Hi, I'm lisa! 

First and foremost, I am a West Coast-born foodie that lives to eat. When I’m home, you can usually find me in the kitchen experimenting on my family and friends. I should mention that I have a hard time following recipes and this is likely why my meals don’t always turn out the way I anticipate. My aim is to discover a clean way of eating and nourishing my body. I want to show people that no matter where we eat, whether that be at the dining table, at a campsite, or out of the back of a van, we can still eat delicious healthy food. I am trained and work as a Registered Dietitian. Through my background of knowledge and my unquenchable desire to pursue a whole way of living, I hope to make a small difference in the way people look at food.

I also have a craving to meet new people and taste new food as I go. I am always finding excuses to travel, whether that be by car, train, plane, foot, or bicycle. I believe that the way to really understand each other is to share a meal together. Food is a way to bring people together to share their lives, as they sustain it with food. Food is a way to immerse ourselves in customs, appreciate local agriculture, and improve understanding of a culture’s history. By traveling around this world, I hope to have a better grasp on the concept of food to nourish the body and the mind.

Home Grown Life is a personal blog born out of my love for food and adventure. Here you will find stories about my life as I navigate the big world of food. My hope is that this blog will become a place for sharing, learning, and discovering a whole way of living, as well as cultivate a better understanding of food as an expression of culture and as a means to feed the world.



Behind the Scenes…

To my photographer:

Home Grown Life would simply not exist without my partner and photographer, Tal Vardi. The daydreamer in our partnership, Tal pushed me to take my passion and turn it into something that I now share with the world. Not only did he give me the motivation to build this blog, but he also gave me the creative inspiration to go above and beyond what I thought were my limits. Tal is first and foremost an explorer and landscape photographer. However, food photography as come just as naturally to him and he now produces photos that surpass what I thought possible for Home Grown Life. Without his great imagination and skills, this blog would not have flourished the way it has in the last year, nor would the potential of this blog look so promising.

To see more of Tal’s work, check out www.talvardi.com


To my editor:

Words come easily to me when I tell stories about food, but grammar is key to the flow of a story. For this reason, I rely on my older sister to edit each and every post to weed out errors and ensure consistency with my story telling. Her abilities far exceed the editing skills required for Home Grown Life, but still she takes the time to read, understand, and provide feedback for every single draft I send her way. I have learned so much from her since the inception of Home Grown Life. However, I’m sure that I will continue to irritate her with my poor spelling for many posts to come. But hey, what are sisters for?!


The information presented on this website is of my own thoughts and opinions, developed through my university education and personal study of evidenced based research. This information is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from your health care provider.