Kristina Stanley concocts tempting food- food that inspires nostalgia while encouraging balance. Simple yet elegant food, focused on pure flavors and highlighting quality ingredients. Brown Rice and Honey is rooted in the concept of supporting health through “back to basics” food, featuring baked goods that are primarily vegan and often also gluten-free. Combining natural sweeteners like maple syrup, agave, honey, banana, and date syrup with organic ingredients the resulting natural alchemy is purely delicious! Native to small town Northern Wisconsin, Kristina began her baking education in her grandma’s kitchen, and immersed herself in the recipes and rituals of many other kitchens throughout her childhood and teenage years. She became well-versed in the benefits of horticulture therapy while studying Ecopsychology at Northland College, which sparked both her passion for local food economics, and her lasting dedication to natural health. With over 14 years experience in all aspects of the food industry Kristina has shared her culinary talents in various establishments throughout the Madison area including: Willy Street Co-op, L'Etoile/ Graze, Steenbock's on Orchard/Aldo's Cafe, and Baker's Window. Kristina continues to support local and sustainable food systems and she’s an enthusiastic community volunteer, believing that community outreach is the foundation for necessary food education that cultivates widespread change. Kristina is also available for menu consulting, event planning, and private cooking/baking instruction.