• FIND YOUR INNER FOOD GUIDE.

  • PRACTICAL WISDOM IN THE KITCHEN

    Red Lentil creates a personalized repertoire of recipes based on food that resonates with you. Your recipe collection is designed to build cooking skills and establish foundational meals that will nourish you and your family.  
  • OUR APPROACH

    Strategies for the Mind, Body, and Bowl

    Your Meal Collection

    Red Lentil designs a recipe collection based on you. This includes:

     -A personalized recipe collection of seven suppers

     -Shopping list 

    - Staples to have on hand

    - Cooking techniques and tips

     

    Cooking Skills

    Red Lentil helps you build basic cooking skills while cultivating a creative meal making mindset. In cooking through your Field Guide you will:

    -Cook with and identify versatile ingredients 
     -Build a base of multi use kitchen staples
     -Practice improvising in the kitchen

    Your Best Kitchen

    Red Lentil works with you to create a kitchen organization plan to optimize ease and workflow while cooking. Your Best Kitchen includes:

    -A stocked pantry
    -Easy access to cooking equipment
    -Space to work, prep, and clean
    -Storage containers that meet your needs
    - Space and planning for food waste management
     

    Foods that Resonate

    Red Lentil guides your discovery of food combinations that click from the inside. Practice cultivating food intuition with:

    - Guided explorations of the mind/body/food connection
    -Taste exploration and discovery
    -Food Guide journaling
  • OFFERINGS

    Transformational Cooking

    Red Lentil cooks side by side with you, providing organization and cooking tips to set you up for success. This package includes:

    -  A discovery process session including meal designing and hands on food prep practice
    - A hands on food prep practice session in Red Lentil's kitchen
    - Your own personalized Meal Collection
    -Ongoing support through Skype and e-mail

    Food Ritual During Life Transitions

    Tap into the healing power of food ritual. Red Lentil creates a personalized meal for you and integrates symbolic foods throughout. A powerful way to mark life transitions:

    - Birth
    - New Home
    - Bar or Bat Mitzvah
    -Loss

    Meal Support for New Mamas

    Red Lentil cooks nourishing meals in your home to support mamas during birth recovery and in family life transitions. You will be supported with: 

    -Nourishing meals supporting childbirth recovery and breastfeeding
    -General wellness support
    -A personalized 5 day meal collection 
     
  • Purple Honey Podcast

    Purple Honey is a gathering of female voices where we explore how Jewish Wisdom and Feminine Spirituality can bring sweetness to our every day lives.

  • Hanukah

    This month Purple Honey features two podcasts exploring how we can deepen our connection to Hanukkah.

    Hanukah Part 1

    Where are the Women in the Hanukah Story?

    A conversation with Rabbi Jessica Lott from Hillel International and Rabbi Sarah Tasman, Founder and CEO of the Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity, we explore female connections to Hanukah through the ritual of lighting candles and through the story of Judith. It is in the retelling and talking about Judith that the question arises: how do we talk about Judith today and connect ourselves as females, to her story?

     

    Hanukah Part 2

    What can Hanukah Teach us about Taking Care of Ourselves in the Winter?

    Conversations with three Jewish women shed light on how Hanukah is an invitation to take care of ourselves in what is the coldest and darkest time of the year. I talk with Rabbi Sarah Tasman, Founder and CEO of the Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity, Sarah Waxman, Founder of At the Well, a non-profit organization, bringing women together through New Moon Gatherings as a tool to health and wellness, and Pleasance Silicki, founder of Lil Om. Pleasance provides one on one and online support for women to help them stress less and THRIVE in their own lives from a place of empowerment.  

    8 Bites in 8 Nights

    A Taste Meditation connecting to parts of Hanukah with a mindful bite each night.

  • MEET RED LENTIL

    Jodi Balis

    Food Intuitive
    Ritual Maker
    Registered Dietitian
     
     
    Jodi Balis has been cooking in the kitchen with adults, children, and families for 15 years.
     
    As a food guide, she helps individuals find their food niche where meals are both practical to prepare and nourishing. 
     
    As a teacher, she approaches cooking and meal planning as both a technical and creative endeavor. She helps others set a strong meal foundation in the kitchen and create a cooking practice that flows and fits into busy schedules. 
     
     As a mother of two, Jodi designed her own kitchen so that food, family, and life are integrated into one. She finds joy in sitting around the table and eating roasted chickpeas with her 2 daughters.