About

Thank you very much for visiting Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen! I’m so happy you’re here!

My name is Vicki Brett-Gach, and I’m a Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator through Main Street Vegan Academy, and a Certified Personal Chef through Wellness Forum Health

I completed training in Nutrition for a Healthy Heart and earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. I am also Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified, and a graduate of the Starch Solution Certification program.

I teach many heart-healthy whole-foods plant-based cooking classes (privately, semi-privately, in classroom settings, and to large groups), and I’m a chef and culinary instructor with the renown Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG.org) team.

I began sharing vegan recipes in my column in The Ann Arbor News several years ago, and since that time, my plant-based recipes have been featured in The McDougall Newsletter, Center for Nutrition Studies Newsletter, Honest Cooking, VegKitchenBarefoot Vegan, and Vegan Magazine.

I am extremely proud to have contributed a number of original recipes to the highly acclaimed The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook (written by Victoria Moran and JL Fields), and I am a featured contributor to the Vegan Friends Cookbook (by Anja Cass), with recipe creations by 19 vegan chefs around the world. I also created text for the chapter on nourishing mind and body in To Save a Starfish: A Compassion-Fatigue Workbook for the Animal-Welfare Warrior.

I’ve had the honor of writing articles and creating recipes for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies website, and served as a course reviewer, a course contributor, and as a special project author (“Plant-Based Food Guide: How to Eat Well on a Budget”) for the updated Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition program (offered through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies). 

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Even though there are such compelling reasons to consider a vegan lifestyle – for personal health, for the animals, for the environment – so many people struggle with the food. 

As a Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach, I work closely with clients looking for a better way to make healthy food choices, and this is where the fun begins! I specialize in creating, testing, and refining recipes for fabulous, wholesome food, with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and nutritious low-fat starch-based principles. 

However, I wasn’t always plant-based, and I understand very well the challenges that a new vegan can face. 

As your personal vegan coach, I want to help make this adventure the best decision you’ve ever made.

During our sessions, we’ll explore best-fit strategies and transitional tools, plus create wonderful food you’ll really love – with customized recipes designed to establish and support your new healthy habits, one delicious meal at a time. Learn more about my personal coaching program here.

Education and Training

Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Main Street Vegan Academy
Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Main Street Vegan Academy
Certified Personal Chef, Wellness Forum Health
Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Nutrition for a Healthy Heart, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Starch Solution Certification, Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Center
Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified, Rouxbe Cooking School
Master of Arts degree, Wayne State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Wayne State University

 

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog, and making it possible for me to discover yours. I was just musing through it. Lots of wonderful & healthy recipes! Can’t wait to try some of them. Looking forward to your posts 😀

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