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Welcome to Life As A Strawberry!

I’m Jessie, and this is where I share what I’m eating for breakfast, or lunch, or dinner, or dessert, or second dessert, or that inexplicable (although still totally explicable) meal-
between-two-meals when you want something delicious RIGHT JUST NOW.

I grew up with professional foodies who taught me to love cooking and showed me how powerful a catalyst for community food can be. I spent my undergraduate education researching what we eat, why we eat it, and what food means to us both as individuals and as a society. Food is SO interesting – not only while we’re cooking and eating it in our home kitchens, but when we spend time with it in an academic setting. CRAZY COOL STUFF.

Right now, I’m working on my Master’s in Public Administration. I study food in all its forms, and am particularly obsessed with the social impact of home cooking. I also started The Sustainable Seafood Blog Project – check it out! This blog is named for my belief that life, like a strawberry, should be sweet, fully appreciated, and enjoyed one bite at a time. (Even more so when it’s dipped in chocolate).

I hate frozen dinners, coffee (I know. Weird.) and cake from a box, so you’ll find none of that here. But what you will find are recipes with whole, fresh ingredients and BAM-tastic flavors that won’t cost you all your arms and legs or eliminate your time for a social life. You’ll also get a taste of my musings on super important things like how many strawberries to eat immediately vs. how many to save for strawberry ice cream, whether it’s worth it to turn the stove on in the middle of july (it usually is, unless it isn’t), and how to keep my cilantro plant alive (a constant struggle). Want to know more? Check out my FAQ page!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Jessie

 

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