“The world begins at a kitchen table.”

Joy Harjo


Here’s a little about the blog:

I believe that our daily food choices are some of the most impactful choices we make when it comes to ethical and sustainable living. My hope with this blog is to educate readers about our food system and inspire them to eat better for themselves and for the planet. In keeping with this mission, 10% of all revenue generated from the blog goes to supporting sustainable agriculture (learn more  here).  I value thoughtfully sourced ingredients and innovation. I enjoy following the seasons and cooking with whatever nature provides. The ingredients at my disposal are ever changing, the possibilities are limitless and the details are what inspire me. My recipes are mostly vegetarian and often vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free and are grounded in my knowledge of Ayurvedic cooking.

Here’s a little about me:

I grew up on a farm in Oregon where I played in the woods, learned to forage, ate carrots straight from the dirt, collected fresh eggs, and helped in the kitchen with the cooking and canning. I moved away for college and fell in love with Vermont and its vast countryside, bountiful farms and good cheese. In Vermont I met my husband, and discovered backpacking, cycling, nordic skiing and ashtanga yoga. I am inspired by the food of the world, the simple things in life, the outdoors, sustainability, and cooking from scratch. I revel in the creativity and resourcefulness required in the kitchen. I savor the precision and the spontaneity, the tranquility and the bustle. There is freedom here in the kitchen and fearlessness.

I’d love to hear from you and am available for sponsored posts, recipe development, food styling and photography.

Contact me via the contact page or by email.


Unless otherwise noted, all photos were taken by me with a Sony a7.

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