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

    Nourishment for Mind, Body, and Bowl

    Eating for Replenishment

    You can create space for healing through the food that you eat and the way that you walk through the world. Red Lentil supports you with tools to help restore your health and your energy levels.


    Red Lentil addresses your personal nourishment needs as it relates to seasonal shifts, hormonal shifts and recovery from illness.





    Optimal Health Foodlife Coaching

    Maximizing the body's capacity to heal requires creating a food life that is supportive and nourishing. Red Lentil will help you on this journey with:

    Meal Planning

    Meal Support

    Kitchen Organization


    Initial Consultation: $125

    Continuing Support: $90 per 1 hour session


    Meal Support costs vary based on needs

    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

    Taste and Teshuvah: New Year Attunement through Food Ritual

    The 7 weeks leading up to the New Year is a reflective time and pathway towards Teshuvah, a shift into alignment with ourselves. In Taste and Teshuvah, we journey together, with the distilled wisdom found in the very food we eat. From tasting, to cooking to nourishing ourselves, we look to food, our bodies and the wisdom that lies therein to teach us HOW to shift, transcend and alchemize the parts of our lives where we are not "fully baked". We tap into this powerful time together, so that we may enter New Year Time feeling connected, attuned, nourished and present.


    4 Call in Sessions Fridays August 9,23,Sept 13,Oct 4

    12pm-1pm EST

    *All calls will be recorded



    -Weekly inspirations and reflections inspired by food and cooking

    -7 Food Rituals

    -7 "Transformational Cooking" Recipes



  • Taste and Teshuvah Sign Up

    Taste and Teshuvah
    Journey into the New Year inspired by Food Ritual and the wisdom found within the food that we eat.

    -Weekly inspirations and reflections inspired by food and cooking
    -7 Food Rituals
    -7 "Transformational Cooking" Concepts
    -Music for inspiration

    One on one coaching sessions throughout the journey are scheduled at your convenience.
    Coming soon
  • 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.

  • The Invitation of Shabbat


    How do we find ourselves in Shabbat and how to we find Shabbat in ourselves?

    The Invitation of Shabbat

    As we walk into the month of Elul this coming Shabbat, we explore how Shabbat invites us into ease, meaning, presence and connection with Kohenet Annie Matan.

    Kohenet Annie Matan is a spiritual leader and founder of Matanot Lev, Gifts of the Heart, Toronto’s radically inclusive, post halakhic Jewish community. A community that prioritizes people and meaning over rules and structure.

    Annie leads women’s circles, co-creates and facilitates rituals and experiences that are inclusive and welcoming. She creates sacred space for people of all ages and backgrounds. As a Kohenet Hebrew Priestess, Annie is an ordained clergy of a new/old methodology in Judaism that recalls ancient Jewish women’s traditions. Annie runs a mentorship program to support others in reclaiming their own Shabbat and connecting personalized ritual and meaning into the weekly holiday.

  • Previous Episodes

    If you loved the most recent podcast, give these a listen.

  • Events

    Summer Solstice Retreat

    I am so excited to be collaborating with Rabbi Sarah Tasman and preparing lunch and food ritual at her Summer Solstice Retreat!

    Take the time out of your busy schedule to relax, refresh, and renew. Celebrate Summer Solstice with movement, meditation, and creative expression.
    The retreat will include:
    Restorative Yoga for all levels
    A delicious, healthy, seasonal, vegetarian lunch and food ritual prepared and led by Jodi Balis of Red Lentil Consulting
    Art and Creative Expression Activity
    Wellness tips and Intentions for the season


    Register Here



    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.