About Us

Like you, I also have a past – at least we have one thing in common.

…So if you are curious, here is a little about me (Stan Starsky).

Many years ago, I wanted to own my own business.  So I quit my job and I started a vending business .    I sold pre-packaged, overly processed, excessively sugary, salty, artificially flavored and chemically induced junk food…And I was actually pretty good at it.   I did this for about 5 years and I took on more and more locations.

The vending business is good exercise, it is actually a lot like P90x except you do it all over town and all the movements are very different, but you do build up a pretty good appetite.

Now, the snack irony of the situation was that I really did not like the junk that I was pushing.  I was surrounded by thousands of calories and yet I was still hungry.

So, I started to make my own healthy  snacks.  I began making my own granola bars and over time I got pretty good at making really delicious mouth water granola.

I then began experimenting with fruit, vegetables, nuts, brown rice and other wholesome ingredients.  I would arrange these ingredients in a way that tasted really good.   I got better and better at combining different foods and I called these creations “food combinations”.  Other people called them recipes.

Well, eventually I got out of the vending business.  I took different day jobs like becoming an account representative for a large software company selling enterprise software to mid-size businesses but nights and weekends were often dedicated to making healthy snack food.

My co-workers became my test subjects and along the way I had a lot of flops but I kept a list of all the good recipes (food combinations – not giving up on this term just yet).

Have you ever been obsessed with something but don’t know why?…Well that is how I was when it came to inventing snack food recipes.

Maybe I was trying to make up for my dark snack past or just trying to rebalance my snack Karma.  Whatever the reason, I missed countless episodes of TV shows and I worked for hours in the kitchen.

I think this hard work has paid off and I put together what I believe is the best snack recipe book around and you may have guessed the title “Peace Love and Snacks”.

So go ahead and check out www.peaceleoveandsnacks.com