NOM YOURSELF is the brand of Chef Mary Mattern, as well as the name of her cookbook. Mary Mattern became a vegan in her mid twenties while working as a nanny in Baltimore, Maryland. Her trips to the farmers market with the family she worked for would leave her with an abundant supply of veggies. Instead of them going bad she taught herself how to cook. She was immediately astonished by how easy it was to make substitutions and transition into a vegan lifestyle and wanted to help others do the same.
She soon became a vegan personal chef, working with people such as Entourage actor Jeremy Piven
and touring with pop singer Ellie Goulding and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. Mary now resides in
Orlando, Florida and is focusing on nomyourself.com and recipe writing.
Nom Yourself’s goal is to show people how accessible it can be for most people. The website is what we are learning along the way and sharing that knowledge and experience.