Welcome and hello!
Well hello there! Kathy Patalsky here. I am so glad you found my blog. This is my little corner of the internet, where I get to embrace and share all of my favorite things: food, writing, photography, travel, wellness, education, art, culture, kitty cats and community. And now as a new mom, I like to squeeze in some parenting and kid food anecdotes whenever I can..
But really, what’s this blog all about? How will it add value to your very busy life? Read my HHL Ground Rules. (Don’t worry the rules/goals are for me, not you! Number 8 is a doozy.)
Kathy Patalskys Bio:
Origin: Kathy grew up in Santa Cruz, California. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter Rosalie and two brother kitty cats, Sochi and Mr.White.
Expert: With a science background in nutrition and health promotion, via her BS from American University, Kathy’s core content usually centers around wellness and plant-based food.
But besides her passion for healthy living, Kathy is an expert in all things content creation, recipes, food photography and brand collaboration. She has over 15 years of experience creating everything from cookbooks to children’s books – recipes, photographs, videos and elaborate branded content. Kathy has collaborated with dozens of top brands and fellow creatives. She speaks at blogger events and can talk extensively about her well-journeyed career in blogging.
Kathy’s recipes and photography work have been featured in Saveur, BuzzFeed, LATimes, CNN, VegNews, Channel 8 New Haven, Disney’s Babble, Ladies Home Journal, TheKitchn, NPR.com and more. Press links here.
On the Side:
Finding Vegan: In 2010, Kathy created the recipe-fueled community website + App, Finding Vegan – which has over a million followers on social media.
Screenwriting: Kathy is also a graduate from the UCLA Screenwriting Professional Program, and has a deep passion for telling stories and creating characters. In another life – one with more hours in the day – she has time to write and write and write. If you are interested in reading a few of her screenplays, please reach out!
Browse my work:
- My cookbooks
- The HHL recipe index
- Personal posts | reflections
- Sponsorship portfolio | brand work
- Press updates
- All of my creative projects | including side projects/brands
- Browse posts on travel, beauty, creativity or all things vegan.
Kathy Patalsky: A bit of backstory…
My blogging journey began back in 2007 when I found myself newly living NYC with my husband, and fully inspired by the vast culinary scene and abundance of #vegan restaurants, trends and community popping up. I started out by writing about hot topics in the media while crafting and self-publishing three children’s books under my brand The Lunchbox Bunch. Eventually, I found my way to one of my true loves – cooking. I spent many, many hours in my (tiny!!) NYC kitchen playing with ingredients and developing recipes. I taught myself food photography, joined Twitter (in 2008) and was on my way.
This career has taught me so much! It has allowed me to grow, thrive and heal. It has allowed me to embrace and develop the creative and entrepreneurial sides of myself.
Blogging has gifted me a space to share my stories – my human experience – with all of you. And oh what an amazing community this is! Beyond HHL, the blogging + vegan + social media + creative + writing communities I have found online and in my career have been such a joy.
More About Me… In my swanky dating-show voice…
I love farmer’s markets, tennis, giant foamy lattes, the ocean, 90’s sitcoms, snow, rainy days, hot cocoa with soy whip, movie nights, beach fog, snuggly clothes, road trips and pop music, hiking, photography, smoothies, pink sunsets, dancing in my bedroom, animals – big and small – travel, family – my amazing husband – hanging with genuine girlfriends to just chat the afternoon away – Broadway shows, Disneyland, daydreaming and all things comforting, silly, kind and creative. 101 Things I Love.
In 2020 – yes that crazy year – I became a mom. Being a mom has been the most amazing turn my life has taken and I was forever changed the moment Rosalie came into my life. The change in my spirit from the inside out was monumental for me. And even as I write this, I am still adjusting to this new person that I am from head to toe. I love sharing stories from my life as a parent as well as my challenging journey to become pregnant.
Kathy’s Brand Work + Sponsorships…
Take a Look Around!..
- – FOOD. Recipe Index
- – TRAVEL. Travel Stories
- – LIFE. Life Updates + Personal Posts
- – VIDEOS. Cooking + Travel videos
- – NEWSLETTER. Past issues of my newsletter
- – LOVED. My most popular recipe
I added a new passion to my list of creative arts last year: screenwriting! So far, I have completed two one-hour drama pilot scripts and one spec, and from my year at UCLA’s TFT Professional Program I graduated with a Certificate in Television Screenwriting.
I was also awarded a “Second Round” placing at the 2019 Austin Film Fest for my spec script of The Handmaid’s Tale. And I have started volunteering with an amazing non-profit, Young Storytellers. Not sure where my screenwriting will take me, but I love this new way to tell stories and share my point of view with the world.
More Info About Kathy Patalsky:
Visit my Life + Food Philosophy page. Or do a deep dive on silly fun facts over here. Browse my creative projects here – personal posts here. Or just twirl on up to the recipes index and find something delicious to cook, bake or blend!
So glad you found me! Let’s have some fun + share some stories. Let’s go!