I’m a family nurse practitioner masters student based in Reno, NV. May I present a short food manifesto:

I think it makes sense to choose food compassionately and then share it with friends and loved ones. Get overly excited about food and changing seasons, eat huge salads and giant plates of vegetables, celebrate summer and eat as many stone fruits as you can. Go urban foraging, make your own ice cream, seek out raw milk sellers, make your own cheese, only eat grass-fed beef, free range chicken and wild game, better yet, raise your own animals, get your own chickens and marvel at their vivid orange yokes and stop throwing food in the garbage, raise your own thanksgiving turkeys, eat goat meat, it’s yummy, go to your coop and your nearby farms, choose skin and hair products that you wouldn’t mind ingesting, avoid petroleum-based fragrance, be your own teacher, eat like your ancestors and listen to their quiet advice on how to eat and live full and spiritual lives.

When we choose artisanal, homemade, carefully grown products it is a celebration of a different kind of culture, a richer world and a more connected and caring community.

email: ajesshammer@gmail.com

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  1. I love you and miss you so much. soooo much. BTW amazing website.

  2. Georgie on April 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm said:

    Hi Amy! Great website, and I’m definitely going to have to give a few of your recipes a shot. They look delicious! I hope to see you again soon, our trip to Bishop was awesome.

  3. John Long on July 31, 2013 at 6:48 pm said:

    Hi Amy:

    I want to use that pic of you on top of Arrowhead Arete for a book we’re just finishing up. How might the photo editor get hold of you?


    John Long

  4. Hi Amy! I am so impressed at the knowledge of self-care you are spreading here! I love that you are impacting the youth in positive ways. May you always find a mountain to climb or a child to inspire. If our paths cross, I’d like to get to know you more.


  5. Laila on June 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm said:

    WoW! This is awesome, how come I never did know ’bout this…. Better late than never, I’m hungry!

  6. You’re amazing! Your website is totally fantastic!

  7. Thanks Celia & Laila, y’all are pretty fantastic as well!

  8. Mindy Guymon on September 21, 2017 at 2:52 am said:

    Hi Amy! My name is Mindy Guymon. I just saw in a Facebook post about your brother being the first man with Down syndrome to climb Grand Teton. That’s amazing!

    I have a one year old with Down syndrome and for Down syndrome awareness month I am making a video for a song that I wrote about people with down syndrome and how they can accomplish amazing things.

    I was wondering if you would be willing to help me with this project? The lyrics of my song literally talk about having “summits to peruse” and I would love to have video of Andrew climbing.

    Is this something you would be willing to help with?

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