Kristen Wood

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Coconino Community College
Cooking, Recipe Development, Food Styling & Photography
  • In 2015, Kristen launched the successful gluten-free vegetarian food blog "MOON and spoon and yum."
  • She once sold her belongings and spent a year traveling solo throughout Central and South America. This experience ignited an even greater passion for food as she learned about new ingredients and developed creative dishes with whatever was available in local street markets.
  • She has authored three cookbooks: "Fermented Hot Sauce Cookbook," "Vegetarian Family Cookbook," and "Hot Sauce Cookbook for Beginners."


The Associated Press. From the first bite of fresh corn from her grandfather's garden as a child to food writing for major publications, Kristen is, at heart, a true foodie.


Kristen pursued a degree in nursing before experiencing a change of heart and following her dreams of a career in the food world. She is certified in functional nutrition and also holds a certification in teaching English as a second language.
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