Sharmila Vedam is a CPA/tax accountant by profession, but a passionate cook by choice. Due to her husband’s surprise diagnosis of a rare autoimmune disease (VKH) which caused blindness in both his eyes, he and Sharmila switched (cold turkey) to this WFPBNO lifestyle in the fall of 2016. Her husband spent hours and hours researching this lifestyle and how it helps to reverse so many different illnesses. In the last 5 years, she has thrived recreating primarily Indian dishes as whole food plant-based zero oil versions and has mastered the zero oil cooking method. In their home (husband, herself, their daughters, inlaws/parents) everyone is very passionate about leading this lifestyle (even their college daughter cooks this way in school) and they educate/help folks to make the switch to this healthy lifestyle. They also run a private FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/PLANTBASEDDESI where Sharmila shares all her creations and educational information about this whole food plant-based eating. Both she and her husband and love teaching interested folks how to cook plant-based dishes without oil. Sharmila is certified in Plant-based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through Ecornell. She is a passionate vegan advocate and refuses to eat anything that is not vegan. Her biggest regret is not knowing about cruelties of dairy farming earlier in her life.