DR. SONALI RUDER is a board certified emergency medicine physician, recipe developer, blogger and bona fide foodie. In 2007, she entered a recipe contest on a whim and ended up being selected from thousands of entrants to compete on a cooking competition on the Food Network. In 2009, Sonali decided to take her passion for cooking one step further by enrolling in culinary school at the Institute of Culinary Education. While she was a student, she started her popular food blog The Foodie Physician where she uses her medical and culinary backgrounds to help readers create meals that are nutritious and full of flavor. In addition to practicing medicine, Sonali also develops recipes and is a contributing writer for several national magazines, cookbooks and websites. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Diet, Cooking Well: Anti-Aging, Natural Pregnancy Cookbook and Natural Baby Food.