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Meet Betsy Nelson

Food Stylist / Herbalist / Chef

Hi!  I am Betsy Nelson - freelance food stylist, recipe developer, cooking teacher, Ayurvedic chef and certified herbalist.  Why do I wear so many hats?  I have always loved learning and exploring how our food relates to our health and well being.

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I have always been interested in food, especially plants that are the sources for nourishing our bodies, as well as our minds and spirits.  I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Psychology and Studio Arts, which may seem like an odd background for a food person, but I find the process of cooking to be very much a creative process and a great way to connect with others. I have continued my education studying Ayurveda and Western herbalism with a variety of local and national teachers, as well as completed/participated in a Wellness Coaching Program through the Mayo Clinic.   Teaching cooking classes to learn how to incorporate foods and herbs for supporting our health as well as foraging for wild edibles, is a passion of mine and I love to take people on walks in the woods to go out and see what nature has to offer!