Discover how cooking can be a source of creativity, community, and delight.

The act of preparing and enjoying meals in community is a form of nourishment in and of itself. Choosing carefully what to eat, skillfully navigating food preparation, combining colors and flavors with ease, soaking in aromas, developing flavors, enhancing the taste experience, and eating with all of your senses are ingredients for full and satisfying eating experiences. 

The opportunity from these lessons is to explore resources for building skills, knowledge, and habits to successfully prepare and enjoy your own nourishing food. From cookbooks to kitchen tools, to guidance for stocking a pantry and kitchen, to inspiration for finding and choosing ingredients, you’ll find curated resources here to support your success. Because preparing delicious foods and meals is both an art and a science, you’ll enjoy a growing library of step-by-step recipe guidance, video resources for basic knife skills and food preparation, tip sheets for flavor pairing and recipe troubleshooting, and a community to explore and enjoy the (never-ending) process with. 

No matter your level of culinary skill, the resources in Culinary Nutrition are for you. Whether you want to develop basic cooking skills, expand your culinary repertoire, or to just find more enjoyment and ease in the kitchen, this library supports the ongoing application of concepts from ‘Nourishing Fundamentals’. 

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
—Virginia Woolf

These lessons are never meant to be food ‘prescriptions’ for the "right" way to eat.  No one person can give you all of the information that you need to decide what, how much, or when to eat. Knowledge about the nutritional composition of food and food patterns, properties of various foods, and the biological impacts of food choice and timing can be critical in allowing you to make strategic decisions. However, it is only through experiencing for yourself different ways of cooking and eating that you can decide how best to eat. The conversations that we have about food and nutrition are meant to provide ideas and inspiration. As a member of ‘A Space to Grow’, this is a community for you to explore ways to add more enjoyment and possibility to your own personal eating patterns. 



We are all about keeping it simple, intentional, and fun with culinary nutrition here at A Space to Grow. Gain tools and resources for simple, flavorful food pairings, effective meal planning, and building essential skill sets for meal prep with more variety and less stress. Nearly endless combinations of flavor pairings and food combinations become available with the templates and ideas taught here.



Taking the time to create something for yourself-whether a cup of tea, a simple ferment, or a nourishing meal-is a way of taking care of yourself. Time spent cooking and preparing meals is an opportunity to apply and develop the mindfulness skills that you’ve been learning-even if (especially if) cooking is sometimes frustrating or doesn’t go as planned.



Curated lists for books, recipes, and blogs focused on culinary nutrition, whole foods nutrition, plant-rich eating and cooking for specific health concerns are offered here to expand and to deepen your culinary exploration.



No matter your level of experience-whether just learning your way around a kitchen or wanting to expand your culinary nutrition repertoire, we’re all in this together. In our monthly Culinary Celebrations Gatherings, we’ll get down to business with what you’re learning, where you’re stuck, and what you want to create. You can cook and commune with others and enjoy step-by-step recipe guidance in a live, supportive community environment.


Sarah  Ferreira

Integrative Registered Dietitian

Sarah Ferreira

Sarah Ferreira is an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Sarah is dedicated both to the art and science of cutting-edge nutritional care and to the joyful use of food to nourish and support resilience.

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