SOUL (seasonal, organic, unprocessed, local) Food Salon inspires, empowers and educates our community on how we can all live a healthier life and help create a healthier world in the process. 





      SOUL Food Salon serves as a platform to share ideas, gain practical knowledge on healthy cooking and create confidence in our participants on living a healthy life and ensuring a future healthy planet. We host a salon (a small gathering) event monthly featuring local chefs, health and wellness experts, and nutrition culinarians. We learn something new and expand our comfort zone through education, cooking, discussion and experimentation. Through these events, we hope to join the community in expanding the depth of understanding and learning of new ideas and techniques related to health and wellness. With this knowledge, we ultimately become stronger, healthier and better equipped to nourish and support ourselves, our families, each other and the members of our communities.

      Who is behind SOUL Food Salon?

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      Click here to listen to Jeanne discuss Ikigai- Your Reason for Being- on the Lifetime Talks Podcast.

      A short video about Jeanne

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      Jeanne Rosner is a medical doctor with a passion for teaching about better health, wellness and nutrition. For the past ten years she has been a nutrition educator at local middle and high schools in the Bay area. She teaches middle school and high school students the importance of eating food closest to the source, making good food choices and eating in a balanced and moderate way. 


      In 2011, Jeanne was involved in researching a list of nearly 80 “unacceptable ingredients” for the company Revolution Foods. This project opened her eyes to some of the dangers in our food supply. Revolution Foods feeds over one million freshly prepared, healthy meals per week to students across the country through their school lunch program. Their emphasis on eating food that is more whole and “real” and less processed is Jeanne's main message too. 

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      Click here to listen to Jeanne being interviewed by Lesley Jane Seymour- Reinvent Yourself Podcast.

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      Click here to listen to the PATH podcast interview with Jeanne titled, Grounding Ourselves During Difficult Times.

      "All of my life I have exercised regularly and I have tried to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. I am a wife, a mother of 3 children, an avid fitness buff, and a voracious reader." 

      About our Partner

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      This year, we are excited to partner with Fresh Approach in launching the Mobile Farmers' Market in North Fair Oaks in Redwood City, CA.

      Help us bring healthy, affordable, locally grown produce to food-insecure households.


      Fresh Approach's mission is to create long-term change in local food systems by connecting California communities with healthy food from local farmers and expanding knowledge about food and nutrition. Their Mobile Farmers' Market puts the farmers’ market

      on wheels, increasing access to fresh and local

      produce in underserved neighborhoods in the

      Bay Area. The market subsidizes the cost for

      low-income customers by offering a 50% discount

      to any shopper who receives a federal benefit such

      as CalFresh (SNAP), Women Infants & Children (WIC),

      SSI/SSDI (Disability), Medi-Cal, unemployment

      benefits, and/or receives food pantry services. 


      By providing easy access to healthy food options

      and removing financial barriers, the Mobile Farmers’

      Market is a powerful tool to alleviate food insecurity

      and improve dietary health outcomes among

      food-insecure communities. 





      Click here to join SOUL Food Salon in supporting

      the Redwood City launch of the Mobile Farmers'

      Market with a one-time or recurring donation! 

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      2021 was a challenging year! 😅

      What kept us going were the simple things...the simple joys...the simple foods. 


      In the past I’ve teamed up with Dr. Angie Neison from @flavors4wellnessmd for inspirational recipes incorporating more plants. Adding more plants to meals makes a difference, adding a variety of plants makes an even bigger impact to your health and the health of the planet. ⠀


      Angie and I are simply two plant 🌱 loving 👩🏻‍⚕️Culinary Medicine Focused docs here to inspire you, share our knowledge in evidence-based nutrition and help you navigate this 🌎 one delicious plant-filled recipe at a time. 

      Research shows eating at least 30 plants/week helps improve your gut health which is linked to everything including immunity, longevity, pain, cancer, autoimmune conditions, mental health, and brain health to name a few.


      This year we are asking you to accept the #30plants challenge. Essentially, eat 30 different plants/week. Each different fruit, vegetable, whole grain, legume, nut and seed counts as 1. Each herb and spice counts as ¼. Add up your weekly plant tally and aim for at least 30 different plants. 

      Click here to download the 30 plants/week handout.