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Vegan cook, cookbook author, storyteller, accomplished lawyer and social media sensation? Meet Joanne Molinaro, also known as @thekoreanvegan on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter.

Molinaro has become a social media personality by sharing delicious vegan variations on her childhood favorites. She joined TikTok a little more than a year ago attracting more than 2.7 million followers. This led to a cookbook deal.

Her engagement on TikTok has led her to the intersection of cuisine and compassion. She has become an expert in veganizing dishes, especially Korean food, and a soothing storyteller. You can read her profile here, and check out her website here.

This week, she offered advice on vegan cooking and adapting comfort foods. Read on for her tips, insights and recipes.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect number of followers and years on TikTok. It has been corrected.