There’s something special about combining a great meal with the soothing tunes of jazz music. Taking it one step further, nationally recognized television personality, podcast radio host, celebrity PBS vegan chef, renowned jazz singer and award-winning author of five plant-based cookbooks, Laura Theodore has made it her life’s work to entertain, educate and nourish the mind, body and soul of fans around the globe.
Living the life of a through and through vegan, Laura is passionate about three primary aspects of being vegan including compassion to animals, health and the environment.
Building a following from around the globe with her television show, Laura gives tips on how to eat healthy and tastefully while on a budget.
Keep your pantry stocked with staples such as various types of canned tomatoes including crushed, whole, stewed, and diced. Also keep beans, lentils and legumes on hands as well as nuts and seeds. When you buy in bulk you can keep your food budget low while eating healthy.
Included in Laura’s list of stellar accomplishments is her book, Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan, which won silver medals at the 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Midwest Book Awards and the 2019 Living Now Book Awards.Her highly-anticipated new cookbook Vegan for Everyone; 160 Family Friendly Recipes with a Delicious Modern Twist was released by Scribe Publishing Company in March, 2020. Season Eight of the Jazzy Vegetarian television show airs nationally every Sunday at 9:30am EST on the Create Channel (check local listings) and Laura’s new podcast, Jazzy Vegetarian Radio airs live every Thursday on Unity Online Radio. Learn more at: www.jazzyvegetarian.com
As a globally recognized award-winning jazz singer and songwriter, Laura has recorded six solo CDs, including her award-winning disc, “Tonight’s the Night,” which received a Musician Magazine Award. Her CD release with the late, great Joe Beck entitled “Golden Earrings,” (on the Whaling City Sound label) was on the GRAMMY® list in the category of “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” Laura has toured throughout the country, performing at numerous major events, such as Night of 100 Stars, Fire and Ice Ball and The American Film Awards.
Laura has been featured on the cover of three prestigious magazines; American Vegan, Jazzin’, and La Fashionista Compassionista. She has been featured in the New York Times, New York Daily News, Mother Earth Living, VegNews, Family Circle, Readers Digest and PBS Food,among other highly respected news, food, music and lifestyle-related journals. Theodore is featured on Netflix, in the documentary film, Food Choices and she has made guest appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX, The Talk on CBS, Insider/Entertainment Tonight and the WCBS News Radio Health & Wellbeing Report.
On the acting side of things, Laura has appeared in over sixty plays and musicals including Off-Broadway for two years in the hit show “Beehive,” which earned her a coveted Backstage Bistro Award. She was honored with the Denver Critics Drama Circle Award as “Best Actress in a Musical,” for her starring role as Janis Joplin in the world premier production of “Love, Janis.”
With her love for good food, compassion for animals and enthusiasm for great music, multi-talented personality, Laura Theodore truly is the Jazzy Vegetarian.