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Hi, I’m Beth! I began Nourished to cook healthy food that nourishes people and the community I live in. I’ve always had a passion for cooking and was inspired by my dad and Grandpa Peter, who always cooked for my family. That passion has grown, and I’m excited to provide healthy vegan and vegetarian food in Des Moines, Iowa. For Gift Certificates click HERE


I just opened up Moxie Kitchen + Events at 4119 University Ave in DSM.  I’m proud to be part of the Des Moines community, which supports local food and goods, cares about the environment, acts as an instrument of change, and is inclusive of all people. I feel supported and inspired and am thankful for the local support. 


I am married to my partner, Rob, who I met over 25 years ago! We have two children, Trey and Elias, and a dog, Lua. We love living in central Des Moines, the heart of our city. Camping, spending time on my deck with friends and family, traveling and thrift shopping are a few things I enjoy when I’m not having fun in the kitchen. 

Besides my own website, my handcrafted Vegan and Vegetarian options can also be found at The Iowa Food Cooperative and their satellite locations throughout our state of Iowa, Creme Cupcake, Kava DSM, Cha Cha's Highland Bakery, and The Slow Down.

"Beth’s food is delicious AND wholesome. It is wonderful to have a local option for plant-based, gluten-free prepared food that is inspiring and creative and lip-smacking!"
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