Have you ever used a vending machine? What shiny little package shot out of the bottom? When you ate it, how did you feel?
A life-long friendship was birthed out of a moment when I really could have used a vending machine-but not just any vending machine, of course. In 2012, I was dancing for a band, called Durian Sex Cult, while they performed in Santa Cruz, California. An airbrush artist named Kelsea Ernst came to paint the dancers with adornments before the show, and I totally fell in love with her. While she was airbrushing black lace cuffs on my wrists, I was expressing my deep desire for something delicious to eat to my husband Joe, sitting next to me.…
How much do you spend per month on groceries?
My family certainly spends more than $100 each month.
Earlier this week, I spoke with a gentleman who has a $100 budget for food every month. During our strategy session, I gave him many suggestions for improving his health, and unfortunately, many products that I suggested would take him out of his budget.
Another friend of mine mentioned that during the holidays, her food budget decreases, because she’s spending a lot of her income on gifts. Yet another friend mentioned that eating well is too expensive, and requires too much time.
I had to get creative.
Organic really is more expensive. If you go to your local grocery store and compare conventional produce to organic, you’ll see the difference, if you haven’t already noticed. …
Jenny L.: “Great Blog! I’m married to a chef and would love to see you write about getting your partner on board with revamping the kitchen.”
Lana: “Love it! Totally part of the plan…stay tuned! I’ll certainly zero in on this!”
Jenny L.: “Cool. Because I’m gluten and dairy free and more…he can eat what he wants and thinks organic “isn’t worth it””
This is the good stuff. This is where food gets fun. When we can make LOVE in the kitchen.
What better way to dive in, then sharing my own journey? My own story of how love began in the kitchen. There’s a whole wild ride that took me to South Jersey and to the doorstep of a man’s home who is now my husband. …