Thanks for stopping by! I’m Stacy, a St. Louis food blogger that loves good food, craft beer, and local farms. That said, I’m still a beginner at this local, natural lifestyle, and I hope to help other beginners be closer to their community and our Earth!
I’ve always been a writer, and this blog is helping me find my roots in writing. I’ve also always been a foodie (who knew an obsession with food was a positive thing?!), but in my recent years, I’ve figured out what kinds of foods my body wants, enjoys, and needs. I’ve been experimenting and learning how to treat my body the way it’s supposed to be treated! Here are some blog entries that describe me:
I’ve recently taken an interest in local, sustainable food and have been working to purchase and consume foods found within 100 miles of St. Louis, as well as supporting local restaurants that use food from local farms and give back to our community. St. Louis has an amazing food culture and I’m trying to experience as much of it as possible.
Let me tell you a bit about my background.
I grew up in Metro Detroit, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for undergrad (GO BLUE!), while majoring in journalism. Post-graduation, I spent some time living in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Lynchburg, Virginia, where I began my Social Work career and learned a bit about myself.
In 2006, I made a major change in my life. I moved back to Michigan and started graduate school. I enrolled in a Master’s of Social Work program with Wayne State University in Detroit and spent the next three years studying my butt off! I also came out of my comfort zone and started trying things I’ve never tried before. 2006 to 2009 were big years for me; kind of my coming out party.
In 2009, I met a wonderful man that shares my love for music, travel, and being dorky, and one year later, I moved into his new house in Metro St. Louis (technically, we live in Southern Illinois). We are having a wonderful time figuring out how to cook chicken in a million different ways and playing rock, paper, scissors for who gets to change the laundry. It’s a blast!
I currently hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and a Master’s License in the state of Missouri. I am particularly interested in the field of Autism and developmental disabilities. I have worked in a variety of settings with children and adolescents with special needs, and have used techniques in behavior, play, and speech therapies. I currently provide behavior therapy for children with Autism and their families.
I’m still learning, but hopefully you’ll enjoy helping me through the process!
P.S. All header credit goes to my friend, Monica – check her out here!
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist, nor am I an expert in anything I write about in my blog. I write about the above topics for fun and information, so if you’re looking to make a change in your diet or want help with choosing the right foods to eat, please ask your doctor or find a Registered Dietitian
Product Reviews: I write about all food in an honest fashion, in order to keep the integrity of this blog and my readers. If I receive a free sample from any company or person, I will tell you upfront. I will never take payment for any product review or placement. Ever. That is my promise to you. Everything you read here will be my honest opinion of whatever I choose to eat, cook with, smell, taste, or slurp.