Ep. 069 – “We Learned To Trust Each Other” Mother-Daughter Team Lexi & Beth of Crowded Kitchen on the Joys, Struggles, and Lessons of Working with Family
How do you feel about family working together? Terrible idea or a dream come true? If it's something you've ever considered, this episode with Lexi and Beth of the hugely popular blog, Crowded Kitchen, will help you decide if it's right for you. I think that one of the special joys of talking to a best friend is how quickly you can swing from light-hearted to serious and back again. We feel safe to be vulnerable, so we can bookend some of our most raw and transparent words with laughter. Sometimes, in conversation with our best friends, we can see or even resolve a topic with extra clarity by building off one another’s thoughts. You know how this goes, right? When I interviewed Beth and Lexi, the mother-daughter team behind the hugely popular vegan blog Crowded Kitchen, I felt like I was listening to a pair of best friends communicating. Because of their easy way of relating , this episode is chock full of entertaining, warm & funny stories, AND incredibly instructive, wise advice about making it through the first, difficult stages of a online business, AND it effortlessly raises and discusses serious topics, like the prevalence of eating disorders among high-performing female athletes, and how to address and prevent those disorders. It’s, you know, the kind of conversation that only happens between two very good friends. It was a joy to listen to these motivated, successful women who love each other very deeply discuss the journey they’ve been on together. I can’t wait for you to hear it too. Highlights from Family Working Together with Lexi & Beth of Crowded Kitchen Memories of making cookies going back generations The smell of almond extract Putting on dinner theatre and winter luaus in the living room Who is the messy one and who is the neat one? Adding MORE family members to the Crowded Kitchen team! What do you need to assess before working with family? Learning to trust each other and making it through the tough times Eating disorders, allergies, and anxiety How do you make it through the tough “mountain climbing” beginning stage of business? The experience of Beth coaching Lexi’s high school cross-country team Running, nutrition education, and the birth of blog Having foreign exchange “siblings” in high school How to Connect with Lexi & Beth of Crowded Kitchen Website: www.crowdedkitchen.com Instagram: @crowded_kitchen Pinterest: @crowdedkitchenblog Recipe Related to This Episode with Crowded Kitchen Vegetarian Coq Au Vin More About The Storied Recipe Podcast The concept of The Storied Recipe is unique - every guest gives me a recipe that represents a cherished memory, custom, or person. I actually make, photograph, and share the recipe. During the interview, I discuss the memories and culture around the recipe, and also my experience (especially my mistakes and questions!) as I tried it. My listeners and I are a community that believes food is a love language unto itself. With every episode, we become better cooks and global citizens, more grateful for the gift of food, and we honor those that loved us through their cooking. Subscribe to the podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or simply search for The Storied Recipe in your favorite player. I am also a storytelling photographer celebrating food in extraordinary light You can shop The Storied Recipe Print Shop (where every image tells a story) here. Please Rate or Review The Podcast Podchaser is donating 25 cents to Meals on Wheels America's Go Further Fund for EVERY podcast and episode review on Podchaser this April. And the best part is they will DOUBLE it every time a podcast replies to the review! Of course, I'd be honored to reply to your review - So!!! You can help me spread the stories on this podcast to more and more people all while sending meals to those in need!! I have a super simple way for you to do this - simp...
Duration: 1 hr 5 min