Get to Know Tuesdays – Stefani Renee of Savor and Sagejump to recipe
Welcome to our “Get to Know” series! Each Tuesday (for the next year), we’re going to introduce you to a creator in the wellness space that we think you NEED to know. The creators we feature are of various backgrounds. Whether they’re an online content creator, coach, or owner of a product-based brand, they each have their own niche in the wellness world and contribute to the space, as a whole, in an incredibly meaningful way. We’re setting this up Q&A-style so that you can learn more about each creator’s why, the content that they’re most proud of, and exactly how you can be a part of and contribute to their journey. We hope you enjoy our conversations with these wonderful people and brands. We know they’re going to enrich your lives!
This week, we’re interviewing Stefani Renée of Savor and Sage. Stefani says, “My mission is to share soulful inspiration that makes every day more delicious and beautiful.” Follow along as we learn more about Stefani:
Why did you start your business?
Stefani: I needed a creative outlet! By day, I’m a lawyer and work on ensuring different policies and practices impact children and youth in a more positive way. Cooking is a way for me to stretch my creativity. I’ve thought about starting a blog for years and last year seemed like a great time to get things going. I also love entertaining and sharing food with people, our house is the “get-together” spot. Through Savor and Sage, I have an opportunity to share my love with a larger community and I love it!
What’s your mission/purpose statement?
Stefani: My mission is to share soulful inspiration that makes every day more delicious and beautiful. I love to share how soul/southern cooking goes far beyond what’s typically portrayed in pop culture. There’s a delicious mix of simplicity and complexity with roots across the African diaspora. I’m the only one of my immediate family that was born in California—the SF/Bay Area to be specific—so I have a heavy dose of southern influence but grew up with so much diversity in the Bay Area. I like to think of my cooking as southern comfort with a little California love.
What 2 (or 3!) pieces of content are you the proudest of?
Stefani: Goodness! This is such a hard question because I think all of my recipes bring a little something special. A few that I’ve been feeling lately though are my Dressed Up Black-Eyed Pea Hummus, Green Goddess Sheet Pan DInner, and Grilled Maque Choux Salad. Each of these recipes is inspired by my southern/Cali roots.
Where are you going next? What’s your goal for the next year?
Stefani: Another reason I wanted to start Savor and Sage is that I wanted to share the food stories of people that I don’t see in mainstream media, there’s so much beauty in community. This year I’ll be launching my podcast Savor and Sage Unplugged where I’ll be hooking up with chefs, bloggers, elders, social justice warriors, creatives, and more to provide a glimpse into their process of creating meals to savor, dope art, and sage advice to carry us through life. Stay tuned…
Also, a goal for me is just to continue to hone my skills and cultivate this food community of mine. I’ve had the opportunity to meet some amazing people so far.
How can we (and the Fed and Fit community) best support you?
Stefani: I would love for the Fed and Fit community to take a peek around my blog and sign up for my bi-weekly newsletter for all the good eats and latest (like my podcast launch). I love connecting with new folks too so it would be great if you gave me a follow on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.