What is the Edible Life?

It’s pretty simple, really. It is a messy and searching celebration of life. Like the picture above. 

It’s also an acknowledgment that allowing ourselves to be messy and search for meaning is a bit scary sometimes. There’s an inherent lack of control lurking beneath the surface. And celebrating life? I will be the first to admit the older I get, the more I have to train myself to remember to do that. To pause, to chew slowly, to stare across the table and be thankful for who I am eating with and how beautifully the flavors all mingle together.

At the Edible Life, we are a community of people who seek to encourage and challenge each other by sharing stories, recipes, creative inspiration, and moments of learning and growing in our faith. 

It’s a dedication to living out the following quote by poet, e.e. cummings: 

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its very best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.”

Want to join us? Let’s engage in this battle together: one day, one bite, one prayer at a time. Sign up for the email list here:

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Meet the Editor

Hi, I'm Christy. I love quiet porches, bustling cities, and staring down at the steely blue ocean from the top of a wooden pier. When I'm not writing about food, faith, and creativity, I can often be found bicycling around Long Beach, baking chocolate chip cookies with sea salt, procrastinating at a coffee shop, reading far too many food blogs, and riding the metro to Los Angeles with my husband while pretending that it actually rivals the New York City subway. (It's not even close, but we all have dreams.)

Professionally speaking, I have worn many different hats. I've been a writing instructor, a restaurant employee, an editorial intern at a magazine, an ESL teacher both in the U.S. and abroad, a freelance writer, and an English tutor. And I'm only 22 years old! Who would have thought? Just kidding. 

It's been a long journey of searching and experimenting with various careers, and I wouldn't change a single minute of it. Right now I am happy to be devoting my time and energy to writing. If you'd like to read some of my previous articles about everything from dating and relationships to reviews of trendy new coffee shops and reports on the local literary scene, check out my portfolio.