Alicia C. Simpson MS, RD, LD is registered dietitian specializing in maternal and pediatric nutrition and the founder of P.E.A. P.O.D. Nutrition and Lactation Support a 501 (c)3 non-profit. Alicia is also the author of three cookbooks Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food, Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations and Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food. She has two popular blogs: Vegan Guinea Pig (www.veganguineapig.com) where she reviews vegan cookbooks, restaurants, health and beauty products, blogs, websites and food as well as The Lady and Seitan (www.theladyandseitan.com) where Alicia not only veganizes Paula Deen recipes but creates lower-calorie, healthier versions of Paula's buttery, high calorie favorites. Alicia keeps her hands full with writing and non-profit work but her most important role yet is that of mother to her vibrant and energetic little girl.