Jessie standing in a kitchen looking at a bowl of pasta.
Jessie Johnson, Founder of Life As A Strawberry


We’re on a mission to share recipes and resources that help you cook, eat, and live better - and get a little closer to your food in the process.


Food that's grown, raised, fished, and farmed with planet and people in mind.

We turn those ingredients into classic, comforting, SIMPLE recipes, with a focus on techniques that make cooking easier (and more fun!) We break big ideas into step-by-step action items to help you bring your favorite people together for a great meal - whether it’s a special celebration or just a Tuesday night. 

You have a lot of choices when it comes to cooking and eating well. we're here to help you navigate them.

That means we talk a lot about where our food comes from, how to find sustainable ingredients, and which companies are doing amazing things to improve our food system. 

And, hey - we love this stuff, but we don’t get preachy and we don’t pass judgment. We all start somewhere! Have a question? Check out our FAQs or contact us!

Things we believe.

Our Manifesto.

The Life As A Strawberry Manifesto.

meet our team!

Jessie standing in a bright kitchen.

Jessie Johnson founded Life As A Strawberry as a hobby food blog while she was working in the nonprofit sector between college and grad school (she did her Master's at Cornell - read more about her work with food security research here!)

Jessie is still the voice of our brand (she’s writing this paragraph right now! and talking in third person! hi! hello!) but today, Life As A Strawberry is a digital publishing company with a full-time team (plus a handful of amazing contractors and consultants!) who are passionate about helping you get great food on your table while you make a positive impact on our planet.

Favorite Recipe: Magic Cauliflower Cream

Rhonda standing in a bright kitchen.

Rhonda Johnson joined Life As A Strawberry as our Director of Operations (and Resident Left Brain!) in 2019. 

She keeps us organized and manages our big projects, from Cooking 101 posts to our podcast to the free workbooks we share with our email subscribers, as well as our corporate giving.

Favorite Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Oil Cupcakes


Sarah standing in front of a white wall.

Sarah Licata joined Life As A Strawberry as our Community Happiness Specialist in 2020. 

She's the first point of contact for our readers, and the voice behind the answers to all of your comments and questions! Sarah is a fierce advocate for our readers and the head cheerleader for our Everyday Artisan Bread community of bakers.

Favorite Recipe: Easy Crusty French Bread


1 percent for the planet logo.


Life As A Strawberry uses a portion of its income to support nonprofits working to build a more sustainable, accessible, inclusive food system. See our past giving and join our email list for future updates!

In 2019, we announced our membership to 1% for the Planet, a global organization with more than 1,800 member businesses that have collectively given $200 million and counting to environmental nonprofits since 2002.

As members, we commit to giving a minimum of 1% of our annual revenue to vetted nonprofit organizations. We're honored to be included in this incredible group of companies who believe in doing well by doing good, and to support the work of nonprofits across the country working to build a more sustainable, accessible, inclusive food system. Learn more about 1% for the Planet here.