Talk and book signing with Melissa Hartwig of the Whole30 program

I had the pleasure of attending a talk and book signing with NH native Melissa Hartwig – creator of the Whole30 program and author of It Starts With Food and The Whole30. She was joined (and perfectly interviewed) by Melissa Joulwan, author of Well Fed, Well Fed 2, and the blog The Clothes Make The Girl.



First off, I want to be best friends with these two women. They were absolutely hilarious and so down to earth; it was very easy to relate to their stories. To me, the Whole30 program is like a reset button. In her new book, The Whole30, Melissa talks about the emotions our body goes through with food and I believe this is a very important conversation to have. We’ve grown up in a society, where food is more of a “want” than a “need,” and what I mean by that is we eat off of our emotions rather than when we are actually hungry. I think is a great program to help different individuals get on track.

Here are some of my favorite recipes from The Whole30 book I can’t wait to try:

  • Walnut-crusted pork tenderloin
  • Steak salad with cilantro-lime mayo
  • No-fuss salmon cakes
  • Chimichurri sauce
  • Seared salmon benedict

Don’t you want to buy the book now?

The time to start is now. Not next Monday, not a few weeks from now, not even “next season.” If you want to make a change on the outside, you first have to make a change on the inside, and that means what you eat. I can truly attest to the fact that when you eat real food, your mind and body (inside and out) will thank you.


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  1. It was such a treat to meet you! Thank you for coming out to our Whole30 party — I’m glad you enjoyed our Q&A.

    Happy cooking & eating to you!

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