I’m Lauren, holistic nutritionist, herbalist, cook, writer, and lover of plants, animal fats and ferments, among other things.
On my kitchen counter there’s always a bowl or two of something–grains, nuts, seeds, beans–soaking for that night’s dinner or the next morning’s breakfast. The marrow bone, the salted cabbage, the soaked bean: I’m in awe of how, with a little preparation and some guidance from traditions, even the humblest foods can provide plenty.
I don’t discriminate based on dietary labels, but I do tend to eat regionally and in rhythm w/ the seasons.
I like to say I eat a plants with animals kind of diet: kale braised in bone-broth, grains cooked w/ ghee, plant foods supported and enhanced by animal foods. For more on my philosophy of food see: Nutrition Rule #1: Nourish Yourself, Meat Monday and Sardines 4 Breakfast + Anti-Smoothisms.
I love foods that are nourishing, seasonal and simple and share that love w/ you here.
My happy place is in the forest, ambling under the shade of birch, cedar, pine. I am an herbalist in the folkloric tradition: making medicine, learning from the plant world. I share my love of herbal medicine and plant magick here, too.
This space would be a lot less pretty if it wasn’t for my sweetheart, who is a photographer in real life and also here.
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