beauties! this is my part 2 interview with alisa donner of pregnancy awareness month... she asked me about the kitchen healing work and here is what happened! i hope you love itxxxx
Here is more of my interview with Jules Blaine Davis, kitchen healer, based in LA, who is redefining nourishment in our kitchens and what it looks like to gather, cook and eat simple healthy beauty food inside all the needs of a busy life.
PAM: How do you work with new moms in the kitchen? How do you help them transition from breastfeeding to hand feeding?
Who knew we were so hungry for this kind of love? When we shift over to feeding our families and ourselves food from our own hands, we want to keep this same connection to our feelings, to the emotional source, the intimacy we felt and the SIMPLICITY of it all…. in how we gather and create simple healthy foods. The first step is in the gathering of your food. I always suggest finding what is growing closest to your kitchen with love and integrity; your nearest farmer’s market or your garden! Seek out what makes you say ‘BEAUTY!’ and buy all the beauty you can. You will be inspired to cook, cut, and chop. If you don’t know what to do with it, look for it on the blog or email me!
PAM: And by “healing kitchen” you mean what exactly?
JBD: My goal is to get you cooking (healthy, delicious, beauty) within your life, your schedule, your budget, your everything, inside a kitchen that you love, that inspires you, that feels like you. To heal a kitchen is to connect to it, the actual space, to do that we have to break open the heart of it. Our first meeting is a consultation where I meet your kitchen and hear your story. We make a plan.
Part one is about cleaning it all out, the drawers, cabinets, pantry, fridge, and freezer. We listen to the stories inside our tools, our heirlooms, our crap, all of it. We keep what inspires us, what works, what we need to cook simple healthy food. We get rid of what is no longer serving you. It could be unhealthy, broken, or something you need permission to give away sustainably. Once the kitchen is cleaned out, we replenish it with the essential tools and a basic pantry. I create a flow that is aligned with the physical space that you have to work in. Once you feel this shift, you begin to feel excited and inspired to cook!
Part 2 is about shopping. We go to the markets, super & farmer’s together. I see how you do it, where you get stuck & I show how to gather in this new way. Part 3 is all cooking! Once we have gathered the food, I show you all the ways you can cook and make this nourishment happen inside your newly inspired kitchen.
I am inspired by my client’s courage to create a new story, their hunger to grow & expand with grace no matter how deeply emotional it may be…I am inspired by the vulnerability we bring to the process. Then we make a soup, sauté some kale, hug it out and call it an amazing day.