Tamie Spears

Meal Plan & Recipe Developer


In a nutshell...

Tamie was raised in a family that grew their own food and frequently traveled to organic food festivals, so eating plants has always been part of her life. With 30+ years as a graphic designer and a lifelong passion for cooking and creating recipes, being a meal plan / recipe developer / graphic designer and food photographer for CFDG is a dream come true for her creative soul.

Tamie loves reading, 80s music, and having her toes on a beach–preferably all at the same time! She also has a cookbook obsession. She owns about 300 and worked as a graphic designer/food tester on 4 of them. Tamie lives in Michigan with her husband, three children, and two cats.

What do you enjoy batching to? (music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc..)

I enjoy silence while cooking, actually. I love jamming to 80s music but not while I’m cooking. I like to be able to completely focus on what I’m creating.

What are your top three favorite CFDG recipes?

I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite, but in the Spears house, the Cheesy Pasta, Tofu Sausage and Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole is a regular, along with the Barbecue Smack-a-roni & Cheese and any of the cheesy soups such as Cowboy Potato Soup, One Pot Cheesy Mushroom Lasagna Soup and Classic Cheesy Broccoli.

Why do you like being part of the Dirty team?

I like that I get to do what I love, with people who are above and beyond incredible. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this team of amazing women!

The quality I love most about myself is...

I like that I’m reliable. Always have been, always will be. If I say I’m going to do something, I will. I have a reputation with my graphic design clients for not missing deadlines.

How does eating plants enrich your life?

Eating plants has enriched my life in many ways, but creating plant-based recipes and knowing they are helping other people love plants as much as I do is at the top of the list!