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?
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.
Click here to listen to the PATH podcast interview with Jeanne titled, Grounding Ourselves During Difficult Times.
Click here to listen to Jeanne being interviewed by Lesley Jane Seymour- Reinvent Yourself Podcast.
A short video about Jeanne
"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
Off Their Plate
This year, we are proud to partner with Off Their Plate to support the Bay Area communities and underserved populations most impacted by COVID-19.
Off Their Plate (OTP) is a volunteer-run grassroots organization, which was founded in the midst of our current pandemic. This new organization has a presence in eleven major cities across the US. OTP empowers local kitchens led by women and people of color to feed their communities through employment and nutrition.
Their model provides assistance on two fronts: for
the restaurants and their workers and for the local
community. OTP partners with local restaurants to
ensure that staff can return to work and earn a typical
wage. The restaurants prepare, package and transport
meals, adhering to the latest sanitation and safety
guidelines. In communities, OTP pairs local kitchens
with community organizers to feed those experiencing
One hundred percent of donations go to OTP’s local
restaurant partners. Every $100:
Provides 10 meals to healthcare workers or to
people experiencing hunger and
Restores three shift hours to the local economy
through the OTP restaurant partners.
Click here to make a contribution to Off Their Plate. Your donation will help feed healthcare staff, provide a lifeline to food-insecure families and benefit restaurant workers during this time of crisis.
Click here to see a short video about Off Their Plate.
2020 was a challenging year! 😅
What kept us going were the simple things...the simple joys...the simple foods.
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 Neison, MD is a family medicine and culinary medicine physician who shares my passion for best ways to nourish ourselves. Checkout @flavors4wellnessMD.
We are simply two plant 🌱 loving 👩🏻⚕️Culinary Medicine Focused docs here to inspire you, share our knowledge in evidenced-based nutrition and help you navigate this 🌎 one delicious plant-filled recipe at a time.
We will share SIMPLE, YET FLAVORFUL, EASY, INEXPENSIVE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, SEASONAL PLANT-rich recipes. Our hope is to inspire and educate you in being the healthiest you can be!
Click here to listen to Jeanne discuss Ikigai- Your Reason for Being- on the Lifetime Talks Podcast.