About Clean Green Simple

Clean Green Simple is a plant-based resource for people interested in eating mindfully, living sustainably, and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. We offer plant-based recipes and nutrition tips, as well as reviews and buying guides for eco-friendly kitchen, home, and health products.

Wherever you are on your plant-based journey—from plant-curious to 100% vegan—here you’ll find a judgment-free zone that will help empower you to adopt a plant-centric lifestyle.

Meet the Team

John Schmidt

Partner in healthy living

Hi, I’m John, owner and creator of Clean Green Simple. It is my great pleasure to introduce you to our website. Read more about me.

Aimee Pass

Aimee Pass

Administrative Assistant

Aimee Pass is a freelance marketing professional with a passion for plant-based eating and sustainability.

Kirsten Nunez

Kirsten Nunez, MS

Content Creator

Kirsten Nunez is a health and lifestyle journalist who focuses on food, nutrition, and DIY. She has an MS in Nutrition and loves helping others find new ways to have fun with healthy cooking.
Read more about me.

Sara Seitz

Sara Seitz

Content Creator

I’m a freelance writer with a passion for healthy eating and green living. I’ve lived for over a decade with type 1 diabetes and have used a plant-based diet to take control of my health.
Read more about me.

Eliza Schmidt

Social Media Manager/Content Creator

Eliza has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and is passionate about helping people improve their mental and physical health through a comprehensive approach to intuitive plant-based eating, mindfulness practices, and fitness.

Cat Harvey | Author at Clean Green Simple

Cat Harvey

Content Creator

Cat Harvey is a recipe creator, food photographer and writer with keen interest in wellness, movement, and environment. Since the start of her freelance career in 2017, Cat has been helping people transition to a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Read more about me.

Perri O. Blumberg

Perri O. Blumberg

Content Creator

Perri is a New York City born-and-based writer. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and is also a culinary school graduate of the plant-based culinary school, the Natural Gourmet Institute. Read more about me.

SaVanna Shoemaker

SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD

Content Creator Expert

SaVanna is a registered dietitian and freelance writer. Her professional interests include whole food diets and holistic nutrition, and she’s written for many high profile media outlets and brands. Read more about me.

Ansley Hill

Ansley Hill, RDN, LD

Content Creator

Ansley is a Registered Dietitian, writer, educator, and experienced clinical nutritionist. She is passionate about using food to foster health and a sense of community, and she enjoys translating complex nutrition topics into useful information for the everyday eater. Read more about me.

Lauren Panoff

Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD

Content Creator, Expert

Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD is a registered dietitian nutritionist and writer with over a decade of experience in various areas of health and wellness. Read more about me.

Jessica Verma

Jessica Verma

Content Creator

Jessica Verma was the Founder of Clean Green Simple. Sadly, Jessica passed away in early 2016, but among the many gifts she left the world is a wonderful archive of clean, green, simple recipes for all of us to enjoy. Read more about me.

Industry Associations

Cleangreensimple writers recipes and creative works have been featured in Greatist, mindbodygreen, healthline, Bicycling, Mashable, verywell, Sports Illustrated, Forbes and LIVESTRONG.com.

Work with Us

Since its inception in 2011, cleangreensimple has grown to thousands of monthly visitors across the website and highly engaged social media platforms. 

cleangreensimple specializes in vegan recipe development, professional food photography and video production. All content creation is driven by reader demand and expert search engine optimization, for maximum exposure and lasting, evergreen reach.

When you work with cleangreensimple, the results for your business are long term.

If your product or brand fits the niche of healthy, vegan recipes and supplements or cooking in general, we would love to discuss a partnership.


Below are some of the ways that we might work together. We are happy to consider other ideas that you may have.

  • Sponsored Recipe Posts: This is the most effective and most common kind of partnership with cleangreensimple. If you have a product or content that would connect with our readers, we would love to incorporate it into a recipe for a sponsored post. John can also be an ambassador via an ongoing series of sponsored posts.
  • Social Media Sharing: Social media sharing is another opportunity to get your brand in front of a large audience. We only share products that my audience would find interesting.
  • Freelance Writing: John would be happy to write for your publication, whether it’s editorial content or guest posting. A link back to cleangreensimple is required.
  • Recipe Development: Developing recipes is our passion. Recipe development is available for external publications or for sponsored posts on cleangreensimple.
  • Advertising: We can offer a variety of options for advertising on cleangreensimple. Please let me know what you are looking for.
  • Recipe Roundups: Please feel free to include cleangreensimple in your recipe roundup, online or in print. Photos may be used, but a link back to cleangreensimple is required. Copying an entire post or recipe is prohibited.


We only work with brands and companies that we truly believe will add value to our readers. We will always disclose sponsored posts, per FTC guidelines.

Our readers trust cleangreensimple to be honest and transparent.  We will never promote anything that we do not actually like, and compensation will never influence what we write about a brand or product. This makes sponsored posts that much more powerful for your business, because our readers place trust in our recommendations.


Contact us. We would love to hear from you!


We’re currently looking for great new talent. Please submit your resume to [email protected] and let us know what you’re passionate about.

We have particular interest in experienced VA’s with focused work on recipe development, post formatting using the WP Child theme, SEO optimization, Keyword research, Social media to include pinterest/IG/FB, GSC work and AI writing skills.

If you love the vegan lifestyle and have experience producing unique recipes, documenting them, photographing and videoing them, then bring it!! We are always looking for creative, passionate vegan souls ready to share their talents with the world.

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