purchase from the usual suspects, you can also find them at all-vegan stores like Herbivore.

500 Vegan Recipes (find it on amazon, IndieBound, or B&N), see errata here.

The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions (find it on amazon, IndieBound, or B&N), see errata here.
Disponible en français.
Auf Deutsch.

Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites (find it on amazon, IndieBound, or B&N), see errata here.
This book has been reprinted under a new name and with a new cover, but the contents are exactly the same. Heads-up in case you already have it!

Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day (find it on amazon, IndieBound, or B&N), see errata here.
Auf Deutsch.

Whole Grain Vegan Baking (find it on amazon, IndieBound, or B&N), see errata here.

Vegan Finger Foods (coming out in May 2014; find it on amazon, IndieBound, or B&N)

The Great Vegan Protein Cookbook (listed here, planned for early 2015)

The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions, Volume II (coming out Spring 2015)

I use a Nikon D700 fitted with a 60mm f/2.8G micro lens, a Canon Mark 5D III with a 100mm f/2.8L macro lens, and natural light. I adjust exposure, color balance, and other stuff with Photoshop CS5, and sometimes Lightroom 5.

If you need photo-related stuff, I cannot recommend B&H warmly enough. (I didn’t/don’t get anything for saying that, or with you clicking the link. I just love those guys.)

(In case you’re interested → portfolio.)

Reviews and Ads
Any post written about a vegan product that is sent to me free of charge by a company in exchange for an honest review will always clearly states so. I do not accept monetary compensation for writing reviews.

There have never been, nor will there ever be banner ads on this site. Same goes for guest posts. No affiliated links either.

People and Places ReallyReally Worth Supporting
The following places always need support, so please click to learn more about what they do, and to see how we can help.

Farm Sanctuary

The Gentle Barn

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Teal Cat Project

Animal Place + check out their Food For Thought campaign.

Also Important
Thank you for reading! Do get in touch if you have questions or comments.