Maria Siriano

Maria is a food stylist, photographer, and recipe developer based in Columbus, OH.
Recipe: Vegan Chickpea Noodle Soup
Hearty and vegan? Is it possible? Yes, of course! We pulled recipes from a few vegan cookbooks hitting the market this year and asked one of our food photographers and stylists, Maria Siriano, who happens to be vegan, for her thoughts on the recipes. Up first in this series is a homestyle vegan chickpea noodle soup from Homestyle Vegan, by Amber St. Peter of Fettle Vegan.
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Vegan Avocado Fritters with Cashew Hollandaise
Hearty and vegan? Is it possible? Yes, of course! We pulled recipes from a few vegan cookbooks hitting the market this year and asked one of our food photographers and stylists, Maria Siriano, who happens to be vegan, for her thoughts on the recipes.
Feb 5, 2020
My Biggest Vegan Challenge Was One I Didn’t Expect
When I decided to take the plunge into veganism, I anticipated some pitfalls. I thought I’d maybe lose my cool and dive headfirst into a pile of cheeseburgers, or maybe sneak some brie at a party. But the hardest part of going vegan hasn’t been cravings, which are surprisingly few and far between. For me, the social ramifications of going vegan were far more discouraging.
May 24, 2019
Why I Went Vegan
Up until two months ago, I was one of those people who swore that butter was my lifeblood and that I would absolutely die without cheese. My favorite thing to cook was pulled pork in the slow cooker, and my husband had just perfected sous vide steak. Then, in an afternoon, I decided none of that was for me anymore. I didn’t find out I had an allergy to dairy, and I didn’t have any health scares to encourage me to avoid meat.
May 24, 2019
How I Shop Now That I’m Vegan
People like to joke that the only thing vegans can eat is lettuce, but that is far from the truth! In fact, I’ve been surprised by how little my grocery shopping has changed. The most important thing I stock up on is still fruits and vegetables, and my budget is basically the same. Of course, I’ve added a few new items to my weekly grocery list, and some things I just buy in greater quantities. After I hit the produce section, here are the things that I look for.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Spicy Peanut Tempeh Bowl
Hearty and vegan? Is it possible? Yes, of course! We pulled recipes from a few vegan cookbooks hitting the market this year and asked one of our food photographers and stylists, Maria Siriano, who happens to be vegan, for her thoughts on the recipes. For this recipe, we turned the tables on Maria and asked her to share her favorite hearty vegan recipe. We love that she opted for tempeh.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Kidney Bean and Coconut Curry
Hearty and vegan? Is it possible? Yes, of course! We pulled recipes from a few vegan cookbooks hitting the market this year and asked one of our food photographers and stylists, Maria Siriano, who happens to be vegan, for her thoughts on the recipes. Vegan: The Cookbook by Jean-Christian Jury is a tour de force of vegan cuisine inspired by the culinary traditions from every corner of the globe.
May 1, 2019
My Favorite Vegan Cheese for Pizza Night at Home
Groceries
It adds a salty, mildly sweet, gooey pockets all over the tops of my pizzas!
Mar 21, 2018
How Letting Go of Traditions Made Me Love the Holidays Again
As a kid, I lived for the holidays. The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas were always a happy blur, with frenzied cooking and cleaning and car trips from one relative’s house to the next. Thanksgiving was two or three huge meals packed into one day, eating so much we thought we’d die, and then going back for another slice of pie anyway.
Nov 16, 2015