Lakshmi Wennakoski-Bielicki is a photographer and the creator of the food blog Pure Vege. She started cooking when she was running a bhakti yoga center in northern Greece with her husband fifteen years ago. She learned to navigate the vegetarian kitchen while following a monastic order in an ashram. For her, food nourishes body and soul alike, and her commitment to ahimsa (nonviolence) is at the core of her lifestyle and her cooking. She offers vegetarian cooking classes, consulting, and catering in Helsinki, Finland.