“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood, and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
– Antoine st. Exupery

I never loved food.

I liked it, for sure. My dad’s roasted chicken and mashed potatoes? Favorite midnight snack. My grandma’s turkey sandwich on a toasted bagel? Yes please, I’ll take another.

I liked food. But love? Love suggests a closeness, a connection, an intimacy I reserved for outside the kitchen.

But then there was that night. That chilly December night. Lonely and cold, I had surrendered myself to bed and a bowl of chocolate (raw chocolate, of course, get your mind out of the gutter). It was a new recipe but I figured it would be same old, same old.

But when I took my first spoonful something happened.

Something profound. The taste of that chocolate wasn’t good, or great, it was unbelievable. It left me speechless. I was sure I was the luckiest girl in the world. I felt like giving thanks! To who? The chocolate gods and goddesses? Who knows, I didn’t care, just to someone, to anyone who could have possibly been responsible for gifting me that incredible moment. I felt like screaming down my North End street, “Do you have any idea what you’re missing out on?!” I felt like my life had changed. My heart had opened. I had fallen in love.

Puhhhlease, you might be thinking.

But no, it’s true, and that’s where my journey truly began, with nothing more than a small bowl of goodness.

A year and a half later I find myself here, making a living selling raw chocolate and coaching people to get happy. And most importantly, today, I’m here welcoming you to my new blog! (Welcome!!) Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or raw foodie, or whether you’ve given up on labels of any kind (way to go), my hope is to inspire you to settle only for food (and experiences, for that matter) that either make you speechless or make you scream (“Mmmmm Mmmm Mmmmm!”). While your intention in life might be to gain control I’m more interested in helping you lose it, to invite you to a world full of pleasure and abundance, to help you to recognize the sweetness that surrounds you.


My interest isn’t to tell you what to eat or how to live. My interest is to help you find a way, your way, to long for it all.

Sound like a plan? Let’s get started! Take action today. Make a list:

3 Things I Long For
(i.e. food, meals, people, places, experiences)

And share it in the comments below!