Simplify Your Life
let's begin in the kitchen
What is Kitchen Mentoring?
With 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. Does this resonate? What should we prioritize in this confusing and complex sea of external advice? I know first hand that this overload may be even more pronounced in us highly sensitive souls who take many things into consideration when making decisions - what's best for our bodies, for the planet, for our budgets, for our families.
I know the feeling all too well. In fact, I wish I had had help in simplifying this overwhelming area of my life when I needed it most. Instead, I took to experimenting wildly while evaluating how each change made me feel. It wasn't until I adopted a mindset of awareness in the kitchen, around my food choices and material possessions that I could pave the way for what I call "Mindful Simplicity" - taking small conscious steps to live with less but better.
As such, I'm here as 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.
Areas of Focus
A SIMPLIFIED MEAL
Learn the building blocks of meal preparation from stocking the pantry to supplementing with seasonal produce.
Create an easy-to-navigate pantry and maximize the potential of your allies: the fridge and freezer.
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.
Overcome shopping / product overwhelm and learn how to simplify complex nutrition labels.
FOOD WASTE REDUCTION
Extend the life of your foods through efficient shopping and storage, and creative use of leftovers.
What should I expect?
These custom videos 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 intuition when it comes to food choices. It will be as if I am there with you as your personal "Fairy God-Chef".
My hope is that you will step away from this video session with manageable tips and tools, a sense of clarity, and confidence to make more aligned decisions around food in your life.
*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.
Kristin is creative as well as resourceful in the kitchen. Her enthusiasm for food that is locally sourced, healthy, and most importantly tasty, is infectious. Kristin is also such a beautiful soul. Her presence in our lives feels warm and nurturing. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to learn more about food but also anyone who is looking for delighted taste buds!
Melany Coopmans-Vizithum, Chapel Hill, NC
PERSONALIZED KITCHEN MENTORSHIP VIDEO
This is an opportunity to ask me 1 or 2 specific questions in advance from the categories above as they relate to your life and your kitchen. I will record a 20 minute video in my own kitchen, sharing my vast experience and knowledge while customizing the content to your needs. This will include any demos or "show and tell" that feel supportive.