Hey! I’m Meredith. Welcome to Earth & Oven.
A place where “damn that’s goooood” and “you’re glowing girl” meet somewhere in the middle.
You’re in the right place if:
You wake up dreaming about what to put on your toast (Jam and almond butter or honey and ricotta!?)
You salivate over a massaged kale salad, but definitely don’t scorn yourself for swinging by the drive-through to get a 99 cent soft serve.
You’re kinda over being shamed by the health coaches of the internet telling you what rules to follow to reach 130 lb perfection.
Earth & Oven is on a mission to spread body positivity, self-love and eating delicious food for happiness and health.
…And if you’re like me, sometimes that mission includes thick cut double smoked bacon in your salad or a generous slice of sourdough toast with salted butter and honey.
Things I’m down with:
- Eating without labels
- Loving myself
- Keeping an open mind
- Celebrating everyday life with food
- Tahini and Maldon Salt on most things
- Dessert every day (my last meal would be a chocolate chip cookie)
How did I get here?
My health journey started at 12 when I realized I wasn’t skinny like the other girls. Enter the food restriction, low self-esteem and disordered eating for the next 15 years of my life.
In my early 20’s I got pretty damn tired of drinking Diet Coke for dessert, and coupled with my curiosity for cooking, I started diving deep into the internet researching nutrition.
After graduating from nutrition school, you might think I had reached my health peak. Sure, I was mixing up spirulina overnight oats every day and snacking on carrots and cashew cheese. But the low self-worth and disordered eating habits were still controlling my every move. Years as a vegan, calorie counting, cutting carbs, high protein, intermittent fasting, paleo, keto and fruitarianism – I’ve tried it. And it didn’t make me a happier or healthier person.
After hitting a major low with my mental health, I am grateful to be on the other side, eating intuitively and what brings me the most joy. Armed with 4 years of professional recipe development and experience hands-on with nutrition clients (and myself!) I aim to help you enjoy cooking and eating a little more too.
I hope you are inspired by not only the food but the message behind Earth & Oven.
…”I am always trying to find new and creative ways to eat more veggies, your blog always has heaps of inspiration!”
“I made Earth & Oven’s ‘4 Ingredients Baked Lentil Meatballs’ and they were obscenely delicious. They came together crazy quickly and they look surprisingly like an actual meatball…These babies are going straight on my birthday buffet list….”
“…I was just looking for a healthy recipe for falafel that is NOT fried, quick and delicious- these totally fit the bill and my family approved!”
I’d love to hear from you! Send me a hey + what’s up if you have even the tiniest question here.