Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian, author and host based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She runs a nutrition consulting practice with a focus on inflammation, digestion and plant-centred diets. Desiree is the author of a book on anti-inflammatory nutrition called Un-Junk Your Diet: How to shop, cook and eat to fight inflammation and feel better, forever and her new cookbook, Eat More Plants: 100 Anti-inflammatory Plant-centred Recipes for Vibrant Living is a #1 National Bestseller.

Desiree is the host of the internationally syndicated cooking show The Urban Vegetarian. Her work has been featured in People Magazine, Eating Well Magazine, Family Circle, Parade, The Social, The Marilyn Denis Show, Hallmark Home and Family, USA Today, Well+Good and MindBodyGreen. Desiree spends most of her time in the kitchen with her two little sous chefs, puttering in her little vegetable garden or enjoying the nature that surrounds Vancouver. Desiree believes in a positive, additive approach to eating well - having grown up learning to cook at her grandmother\'s apron strings, Desiree finds enormous joy in the kitchen and wants to share this joy with others.