I was raised on Rotel. Most meals began in a box. It wasn’t until I lived abroad in the US Peace Corps that I realized processed is not progress. Without an alternative, I ate unprocessed and cooked from scratch, changing the way my body functioned and felt.
Grocery shopping outside the US looks very different – neighborhood bakers and butchers across the street from fruit stands and flower shops; small store formats where you’re greeted by name and get to know your neighbors. Processed goods are rare, because cooking is both sacred and celebrated.
I was inspired by what I experienced during my time abroad and want to provide Houstonians with the same opportunity to get back to basics.