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Shelly Westerhausen (Worcel)

  • Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion
    • Categories: Food blogger; Food writing, styling & photography; Appetizers / starters; Entertaining & parties
    • ISBN: 9781452164151 Hardcover (United States) 3/20/2018
  • Tables & Spreads: A Go-To Guide for Beautiful Snacks, Intimate Gatherings, and Inviting Feasts
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Entertaining & parties
    • ISBN: 9781797206493 Hardcover (United States) 5/4/2021
  • Vegetarian Heartland: Recipes for Life's Adventures
    • Categories: Vegetarian; Entertaining & parties; Picnics & outdoors; Seasonal; American
    • ISBN: 9781452154701 Hardcover (United States) 6/20/2017


Shelly Westerhausen is a Bloomington, Indiana food photographer. She is also a food stylist, author, and recipe developer and the creator of the meat-free blog Vegetarian ‘Ventures and the author of several cookbooks.

Her content has been featured in publications such as Bon Appetit, O! The Oprah magazine, Vegetarian Living, Weekend Almanac, Drifltess Magazine, and many others. She has also had recipes and articles featured on websites such as Bon Appetit, Healthyish, Food & Wine, Saveur Magazine, Food Network, Vogue, SELF magazine, Shape, Refinery29, Yahoo, AOL, The Kitchn, Food52, Babble, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, and many others. A few brands she has partnered with have included Crate & Barrel, Urban Outfitters, Instagram, Green Giant, Planet Shoes, and many others.

When not getting creative in the kitchen or on an adventure with her camera then you can find her with friends at local music shows or lounging around with her boxer pup, Tuko.