She got her start in the wellness realm in 2010 when she began to study the connections between nutrition and mind/body health while at university in New York City. During college, she got the opportunity to study food and wine in Italy, which influenced her decision to attend culinary school in the Bay area of California. She later completed her health coaching certifications through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
In Kristina’s spare time, she is an avid traveler and seeks to learn as much as she can about other cultures. She uses pottery on the wheel as a form of movement meditation and when she can’t get out into rural nature, she contents herself by nurturing her own little urban garden in her Brooklyn apartment.
The Yum Project is a culinary lifestyle brand that seeks to educate and inspire people to make positive, health forward choices that will enhance their happiness and longevity. It is firmly rooted in the values of providing education on health for the self as well as for the collective social and environmental well-being.
The brand encourages curious minds to seek out new foods, say yes to unique experiences and develop a longer list of nourishing practices and passions. Above all else, the Yum Project seeks to foster connection between individuals as well as connection to the earth through the small but powerful moments of creating the space to slow down and enjoy a meal together.
1. THE BEST MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN:
A fresh caught seafood feast in Lisbon, Portugal
2. COMFORT MEAL:
Persian rice or Korean short rib stew
3. FAVORITE CUISINE:
4. TOP HEALTH HACK:
Hot and cold therapy with saunas and a plunge
5. WILDEST TRAVEL STORY:
The saga of solo traveling through southeast Asia
6. MY STYLE OF COOKING:
Seasonal farm to table