211: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse

with Liz Murphy


Liz Murphy is the chef and founder at Santosha Nutrition. After 10 years in the hotel & restaurant industry, Liz decided to stop being part of the problem and choose to fight food waste & become a warrior for change. Struggling with auto-immune diseases & food intolerances, Liz took control of her own health and came to the confirmation that the vegan lifestyle is the best for our bodies, the animals and our planet.


Santosha is a Sanskrit word that means contentment, and it's the company's mission to provide education & resources to those seeking to create a better world through plant-based food and environmentally sustainable practices. Through cooking classes, farm to table experiences, private dinners & education about changing the food system, Liz aims to spread Santosha.


In this episode, we not only talk about Liz' mission, but some of the ways we, as consumers, can minimize our own waste!


Santosha Nutrition:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/SantoshaNutrition 
Website: http://www.santoshanutrition.com 
Sponsor Liz' Cookbook: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cookbook-santosha-kitchen-contentment#/ 

More About Liz:

Liz is a plant-based nutrition coach and vegan chef. Her passion for food, the environment and healthy habits has led her to develop knowledge and skills to assist herself and others on a path to optimum happiness.

Her own struggles have led Liz on a continual journey of experimentation and discovery. Battling numerous food allergies and physical issues over the last 10 years, Liz has learned to utilize food to heal and nourish her body and soul. Studying hospitality at Northern Arizona University, Liz was able to develop her passion for an industry focused on helping others.

Traveling to Asia, South America and other areas outside of the United States, she has observed and built an appreciation for various cultures’ use of food. Liz earned a Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from eCornell University’s Center for Nutrition Studies and a Nutrition and Healthy Living Certificate within the same program.

Discovery Session:

FREE - Let’s meet one on one to discuss your journey and how Santosha Nutrition can help you find your way to a happier, healthier you. Discovery sessions are also available for catering and event services.

Healthier You - 3 Or 6 Month Program:

$1200/program — The Healthier You Program is focused on overall health. This includes weight management, nutrients, hydration, detoxing, and exercise. We will work together both on spiritual & physical wellness to bring your body and soul together in health. Choose from a 3 month (weekly sessions) or 6 month (bi-weekly sessions) program. Schedule your discovery session today to begin your journey.

Happier You - 3 Or 6 Month Program:

$1200/program — The Happier You Program is focused on looking inward to find balance. This includes meditation, essential oils work, and self-exploration to find fulfillment in your life and the world around you. This is a goal oriented program aimed at finding your highest self and purpose. Choose from a 3 month (weekly sessions) or 6 month (bi-weekly sessions) program. Schedule your discovery session today to begin your journey.

Happier, Healthier You - 6 Month Program:

$2100/program — Are you ready to invest in yourself? The Happier, Healthier You Program is an immersive, deep-dive, 6-month program designed to explore your physical, spiritual & emotional health. No matter where you are on your journey, this program will focus on your growth and help you to become the best version of yourself. Schedule your discovery session today to begin.

Catering & Event Services:

Inquire for Pricing — We have catering services available for all styles of events ranging from 10 - 500 guests. Santosha offers plated, buffet and food vending to fit the needs of your event and we can’t wait to provide you and your guests with a truly memorable culinary experience.

Cooking Classes:

$75/person — Santosha Nutrition brings the cooking class to you! Pricing includes ingredients, equipment, instruction for 3 dishes and digital recipes. You’ll learn new plant-based foods and flavors to use in your own life. I look forward to cooking with you!

O’side To Table Experience:

Inquire for Pricing — Curate your own unique experience with pieces like touring the local farmers market, interactive cooking demos and private dinners. Available for individual groups, locals and visitors.

Restaurant Menu Consulting:

Inquire for Pricing — Looking for new plant-based, gluten-free options on your menu? Santosha Nutrition offers consulting to help you create healthier, appealing vegan & allergen free dishes for your restaurant, pop up or event. Offering these options is an important step towards obtaining new clientele and optimum revenues. Schedule your discovery session today!


Food Waste: https://www.usda.gov/foodwaste/faqs 
Upcoming Events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/santoshanutrition/events 
Imperfect Produce: https://www.imperfectfoods.com/ 
The Plot: https://theplotrestaurant.com/ 
Sonora Refillery: https://diyrefill.com/ 
Food 2 Soil: https://www.inikasmallearth.org/food2soil.html 
Solana Center: https://www.solanacenter.org/ 
Sand And Straw: https://www.sandnstraw.com/ 

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