Why we do What we do
Many great, life-changing stories begin with a bit of adversity. And this one is no different. After an auto accident in 2009 (well, they were in an auto, I was on a bike), I was left with a nasty head injury, and doctors declared that since my olfactory nerves were completely severed, I will absolutely never regain my sense of smell, will most likely never be employable again and will most likely have to take medication for the rest of my life for anxiety, depression and vertigo. As you can imagine, this is not the news a healthy, athletic, career focused 25 year old wants to hear.
Refusing to accept the diagnosis, my husband and Tastymakes co-founder, Ignazio, committed himself to finding a cure for me. His research pointed him to the healing powers of raw, alkaline food.
By adding these healthy superfoods to my diet, my body began to bounce back. Before long, it had the extra boost it needed, fueled by the best nutrients nature has to offer. I was smelling roses and dinners and the ocean air just as I remembered. And it was beautiful.
But one thing we noticed? We couldn’t find the good stuff anywhere in the marketplace. I thought, if I’m looking so hard for this, other people might be looking too. And so the idea for TastyMakes was born.
For me, it’s been a healing journey, and it’s one I’m so very proud of. My story is proof that you can find healing through healthy eating and healthy living. It’s a lifestyle I’m now passionate about, and I’m excited to share it with you.
Eat well, feel well, be well… and enjoy. :)
Co-Founder & Head TastyMaker
Here at Tastymakes we take health & food personally, which is why we give you complete control over what you put in your body by offering only the purest and healthiest ingredients mother nature has to offer.
We believe in making snacks that you and your family will not only love eating, but will give you the nutrients and vitality your body needs.
We’ve felt first hand the miracles of raw foods, which is why we are so passionate about sharing it with others. We are excited and honored to be sharing this journey of health and happiness with you and look forward to hearing how raw foods have made a difference in your life.
Is to share the health benefits of incorporating raw living foods in your daily diet, as well as provide an easy way to discover and create nutritional and energy-packed foods all on your own.
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”
Melissa is a raw food certified chef, who has experienced first hand the healing powers of raw natural foods. This led her to find her passion and ultimately her purpose in life which is to prepare, share and teach others how to incorporate more living foods in their daily diet.
Ignazio was born with delicate taste buds and a knowledge for fine foods – which is why he is internally known as the head taste-tester. However, and more importantly, his passion for User Experience and Design has shaped the TastyMakes site look and feel.
Sofia was born on June 10 2013 and immediately fell in love with mama’s raw diet. Sofia loves chewing on BarBites and Granola clusters, mushing bananas in her hands and of course throwing most of her food on the ground with a smile. Sofia is our inspiration and the ultimate taste tester.
Sara first learned how to bake apple pies with her mother Rose in Norwich, CT when she was 6 years old. She loves to cook Modern Italian with Vegan and Raw Food influences, but she still loves to bake.
We’d love to hear from you!