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Food is meant to be nourishing. Every bite is an opportunity to flood our cells with the nutrients they need to function properly. But due in part to our toxic modern food supply, our culture focuses heavily on what to subtract from the diet, rather than what to add.
It is our philosophy that adding a variety of whole foods to one’s diet will sustain or improve health... and naturally replace the foods that make one unwell.
Terri Block (left) grew up in Denver and attended Tufts University, New England Conservatory and ultimately graduated from Emerson College. She worked in Boston for several years as a photographer and graphic designer for clients such as The City of Boston and The New England Patriots. Later, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband, and in 2006, they ended up in Pennington.
After several years raising her two sons and volunteering in the community, Terri joined the team at The Suppers Programs, a local nonprofit that helps people, through cooking and eating together, identify their own path to wellness. Through her work as the organization’s administrative coordinator, she learned about the health benefits of unprocessed foods, and how to cook delicious, clean dishes.
In 2019, Terri became the kitchen manager for Suppers. In addition, she’s taken culinary classes in the hospitality program at Mercer County Community College.
Lee Yonish (right) grew up outside of Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Virginia. She then lived in Boston, where she worked as a research analyst for several years. (Lee and Terri never crossed paths in either Charlottesville or Boston!) In 2004, Lee and her family moved to Princeton, where she became busy raising boys and working in the community -- including serving as a Board Member for Suppers, where she met Terri.
In 2015, Lee started a solo venture delivering fresh-prepared “food cleanses” to clients. Lee would provide meals to those who wanted to turn around symptoms (fatigue, bloating, weight gain, brain fog, etc.) through dietary changes. She was thrilled that she was able to help people improve or eliminate symptoms simply by providing them with nourishing food.
In 2018, Lee enrolled with Bauman College to receive her certification in holistic nutrition and has since been doing private nutrition counseling. While she loves “prescribing” diet and lifestyle modifications to improve her clients’ health, she feels that The Simple Stove is the best way to help the most people discover how whole food can change their lives.