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 about ten years now (but at an escargot’s pace) 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. I spent a bunch of years in LA working in the film business and then another bunch in SF enjoying the Bay Area while raising my daughter who is now a college student in Oregon. The gravitational pull continues to lead me further northward. Last year I moved to the flat and fertile plains of Sacramento. Greta Gerwig’s Ladybird called Sacramento the midwest of California and I think we ought to take that as a compliment. There is a civic-minded friendliness and down-to-earth quality here that made me feel at home right away. So did the great food. Despite the pandemic restrictions, I’m finding a varied food scene that includes a wealth of fun, cheap-eats opportunities. The adventure continues!


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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