About Anastasia King Jaress

Anastasia is a former media producer who hit the road to sustainability in April 2013 with her husband JC and Mattie, the dog. She writes about food, community, sustainability, travel, family and the myriad questions that boggle them.

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Recipe: Momofuku Pork Buns

This recipe is courtesy of chef David Chang, the amazing chef at the helm of Momofuku and Milk and among others and reprinted from Martha Stewart Living. Don’t let the work dissuade you. These are AMAZING! Making the Buns Makes 30 Ingredients 2 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 1/2 cups warm water 2 1/2 tablespoons pork fat or […]

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Lessons From the Road: Arizona

We enjoyed several long-overdue visits with friends and family in Phoenix and Tucson.  Cousins Aaron and D’Bora, my aunt and uncle Blake & Elliott, friends Greg, Melody and Lori, JC’s dad, Michael, and his wife, Teri, and my uncle John and his wife Marilyn. We would have liked to have stayed a couple extra days […]

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Hella Real

It’s been awhile since our last post – we’ve been slammed.  The sale of the house is moving swiftly but the pressure is still intense. After losing more than two weeks to the home sale process we motored through a massive garage sale/furniture sell off. Now we’re trying to squeeze five weeks of packing/departure prep […]

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Tick Tock

No one’s heard from us in a while because last week we decided to sell our home in Altadena and ever since we’ve been hustling like crazy to get the house ready (um yeah…like we didn’t already have a million things to do!) We’ve also begun packing in earnest and the RV is in the shop […]

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The Schwartz Makeover – Part 1

Yes, it’s official!! The RV finally has a name: The Schwartz (from the movie Spaceballs.) And we will need the Schwartz to be with us if we’re going to have everything ready in less than 6 weeks! I’m happy to report that the Schwartz Makeover is coming along really well!   JC used some leftover […]

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Sneak a Peak at the Farms (VIDEO)

We are thrilled to share with you a sneak peak at some of the farms and farmers across the US who are helping to make our expedition a reality. Very soon we’ll be posting a map!

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What a night!

We are thrilled that everyone had such a great time at the Good Foot Project Launch party! (See pictures below and more here.) It was a crazy fun celebration with great music, stunning art and terrific friends; we couldn’t be happier! Now, we need to get down to work and we need your help. We have […]

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Metamorphosis

Friday is last my last official day of work. The new producer who has taken my position has been in the mix for about four weeks now. He’s pretty well up to speed and my work load has been decreasing steadily. I used to wake up each day to dozens of unread emails with a […]

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Jeepers Batman, Baking Soda is Amazing!

Its “flu season” and everyone around me is getting sick.  More than once in the last few weeks, I’ve felt a strange headache coming on or woke up with a tickle in my throat.  First thing I do is dump 2-3 teaspoons of aluminum-free baking soda* in about a half a cup of water, swirl […]

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Promote What You Love

I had been struggling to start this blog for a very, very long time. I knew that once we were on the road, there would be plenty of How To’s and interesting anecdotes to share. But, right now it’s just me and JC trying to figure out how to unhitch ourselves from our lifestyle and […]

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