Author Bio

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Who am I when I am not cooking plant-based meals and illustrating stories with words?

Well…I am someone who reports potholes, actually stops at stop signs, and I’ve even helped shut down a brothel. I have two big dogs and two purr babies. And I have the arthritis of a stunt double…or so I’ve been told. Arthritis coupled with migraines is what started by Herbivore lifestyle.

Where am I from?

Raised in the edge of the Sandhills region of Nebraska among the hooves of Angus cattle and beards of wheat fields. I learned to appreciate the outdoors in my single digit years. I love to hear the throat-clearing call of a pheasant or melody of a meadowlark’s song drift in harmony across the grasses. My father was a hunter and my great-grandfather was known for always having a tackle box in one hand. My mother and her sisters are all birders. I can’t count the number of times we conducted a yearly census on Thanksgiving Day for the Audubon Society. And I have always had paw babies.

I hold a BA in English from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and have written professionally since 2007.


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  • Elizabeth (Demuth) Lund

    1 month ago

    Looking forward to trying some of these recipes! They look amazing! When I read your bio, I realized we spend some time together at KSC! Hope you are doing well! God bless!

    • Tamara A. Rager

      1 month ago


      Elizabeth, Hi! It is good to hear from you.:) I hope you are doing well. I am interested to know how you came upon my site? Are you eating whole food plant based?

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Big changes are going on around here and I have been so busy I’ve just had to stay off-line. This evening I made a quick meal with roasted corn, pinto beans, green pepper, red onion, tomatoes, spinach, lime juice, and avocado.
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  • Enjoyed an easy conversation that bounced like ping pong with a group of local writers. The Beet burger was fantastic. Blood red with a smoked peanut butter. Sounds strange, but it was the best plant based burger I’ve eaten. Salty though! #water #wfpb
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  • The organic yams 🍠 from Whole Foods have been absolutely delicious this season! Great addition to greens and mushroom stroganoff. Yummy! #yams #fallfood #wfpb
  • My date for the evening. Hot bath and a book! #IAmReading #TheSnowman #Thriller #jonesbo
  • How is your weekend going? I’m playing with a new hummus recipe and Buddha Bowl....👳🏽‍♂️👩🏻‍🍳#Hummus #wfpb  #BuddhaBowl
  • When ur smile isn’t convincing anyone ur giving them the cold shoulder. #coldshoulder #friday #tgif 🤣

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