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Kristina Addington

As a restaurant owner and foster mom, taking care of others through food is my passion. My foster son is nearing two years old, and he has been the source of inspiration for my kid-friendly, plant-based recipes since starting solid foods. I focus on family meals that he can enjoy, especially foods that I feel good about him eating—i.e., minimally processed and not too heavy on the salt or sugar. In addition to parenting, after winning Food Network’s culinary competition Cutthroat Kitchen in 2014, I launched a food truck—V-Grits (vegan girl raised in the south), and in 2018 the V-Grits restaurant was born, specializing in stick-to-your-ribs vegan comfort food.

Taking Care of Others Through Food, Vegan Style

Over the years I've begun most of my personal stories with, "I learned to cook from my mom." However, with a little more reflection I now realize that statement can’t possibly be true since...

Rise and Shine for Smoothie Time

Enjoy these five fun smoothie recipes which are quick to make and easily adaptable for every member of your family. So, rise and shine for smoothie time! My morning starts between 6:30 and 7:00 am,...

Raising Plant-Based Babies

Hello Louisville mamas, parents-to-be, and the parenting-curious! I’m elated to be a contributor to the Louisville Mom Collective. As a restaurant and brewery owner, who has had the privilege of chasing her dreams and...