Learning a secret ingredient when she moved to Italy!
Amy grew up savoring the meals her mom made using fresh ingredients from their small farm in Oregon City, Oregon. Today, she appreciates how fortunate she was to have been raised eating home-grown vegetables, farm fresh poultry and her mom’s delicious homemade bread. Ironically, Amy’s interest in cooking didn’t blossom in her younger years…until she lived in Italy.
When she moved overseas, Amy was surprised to learn that in Italy, there simply weren’t any pre-made meals. She witnessed first-hand the passion Italian women have about fresh, made-from-scratch cooking – canned pasta sauce?? A sacrilege! It wasn’t until Amy understood the connection to family – how Italian men and children returned home for lunch every day – that she decided it was time to learn how to cook. Amy’s life slowly began to revolve around the kitchen as she challenged herself to prepare three meals a day.
Amy evolved into a true “Italian Mamma” as she began to plant, harvest and cure olives, tomatoes, and a variety of other garden delights. As her confidence grew, she taught her Italian friends some of her favorite recipes from America. Although she loved her new-found passion, she felt strongly about enjoying life with her family and friends, therefore she developed efficient ways of cooking without spending all her time in the kitchen.
After eight years, Amy moved back to the United States with her knowledge of how an Italian kitchen is an amazing place for learning. Today, it’s her passion to take the wealth of knowledge and experience she gained in Italy and share it with others. Amy’s goal is to teach people in a personal way to create tasty, nutritious meals and replicate the feel of cooking in an Italian kitchen – a hallowed place rich in tasting and knowledge-sharing, complete with recipes you would never find in a book.
Amy has filled countless refrigerators with healthy, mouthwatering meals since 2014. Over time, she has noticed some of her clients are successful at changing their eating habits and others are not. Amy went in search of the reasons why that is and discovered the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She liked the philosophies it presented and completed its eight-month course. Amy learned the amazing connection eating food has with the mind and body. Her mission is to feed people physically, emotionally and spiritually.
As a certified Mind~Body Eating Coach, Amy helps her clients better understand their eating habits, make sustainable behavior modifications, and learn new ways of eating and cooking food they are excited about. Amy has helped people effectively address weight concerns, eating
disorders, body image challenges, and various nutrition-related health issues. She thoroughly enjoys helping her clients discover new foods and improve the nutritional balance of their traditional favorites.
Working with Pam has given wings to her desire to help more people fall in love with food again. Together they are a powerhouse team that is inspiring women to take care of themselves.
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