Hi, Thank you so much for visiting! My name is Erin, I am 31 years of age. My family and I recently moved to the Bay Area from Southern California and we’re loving it! I am a mother of an 8 year old boy that I absolutely adore. I enjoy riding bikes, hiking, traveling, and watching documentaries. I also love exploring new coffee shops (I am a sucker for a good almond milk mocha), and I must go into every used bookstore I see, I have an obsession with cookbooks.

My journey into a healthier lifestyle all started with my son. Once I had to start feeding my child, I started dabbling into organics.  It was something I never even thought about before. I had no clue looking into something as simple as organic vs. conventional food would lead me down an entirely different path in life. Now, I’ve completely reinvented a lifestyle around caring about anything between food, herbs and oils to ethical clothing brands, environment improvment. I am grateful for everything I have learned within the last couple of years and hope to continue to learn, grow and share.


     Starting From Soil was recently created to help organize and share my thoughts, recipes, pictures, and projects.  More importantly, it’s to help promote and encourage those looking to take their first steps into a healthy, sustainable, and zero waste lifestyle. I am hoping this adventure creates a community of positive folks alike, seeking a wide range of topics, recipes, and DIYs.

What to expect on this blog… While we all lead a busy life, I will try to keep my posts short and sweet. As far as recipes, you can find anything from gluten free, plant based and paleo. Some recipes will be shared from other talented food bloggers or cookbooks and some will be original.  Either way they will always be healthy!  In between cooking and eating these fun recipes there will be tips on how to utilize the most of what you have. I do this for 2 reasons, 1. your wallet and 2. to help with food waste. You will also find recipes to make your own cleaning supplies, beauty, and hygiene products. I will be posting the good, the bad, and the ugly.  As we all know some of these recipes and DIYs do not always come out perfect the first time so I will post those fails in hopes that you can learn from my mistakes. There are many benefits to making your own products. Some being environmental, ditching the plastic bottles and containers most of these items come in and being able to reuse some of the same jars will help our landfills immensely. Also, ditching toxic chemicals that will potentially be inhaled or absorbed that unfortunately, most store-bought items are loaded with. Hoping all ingredients we use and talk about on this blog will be pure, natural, and has derived from where it all starts, soil.