I am a 30-something stay at home mom who has a passion for food and cooking. As a child I was raised on wild game, raw milk and garden fresh veggies and it is my hope to raise my child equally well. As a college student the ethics of food became very important to me and I was a vegetarian for some time before deciding it was not for me. My journey has ultimately led to my belief that food, as life, is something with which all people should be intimately connected.
My interest in food and nutrition was increased during my training as a Chinese Medical doctor and now that I am a mom my commitment to real food has been re-vitalized. After practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I have a great respect for the healing power of food. Additionally my travels and my own beliefs about community have led me to strongly support local eating and seasonal growing. I believe that the healing power of food is more than physical – food brings people together, creates community, and can revitalize an economy.
I live in Santa Fe, NM with my family, which includes four cats, two dairy goats, and ten laying hens. I am working towards becoming more self sufficient through gardening, animal husbandry and bread making. I am hoping to instill in my child a sense of connection to food and a respect for the work that goes into turning earth into life.