The Crew


The Godmother

Brooke Ali

Hi!  I’m Brooke and it’s a true honor to have you on my site. No one wants to eat alone and my role is to act as your advisor in making killer Plan(e)t Based food to share.   I’d like to think that we can join forces and create a world where the food we eat protects our health and our environment. 

I bring you my expertise as a Culinary Nutrition Expert from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, and certification in Plant Based Nutrition through eCornell University, a Master Student of Live Vegan Vibrantly and hold a Bachelor of Arts through the University of Minnesota. 

But most importantly, the books are open.




Shan Ali

Shan is an amazing plant-based chef and the co-founder of GreenSpark Mafia.  Shan has been invaluable in developing recipes and overseeing projects such as web design.  Most importantly, he brings passion to creating a more sustainable lifestyle for a better future. Shan is also a student at The University of Texas in Austin, majoring in BioMedical Engineering.


Our Resident Registered Dietitian

Katie Chiappini

Katie Chiappini, MS, RDN, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in the Philadelphia area.  She has a MS in Coordinated Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from West Chester University. Katie is the Social Media Co-Chair for the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her interests include nutrition counseling for Celiac Disease, gluten-free diets, allergies, food intolerances, vegetarian and vegan diets, pregnancy, and pediatric nutrition.





Glossary of Mob Terms:

The Crew – the group of soldiers under the capo’s command.

Consigliere – the Family advisor, who is always consulted before decisions are made. 

Eat alone – to keep for oneself; to be greedy.

The books – a phrase indicating membership in the Family. If there’s a possibility of promotion, then the books are open.  If not, the books are closed. 

Chao – bye