About Meliovore

This is a blog for people who want to join me in the effort to know more about the food we eat, the food products we buy, and in doing a generally better job of coexisting with other species of living things on the planet. For a handful of years now (who’s counting?) I’ve been exploring how to be a better consumer in general, a meliovore. It’s been exciting to see how very many other people are driven by the same wish, to push our derailed food culture back on track – one meal at a time.

I continue to be very grateful for the wonderful, informative interactions I’ve had with fellow bloggers and other folks who have visited and told me they’re enjoying what they are reading here. Thanks for stopping by!

Some meliovore goals:

  • reduce amount of heavily processed or prepared food we eat
  • investigate food products with stated health claims
  • plan meals to save money and resources & be more healthful
  • reduce amount of food wasted
  • reduce sodium in my family’s diet
  • reduce use/waste of food packaging

Goals for the blog:

  • Pass along results of my investigations into relevant products or services
  • Share best practices and spark dialog about better eating
  • keep an accessible record of the recipes in my repertoire
  • Provide regular posts that are brief and, hopefully, useful for busy people.


I’m midway down the midway of what feels like a pretty interesting and adventurous life so far! Raised in New York, I transplanted myself to California at the age of 23 and am still calling California home. My husband and I joke that we are ‘circus folk’ as we’ve uprooted ourselves toward intriguing opportunities more than once – usually around adventures in art, live performance or film, when the opportunity affords itself. In Southern California I worked in the film industry for a decade or so and am still doing the struggling screenwriter thing as a passionate hobby. I have a gainful ‘day job’ here in SF, though, at a highly respected non-profit that provides human services to the Bay Area community. Along with that, I’m digging motherhood and looking for that perfect job/home balance. Discovering more and more layers of San Francisco and the amazing food culture here in the Bay Area has been the latest, absorbing adventure. I’ve got a lot to learn, and I’m in the right place at the right time to do it!

9 thoughts on “About Meliovore”

  1. I love your goals and content you are setting forth in this blog, Janice! “Meliovore”-PERFECT! Because I, like you, am not looking for perfection but to do what can work for me and make informed choices!

  2. Congratulations! I have awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. You have a wonderful blog!
    The Rules for Award participation are:
    1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
    2. Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
    3. Tell them 7 facts about yourself.
    4. Nominate 9 other blogs you like for this award
    5. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated
    Check out my page on Tuesday, 19 June, for my official nomination: cookupastory.wordpress.com

    • Thanks so much! I’m very honored. 🙂
      What a nice project for me to get together my lists of blogs I admire and a few random fun facts about me. I admire your work at Cook Up A Story so much – it means a lot to have your vote of confidence, Sharon. Cheers, J.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and following me. Its lovely to discover your blog – I love your philosophy! Looking forward to more! jen

    • Thanks, Jen and thanks for following me back! I was happy to discover your blog. I can’t remember if I left a comment but my husband has the Czech ancestry as well and one of these days I just have to try making kolaches, I just keep hearing about them and am very intrigued. Janice

  4. I love this! Great goals.

  5. Trillion Bormann said:

    Hey! I’m friends with your daughter and I found this website through her! I’m a big fan of cooking and look forward to reading more about everything you make!
    Cheers, Trillion

    • Hey Trillion! I’m so glad you stopped by to say hello! It’s nice to meet you here, and one of these days, I hope, in person! It’ll be great having you as a visitor & reader. Thanks! I hope some of the recipes will appeal. Cheers, Janice

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