Drenda-Michell Brennan joined EatPlant-Based in January 2023 as a recipe developer and has continued to expand her skills into photography, SEO, technical assistance, and writing. She is a valued member of our team that continually impresses! Our EatPlant-Based community knows her as Chelbo from our Facebook Tuesday LIVES.
She lived in Japan in the 1980s and 90s where she enjoyed spending much of her time visiting the kitchens of family and friends, watching and learning to prepare traditional Japanese cuisine.
Over the years, as her family grew, her family’s enjoyment of cooking and eating Japanese dishes together grew as well. Many of the recipes she writes are a result of the strong affection for the family meal traditions they have developed over the years.
She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis/autoimmune disease and it runs in her family. Not wanting to give up the foods she loves led her to begin to adapt the recipes for a plant-based lifestyle. Read about her health journey in this personal article.
Drenda-Michell is the mother of three Japanese-American grown children and grandmother (HuneyGram) to eight grandchildren. She is an avid apiarist and spends most of her time working with her bees. (#huneygramshoneybees.com) She also happens to be the sister of Terri Edwards, of EatPlant-Based. Read more about her story in this article, From Veggie Hater to Plant-Based.
Recipes by Drenda-Michell Brennan
- Japanese Somen Cold Noodle Soup
- Easy Vegan Sushi
- Asian Cabbage Salad
- Wasabi Mayo Recipe
- Easy Dashi Stock / Japanese Soup Broth
- Vegan Miso Ramen Japanse Soup
- Furikake Japanese Rice Seasoning
- Sweet Potato Sushi Roll
- How to Make Sushi Rice
- How to Roll Sushi
- Pasta Primavera
- Barley Vegetable Soup
- From Veggie-Hater To Plant-Based
- Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis with Diet
- Almond Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls
- Vegetable Udon Noodle Soup
- Peanut Butter Granola Cereal
- Easy Taco Seasoning Mix