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Alanna Peterson

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Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you’re here. 

My background is in molecular biology and nutritional science, and I’m the award-winning author of a series of food justice-focused young adult thrillers. I love learning new languages, creating elegant spreadsheets, digging in the dirt, and chopping vegetables.

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On the Blog

Garden Project: Mushrooms
Garden Project: Mushrooms

This year, I tried my hand at growing wine cap mushrooms. I almost thought it was a failed experiment - until the mushrooms proved me wrong!

Dealing with Depression: 4 Things I’ve Learned
Dealing with Depression: 4 Things I’ve Learned

Over the last year, I've learned a few things about depression. This post is my attempt to share some of the "wisdom" I've gleaned.

Recipes for a New Normal: A Digital Food Justice Zine
Recipes for a New Normal: A Digital Food Justice Zine

I recently joined the organizing collective for a food justice digital zine. The website is now live, and I'm excited to share it with you!

Date Tahini Energy Bites
Date Tahini Energy Bites

These delicious energy bites contain a magical combination of dates & tahini. Reach for this snack whenever you need a power boost!

Garden Project: Herb Spiral
Garden Project: Herb Spiral

This spring, I decided to create something that has been on my garden wish list for a long time: an herb spiral.

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