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Press Release

VegNews, America’s #1 vegan magazine, announces The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors by JL Fields, a Colorado Springs author and culinary instructor, as the Editor’s Pick for 2017 Veggie Award™ Winner for Cookbook of the Year. In our 16th annual Veggie Awards™, a record-breaking 2.4 million votes were cast in categories ranging from cheese, ice cream, and restaurant to celebrity, website, and even most veg-friendly city. The Veggie Awards™ is the largest survey of its kind in the world.

“JL Fields is a leader in the plant-based movement and continues to create stellar vegan cookbooks. We are pleased to honor your accomplishments with a 2017 Veggie Award™,” says VegNews Publisher Colleen Holland.

The Vegan Air Fryer (Vegan Heritage Press, $21.95, June 2017) is the only plant-based cookbook that can satisfy your fried food cravings in a healthy way, by showing you how to “air fry” foods with little to no cooking oil. This amazing air-fryer appliance cookbook

contains 80 recipes for delicious “fried” foods like:

• Jalapeño Poppers

• Fried Chick’n

• Vegetable Tempura

• Corndogs

• Buffalo Cauliflower

• Fajitas

JL Fields, the cookbook author is a culinary instructor, columnist, speaker, activist, and radio personality. She is also the blogger of, and a brands consultant for a variety of national companies. She has received culinary training at the Natural Gourmet Institute and the Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is a Main Street Vegan Academy-certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, and a certified Food for Life instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She writes and broadcasts from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The VegNews Veggie Awards™ recognize excellence in the plant-based industry. VegNews readers submit their ballots online during the month of August, and winners are announced in the November+December Holiday edition of the magazine. The annual celebration of the best that veg living has to offer has become one of the most popular features in the publication. The issue is available on newsstands everywhere beginning November 1.

VegNews has a readership of 240,000 and is read around the world. Each issue is filled with the latest in news, recipes, beauty, fashion, travel, and so much more. The magazine has won dozens of national awards since beginning publication in 2000, and reaches 2.4 million people every month through its digital properties.

Learn more about the JL Fields' award-winning cookbook and her Colorado Springs-based culinary program at and