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Graham, Jill, and Java

My husband and I with our dog Java, May 2012.

Welcome to Modern Alternative Kitchen!

My name is Jill, and I am the editor here at Modern Alternative Kitchen. I have been on a real food journey since the summer of 2011 and am passionate about food. I am a Jesus-loving, Bible-reading, kombucha-brewing, raw milk–drinking, real food–eating gal. I was born and raised in the Midwest, but am currently living a non-mainstream life in Seattle with my husband Graham and our Boston terrier Java. We are expecting our first child in August 2013!

I have been a long-time reader of Modern Alternative Mama, and when they posted an opening for the editor position of a new real-food website, I threw my hat in the ring and by God’s grace was selected! I feel extremely blessed to be able to educate others about real food, which is one of my main passions in life.

In addition, I enjoy cooking, paper crafting, serving my church, reading, and attempting to sew, but I am still trying to hone those skills! I have spent ten years working with children in various settings, from neonatal intensive care units to crisis facilities, and am particularly passionate about early childhood development, as well as prenatal and infant nutrition.

I am excited to embark upon this journey with all of you! If at any point you have any questions, please contact me here.




  1. Jill,

    I love you blog and like to read it whenever possible. Your articles and recipes are great! I especially like the one you just posted about root vegetables. I am trying to get more of those in our diet.

    I am so happy to hear that you live in Seattle. I am coming out to visit my sister who lives in Everett Washington in June. I would like to stay on the whole foods real diet as much as possible on my trip, but will not fret if we fall off the wagon for a few days if necessary. What I wanted to ask was if you could recommend a place for us to purchase some pastured eggs, grass fed or pastured meat and raw milk while we are there. I love my milk and really would like to have some while we are there, it never hurts to ask. I know it is not always possible if not part of a cow share. Do you think you could make some recommendations for us, so I can contact them before we make our trip.

    Thank you for all you do!


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