Hi, I’m Jennifer Cornbleet! I’m glad you’re here.
Cornbleet? That’s an unusual name.
So what exactly do you do?
Well, every day I take a walk to clear my mind and ponder the big questions like, “Is there anything cuter than a labradoodle puppy?” But then…
No, I meant professionally.
Oh! Two main things:
I coach and teach people how to make meals that are healthy, ridiculously simple and taste great
I provide business coaching for people who want to turn their passion for healthy plant-based food into a career they love (or up-level the food-related career they already have)
How did you get into that?
My dad started teaching me the ins-and-outs of cooking when I was seven. I loved the creativity of it.
A few years later I began reading about the many reasons for eating more vegetables and fewer animals. I developed a love of plant-based cooking.
As a young adult, long before it was fashionable, I was introduced to the idea of raw foods.
I started drinking vegetable juices and green smoothies and eating more salads. It wasn’t long before a lot of things that I thought were “normal” for me got better. I lost about 10 pounds, my skin cleared up, my digestion improved, I slept more soundly, and I had more energy.
Is that when you decided to make a career out of it?
Not quite. First I became a high school English teacher. Since I had summers off, I decided to spend one summer taking a chef training program.
It was love. So I announced to my friends and family that I was giving up teaching high school to go teach about raw food.
Did your friends and family think you were nuts?
A few of them suggested I was making a big mistake. But I stuck to it. (Cue the triumphant movie soundtrack music here.)
I spent some years doing things like handing out kale salad at Whole Foods Markets to build interest in my recipes.
Then I wrote the book Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People. It wound up selling over 150,000 copies.
I became known for creating tasty, nutritious plant-based recipes that anyone can make fast.
Why do you emphasize “easy” and “fast” in your recipes?
My passion for eating has always far surpassed my passion for cooking. So I’m constantly developing new techniques and recipes to minimize my time in the kitchen and maximize my time at the table.
And I think the number one challenge most people have is being short on time. They need meals to be simple and easy so they can truly manage to eat healthy on a daily basis.
How do you eat now? Are you 100% raw?
I’ve never been 100% raw. I really don’t like to be strict about things. I eat a high percentage of raw foods, and I emphasize plant-based meals.
I like to eat and cook for energy. That means dishes that make you feel great all day long. No slumps or dips—just an even, energized feeling from the time you get up to the time you go to bed.
So do you have a philosophy about food?
Yes. It’s this: No matter how short you are on time, cooking skills, or even motivation, you don’t have to sacrifice eating food that’s healthy and delicious!
Jennifer Cornbleet is a cooking teacher, coach and author. Her book, Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People, has sold over 150,000 copies.
She is also the author of Raw For Dessert.
Known for professionally produced and engaging how-to cooking videos, Jenny’s DVD collections include Raw Food Made Easy, Raw in a Rush, and Raw Travel & Treats. Jennifer’s YouTube channel has over 1 million views.
Jennifer is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute, where she was a lead instructor for over 15 years and personally trained over 1000 cooking teachers.
Jennifer has given entertaining and informative talks and demos from coast to coast in the United States as well as in Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, and London. Known as an engaging speaker and teacher, she has addressed crowds ranging from 20 to over 1,000.
In 2015, Jennifer hosted the wildly popular summits “Easy Real Meals: Healthy Meals that are Ridiculously Simple and Taste Great” and “The Tasty Life: How To Turn Your Passion for Healthy Food Into a Career You Love!” Both had audiences of over 8000 people.
Jennifer’s signature mentorship program is the Tasty Life Teacher Training. Each year through this program Jenny coaches a group of cooking teachers-in-the-making about how to find their unique vision and turn it into a fulfilling, successful business.
Jennifer’s email newsletter has over 35,000 readers. They look forward every week to her innovative new recipes, timesaving tips, and ideas that spark creativity in the kitchen.
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