About Jill

“Eating healthy does NOT mean giving up your favorite comfort foods!”

Hi there, I’m Jill

I’m a certified macrobiotic health counselor. I graduated from the Strengthening Health Institute, a premier macrobiotic educational facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am also a graduate of Ohio State University.

I teach vegan cooking classes for both adults and children, lecture to companies and organizations on health and wellness as well as write for various publications. I also have regularly appeared on local morning television shows to discuss healthy eating.

I’m the author of the award winning cookbook “Comfort Food Gets a Vegan Makeover” which features over 62 vegan recipes that taste just like comfort food classics.

Where’s the beef?

Living in Idaho, beef rules. So, to win 2nd place out of 7 entries in a chili cook-off with this vegan chili was one of my proudest moments! You won’t be asking, ”Where’s the beef?” with this recipe.

In The News

Southern Idaho Living Magazine

5 Secrets to a Thinner, Healthier You

KMVT 11 Rise & Shine

Brittany explores the vegan world cooking tempeh and seitan in Jill Skeem’s kitchen.

Southern Idaho Living Magazine

Jill Skeem’s famous Corn Chowder Recipe


Jill Skeem “Comfort Food Gets A Makeover”. Cooking for the holidays.



First Place in Twin Falls Stand-Up Comedy Contest


Idaho Author and Book Awards
Voted Top 10 Idaho Book (nonfiction)
Best Interior Design – Honorable Mention
Best New Idaho Author (nonfiction) – Honorable Mention


Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce “Extra Mile Award”


North American Book Awards – First Place – Cookbook Category