Anya Kassoff is the author of The Vibrant Table - Recipes from My Always Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan and Sometimes Raw Kitchen, with a second cookbook on the way. She was born in Russia and grew up in a family of passionate home cooks. While following several career paths, one passion remained steady: she ended every day in the kitchen, perfecting her cooking intuition and gaining strong interest in whole foods-focused recipes. In 2010, Anya started sharing her healthy culinary discoveries on her blog, Golubka Kitchen, which has since gained a worldwide following. Her recipes have appeared on Oprah.com and Guardian.com. Golubka has been a finalist for Saveur magazine's Best Food Blog awards twice and was cited by Bon Appetit magazine as one of the best vegan and gluten-free blogs. Anya now lives in Florida with her husband and younger daughter. She works in collaboration with her older daughter, Masha Davydova, who photographs all of her recipes.