Food Philosophy


My work with AmeriCorps from 2010-2011 taught me the importance of food and nutrition, especially to our neighbors in poverty. My VISTA assignment inspired a new set of beliefs that I use to guide my life and, in turn, this blog.

I try to live by these basic principles, but I’m not perfect. I readily admit I don’t always follow everything on this list. But this is a general blueprint by which I live my life.

  • Buy local. As the daughter of a small-business owner, it feels good to support local mom-and-pop operations.
  • Be green. I’m more of the sea-foam variety, but I try my best to save my little corner of Mother Earth.
  • Eat frugally. In the blog’s early years, this was a necessity because of aforementioned status as an AmeriCorps volunteer. However, I’m still mindful of what I spend on food even if I have a grown-up job.
  • Fight hunger. People shouldn’t be deprived of a basic human need, regardless of their lot in life.

2 thoughts on “Food Philosophy

  1. […] Friends I have a special treat for you. Starting today, one of Louisville’s best new bloggers, Ashlee Clark of Ashlee Eats will be an occasional contributor to Consuming Louisville. Specifically I’m going to run her weekly feature “The $10 Challenge” here. Ashlee says she’s got a filet mignon appetite and a dollar menu budget and she’s exploring the Louisville food scene making the best of both. She’s a smart, funny writer. I enjoy her blog and appreciate her food philosophy very much. […]

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