As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we want to reflect on the tenacity of our three founders. While visiting family in Israel, the “Soom Sisters” –Amy, Shelby, and Jackie– were inspired by a moist, flavorful carrot cake that introduced them to the versatility of high-quality tahini. That cake is what sparked the idea to bring premium tahini similar to what they enjoyed in Israel to the US. And almost 10 years ago, the sisters combined their skills and brought Soom to life.
The sisters’ entrepreneurial spirit was nurtured early on by their mother, and the sisters continue to be inspired by other women running businesses focused on sharing wholesome food that brings people together. At Soom, we are fortunate to work with an amazing group of all-star female foodies that feature nutritious, feel-good foods. The following food bloggers not only empower and uplift women as a collective, but inspire countless people around the world to cook their favorite meals, live healthier lifestyles, and bring people together through the sharing of recipes.
Monique started Ambitious Kitchen to inspire others inside and outside the kitchen. She champions that idea by creating new recipes and writing weekly inspirational blogs. You’ll find globally-inspired recipes with healthy twists so you can indulge while staying on track with your health goals. If you have yet to try one of her mind-blowingly delicious recipes, we suggest starting with her Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites. You’ll get to live out your childhood dreams of eating cookie dough right from the bowl while still adulting since they’re also good for you and nourishing for the soul!
Catherine is another awesome foodie that leaves us in awe with her nutrient-packed vegan recipes. She a Registered Dietitian and also a plant-based enthusiast. She showcases how easy it is to incorporate fruits and veggies into your meals. Throughout her food blogging career, she discovered her passion for making eco-friendly choices. Catherine hopes to inspire you to live a more sustainable lifestyle with her blog. One of our favorite recipes of hers is her Creamy Quinoa Coconut Soup. It’s perfect for weekly meal prepping and has a luscious, creamy garlic broth that’s irresistible, especially in the colder months.
If you’ve been searching for a health-centric food blog, look no further. Jamie of Dishing out Health is a Registered Dietitian, nutritionist, food journalist, recipe developer, and food photographer. She has also worked as the Assistant Nutrition Editor at Cooking Light Magazine. Jamie has been published in various cookbooks including our CEO’s very own The Tahini Table! She believes that food and the power of cooking can heal, inspire, and help us thrive. Her recipe for BBQ Cauliflower Tacos with Green Tahini Sauce definitely does that for us. It has hearty and healthy flavors that make Taco Night taste epic!
You will never run out of wholesome recipes to try when browsing Erin Lives Whole (she’s developed over 200 recipes and counting!) Erin strives to help you not only create healthy, feel-good foods, but also spend time with your favorite people while whipping up tasty dishes. She loves showing people that cooking doesn’t have to be intimidating. One of our go-to’s is her Healthy Oatmeal Tahini Cookies. They’re soft, chewy, and have the most perfect nutty after-note. They’re done in less than 30 minutes, making them ideal whenever you’re craving something sweet.
At All The Healthy Things, Ashlea believes that eating healthy isn’t complicated. She shares creative ways to add flavor through seasoning, and encourages you to play around with preparation methods. If you’re searching for gluten-free recipes or 30-minute meals, then Ashlea will inspire you with her magic! We recommend starting with her Buffalo Chicken Salad with Tahini Ranch Dressing. The spicy Buffalo sauce blends with the creamy ranch to take Buffalo chicken to the next level!
Molly from Spices in My DNA always inspires us with her veggie-heavy recipes and stunning photography. Her name might even look familiar since she’s developed and photographed countless recipes for Soom’s website! You may have even come across her cookbook, Eat More Plants, at Whole Foods Markets or on Amazon. Molly’s passion for cooking started as a young girl, crafting recipes alongside her mom in their kitchen. Her mission of using food as a vehicle for connection is perfectly in synch with what we do here at Soom. To get a taste of her cooking, choose from a plethora of recipes she created for us, or give her celebrated Tahini Cups a go!
As a Registered Dietitian, Selena of The Nutritious Kitchen understands the power of food. She believes that food can have a positive impact on your body, mental health, and athletic performance. She captures that philosophy through her innovative recipes. What we love most is that many of her recipes are accessible to people with dietary concerns including gluten-free, dairy-free, and even low sugar. Give her Vegan Tahini Mac & Cheese a try and report back!
Paige’s love of short stack pancakes led her to start Health By Short Stack. She believes in practicing mindfulness and is passionate about health and happiness. Paige’s Instagram feed is filled with recipes to help you make your next favorite meal. Try one of her famous pancake recipes found here. Her Vegan Banana Pancakes will brighten your morning.
Lauren shares her plant-based recipes made with real food and no refined sugar on Flora & Vino. She creates recipes with as few ingredients as possible to show you how easy cooking can be. Flora & Vino allows her to channel her creative side while also helping people achieve their nutrition goals. Make her Maple Tahini Ice Cream Sandwiches for a late-night snack.
Rachel loves traveling and seeking out adventure. She started The No Gluten Girl to share her story and recipes with the world. After getting diagnosed with Crohn’s, she wanted to empower others who might be facing dietary restrictions with delicious recipes. She loves creating gluten-free recipes for all to enjoy. You have to try her Pecan and Tahini Banana Bread Bars.