SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE
let's begin in the kitchen
What is Kitchen Mentoring?
Because there are countless ways to approach buying, cooking and eating (or rather, digesting) food in our modern world, overwhelm and decision fatigue can certainly happen to the best of us. Can you relate? What should we prioritize in this confusing and complex sea of external advice? This overload may be even more pronounced in those of us who are highly sensitive in our sensory processing and take too many things into consideration when making decisions - what's best for our bodies, for the planet, for our budgets?
I'm here with you and wish to help simplify this area of your life. With 15+ years of formal education and training within the culinary and wellness fields, self-directed passion and plenty of personal experiences, consider me your trusted guide. Someone to cut through the external noise and create actionable steps and resources suitable to your needs and lifestyle, while also considering how to live in harmony with the natural world.
In working together, I'll gently mix the ingredients of education, empowerment and inspiration in the ratios that work for you. Think of it as intuitive cooking versus following a recipe precisely.
Areas of Focus
Prioritize the principles of wise, ancestral traditions to nourish your mind, body and spirit.
Build a beauty and wellness-focused pantry, from kitchen to bathroom.
Overcome product overwhelm and complicated nutrition labels while discovering the magic of bulk.
Pare down, multi-purpose and care for your beloved tools.
Consider dietary restrictions through an empowering new lens and use easy swaps to elevate favorite meals.
FOOD WASTE REDUCTION
Extend the life of your foods through efficient shopping and storage, and creative use of leftovers.
What should I expect?
These sessions are tailored to your individual needs and will be designed around your area(s) of focus - determined ahead of time from your combination of the options above. Know that I'm here to guide you and offer new ways to positively change your relationship to shopping, cooking and trusting your body's nutritional wisdom when it comes to food choices.
You’ll have a supportive, gentle space to talk things out and ask any and all questions that you have. In return, I will offer insights and suggestions that may resonate or feel good to implement. It will be as if I am there with you in your kitchen (your personal "Fairy God-Chef") so feel free to to show me anything - a knife you wish to use properly, an ingredient that you always seem to prepare the same way or a tricky label to decipher. I'm happy to demonstrate techniques or share views of my own kitchen, when appropriate.
You will step away from our session with manageable tips and tools, a sense of clarity, and confidence to make more aligned decisions around food in your life.
This offering is for those who:
are excited about food and cooking but don't want it to take over their lives.
buy the same items each week for the sake of ease but wish they understood what to look for in the store or how to use that mysterious hippy-looking bulk section.
recognize that they are throwing away lots of food (and money!) and want to finally do something about it.
are on a health journey and desire some guidance on how to creatively work with what feels like limiting restrictions.
seek new ideas for how to incorporate fresher, seasonal ingredients or sneak some additional nutrition into their favorite meals.
feel overwhelmed when they open their fridge or pantry and would rather just order food or eat out.
*Please note: I am not a trained dietitian or medical professional and as such, am unable to diagnose or treat any conditions but rather, offer suggestions for wellness.
SINGLE MENTOR SESSION
This 1:1 online video conversation will take place over Zoom. We will chat for up to an hour about any questions you have or topics within the six areas of focus.
This is a fun, engaging way to see each others' kitchens and "show and tell" as necessary.
$125 / HOUR
This email exchange includes one email a day for 5 days (M-F) where you will be able to ask me any questions related to your particular kitchen experience.
This offering is ideal for those who wish to take their time and see what comes up naturally in an ongoing conversation.