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Read about Starr's experience...
"Marissa empowers and inspires. I hired Marissa for a kitchen makeover and meal planning session. My relationship with food was out of control and it was affecting my self-confidence. I desperately needed some new energy and inspiration in the kitchen. I would buy food without knowing what I would cook, then look in the fridge and feel like there was nothing I could easily make for myself or serve when I had guests. Even though I was spending hundreds of dollars on food every month, I would end up throwing it away and often wind up eating out.
Desperate to improve my relationship with my diet and food preparation, I met with Marissa for an initial consultation. She listened to my concerns and my desires - I live alone and work full-time so coming home and cooking dinner 5 nights a week doesn’t appeal to me. I wanted to do weekly food prep, but had no idea where to begin. Marissa took notes while I talked, then about a week later, came to my house for what would be one of the most valuable transformations I have ever experienced.
Marissa came in with a clear understanding of my needs and a plan to deliver what I had asked for. We went over the materials she had created for me - a folder with her basic pantry items she keeps on hand for a well-stocked kitchen and fillable monthly calendars to use for meal prep. She asked me to note which food items I was drawn to. She walked me through how she keeps her kitchen organized and stocked, piping-in with knowledge about how to use each product or store it, what to look for when purchasing and so on. We made a list of kitchen tools that she recommended I purchase (e.g. crock pot, good quality knives, etc).
Based on the food I liked and already make, she created categories (grain, meat, soup, casserole, etc) for me to focus on (rather than just handing me recipes) for a weekly food prep session that not only provided me with the structure I needed but the flexibility that empowered me to take ownership and get creative in the kitchen. Each category was meant to overlap in some way, so for example, I would pick a grain and meat for the week, like wild rice and chicken, these would then become the basis for several meals. I could use these items in my soups and casseroles. I was getting really excited at this point because I could see all the possibilities that, with some planning, were attainable.
After the meal prep lesson, we launched into reordering my kitchen and cupboards. We went drawer by drawer, cupboard by cupboard as Marissa highlighted organization, functionality and simplicity. I was stunned at what a difference this made to my kitchen and how much more user-friendly it has become.
The best part about this session was Marissa’s explanations as to why she made the suggestions and improvements she did. She gave me the knowledge to consider my kitchen, tools and food as my ally rather than an obstacle. This session provided me with the foundation to take control over my life again.
Show yourself some love and hire Marissa - it was one of the most valuable days of my life and a true investment in myself.
This meant so much to me. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you."
- Starr Culver