About

Jessie Johnson | Life As A Strawberry

Hi there! Nice to meet you!

I’m Jessie, and I like to talk about food.

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 years researching what we eat, why we eat it, and what food means to us both as individuals and as a society. During my graduate work at Cornell, I researched the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the stigma attached to hunger in America – namely, I looked at where our misconceptions about hunger come from and how we can address those areas to make the food system better for everyone who’s a part of it. 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.

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 chat? Shoot me an email at jessie{at}lifeasastrawberry{dot}com or check out my FAQ page!

You can also find me on FacebookTwitterPinterestTastespottingTasteologieFoodgawkerHealthy Aperture , and Tasty Kitchen.

Thanks for stopping by!

xo,

Life As A Strawberry