About Garlic Head
Meet Me, Emily Meyers (Frigon)
Welcome to Garlic Head! I'm so happy you're here. My name is Emily and I live in San Diego, California. On Garlic Head I provide delicious and nourishing recipes for all types of eaters.
Garlic Head is a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets while saving time and money. I is a lifelong vegetarian and 10+ year vegan. Garlic Head does not focus on labels - it focuses on creating food that everyone can enjoy.
I earned a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University along with degrees in Economics, Spanish, and Global Sustainability from the University of Pittsburgh. I have been featured on numerous podcasts and websites including The Food Institute, VegNews, Buzzfeed, and the Boston Globe.
If you'd prefer listening to reading, here are some podcasts I was featured on:
Evolution Eats Podcast: I discuss my views on food, media, and sustainability.
The Gem Club Podcast: Here I discuss being an entrepreneur in the food media space.
Plantarion Podcast: In this episode I chat about my views on plant-based eating and a vegan holiday menu!
Additionally, feel free to catch my interview with Shoutout SoCal, my chat with SDVoyager , and my discussion with Canvas Rebel where I discuss my inspiration for starting Garlic Head and my goal for the business.
I also had the chance to chat with
Emily Meyers is the founder of Garlic Head, a website and community designed to promote delicious, sustainable, accessible, and affordable recipes. Emily is passionate about creating inspiration for stress-free, home-cooked meals that are enjoyable to prepare. Garlic Head aims to empower readers with the benefits of plant-based eating, without restrictive labels and expensive grocery bills.
Most of Garlic Head's recipes are inspired by nostalgic childhood dishes and snacks. Other featured content includes 30-minute meals, festive cocktails, holiday favorites, and party-ready treats.
With extensive food media experience, Emily has managed and contributed to the social media and content strategies of recipe websites including Minimalist Baker, Choosing Chia, Emilie Eats, and Hummusapien.
Emily holds degrees in Economics, Spanish, and Global Sustainability from the University of Pittsburgh, along with a Plant Based Nutrition Certificate through the Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University.
Who is Garlic Head for?
The audience for Garlic Head includes people looking to introduce fun back into their cooking routine. This is a place free of judgement or labels.
The kitchen is my "happy place" and I love being able to share my creations with others. Plant-based food can be delicious! I started this blog because I am passionate about this fact, and I know that of any singular human activity, how we eat has the largest impact on our planet's wellbeing.
What if I'm not vegan?
Garlic Head recipes are all plant-based, but designed with flexibility in mind. I always provide as many substitution options as possible, along with suggestions for people who do not share my personal dietary preferences. Even if you are a devout carnivore, I guarantee there is something here for you!
Small acts of change can move the needle, and I believe wholeheartedly that a diet rich in plants can make you feel your very best.
What is your favorite recipe?
The name of this blog references, unsurprisingly, my love of garlic. If you are not as much of a fan, never fear. I post both sweet and savory recipes, and (more importantly), a lot of desserts! My current favorite recipe is this coffee tahini smoothie.
Along with writing this website, I love going on hikes with my husband and two puppies across Southern California, reading, movement, FaceTiming with my family, buying new plants, and visiting the grocery store (are these last two considered hobbies?).
I hope you love making these recipes just as much as I enjoy creating them for you.