Better Food Stories: The Zen of Slow Cooking

This is episode nine of the Better Food Stories interview series, which includes conversations with the entrepreneurs behind some of today’s newest and most innovative food brands.

EPISODE 9: THE ZEN OF SLOW COOKING — LISTEN HERE!

 Photo courtesy of The Zen of Slow Cooking

Photo courtesy of The Zen of Slow Cooking

When it comes to consistently creating healthy meals for ourselves and our families, most home cooks are looking for the very same thing — convenience!

We can all appreciate something that’s going to help us feed our family without spending hours online searching for recipes or slaving away in the kitchen slicing and dicing ingredients.

Convenience was also one thing Meg Barnhart, co-creator of the zen of slow cooking, had in mind when she came up with the idea for her business.

 Photo courtesy of The Zen of Slow Cooking

Photo courtesy of The Zen of Slow Cooking

The other driver: to create a business that could employ individuals with learning challenges — adults like her son, Doug.

The Zen of Slow Cooking is a line of single- use slow cooker spice blends crafted in small batches and packaged with care. They’re also a company with a social mission to create employment for people that meets each individual where they can really shine.

 Photo courtesy of The Zen of Slow Cooking

Photo courtesy of The Zen of Slow Cooking

In my conversation with Meg, you’ll learn:

  • How creating a healthy, flavorful meal is much easier than you think

  • Why Meg decided to start a blog before launching her business

  • How she’s built a conscious-business that’s changing the world one slow cooker recipe at a time

We also geek out over the hottest kitchen gadget of the moment, the Instant Pot — if you’re like me and are considering snagging one of these up this holiday season, you’re definitely going to want to take a listen to this episode.

Adria Greenhauff