Peas and Hoppiness. Yes, it’s a food pun. No, it’s not a typo – it’s spelled with an “O.” As in “hops,” like what’s used to brew beer.
Peas and Hoppiness started as a brainstorming session of potential food pun names after encouragement from my mom to start a blog.
What would I write about? There are a lot of food bloggers out there, after all.
As a newly minted dietitian counseling my patients about nutrition in the Cray Diabetes Center at KU Med and then shortly after in my new job in Colorado, I quickly noticed my patients 1) didn’t have any idea what a living, working farm looks like and 2) had never been taught how to cook – and so processed and fast foods were staples of life.
I decided I could write about these very things and thus was born Peas and Hoppiness.
What started as a hobby blog to give my patients a glimpse into modern farm life has now evolved into an exploration of sustainable agriculture, equitable food systems, evidenced-based nutrition, and plant-forward recipes.
It seems like a wide array of broad topics, but they’re all linked through Peas and Hoppiness.
“Peas” might seem self-explanatory: a pun on “peace” using one of my favorite vegetables, which embodies my nutrition philosophy that to truly nourish your body, you must find peace with food. “Peas” is about ditching diet culture, using science rather than fads to inform my nutrition coaching, and providing practical resources to make it easier for busy families to get with the Peas & Hoppy Meal Guide Membership.
“Hoppiness” is a bit more broad, so today I’m sharing what Hoppiness means to me and what I hope it conveys to you.
2 thoughts on “What is Hoppiness? The Origin Story of Peas and Hoppiness”
Love everything about this! Great video. Perfect quote for Baby Kent’s room. Everything!
You are so kind, thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed learning more about where Hoppiness came from <3