I live a“mi-coastal” life (that’s bi-coastal when one of the “coasts” is the Midwest), dividing my time between Omaha, Nebraska, and Brooklyn, New York. I’m a self-taught vegan cook, founder of the vegan cooking site The Post Punk Kitchen (, author of 10 vegan cookbooks (including Veganomicon, Vegan with a Vengeance, Isa Does It, and the upcoming Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook), and chef-owner of Modern Love vegan restaurants in Omaha (, and Brooklyn ( But you can call me Isa. :)