Twenty-plus years of mouth-watering adventures drove me to train in the culinary arts after college. Yet, I left the kitchen for a career in corporate law. While intellectually fulfilling, the long, intense hours at a desk with little time for proper meals left me drained and sluggish, mentally and physically. I craved movement. I missed the pleasure of savoring real food. Burning the candle at both ends, I found myself with severe adrenal fatigue and hormonal and digestive systems that were all but shut down.
That was the moment when I escaped the rat race and reconnected with my culinary roots, only this time on an even deeper level. I studied holistic nutrition and immersed myself in the teachings of traditional medicine and functional wellness. And I began to heal myself through food: nutrient-rich, plant-based whole foods and powerful botanicals.
These experiences sparked my love affair with the ingredients that inspire Joya’s decadent, nourishing snacks, and led me to share the beauty and power of food with you. I invite you to indulge and experience the pure joy that comes from savoring each and every sip and bite!Show less