Hey there! I’m Jennifer, a small-town Missouri food blogger, podcaster, and overall food lover! You’ll find all sorts of recipes here – from healthy recipes to decadent desserts to cozy comfort food. I’m all about balance, and of course FOOD! Most days you can find me sipping my favorite bulletproof coffee blend, petting my cat, and creating tasty recipes we can all enjoy.
After spending 20 years pushing my way up the corporate ladder, I realized that I was chasing a mirage. What I thought would bring me satisfaction in life: the career, the title, the salary, the degrees, the recognition, was slowly killing me. I ditched my high-stress corporate executive job and started up Wanderlust and Wellness. People often ask me what the meaning is behind Wanderlust and Wellness. I love to travel, even if it’s just a short road trip to a local destination. Life is too short to wait for ‘one day’ to get out and explore! Part of traveling is exploring all the new FOOD! As for wellness, I’m not a dietician or nutritionist, so you won’t find any formal health recommendations here. I believe wellness can be defined as actively pursuing a healthy mind and body, and that’s what most of us are trying to do, especially as we age gracefully. So in a nutshell, Wanderlust and Wellness is here to inspire you to live your best life and eat all the food along the way!
I don’t have any formal culinary training. I’ve learned my trial and error and of course lessons from my mom and grandma. I live in a small town outside of Kansas City, MO (please don’t say Kansas…it’s Missouri…but it’s apparently hard for the rest of the world to realize this) with my husband and five kids. My husband is an avid outdoorsman, you can find him over on Primal Pioneer. Did I also mention I’m a proud Noni to 4 beautiful granddaughters (plus another on the way)!