I’ve been following Rachel’s Instagram and drooling over her recipes and food styling for years, so when she was suggested as a guest by multiple listeners I knew I wanted to have podcast a conversation with her. One of the stranger things about hosting this podcast is that I get to invite myself into the homes and offices of people I’ve never met before. Rachel was chill, welcoming, and even sent me home with a delicious treat–a recipe she’d created that day. Not only is she a natural in the kitchen, she is kind, open to share, smart, and funny which you’ll hear throughout our two hour tangential conversation which coved everything from changes in social media to relationships to cooking. We spoke about how she being unexpectedly fired from her job which ended up leading to her successfully make a career out of her passion for healthy recipe development and love of desserts. We talk about slowing down, the importance of presence, her start in blogging, how she made it her career, changes in Instagram, discipline vs. perfectionism, lessons from entrepreneurship, working from home, how her relationship to food and her body has evolved over the years, and much more. Spoiler alert from this episode: Rachel is as sweet in person as the treats she creates. Give it a listen and let us know what you think.