Episode 16

Anna Jones On Healthy Cooking Hacks, Behind The Scenes Of Writing A Cookbook, And A Simple Trick To Find Your Calling

Anna Jones On Healthy Cooking Hacks, Behind The Scenes Of Writing A Cookbook, And A Simple Trick To Find Your Calling

Anna Jones (@we_are_food) is the award-winning author behind three mega-popular cookbooks, A Modern Way To Cook, A Modern Way To Eat, and The Modern Cook’s Year. The Guardian columnist came up in the industry as one of Jamie Oliver’s proteges, and now is a household name revered for her delicious, accessible (but never boring!) plant-based fare.

On this episode of the Healthier Together podcast, Anna shares a ton of tips that got me excited about cooking vegetable-forward food again, including how she adds umami flavor to vegetables, her go-to breakfast, her weeknight dinner hacks, the ingredients she always has in her pantry, and more. She also shares what it’s like to actually write a cookbook and develop recipes, and the productivity method that helped her along the way. Finally, she lets us in our her unusual career path, that led her from a desk job to starring on a TV show with Jamie Oliver and ultimately penning her own books.

This is a great episode to listen to if you want to get excited about cooking healthy food, or you want simple tips to take your cooking to the next level (and make it way easier and less time consuming in the process). It’s also a great one if you’re thinking about taking a new step in your life and career but feel a bit stuck as to what that might be.


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox, a brand new sponsor that I’m so excited to have on board. ButcherBox sends grass-fed and finished beef, pastured chicken and pork, and wild-caught Alaskan salmon directly to your door. I’m such a huge advocate for healthy eating being accessible to everyone, no matter where they live or what grocery stores they have access to, and I think ButcherBox, which ships nationwide, is a huge step in the right direction.

If you want to try ButcherBox for yourself, go to ButcherBox.com/lizmoody. With this link, you’ll get $20 off your first order, PLUS 2 packs of bacon and 2 pounds of breakfast sausage. DM me on Insta if you need ideas for what to make!

This episode is also brought to you by one of my favorite food brands, Love Beets. Love Beets, which is found in the produce section of most grocery stores, makes cooked beets with no preservatives, that taste really fresh, just like a beet you would actually make yourself. They have plain beets, but also a ton of different fun flavors, including Beet Salsa, Wine & Balsamic, Honey + Ginger, and Sweet Chili.

You can find Love Beets in most retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Kroger, and Costco, and you can also buy their beet juices and beet powder online at lovebeets.com—use the code LIZ for 20% off. You can also follow @lovebeets on Insta for more recipe ideas—and as always, you can DM me if you need recommendations or ideas for what to do with them!

PS: Healthier Together is officially a number one best-seller! You can get your copy right here or at lizmoody.com/cookbook. Please keep sending me your creations on Instagram—they make me so happy!

Healthier Together cover art by Zack. Healthier Together music by Alex Ruimy.

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