Do you believe in serendipity?
I sure do.
When this mysterious phenomenon rings my bell, it's like getting zoomed ahead.
The Joyful12™ project landed in my kitchen like a gift from above this past week. My family table has been struggling lately and I feel like it swooped in (just in time) to keep my family table growing and evolving in the direction I want.
I will tell you all about it in my full 52tries | & Company diary post coming up tomorrow. In the meantime, I want to introduce you to my family table’s new fairy godmother. I’m goobers for Joyfoodly® and her Joyful12™. It has me swinging to the mullies again.
Who is JoyFoodly®?
Chef Hollie Greene is a classically trained chef from New York City's French Culinary Institute. She has taught over 2,000 children in New York and California through her work with non-profit programs such as Rachel Ray’s Yum-O!, Mayor Bloomberg and Mary J. Blige. She is a Professional Expert for the State of California’s Healthy CA Kids Initiative and has worked as an Education Director for The Sylvia Center and Chef in Residence at NYC School through Wellness in the Schools to improve School Food.
What is the Joyful12™?
It’s Chef Hollie’s uniquely fun "year long online crash course to eating in season” designed for busy parents and individuals looking to get more fruits and veggies into their family's diet. Her learning lab is full of engaging videos that invite the young and old to chop, cook and try new foods. Members gain access to a vibrant community forum to ask questions and share experiences as they evolve and gain a better understanding about seasonal cooking and eating. Click here to watch more!
Who is the Joyful12™ designed for?
Everyone! Parents, guardians, grandparents or any family member who is interested in learning and teaching children how to cook and how to enjoy eating fruits and vegetables “as part of a joyful, balanced lifestyle”. Recipes and meal planning suggestions are created for both adults and kids in mind. Chef Hollie does not believe in “kid food”! Check out these easy to read, down to earth E-letters: Radishes + Rhubarb | Peas + Avocado
Does the Joyful12™ include special diets?
You will find extensive dairy free, nut free, egg free and vegan recipes. Also, all recipes are tested to be gluten free.
Does the Joyful12™ extend out of the home and into the school classroom?
Heck yea! The Joyful12™ School Project is the charitable, 501(c)3 arm project of JoyFoodly®. The crowdfunding campaign runs through February 26th for their first pilot, and after that, the project will raise funds via grants and foundations. The Joyful12™ School Project is sponsored by the Social Good Fun, 501(c)3 which aims to improve the health of children by providing cooking education to every parent, teacher and child in school communities through a lifetime membership to the Joyful 12™. Basic cooking skills are taught first focusing on vegetables and fruit. You can learn more about this incredible program here: https://www.barnraiser.us/projects/the-joyful12-school-project.
Beam me up Scottie!
AND!!! Chef Hollie is partnering with us on 52tries.com to giveaway two LIFETIME memberships to her Joyful 12™ program (worth $48 each!) - For a chance to win, follow us on twitter - @52tries - then check out this Saturday’s post for full entry details and info!!
To the Mullies we go...