Dynise Balcavage is the author of Celebrate Vegan, Urban Vegan and the upcoming Pies and Tarts with Heart. Her cruelty-free recipes have appeared in VegNews, Vegetarian Times, Philadelphia Daily News and Végétariens magazine (in French). Dynise has been interviewed in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune and has done cooking demonstrations across the globe, from New York to Paris. She teaches food writing at New York's Natural Gourmet Institute and is an avid runner and traveler. She lives in Philadelphia with her 2 former alley cats. She blogs at urbanvegan.net and tweets and vines at theurbanvegan.