I am a L-O-V-E-R of food, a nutritionist, photographer and story teller. I grew up in the kitchen and garden, learning from my mom, dad, grandmas, grandpas and anyone who shared a love of food. While I have spent time in the kitchen for as long as I can remember, my relationship with food and cooking has evolved over the years from something I did purely for pleasure and fun, to a real act of self-care. The kitchen and garden are where I take time to slow down, listen to my body and connect with my intuition and all the knowledge that has been passed down from those who cooked and nurtured plants before me. I see the home kitchen and cooking for ourselves as foundational to health and wellbeing.
In a world so full of nutrition information, a world that can often be overwhelming and confusing, it is as perfect a time as any to tune into our own bodies and knowing and to eat in a way that nourishes us on every level. We are all unique as individuals and require very different diets and ways of living. Thinking about what we are wanting to cultivate in our bodies and our minds and learning how we can support and encourage that through our food and lifestyle choices is a profound practice.
My mission with my work and this website is to create a platform that celebrates the beauty and healing nature of food where you can find a sense of connection and feel empowered to make choices that support a deep feeling of wellbeing. I will do this through telling the story of my ever evolving journey of health and healing and the stories of others who are using food in their work or on a personal level in a thoughtful and nourishing way.
I hope to inspire you to spend time in the kitchen, to cook, enjoy the beauty and rhythm of the seasons, grow your own food, meet the people growing and making your food and invite others to share with you around the table. Food really is about connection. Connection with ourselves, the land, the natural world, traditional knowledge, the seasons, and each other.