Welcome to SO Tasty Vegan!

SO Tasty Vegan is the project of vegan chef, Sally Owens a.k.a., “SO”. Sally has always been innovative in the kitchen – not always by choice due to a dairy allergy – but when she went vegan she quickly learned it was her entire lifestyle that was transformed, not merely her diet. The passion, heightened awareness, and artistry born out of her relationship with food unexpectedly flowed into every dimension of her life. SO Tasty Vegan is Sally’s commitment to share her discoveries with anyone and everyone interested in cultivating a better understanding of the intricate relationship between their food, body, and lifestyle.

A graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute, Sally’s professional experience is extensive. She was Executive Chef and Creative Director at The Stanford Inn’s Ravens’ Vegan Restaurant in Mendocino California, during which time she was featured in Vegetarian Times. Upon returning home to New Jersey in 2012 she introduced weekly vegan and gluten free pop-up dinners at Montclair’s Trattoria Rustica over the following two years. Most recently Sally has been balancing her time as a new Mother to maintain a busy schedule that has included serving as Williams-Sonoma’s Vegan Food Representative, offering private gourmet cooking demonstrations, and selling prepared food at local farmers markets and retailers.

Why not try a vegan meal? Like Sally, you might be pleasantly surprised that your energy and creativity in the kitchen sneak into other moments of your life.