I’m Jennifer Shreckengost
Most days you can find me sipping my favorite bulletproof coffee blend, petting my cat, and creating good food recipes we can all enjoy. I’m a small-town Missouri food blogger, podcaster, and author with big aspirations. Read on for the rest!
After spending 20 years pushing my way up the corporate ladder, I realized that I was chasing a mirage. What I thought would bring me satisfaction in life: the career, the title, the salary, the degrees, the recognition, was slowly killing me. I realized I wasn’t living in alignment with how I truly wanted to feel and it was throwing my entire life off balance. I knew I had to change my life and I set out on a journey to do just that. I stopped chasing the mirage and started designing my own fulfilled life, pursuing my passions, and living outside the box.
I ditched my high-stress corporate job and started up Wanderlust and Wellness, a food blog full of good food and a dash of adventure. People often ask me what the meaning is behind Wanderlust and Wellness. I love to travel, even if it’s just a short road trip to a local destination. Life is too short to wait for ‘one day’ to get out and explore! As for wellness, I’m not a dietician or nutritionist, so you won’t find any formal health recommendations here. I believe wellness can be defined as actively pursuing a healthy mind and body, and that’s what most of us are trying to do, especially as we age gracefully. So in a nutshell, Wanderlust and Wellness is here to inspire you to live your best life, however that may look for you!
I am so lucky and blessed to be able to create and cook recipes to share with each of you!
When I’m not busy cooking new recipes, you can catch me mapping out our next travel adventure, cheering on my kids at their sporting events, snuggling my grandkids, and hatching up some new grand idea for my loving husband to put into action!