The author of the popular food blog Healthier Steps, Michelle Blackwood discusses the success behind her new book of 125 Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipes.

United States - May 25 2015: Michelle Blackwood, the popular food blogger behind the website Healthier Steps, is pleased to announce the recent success of her latest book. The book, which is appropriately named after her website Healthier Steps, features over 125 gluten-free and vegan recipes. Michelle Blackwood’s recipes have been featured on several outlets including Tastespotting, FoodGawker, and Huffington Post. Since the release of her book, Michelle has also been a regular contributor for magazines Jamaican Eats and Cooking Sense where she shares her colorful recipes.

The Healthier Steps Book is designed to ease the transition of living a gluten-free lifestyle. Michelle Blackwood hopes to inspire future vegans by teaching them delicious yet healthy recipes. The book contains recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all of which are plant based and completely free of wheat, rye, barley, milk, cheese, butter, eggs, gums, or refined sugars. Michelle Blackwood provides her readers with a lot of information tips, explanations, and ideas for creating tasty, healthy meals. She also provides explanations of where unfamiliar ingredients can be purchased or what they can be substituted with. The book has over 100 high-quality colored of photos of dishes such as Lentil Tacos, Jamaican Dumplings, Brown Rice Pelau, and Artichoke Spinach Lasagna.

“Not every recipe book is the same.” said Michelle Blackwood. “This is especially true with gluten-free and vegan recipe books because every person makes food differently. Having been a vegan for over 16 years and raising two children, creating new vegan recipe ideas has been an everyday challenge. When it comes to mealtime taste-tests from my children, I always receive five stars.”

Besides being an author and full-time food blogger at Healthier Steps, Michelle Blackwood is also a registered nurse and health coach. Her career is dedicated to encouraging and helping other people live a healthier lifestyle. After having a near-death experience during the delivery of her son, Michelle Blackwood awakened a passion within herself to share the spirit of healthy living. Now by providing cooking classes, health coaching, catering services, and public speaking, Michelle Blackwood is able to help people prepare natural foods and transition into a vegan or gluten-free lifestyle with ease.

To find out more information about Michelle Blackwood, her Healthier Steps Blog, and book, visit her website directly at

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