I believe the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle and healthy relationships, in and out of the home, is through the power of food.
Food has a unique way of bringing people together which can lead to understanding, community and all kinds of nourishment. Over generations the importance and healing power of sharing time and food together. We have also made it more difficult. There are all kinds of new food rules, new ingredients, more conveniences, less time, and some of us were never taught to cook. To get all the benefits of food there are a lot of things to navigate. I am here to help you navigate some of these so you can find ways to tap into the power of food.
I am here to help time-strapped grocery shoppers find ways to make socially conscious choices and improve their purchase power. I share an easy to digest version of current news and trends so you can spend your time creating a fun food tradition with your friends and family.
Who am I to Help
I worked in the grocery business, specifically Trader Joe’s, for over a decade and it was my job to keep up with the fads, the new products, the latest superfoods, and more. My job was to be helpful when someone wanted to know what citric acid was and why it is in the canned tomatoes, to find out just how they modified cornstarch, and why that didn’t make it a GMO. Over all of those years, I became more and more interested in how food got on our shelves, why this food, the politics behind labeling and the social justice implications of food production.
When I started at Trader Joe’s I was already a food fanatic. That job just took it to another level. I started reading book after book about food, the food system, and farming. I spend my free time reading and writing about all aspects of our food system. This is giving me a pretty deep breadth of knowledge on the topic. If you get into a conversation with me I will likely bring it back to food at some point. It is truly the topic I love to talk about the most.
Think of me as your friendly grocery store employee here to answer whatever question you might have, point you to new products or just trade recipes.
Reach out anytime you have a topic idea, need a more in depth question answer, or just want to share a fun story.